New pattern -- ROBOSOCKS!
If some of you are thinking "Hey, where did these come from?" you're not alone. They kinda snuck up on me too. But they're done, and more importantly for your (most likely) currently non-robot-guarded toes, they're OUT. Find the ROBOSOCKS here, on Ravelry or here, in my Etsy shop. And now for the additional Robo-info:
So you still don’t have that robot army you’ve always wanted? Why not knit your own batallion of mechanical minions to serve and protect your toes?
Traditional, folky-style socks with very untraditional robots marching down from cuff to toe – the perfect combination of past and future!
The pattern is, as always, a clear, concise, 5-page .pdf file with large charts and images. I aim to please and to make your sock-knitting experience as painless as possible.
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: 2 skeins each of Knit Picks Essential Kettle Dyed (229 yd / 50 g) in Grasshopper Kettle (Main Colour – MC) and 2 skeins of Knit Picks Essential(229 y / 50) in Ash (Contrast Colour – CC), or any other comparable fingering weight yarns in a comparable weightthat complement each other.
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: Increasing and decreasing, knitting in the round, stranded knitting, twisted stitches, and chart reading.
I'm sure some of you will be pleased to learn that there are ROBOMITTENS in the works as well.