Thursday, January 17, 2008

Diamondy Socks (a little present for you)

A while back (February 2007, to be exact) I designed a pattern and knit a pair of socks for a friend. It was something that I had been looking for, but I couldn't really find anything like it. I decided to just do it myself.

Once I finished the pattern, however, I didn't know what to do with it. I contemplated submitting it to Magknits or Knitty but I never did because, honestly, I fear rejection. Maybe it's not complicated enough! So I just held onto it and kept it a big secret - all written up with pictures and everything.

Well tonight I was talking to MJ and I decided to just take the plunge! She's been ever so nice to host the PDF for me so I can release the pattern to all of you. I hope someone makes them!

So without further ado I present...


The pattern is written for a light fingering weight yarn, but because of the construction it should be fairly easy to modify for other sizes or yarn weights. Let me know if you need any help. :)

The pattern is available as a PDF download via Ravelry: download now

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are really pretty socks. Great job!

Caroline, the SockPixie

4:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very pretty! I really like the inset. Thank you for sharing your pattern!


6:02 AM  
Blogger Meghann said...

Very pretty:)

9:29 AM  
Blogger Rebel said...

Wow - those are pretty, and not just because they're pink.... although that doesn't hurt. ;)

12:22 PM  
Blogger IrishGirlieKnits said...

Those are just gorgeous!! Great job!!

2:20 PM  
Blogger ~RaenWa~ said...

I love those sock I love the pattern hopefully once I learn to make socks I can make these thank you for sharing

11:45 PM  
Blogger Knitting Bandit said...

Yea for you! Yea for me! I have been looking for something like this. Thanks!

5:33 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

awwwww, they're lovely. thanks so much for sharing! these so go on my list...

2:30 PM  
Blogger Baywood Yarns said...

Very pretty! Thanks a ton for posting the pattern.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Paulette said...

The socks are really pretty - thanks for posting your original pattern! I am amazed at the generosity of sock designers, to share their patterns with all of us.

3:48 PM  
Blogger Elspeth said...

Those are very nice socks. Frankly, I don't think it's about difficulty for Knitty (or Magknits), but "professional" looking photos, so you should try!

11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the beautiful pattern and an extra special thanks for making it available in pdf!

5:38 AM  
Blogger Tarri said...

I cannot imagine anyone rejecting this darling pattern. Thanks for sharing.

4:06 PM  
Blogger Klusis Tageb├╝cher said...

Many thanks for this wonderful pattern. I used it for my latest socks.

11:10 AM  

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