Designed by me Knitting

Phoenix Rising


Happy Bank Holiday Monday! Or, depending on where you are in the world, Happy Monday!  Both being equally deserving of a little pick me up, today I have a very very long overdue treat.

Way back in the annuls of time, I took Cookie A’s sock class at the very first Knit Nation.  Yes, we’re talking that long ago.  I’d like to say it was back in the days of lots of sleep and lie ins but I was enormously pregnant with Kitty and she was tremendously keen on the dawn chorus even as a bump so not so much.
With one thing and another I didn’t finish knitting the socks until February 2011, and it’s taken me another year (and a bit, and another month or so) to actually finish writing up the pattern. 
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But at last, and with great ta da! the Phoenix Socks pattern is available on Ravelry here Phoenix Sock Pattern as a free download.

It’s a top down lace and cable sock pattern with a heel flap heel and my standard toe.  The instructions are written for chart and written out, but I highly advise getting to grips with the chart, to my mind the written instructions just make life more complicated than it is.

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The pattern would look best in a solid or semi-solid, I think there’s just too much going on for it to cope with anything highly varigated.  I used Sanguine Gryphon Bugga in Smaller Yellow Ant, now available from the Verdant Gryphon which is just fabulously wonderful gorgeous sock yarn – I have jumper quantities of a couple of colours in the stash (shh), and these are perfectly comfy cozy socks for a chilly wet May day.

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As always, if you have any questions about the pattern just get in contact and I’ll try to help as best I can.

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  • mandycharlie 07/05/2012 at 4:58 pm

    How Fabulous, can’t wait to try to knit them, although with my schedule of knitting on the needles and sewing going through the machine that may well be another year. I am so pleased for you.

  • Rachel 19/05/2012 at 12:44 am

    Very pretty (and I love the color!). I think you have a knack for design…looking forward to seeing what else you come up with!