I can't believe it took me this long to finally write this post, but today is the day: one of my pet projects is ready for everyone to enjoy. It is a collection of 10 sock patterns and it started with some yarn my friend Laurel dyed a couple of years ago for her Twisted Sisters range. These yarn sets consist of two 50 g skeins of fingering weight yarn, self-striping and with reversed colours and this particular colourway 'spoke' to me right away: O'Malley.
Doesn't it make you think of Ireland right away? Well, it sure did make me think - no wonder being a huge fan of Ireland - and of course I had to get a set for myself and I started to knit it up the moment it arrived. And it gave me ideas - so many, that today a new collection of sock patterns is available from my Ravelry store: Irish at Heart.
Even though I found my inspiration for all patterns in Ireland, the patterns are by no means influenced only by the Irish knitting traditions with lots of cables and texture. The collection does include cables and textures, but covers all kind of techniques - slipped stitches, illusion knitting, stranded colourwork or lace - and each pattern tells a story about something that means Irish to me.
You want to know more? All patterns are now available from my Ravelry store, here, and I'll tell you some more about each pattern in the coming days.