It's Saturday, the Penelo sock pattern (Ravelry link) has been released, as promised!Penelo is a pretty sock with a tiny bit of lace and a lot of texture. Seed stitch diamonds alternate from cuff to toe, providing an ideal way to showcase your favourite solid or semi-solid sock yarn. For these socks, the gorgeously striping Trekking (XXL) is a must!
Yes, Penelo looks fancy and lacy and complicated, but she's really a straight-forward kind of girl. There are no odd stitches or even techniques like cabling hidden within this pattern -- it's all basic stitches. She'd be a great first fancy sock for knitters who only knit plain socks!
You can pick up Penelo on Ravelry here or at my Etsy shop right over here.
Here's some more interesting information about Penelo:
The pattern is a clear, concise, 4-page .pdf file with large charts and images.
Size: Women’s Medium (or any foot/leg that is 8” in circumference.)
Gauge: 8 stitches = 1 inch (2.5 cm) in Stockinette st.
Yarn: 1 skein of Zitron Trekking (XXL) (459 y / 100 g) in colourway 147 or the equivalent amount of any other comparable fingering weight yarn.
Needles: One set of five (5) double pointed needles in US 2 (2.75 mm) or size necessary to obtain gauge.
Notions: A stitch marker to mark beginning of round (optional,) and a sewing needle to weave in ends.
Skills Needed: Knitting in the round, lace, twisted stitches, chart reading and grafting. No cabling skills are required in the making of this sock.
It feels good to be back on the socks again. I'm working on another new sock as well, so you'll have more sock content soon!