Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Here are two fun samples I've made for my friend Tina at Knitwhits.

First is CRUNCH - a pattern in the Socks for Tots line. The primary colors are great for little feet. I enjoyed making these.

The Crunch socks come in other color combinations, too, if you prefer more a pastel palette. If you're a "letters" rather than a "numbers" person, you can make your alphabet SOUP socks.

By popular demand WALLIS is now available in adult as well as kid sizes. I love the medly of bright colors in these socks - salsa!

And yes, this is a shameless promotion of some lovely sock designs. Tina has a great variety of patterns - hats, socks, purses, scarves, bikinis, and even pet toys. I've knit several Knitwhits patterns and they are well-written and easy to follow. The kit comes with the right amount of yarn in each color, so you don't have to buy a full ball of each shade.

Both of these socks require some skill in knitting with two colors, but it's not difficult. In fact, it's a fun exercise in changing colors. Like fair isle, there's never more than two colors per row. I don't usually like to show the inside, but here is what my stranding looks like.