Nutty Creations

Loopy Ewe Sock Club Pattern!

Once again, Sheri asked me to design a sock pattern for the Loopy Ewe sock club.  And of course, I said yes.  How lucky am I?  I got to design with numma numma.  The yarn is the usual — a really nice base yarn composed of several plies that almost does not feel like the wool it is.  It creates a firm fabric and great stitch definition.  But what really makes it special is Allen’s color sense.  Wow!  Does this yarn ever glow!  The pictures really don’t do it justice.  The colorway Allen did is called Red Bartlett Pear.

After a bit of playing, I came up with a sock design that utilizes a combination of twisted stitches and lace.  Imagine that!  That combination is a favorite of mine.  When I was trying to come up with a name for the design, I was googling red bartlett pears and came across a great picture in flickr.  It was of a pear just budding off of its blossom.  The image bore a strong resemblance to the stitch pattern in my sock.  So, the Pear Blossom socks were born.

Pear Blossom Front

The socks are knit from the top down, starting with the twisted rib cuff.  The leg and foot have the twisted stitch/lace pattern, which transitions back to a twisted rib in the toe.  I just love how this one turned out!

Pear Blossom Back

The heel, as you can see, also uses the twisted stitch pattern as it transitions out of the leg.  I love how things just sometimes work out like that.

The sock is written in two sizes, with suggestions for slight gauge alterations to get even more sizes.  The pattern is currently only available to members of The Loopy Ewe sock club, but Sheri will eventually sell the pattern on its own through her website.


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