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Tess Young lives in the north west of England with her partner, 2 rescue dogs and 2 rescue cats. These companions enrich her life immeasurably, bringing great joy and plenty of exasperation; shell ...
Tess Young lives in the north west of England with her partner, 2 rescue dogs and 2 rescue cats. These companions enrich her life immeasurably, bringing great joy and plenty of exasperation; shell leave you to decide which brings which. For their part they often see Tess disappearing into her stash of yarn, vintage patterns, textiles and haberdashery, often to the sound of ah ooh and argh as pretty and precious items are either rediscovered or declared lost.
Tess designs are influenced by the south coast she grew up on and the north west coast on which she now lives. Her shared love of mountains leads to summer road trips and much hiking in Europe. These landscapes influence how she thinks about colour, form and structure, and function and wearability. However, Tess also loves the built environment and how we can build striking design into our everyday lives through mindful consideration of the spaces we inhabit. This too, she aims to capture in her designs, inspired by often fleeting experiences and lasting memories.
A surprisingly simple but effective pattern, the top down version is an ideal first sock pattern, and once confident with the form and construction you can always move on to give the toe up version a try.
The pattern is easy to remember and to read from your knitting - this really is my go anywhere, knit anywhere sock pattern for lovely squishy cosy socks.
This pattern, for a slipped stitch heel and gusset sock can be knitted either from the top down (pages 1,2,3) or from the toe up (pages1-2 & 4-5).
The Ringwood stitch was my Grandmother's signature stitch and it's used here to bring out the colours in very variegated yarns and really make them pop. This stitch pattern was traditionally used to make gloves in Ringwood, approximately 20 miles from where I grew up and the centre of a cottage industry of glove making in Victorian Britain.
34st x 56 rows = 10cm x 10cm/4 x 4 inches over stitch pattern on US1 (2.25mm) needles
400 yards of Fingering weight