Hoorah!

I just wrote my first sock pattern 😀 Well, kind of. The lovely person I work with whose sister supplied me with some Knit Picks Sierra brought in a Knit Picks catalogue today that she’d sent her. One the first page is a sock pattern you can buy to knit in their plain coloured sock yarn, in a kind of argyle pattern, done in knit and purl.
I’ve just worked either how they’ve done it, or written and charted my own version. Which is the most appropriate way to describe what I’ve done? I started by drawing the chart. The pic isn’t quite clear enough to count stitches and rows, but I could see it was about 7 stitches wide for each diamond. I figured it would look best in a certain increment, and charted up the knit set of diamonds. Then I laid out another couple of sets, and played around for where the central purling stitches should go. Once I had my pattern looking ok, I printed off some knitting graph paper in the right gauge for my sock yarn, and charted up again to make sure it would fit gauge and repeat ok across it. I have it spot on according to the maths. Either I read the pattern in the picture a lot better than I thought or it is just really easy to make up/copy 🙂 After that, I knocked up a basic sock pattern based on the maths and on every sock pattern I’ve knit 😉 Luckily there don’t seem to be many ways of shaping a sock when you have a particular pattern to follow on the foot!
Anyway, before I get excited, I better make a sock following the pattern and see whether it works. The big question now is, what yarn shall I use to knit it – the new Hip Knits cashmere sock yarn, or the Regia Silk Shine I got a while ago? It has to be one of them as they are the only plain coloured sock yarns I have… But I have to say, I’m feeling a little pleased with myself (even if pride does come before a fall, but a knitting fall I can cope with). Wish me luck!

4 thoughts on “Hoorah!”

  1. Oh I can’t wait to see your finished socks! I’ve been toying with the idea of writing my own sock pattern as well.
    Maybe after I finish some of my other stuff yours will be my inspiration!

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