Pattern: Area 51 by loutheperson and erqsome knits
Yarn: Solemate by Violet Green (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon, 437 yds/100 g)
Needles: 2.5 mm DPNs
Area 51, the ‘out of this world’ June pattern from LYOS has landed!
The inspiration for this sock came to us while we were sitting in Lou’s garden flipping through the pages of Barbra Walker’s Second Treasury discussing how once you get it in your head, every eyelet lace pattern looks like an alien head, we had evil aliens, fun aliens, drunk aliens (or maybe that was just us), marching aliens and praying aliens! We could not see a pattern without them in it!!
After a lot of laughter and numerous stories from both of us about watching odd alien documentaries as young teenagers we took a few of the alien heads put the together with some flying saucers and ‘Area 51’ were born!
There are no crazy alien autopsies or anal probes needed to knit this pattern — just a love for the space aliens of this universe!
Area 51 is the twelfth pattern to be released under the Loumms Year of Socks. It is available on Ravelry as a free download, but you can also download the pattern for Area 51 here.
Please note that while we’ve done our best to make sure there are no errors, we can’t guarantee 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.