Friday, 2 October 2009

Centered Double Increase

I designed this blanket square intending to enter it for The Knitter magazine's competition in aid of MacMillan cancer support. Unfortuantely I was so busy preparing for a coffee morning I hosted for the same cause that I didn't finish the square and pattern before the competition deadline. So, I have instead posted the pattern in Ravelry for all to access as they please.

The square uses an increase method that I devised earlier this summer for some armwarmers I'm knitting (I'll post about these sometime soon). As the increase is so unusual (possibly unique) my sister has helped me to produce this video tutorial for the increase to accompany the pattern. She did the knitting (as I'm a mirror knitter a video of me doing it would be very confusing for most) while I did the voice-over.


I can finally post pictures of the socks that Lark commissioned me to design for The Joy of Sox. They've given me the pictures you see below to use as blogger fodder and for general blowing of my own trumpet! Unfortunately they don't show the details of the heel and foot as weel as the ones they used for the book, but you get the idea. They have named them 'Snow Bunny', I think because the colours are reminiscent of the Playboy Bunny girls, and because they take the narrow diamond border pattern on the legs to be similar to the symbols used on maps showing challenging ski pistes.