I finally released my sock pattern – Patience.
I first started dabbling with the idea of a sock pattern about 9 months ago – hence the name, I suppose.
I say dabbled, because I think I had about three versions on my PC at one point, with various lace patterns included in them. None of them were right, and none of them were original. Then, a couple of weeks ago, I just sat down with the chart making app on my iPad (“Knitting Chart Maker”, if you’re interested – it was free, but cost me £2.49 to upgrade so I could export the charts) and within about 10 minutes, I had a pattern I thought was worth pursuing. I swatched it (really, I swatched), decided on a small needle size (stretchy lace pattern, and I’m a loose knitter, oo er) and then just wrote it out.
I had lots of help from a knitting friend who works for the same company as me – she was a fab test knitter who experimented with needle size to get the perfect gauge for her feet. Once she had finished the first sock (and I had a pair), I finished off the pattern, PDF’d it and now it’s on Ravelry.
To say I’m excited is an understatement. Proud too, if I say so myself.
If you’re a sock knitter – take a look at my pattern pages (aloveofeachcolour is my Rav name – there’s a link from my blog home page) and download it. It’s a freebie :). Enjoy!