Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Burning Stripes sock pattern for sale

Version 4 is ready!

After hours of editing and revising and help from my wonderful tech editor, Amy, I've posted the revised version of the Burning Stripes sock pattern. These socks have tricky details which are actually quite easy to execute. In fact, the design represents my solution to the problems I had knitting striped socks.

What you see is a jazzy striped sock with multi-colored stripes and an interesting heel.

Knitting one is not as difficult as it might look. With the right yarn and this pattern, these socks are very easy to knit. I've spent the time finding that these colorways work together, developing an easy and attractive way of carrying the unused yarn, and adapting a boomerang heel to incorporate the stripes. In fact, this may be the only pattern which includes instructions for a boomerang heel with yarn overs.

The instructions are for knitting from the cuff of the sock down to the toe. However, the boomerang heel is a short-row heel design which will allow a knitter who is familiar with toe-up construction to knit these socks from the toe up to the cuff. Those interested in toe-up socks should look at my Daylong sock pattern. It includes a toe-up version that uses the same boomerang heel as the Burning Stripes pattern.

I hope this pattern will make knitting these socks fun and easy and encourage knitters to try a boomerang heel. The pattern offers 3 sizes and suggestions on improving fit. Detailed heel instructions, including a section on knitting a boomerang heel, are included in the pattern. Due to these improvements, the price is now $5.99.

I'm so excited!

Here's the link to the Ravelry pattern page: Burning Stripes socks on Ravelry)

I am in the process of revising all my patterns and would love to receive any information that might improve them.  Please Contact me with any questions, problems, or comments. 

Thank you for all the support and patronage through these years.  (revised 7/16/13)


pendie said...

I love them; can't wait to try them.

Kristen Rettig said...

Love the heel, if only I were a sock knitter, this is the one I would make!

Laura said...

I never thought of applying the adjective "witty" to socks before, but that's what yours are. Not just pretty, but witty too. Congratulations on the new venture!

Monika said...

I love your new sock design and have cast on today! :o)

Mardel said...

Oh, I'm glad you have put that pattern up. I agree they are witty.

Kathy... said...

Just bought your pattern thru Ravelry. I'm excited to give it a go.... Hope I can figure out the heel. I certainly like the looks of it. Thanks for making the pattern available!

John said...

These are wonderful! First pair of socks I've seen in a while that I feel like I MUST knit! :)

Anonymous said...

I must have missed this if you said anywhere, but are they toe-up or top-down?

Susan Luni said...

The pattern is for cuff-down socks. However, anyone who has knit toe-up socks should be able to adapt the pattern to toe-up since a boomerang heel is a short-row heel. The shaping is the same from either direction. If anyone is interested in a toe-up version, please contact me and provide your e mail address so we can dicuss.