Thursday, 28 May 2009

J is for...


gin and tonic socks by yours truly
in zitron trekking (xxl) 175 (greens) and
beyond basic knits superwash sock in just call me happy

Oh yeah, baby, here's another free pattern for your delectation!  This is now available as a Ravelry download, which you can find HERE, should you feel so inclined!

After another afternoon or three with my nose in my stitch dictionaries, I came up with the idea for these babies...  Here's the blurb:

There’s nothing quite like a gin and tonic on a warm Summer’s evening.  With a slice of lime, or lemon, according to preference!  This stitch pattern reminds me just of that – slices of something citrusy in a tall glass of iced Blue Sapphire gin and Schweppes tonic!  (Sponsorship/endorsements deals welcomed with open arms!)
Basically, it's a eyelet/lace pattern with a two-cable-needle cable occurring twice in the repeat.

 ice and a slice

Instead of my usual eye-of-partridge heel, I kept the ribbing idea going down the slip-stitch ribbed heel-flap and also on the toe, as it worked well with the outlines of the lemon slices:

ribbed for your pleasure

The pattern looks great all closed-up, but it's when the socks are worn, that the true lemon (or lime, or orange or... can't think of any more suitable citrus fruits...) slice shape really catches the eye:

hmm - more watermelon on the right, really...

The yellow socks were made using size 3mm dpns for the body of the socks, and the green with 2.75mm dpns for the same and you can see the subtle difference it made to the patten repeat! Sizing suggestions are on the pdf file...

arty-farty shot!  oh yes!
I'm just about to add these to the Ravelry database!  Please feel free to check it out!

Enjoy!  ;D


Nickolina Thursday, 28 May 2009 at 18:11:00 BST  

thanks a million for these! they're just about the cutest socks i've seen in a long, long while *rushing out to buy lemon-yellow or lime-green or cumquat-orange or...* ;)

Susan Friday, 29 May 2009 at 02:44:00 BST  

So cute, especially on the glasses. Does the gin & tonic come with the pattern?

Abby Friday, 29 May 2009 at 03:42:00 BST  

I really like these, good job!! =D

Anonymous Friday, 29 May 2009 at 17:34:00 BST  

Neat! For a minute there I actually thought they were drink sleeves, like to keep the glass from being slippery. Much happier that they are actually socks!

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