Over a year ago, we contacted four knitwear designers, who make, among other things, great, great socks. And we asked them to design a pair of socks for a booklet that we planned to publish last summer (that would be summer, 2012). However, if you’ve followed this blog, you’ll know that our dye house closed unexpectedly last April. The result being that for a long time, we didn’t have the necessary yarn colors in stock, so we put off (and put off, and put off) publication until we had solved the dye house situation and we had the pertinent inventory again.
We did, and we do. Almost. (Pair #4 will be published separately–very soon.)
AND SO, on Wednesday, we’ll show you our first dedicated sock book. Three designs in little Finch, our 100% American wool, spun with four plies for sturdiness. The above pair, Harbor Bar from Cookie A, features a simple Fair Isle pattern worked with the wrong side, then the right side facing for two iterations of a diagonal pattern.
The sweet pair below come from Michele Wang. Called Petit Fours, they’re dainty, but not too so–modern and feminine in Clay, one of my all-time favorite colors.
And here (below) we have Star Athena’s Seven Layer Cake. Check the layers of stripes and think of Austrian pastry. These are a play on Victorian details–lace edging, sweet ties, and diminutive striping.
Finally, our sock models, Nyanen and Brie, with bare feet. Note the greenery outside our office window. It HAS been a while.