I have no idea why, but it seems like these socks just did not want to be finished. But they did -- and here they are! The pattern is up and out and ready to go.Get the pattern here on Ravelry or here on Etsy. Here are all the dirty details that you're just dying to know:
Named for a song by The Real Tuesday Weld, the L'Amour et la Morte socks feature a skull and heart motif just beneath the cuff and a heart-shaped cable that runs down the leg and foot.This is a great pattern for those times when you only want a wee bit of colourwork or when you only have a wee bit of yarn to use for it (less than half a skein of Knit Picks Gloss Sock Yarn was used in the production of an entire pair of these socks.)
The cable chart is (as always) large and colour-coded so you won’t go batty when working the pattern.Yarn requirements: 440 yard MC fingering weight yarn (2 skeins Knit Picks Gloss Sock Yarn if using,) and 100 yards (significantly less, actually) of CC yarn.
The pattern is a clear, concise, 5-page .pdf file with large charts and images. LOTS of images, I might add!
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 of Knit Picks Gloss Sock Yarn (220 y / 50 g) in Burgundy (MC) and 1 skein (a partial skein will do) of Knit Picks Gloss Sock Yarn (220 y/ 50 g) in Porcini or the equivalent amounts of any other comparable fingering weight yarns.
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,) a cable needle (also optional) and a sewing needle to weave in ends.
Skills Needed: Increasing and decreasing, knitting in the round, stranded knitting, cabling, twisted stitches, and chart reading.
Enjoy the socks! Let me know if you have any questions!