We've enjoyed our time on holidays so much, that there was hardly any time for knitting - but I did finish a new design I've been playing aournd with for a while. I think I mentioned before that I really have a soft spot for illusion knitting and it was my goal to create a basic pattern to interest sock knitters for this technique. Here comes: Striped Illusion
The socks are knitted cuff down in two contrasting colours and they are worked always with one colour at a time. Depending on the angle you look at the socks, the diagonal stripes created by the clever use of knit and purl stitches, are either almost invisble or they are a prominent feature. I think the easy to memorize stitch pattern is a great introduction to illusion knitting (or shadow knitting). The pattern will go into test knitting soon and I hope to have it available in my shop next month.