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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Earth - Pattern I of the Elements Sock Collection

Pink Lemon Twist introduces the first in a new series of sock designs based on the Classical Elements - Earth. Each of the patterns from the Elements Sock Collection will have two sock designs: one quickly memorized, and the other more complex. Top down construction, stitch patterns in both charted and written out format, and thorough directions make these easily accessible to all.

ridge and furrow

Ridge and Furrow Socks is a simple design with an easy to memorize stitch pattern. It was inspired by the act of growing things and the care, planning and preparation involved. By digging in the dirt, we are able to feed both our bodies and our spirits. The stitch pattern naturally creates a ridge and furrow texture down the leg of the sock and the lacy holes of the yarn overs remind me of seeds, carefully placed in the earth in the hopes that a plant will sprout there. The regularity of the stitches and simplicity of the lines means this design will work well in both a more multicolor yarn as well as any of the more monochromatic hand dyed or solid colored yarns. Shown in Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in the Serengeti Colorway (8 stitches per inch in stockinette).

Terra Incognita

Terra Incognita, words usually followed by a warning of sea monsters or dragons on ancient maps, is a design that pays homage to the mysteries of our planet. While technology and space exploration have given us information beyond what our ancestors could have ever imagined, we are still learning about the Earth and the way it works and balances itself. The richly textured stitches of this design will have your needles dancing. Despite having a more complex overall stitch pattern, the individual elements of the pattern are no more difficult than the stitches in the Ridge and Furrow Socks. I recommend using either a solid colored yarn or an almost solid color for this design to show off the stitch pattern. Shown in Apple Laine Apple Pie sock yarn in the Dark Chocolate Colorway (8 stitches per inch in stockinette).


Please be sure to check out the other four patterns in this series:



Blogger Knittripps said...

Oh, I am in love with your new socks. So many socks and so little time! I have to finish what is currently on my needles before I begin anything new. Sigh.

8:55 AM  
Blogger Trillian42 said...

Oh my gosh! Terra Incognita is just spectacular!

8:58 AM  
Blogger ChristyInMemphis said...

Very beautiful! I am actually in Leesburg right now visiting my parents! Where do you go to buy yarn in this area? (There is not a yarn shop in Leesburg, is there? What a loss!)

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Lisatoo said...

In additon to absolutely loving both socks, I love you narrative about the socks. I can't wait to see the other elements. Great job!

12:06 PM  
Blogger Claire said...

Oh my! Beautiful - just off to spend a few pennies!

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Bianca said...

Wonderful! And the theme is so fantastic. Of course I just bought it, couldn't resist.

Thank you and kind regards

2:07 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Congratulations! The patterns are lovely & I really enjoyed the stories behind each one of them.

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love these socks. I'm half way through my Swan Lake shawl, maybe the socks will be next. Thanks for the great patterns.

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Lissette said...

Those socks are beautiful!!

4:02 PM  

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