It's been a busy few weeks of knitting in the lemknitcrochet household. I'm excited to finally share my new pattern with all of you, as well as the inspiration behind the pattern! Introducing my new pattern: Friendship Socks.
My Friendship Socks pattern is inspired by the deep friendships of characters in classic TV shows, books, and movies. Two cables run parallel to each other but never intertwine - signifying the importance of a friend that can run alongside you with life's twists, turns, and bumps in the road. I decided this would be the perfect pattern to use for our Hunger Games KAL, as there are many friendships that develop throughout the novels. I used the colorway My Ally on the Sassafras base by Hiwassee Creek Dyeworks as it is inspired by the character Finnick from Catching Fire. Finnick and Katniss share an interesting friendship, which begins in the book Catching Fire.
This pattern is similar in structure to my Seaweed Socks pattern, as there is a side chart that is mirrored on opposite sides for each sock. You may notice there is only one sock pictured - that's because I only had time to knit one sock! The other sock will be the exact same, just with the chart on the opposite edge of the sock. This pattern will be released with three different sizes (Small, Medium, and Large) and an accompanying tutorial PDF with a detailed afterthought heel tutorial, as well as a picture tutorial for the cables. This is by far the best beginner sock pattern I've created yet - anybody can knit this one! However, it still has enough detail to keep an intermediate or experienced sock knitter entertained. The pattern is toe-up and uses an afterthought heel. Please hop on over to my Ravelry group for more information about the pattern and to get excited for our KAL!
The pattern will be released on October 31, 2013 at around 5:00 PM CST in my Ravelry and Etsy shops. Feel free to use the coupon code TRICKORTREATLEM starting from the moment the pattern is released and running through November 1, 2013 at 11:59 PM CST for 10% off your Friendship Sock pattern purchase. Consider it a chance to trick-or-treat as an adult! (Note: The coupon code is only valid in my Ravelry shop!)
That's all for this week. I hope y'all enjoy the new pattern and are excited to start our Hunger Games KAL on November 1. Remember you can either knit my new Friendship Socks pattern OR knit with any of the Hunger Games colorways created by Hiwassee Creek Dyeworks to participate in the KAL. The KAL will run from November 1 through November 30.
I hope you have a Happy Halloween and a great week!
Lauren (and Nemo Charlie)