Sunbreaks – those little bursts of sunlight that pop through the clouds – are like little jolts of hope and happiness to us in the Pacific Northwest. They can be what get us through a grey day, or month! These socks use slipped stitches to create a woven-looking pattern that is pleasing, but not too difficult – just enough to lighten your day.
The Violet Valentine Favorite Sock; 80% Superwash Merino Wool/20% nylon; 400 yards/100 g (365 m/3.5 oz); sample shown in colorway, “Stormalong”
Or any fingering weight yarn suitable for socks.
A medium weight hat that features swirling colorwork, inspired by the joy of exploring the rocky edges of the water in the Pacific Northwest.
Indigodragonfly DK Matter, 100% superwash merino wool, 280 yards (256 m), 100g. Two contrasting colors; sample shown in “Juju Binks” and “Maximum Yarn Overdrive.” Hat uses ~50g of each color.
Peaks and Valleys
Oh, the ups and downs! If there is one constant in life, it’s that it’s rarely constant – but sometimes you can look at all the changes and see how they connect. In that spirit, these fingerless gloves are designed using simple texture and twists to create a valley on one side of the hand, wrapping around into a peak on the other side.
Indigodragonfly Chameleon Sock; 63% extra fine superwash merino/20% cashmere/17% silk; 400 yards (366 m)/100 g; sample shown in “Cattle Car Galactica”
Or any fingering weight yarn you love.
Homestead Gate Socks
My mother lives in Alaska, on a sweet little homestead, with a big barn, a large garden, and a peaceful pond that is just large enough to skate on in the winter or paddle a canoe on in the summer. I designed these socks for her, in a pattern that evokes the twists of a wrought-iron gate.
Any fingering weight yarn that will hold up to sock wear!
Alki Point in West Seattle looks out onto the Puget Sound, and is a touchpoint in the peninsula neighborhood. The beach and boardwalk are places to walk and gather, year-round. These anklet socks, with a picot cuff and lacy patterning, are light and airy, evoking the summer evening sunset over the water.
Earl Grey Fiber Co. Darjeeling Sock; 4-ply 75% Superwash Merino Wool/25% Nylon. 463 yards (423 m)/100g. Approximately 200 yards used. Sample shown in colorway “Smoky Quartz.”
Or any fingering weight yarn that will hold up to sock wear.