I’ve been rather busy designing lately, as you can see… Here’s my newest:
Pattern is based on my malachite butterfly sock pattern, and named after the genus for the Bathurst Copper Butterfly.
Garter stitch body worked from the center out, with increases worked into the patterned border, finished off with a picot edging. Pattern includes both written and charted instructions for the border. Schematic with measurements can be seen in the pattern photos.
Firstly, Mr. Harley Quin Socks are now available for purchase, and introducing Bernoulli Socks
For more details and purchase info for both, see the “Sock Patterns” page.
For work I commute on the train over an hour each way, and one of the ways I’ve been spending that time is listening to audio books and knitting. Recently I listened to The Mysterious Mr. Quin by Agatha Christie (I have long been a huge fan of hers), and for some reason this pattern reminded me of him. Perhaps it’s because I think this pattern will work with any color/pattern of yarn (sort of like Mr. Harley Quin’s suit in the book which seems to be every color at once), but also something about the shapes reminds me of a harlequin suit. Anyway, here’s a new sock pattern (coming soon – after I finish grading term papers…).
I was chatting with good friend online the other day, explaining about how the fingering weight version of my Coast Starlight Shawl was a lumpy purple mess (see first photo) before blocking, but that shawl knitting is like magic because blocking takes that lumpy mess and turns it into something so beautiful (see other photos). Her response was, “I wish life were like that. I could use some blocking.” I whole-heartedly agree with this statement. I think I could certainly use some blocking…
Finished this a few weeks back on the Coast Starlight train heading up to Seattle from Portland (and only now have I gotten around to weaving in ends and blocking it…). A birthday gift for my sister.
Currently being test-knit and worked up in fingering-weight version. Will be for sale for $4.50.
About the shawl:
Body (garter section) is worked from the center out, the edging is knit sideways, attaching to the body as you go – Knit all in one piece (no seaming).
Final version of the pattern will include both written and charted instructions, and will accomodate a DK and fingering weight version.