Category Archives: Designing

New Pattern: Pangolin Socks

Pangolins are pretty special creatures. They’re the only mammals with all-over keratin scales and are believed to be the world’s most trafficked mammal. Although I have to admit that I’ve only heard of them because of the Ubuntu release named Precise Pangolin, which I didn’t realise was named after an animal until one of my colleagues… Continue Reading: New Pattern: Pangolin Socks

New Pattern: Total Internal Reflection Socks

My new pattern, Total Internal Reflection Socks, is another one that requires a bit of a physics lesson. Total internal reflection is when light hits a boundary between two mediums at an angle greater than the critical angle so that it entirely reflects back instead of passing through. It’s used in fibre optics to make the… Continue Reading: New Pattern: Total Internal Reflection Socks

The Diamond Collection

New eBook: The Diamond Collection

I’m pleased to announce my new three sock eBook The Diamond Collection is now available on ravelry. This is a collection of top-down socks with diamond shaped cable motifs. All the patterns have both written and charted instructions and navigation options to make using the digital version as easy as possible. Corundum Socks Corundum is… Continue Reading: New eBook: The Diamond Collection

New Pattern: Out of Phase Socks

I studied Electronic Engineering at university and that involved spending a lot of time thinking about sine waves. I like to incorporate the curving patterns into cables and Out of Phase Socks take this one step further. In signal processing phase is the offset between two waves. Being out of phase means the waves are… Continue Reading: New Pattern: Out of Phase Socks

New Pattern: Regency Socks

Regency Socks were first published in Knit Now issue 17 and I’ve now got around to republishing. They are available on Ravelry and shortly on LoveKnitting. The inspiration for these socks came from damask wallpaper popular in the Regency era with motifs encased in a diagonal grid. This is a top down, cabled sock pattern with a flap… Continue Reading: New Pattern: Regency Socks

New Pattern: Falling Petals Socks

It may have been 2 years in the making but Falling Petals Socks is finally available to purchase on Ravelry. This is a top down, cabled sock pattern with a flap and gusset heel. It has an allover pattern of diamonds travelling down twisted cables and a patterned heel flap. The pattern has written and… Continue Reading: New Pattern: Falling Petals Socks