This pattern first appeared on the cover of CAST ON magazine and was designed specifically for their feature on bobbles. Although these socks appear difficult to make, in fact, they are quiet easy and fun. Featuring a reverse stockinette stitch bobble, placed on a grid of reverse stockinette that creates the basket-like effect. It’s fun to watch the “basket” develop…and fun to wear the finished socks!!!!
CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPED SOCK If you can make a simple sock but want to do something a bit festive for the holidays, then this is the pattern for you….all tied up with a bow! The “ribbon” starts that the top and goes down the length of the foot around the toe under the foot and back up the leg and around the ankle to be tied off with a big I-cord bow…there’s nothing better than a pretty package…and you can do it in any festive color you want!!!!
CHRISTMAS TREE SOCKS These festive socks put new meaning into the holiday spirit. Fun to knit and even more fun to wear, they will add a bit of glitz and glamour to any special event. The leg is knitted flat for the Christmas tree complete with its beaded “lights” and then worked in the round down to the toe. So put on your favorite Christmas tunes and light a roaring fire and sit back and make some special socks for the holidays!
CHRISTMAS WREATH SOCKS I know, like children, you are not supposed to have “favorite” patterns, but I must admit the CHRISTMAS WREATH SOCKS is a favorite of mine! Not only are the twists really fun to make, but then there’s the added touch of the sparkle and glitter of the beads and the choice of just where to put the wreath – at the top of the leg or around the ankle – I mean, who couldn’t love this sock! I sure hope you do!!!!! Happy Holidays!!!!!
JULIE’S CHRISTMAS SOCK Several years ago I wrote a book called THE EMBELLISHED SOCK: Knitted Art for the Foot. One of the patterns in that book was called Julie’s Sock that was inspired by a sweater that my friend Julie wore and loved. I always thought that re-coloring that sock would make a great Christmas sock…so here it is! I like it! I hope you – and Julie – will too!
At first glance, this sock appears to be a simple, if stylish, traditional sock. However, on closer inspection, you think, “Wait a minute. How did they do that? Cables don’t run horizontally”. Beginning with a provisional cast on, the cable band is worked, and then grafted together using the Kitchener Stitch. Stitches are then picked up on either side of this cable to work the top and the foot of the sock. It’s fun to knit and even more fun to wear. These socks first appeared in CAST ON Magazine May-July 2012.