Monday, January 30, 2006
Feather and Fan Socks
After seeing quite a few feather and fan socks on knitting blogs I decided that they would be the perfect socks for me to do as they combine my favourite stitch pattern with my favourite summer knitting, socks. I went on a search for a free knitting pattern for them and although there were many out there, none of them had the version of feather and fan that I know and love. So what else is a girl to do but sit down with her needles and yarn, which by the way was frogged from a previous toe up sock which I was not happy with, and make my version of this popular sock. The yarn that I used is Patons Patonyle 4ply but any 4ply sock yarn would be great, especially those who are fortunate to live overseas and have access to such great yarns. I found THIS SITE the other day, aren't the colours just beautiful but unfortunately they don't ship outside of the US, probably just as well, the last thing I need at the moment is more sock wool.
If you would like to knit my feather and fan socks I have written up the pattern for them and it can be found in the sidebar in My Pattern list or HERE. If you decide to knit them I hope I have made the pattern user friendly and that you find them as fun to knit as I did.