Friday, August 5, 2016

Sock Knitting

Sock knitting has been happening.
This is a pattern designed by Wendy Gaal of Knitter's Brewing Company 
to honor Anna Zilboorg.  It was meant to be embroidered and the kit came with a 
few smaller amounts of yarn in different colors for embroidery.
I really liked the cable pattern just as it was so I didn't embroider it.
I am embroidering the Anna sweater I knit though - photos of that later.

I also knit an actual Anna sock pattern.  This is Arcturus from Anna's Socks for Sandals and Clogs book.  The book is long out of print, but thanks to Anna it has been made available as an ebook through Ravelry pattern sales (in it's entirety or as individual patterns).
Arcturus was one of the original free sole sandal patterns but is done slightly differently from the modern patterns.  It is also knit in sport weight yarn rather than fingering.

 It is a fun pattern to knit and since it is knit in a larger gauge, it is a quick pattern to knit.

 I think it looks good too!



Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

That is a lot of sock knitting! I'm not sure which ones I like better.

Jane McLellan said...

I'm with Diane, I like both pairs! I made a pair similar to the top ones and I must say they're fabulous to wear, fit really well. But that bottom pair is so unusual looking, splendid.