Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hopsox

Technically speaking this should be Hopsock because so far there is only the one ;-)

You might remember that this is the Year of the Workshop. Last month I attended a workshop at Socktopus in London, with Cookie A. Cookie helped me to understand that I could in fact "do" charts and graph paper and maths and stuff, because let me tell you C.S.E Grade 3 is a dim and distant memory ;-) I like to be told what to do, not work it out for myself!!!!!!

I chose my stitch pattern, I have been plotting and graphing and working out the rib and counting stitches and this is the result.

Knitted using Yarn Yard Bonny in the colourway dyed for last Year's Tour de France. I used 2 2.5mm circular needles, and am going to write the pattern up tonight. I have two test knitters, and if the pattern stands up then I am hoping it will become a p/hop pattern.


























8 comments:

RooKnits said...

It's fantastic.... I especially love the little cables on the cuff. Can't wait to get started!! -No pressure :o)

Justine said...

That's fantastic, Joy - I love this sooo much! Can't wait for the pattern!

BarbSz said...

Very nice work : )Came out great : )

kathryn said...

Absolutely fantastic!! You must be so proud.

belaybunny said...

wow, aren't you the clever one? ;) Love the sock design!! And a huge well done to Robert for that fantastic time in the marathon!!!

Lin said...

They are great, I love the yarn. It will be nice to try out that pattern when it is available!

Suse-the-slow-knitta said...

that is gorgeous! I've got Cookie A's book on order at Amazon- there's a huge delay though but I'm itching to get started.

kathryn said...

PS Any idea when the pattern will be available?? I'm looking forward to getting started too!