This is probably the prettiest sock I've every made. I'm not usually the type of knitter to show my latest project to complete strangers, but, I must confess, a lot of people in Florida saw this sock before it showed up here!
I had every intention of having the pattern all ready to go before my husband and I left for Florida for his fifth, and hopefully final, back surgery. However, I discovered about a million errors in the pattern when I started the second sock. I was still fixing errors last night!! So, if you find something wrong, don't hesitate to let me know! It has to be the result of all the extra events that were going on last month. It's a shock to me that I was even able to get them done, let alone create the pattern for them. So if I can make them with all the stuff I had going on they must make up pretty fast!
The heart design is simple and easy to memorize. The stocking is knit toe up with a short row heel (an inserted heel works great also for all of you who enjoyed that new heel method!). The lace edging at the top is knit in short 8 row repeats and then sewn on last leaving a "hole" so that your leg fits into the sock.
I used Yarn Addict Anni's fingering (sock) weight yarn called Bambino. It is a gorgeous merino/bamboo blend yarn with just a hint of glossy shine. ***(Her web site is accessable from the side bar.)*** Go and check out all of the luscious yarns she has available!!! The double sided satin ribbon is the 5/8 inch width size.
So, the pattern will be at the Google group site in just a few minutes. Since February is a little short and this stocking is a little long I will extend the deadline to post your completed stocking to March 5th. However, March's sock pattern will still be posted March 1st and the deadline for it will be the end of the month.
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!! and Happy Knitting!!