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Ginger or Thomasina

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I’m still trying to pick out a name for this sock. If you haven’t picked up on a theme yet (Nutkin, Twinkleberry, Hunca Mucna, Jenny Wren), I’ve been selecting all my sock names from Ava’s favorite book series by Beatrix Potter.

New sock design

I’ve been working on a new pattern and this is what I came up with. I wanted to show off the subtle color variation of the ShiBui yarn, but didn’t want it too plain.

The lace panels are simple enough to make it a quick knit while the heel and toe design add a little extra challenge. The are knit toe up with a wrap/turn short row heel.

New sock design New sock design

I’m in the process of writing up the pattern now.

Written by Beth

September 1st, 2008 at 1:56 pm

Posted in Beth,General

9 Responses to 'Ginger or Thomasina'

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  1. These are lovely socks! I think that Tiggy (short for Mrs. Tiggy Winkle) would be a good name for them as the eyelets on the side remind me a bit of hedgehog spines.

    Svati

    1 Sep 08 at 3:37 pm

  2. Those are beautiful socks! I’m not up on my Beatrix Potter, so I won’t be any help with a name, but I’d love to test knit! I have some beautiful Plucky yarn that I just ordered and it would be a great match!

    Rachel

    1 Sep 08 at 6:11 pm

  3. I like Thomasina, but don’t feel strongly in either direction. I’d be happy to test knit (they look lovely)!

    Ingrid

    1 Sep 08 at 7:50 pm

  4. I too like Thomasina. I would be happy to test knit them as well.

    Karin

    1 Sep 08 at 8:30 pm

  5. I’ve just recently completed a lovely pair of Nutkins. If you need any more testers I’d be happy to knit some up. I even have some ShiBui on hand (and an embarassing amount of other sock yarn!).

    Siew

    1 Sep 08 at 10:49 pm

  6. I love the look of these socks!!! I can’t wait to add them to my queue!

    Wendy

    4 Sep 08 at 8:49 pm

  7. Either name would be perfect for that, well, *perfect* sock pattern! I truly can’t wait to get my hot little hands on this pattern.

    philistinemade

    5 Sep 08 at 6:07 pm

  8. Gorgeous. No suggestion on name though.

    YarnAddict

    22 Sep 08 at 6:04 am

  9. Just wondering when/if this pattern is going to be released? These are gorgeous and I fell in love with them as soon as I saw a test knit on Ravelry. Oh man.

    Please!? ;)

    Kata

    1 Jul 09 at 6:46 pm

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