Now Available: Reykjavik and Solfar

June’s patterns from the 2012 Sock Club are now available for purchase. Inspired by my trips to Iceland, these socks feature the glacier blue Vintage Icebox shade of Primo Fingering from The Plucky Knitter.

Reykjavik

Reykjavik socks

 

The Reykjavik socks are modeled after an iconic Icelandic landmark, the Hallgrimskirkja cathedral, which is visible from all over Reykjavik and is quite an impressive sight with such elegant lines and simplicity. I designed the socks so that when looking down at your feet, you will catch a glimpse of Icelandic architecture down to your toes. The elegant lines and textures are translated into a twisted rib and wider angled lines.

The pattern contains charted directions.

  $6.50

 

Solfar

Solfar Socks

Sólfar is named after the iconic sculpture on Reykjavik’s waterfront designed by Jón Gunnar Árnason. Sólfar translates to “sun voyager” and is a modern sculpture of a “dreamboat”, and ode to Iceland’s rich history with the sea. The curves and symmetry of the sculpture translated well into the stitches of a sock, taking on an almost floral appearance.

The pattern contains both written and charted directions.

 $6.50

 

4 Responses to “Now Available: Reykjavik and Solfar”

  1. Get Smart says:

    The Reykjavik socks are modeled after an iconic Icelandic landmark, the Hallgrimskirkja cathedral, which is visible from all over Reykjavik and is quite an impressive sight with such elegant lines and simplicity. I designed the socks so that when looking down at your feet, you will catch a glimpse of Icelandic architecture down to your toes. The elegant lines and textures are translated into a twisted rib and wider angled lines.

  2. The Reykjavik socks are modeled after an iconic Icelandic landmark, the Hallgrimskirkja cathedral, which is visible from all over Reykjavik and is quite an impressive sight with such elegant lines and simplicity. I designed the socks so that when looking down at your feet, you will catch a glimpse of Icelandic architecture down to your toes. The elegant lines and textures are translated into a twisted rib and wider angled lines.

  3. The Reykjavik socks are modeled after an iconic Icelandic landmark, the Hallgrimskirkja cathedral, which is visible from all over Reykjavik and is quite an impressive sight with such elegant lines and simplicity. I designed the socks so that when looking down at your feet, you will catch a glimpse of Icelandic architecture down to your toes. The elegant lines and textures are translated into a twisted rib and wider angled lines.

  4. This book is Chrissy Gardiner’s love song to indie sock yarn dyers. After attending the first Sock Summit, Chrissy knew she wanted to do something do showcase indie sock yarn. That is how this book and its supporting CSK (Community Supported Knitting) group was born. Members of Chrissy’s CSK received a pattern every month, then a copy of the book when it was all done. Now all of the patterns are available to all lovers of unique sock yarn and sock patterns through this book. The book is divided into 3 sections, Mild, Flavorful and Spicy, spanning the gamut of semi-solid to wildly colorful and strongly variegated yarns. Through out the 24 patterns, Chrissy sprinkles tips and tricks for fit, needle options, resizing and working with variegated yarns. Most fascinating to me was any and all talk about matching stitch patterns to types of variegated yarn. Chrissy has been designing socks for many years and her thought process on this really enlightening. I know now why so many of the socks I’ve knit end up looking like doo-doo – wrong type of color style for the stitch pattern. This would be really useful for anyone designing socks or anyone going freestyle on a colorway for a published sock pattern. The sock patterns in the book are great. I fell for some based on stitch pattern: Calpurnia, Nuppy Diamonds and Pachinko, and some based on the colorway: Nami, SeeSaw and Soda Fountain, or both like Orange Blossoms I love that Chrissy took the time and space in the book to give each dyer a full-page profile. Independent dyers and independent publishing at its finest.

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