This is a sock I test knit for my friend Rebekkah. She'll have it for sale on her blog, bowerbirdknits.blogspot.com, fairly soon. It's a really fun pattern to knit, with lots of really fun shaping--I'll probably steal the sole shaping for future plain socks I knit.
Echoes from Karelia sock pattern is a tribute to my mother’s North Karelian heritage. All the stranded patterns used are 4-stitch repeats, which makes the design easy even for less experienced knitters: there are no long yarn floats to tie and the total stitch count can be easily adjusted by 4-stitch intervals.
Miss Margaret was created for Three Irish Girls and released May 2010. She is a cuff down sock with an easy to remember spiral stitch pattern. I’ve added beads for a little “bling” but she’s just as pretty without. The spiral pattern melts into a cabled heel flap and is framed by prettily cabled gussets for a great fit.
The knitting community is incredibly generous at any time, but when it comes to sharing yarn with each other, we shine. The fabulous yarn for this design was given to me by someone called Emma, so obviously, this pattern had to be named after her. Erma is the name today’s Emma probably derives from and I would not be a good medievalist without going at least that far back in time. Enjoy Erma in the spirit of generosity and giving in this wonderful community.