This month I have two new patterns being published, how exciting!
The first really is very exciting, I'm in the new edition of Knitscene Accessories :)
The Marion socks were designed in response to the "socks fit for a heroine" theme, and were inspired by thoughts of Maid Marion (betrothed of Robin Hood) galloping on horseback in her seamed stockings. I didn't want to knit socks requiring an actual seam, so took the time and some careful thought to conjure up a way of creating a pseudo-seam up the back of the leg.
They also feature a novel openwork pattern developed for this design. Note the socks are fraternal, the openwork spiralling in opposite directions on each foot.
This is my first pattern published under the Interweave umbrella, and I'm so very happy and excited to be working with them. The whole process has been such good fun, and being in such good company for this magazine, and being able to see the quality of the other designs is so lovely.
Knitscene accessories is available throughout much of the world in good local yarn stores, and is widely available in the United States. You can also download a copy here Knitscene Accessories, and check out all of the patterns on Ravelry.
The second pattern this month is in Issue 9 of Knit Now Magazine. Named Erfenis, from the dutch for "heritage", this is a huge modular shawl. Perfect for cuddling into on summer evenings, or truly sprucing up your winter wear, the tweedy yarn (Rowan Felted Tweed DK) and tweedy colours are perfectly on trend for this autumn. I'm super excited about this design, it's something I really really want for myself this winter!
I snapped this quick pick of the shawl blocking before posting it off. While it was very naughty of Joey (just seen) and Elmo to sneak in while my shawl was blocking they do give an element of scale:
ordered internationally too.