19 Mar 2016

Druidstone Socks

In the last blogpost, I was looking at one of the key colours for this year, Stormy Weather. Pantone describes this colour as:

"Reminiscent of the sky on a gray, overcast day, Stormy Weather is dependable, cool and above all, constant. Implying quality and luxury, it is a powerful blue-gray that is strong, protective and enduring."

In other words, it's a perfect colour for Men's socks.

There are many wonderful blacks and greys around in the yarn stores right now and the photo above shows one of my favourites. This is Knit Picks "Stroll Tonal", Col # 26598 Train Station. The colours in the blend range from a rich coal black to dark steel mid-tones and medium smoke grey highlights. When worked up into socks, the lighter grey tones form into neat bands of colour - enough for interest but not distracting and blotchy.

The socks shown here are the Druidstone Socks - a brand new pattern for this colour series. These feature a turn-back cuff and shaping around the ankle and arch to give a warm, well-fitting sock. The socks are worked with a wide rib design which is elastic and comfy to wear.

The pattern also includes a straight sock which would be an excellent option for a day at the office. These are worked in Knit Picks Stroll Solid yarn #23696 Ash, with the top edge picked out in a contrasting black colour.

The pattern includes a range of sizes for both men and women. The photo at the top of this blog includes a women's sock in Knit Picks Stroll Tonal #26140 Pacific. The overall colour of these socks is a deep cerulean blue but with shades of denim and stormy blue skies - the colour of the sea after the stormy weather has passed!

The Druidstone Socks pattern is available in 3 different formats. The first is a PDF pattern which can be purchased from my pattern store

Then in addition there is an iBooks version for iPads, iPhones and Mac computers. Then lastly there is also a Kindle version suitable for Kindle Fire, Android tablets and computer Kindle viewers.

Happy Sock Knitting!


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