charlotte’s web – lyos may 2009

8 May

Wow, so sorry for the delay! Many problems with computers and internet connections and me being an idiot when it comes to typesettings, but it is here at last! My May sock!

Charlotte’s Web

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Pattern: Charlotte’s Web by loutheperson

Yarn: Counting Sheep, Alpamayo Sock by Woolhunter (Alpino Sockweight:  50% Superfine Alpaca 50% Merino, 100 g/300 m) — roughly 2x100g skeins (I used about 1.5 skeins)

Needles: 2.75 mm DPNs

We decided to go all ‘buggy’ for this months sock, with all of the gardening we are doing at the moment it is not a surprise that we have spiders and bees on our brains!!!

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The above photo is one of my favourites that Emmms took on Wednesday, I love the little spider just popping its head out of the welly!

The idea for this pattern came to me when working in my garden on a bit of a cold afternoon. The amount of spiders that I unearthed that decided to crawl up my legs whilst I tidied up the weeds and rubble began to unnerve me and I am not one to be scared of a few creepy crawlies in the garden!

So the crawling spider knee socks were born, having these cute little bugs creeping and winding their web up the front and back of my leg is a lot more appealing than the real thing!

‘Charlotte’s Web’ is the tenth pattern to be released under the Loumms Year of Socks. It is also available on Ravelry as a free download, but for now you can download the pattern for Charlottes Web 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.

2 Responses to “charlotte’s web – lyos may 2009”

  1. Jan Henley 11 May 2009 at 11:34 am #

    Hi Louisa

    I did reply to you on the 8th but its just £”bounced back”. So here’s a copy of my reply:-

    Wow it looks really, really soft……………… it always makes me smile to see things knitted with my yarn – I just can’t believe it little old me that dyed it! Does not compute..derrrr…………….I haven’t had chance yet to knit with that particular yarn myself so its good to know it works well! 1.5 skeins – was that for a shoe size say 4-7 and looks longer than a normal sock as it peeks over the top of your wellies?

    Thanks for your continued support – its much appreciated.

    Best wishes

    Jan x

  2. loutheperson 12 May 2009 at 11:52 am #

    Hi jan,
    Yeah they are knee socks! The yarn was great to work with and the colour way is just beautiful!
    I had quite a lot of the yarn left so I have designed a pair of lacy mitts to pair with them. I should have the pattern written up this week and then they will be avaliable as a link too!
    Glad you liked them!

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