|Girls, Boys, Infant/Baby|
Monique finally learned to knit in the summer of 2010 when she signed up for a class. Her grandmother had tried to teach her (no luck) and her college roommates had tried to teach ...
Monique finally learned to knit in the summer of 2010 when she signed up for a class. Her grandmother had tried to teach her (no luck) and her college roommates had tried to teach her (also no luck). Paying for a class seemed to finally make something click because by the end of the summer the teacher was showing her advanced techniques and within 2 years she was designing her own patterns.
With a toddler in tow, running a web design company from home became a bit of a handful – especially when said toddler decided that he really liked to bang on keyboards. So Monique decided to start selling her patterns and the rest is history.
Monique has been cross-stitching and sewing since age 3. While she is a great cross-stitcher, her sewing skills hover more around adequate. She also enjoys skiing, dancing, training for her first marathon and playing with her young son, husband and two cats.
About Our Patterns
Our patterns are all knit with plant or synthetic fibers for one simple reason – Monique is allergic to wool! It drove her nuts when she first started knitting that all the “cool” patterns were knit with wool and it was often difficult to find a yarn that would drape the same (ever knit a cotton sweater? You know what we mean!).
My son needed new, warm socks for this past frigid New England winter and I had trouble finding anything besides a warm weather thin sock for sale in local stores - so I decided to knit some for him.
He even picked the "color" yarn! These are super easy socks and knit up very quickly. There's nothing fancy. If you can knit, purl and decrease (k2tog/ssk) you can make these. Yes, you have to turn the heel but it's all written out for you. The leg and cuff are a simple 22 ribbing so the sock won't slip down the leg.
7sts/inch gauge, pictured in Serenity Garden Yarn, Deborah Norville Collection, from Premier Yarns 100% Dralon Microfiber, color #800-04 "Gems"
Errata for this pattern can be found here:
28 sts = 4 inch [10 cm] in Stockinette Stitch
185 yards of Sport weight