A couple of months ago, I received my last installment of Ripples Crafts sock club, which was this amazing shade of orange, a beautiful semi-solid, with specks of reds and yellows. It is called Muirburn and I think Helen will add some to the shop later in the week. I am not much of an orange fan usually, but I was completely taken by this new shade. So I cast on immediately.
I had a very clear image of what I wanted the yarn to be and the finished result was beyond my expectations. This is probably one of my favourite designs so far.
The pattern is called Bereliand, and you can buy it here on Ravelry (though, you do NOT need a Ravelry account to buy it).
- The socks are worked from the toe-up, they can also be worked 2-at-a-time if you so wish (I did, because I tend to suffer from second sock syndrome)
- The knotwork looks very fancy, but isn’t THAT complicated. All cables can be worked without a cable needle (which I did).
- The knotwork panel is the same for all sizes.
- The socks have a gusset and heel flap (but no stitches to be picked up, that’s the joy of toe-up socks!). The gusset has a special-ish constructions, but nothing difficult.
- And no rib at the cuff, just a lovely picot hem (which could be transformed to a no-picot hem, for a more manly version)
I think Helen considered making some kits, maybe if people ask for them, she will make that happen, too!
The pattern has been very well received so far, it’s on the first page of the “Hot right now” Socks, but “only” on the first page of the overall “hot” chart. So go on, give it some love, add the pattern to your queue, or even better, buy it! I know you want it!! ;)