I released The Chain socks a couple of weeks ago and would like to say thank you for all the positive comments that you have sent! Apologies for taking such a long time to update the blog with the new pattern, I have been very busy with an exciting new collection.... more of this next week.
These socks were a request from my step-mum - she wanted socks that were not too fussy, not too long and had a good gusset as her birthday present after trying on my previous sock design Florens. So I set about designing these socks for her.
The Chain name comes from the Fleetwood Mac song, Never break the chain and the pattern features mock cables in chains, some of which are linked and some a little broken.
The socks are knitted from the toe up and have long gusset increases making these great socks great for people with high arches and wider feet. The pattern is designed for those who are beginner sock knitters as the patterning and structure is simple to follow and easy to customise to fit your own feet. They also have a reinforced heel that ensures the socks will last.
I knitted these socks in Lil' Weasel Lil' Sock yarn which looks great and shows off the chain pattern well. My original pair given as a present were knitted in Rico Design Superba Klassik and i love how the different colour changes how the sock looks.
The sock pattern can be purchased as a PDF download or as a print pattern through Magcloud here.