We are so excited about our latest Sock Box!
Sock Box No. 3 features:
•Irish Cables, with a braided center panel framed by columns of mini-twists, created specifically for this sock design
•Balbriggan Heel, dating back to 19th century Ireland and the fishing village of Balbriggan
•Star Toe, a spiraling shape that simply draws close with no kitchener involved
•LaJolla from Baah Yarn, a pure superwash merino with soft and smooth color transitions, coupled with smooth color flecks to enhance the intricate cabling without detracting from the beauty of the design
•Hand painted drawstring project bag
•Five artisan beaded stitch markers
The creation of this sock design has been a labor of love! The design process began back in November, researching and coupling heel and toe designs with the perfect stitch pattern. Countless hours were then spent knitting cable swatch after cable swatch, finally devising the perfect cable panels. Finessing touches included creating an irregular rib at the cuff to seamlessly flow into the cable design, extending the cable panel down the heel as it naturally decreases to merely a few stitches, and smoothly transitioning from the cable pattern to the toe.
While the design process was very challenging and laborious, producing crystal-clear instructions that are easy to follow is always our number one goal. We will walk you step-by-step through the process, including kitchener stitch IN PATTERN! Sounds impossible, but with our Sock Box instructions it is much easier than you think.
Discover the Balbriggan Heel, Queen Victoria’s preferred stocking, along with the spiraling star toe and embark on an adventure in cable knitting with us!
Our Sock Boxes are designed to be a virtual classroom in a box, with detailed instructions and photographs And naturally, we’re here to help. Join us this Saturday for Socks, Socks, Socks and cast on this Irish Cable Sock Box with us. You can also choose from previous sock boxes too.
Sock Box No 1. – Pilsner pleating, with a hand painted wool/bamboo blend featuring a Niantic Heel and Toe.
Sock Box No. 2 – Helix striping, with mini skeins dyed in-house for this project featuring a Peasant Heel and Wedge Toe.
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