Thinking of extending the Handmade Holiday into Valentine’s Day? Whether your feeling particularly romantic or on a bilious rampage, consider saying it with socks before you head to Hallmark.
With this pair, we got a little more comfortable with stranded knitting AND tried our hand at embroidery and discovered we liked the latter so much that we’ve included tutorials for two different kinds, Duplicate Stitch and Split Stitch. While Emmms’s (‘you are [my] poison’) socks display their image for the world to see, Lou’s (‘I don’t wanna lose you tonight’) upside-down picture is hers and hers alone. To counter this brave new world, we’ve kept the rest of the sock nice and simple, with an elegant moss rib running down either side of the foot and some grooving contrasting heels and toes.
An added, if unexpected bonus, is that the embroidery got us digging into our leftovers jars — hours of fun and filled with some very pleasant surprises!
The delicious Malabrigo yarn in Aubergine was supplied to us by the lovely Alice from Socktopus who’s shop in Chelsea Harbour is a haven for all who love the knitting craft.
She stocks the most amazing yarns from all over the world including some of our absolute favourties like Indigo Moon, Hazel Knits and Handmaiden as well as books, tools and roving too!
Pop down there for a cup of tea and a chat!
‘PS, I Love You’ is the sixth pattern to be released under the Loumms Year of Socks. It is now available on Ravelry as a free download. In the meantime, if you’d like to try it out you can download the pattern here.
Please note that while we’ve done our best to make sure there are no errors, we can’t guarentee there aren’t any. If you find something that looks amiss, get in touch! We’ll be posting updates if we find any, but we are always grateful for feedback of any sort.