Personal knitting is something of a luxury at the moment since I spend most of my time trying out different design ideas and working on future patterns and all that comes with it. I love it but over the past year I have only made a few things for myself. I started a pair of kaprifol sock in september I think and only just finished them, these are made from my pattern Kaprifol Socks and are my first personal pair. The other 2 pairs are saved and tucked away in case I need to re-shoot them or ever decide to go to a knitting show and need sampels in good condition. Now I finally have a pair just for myself. I knitted them in Filcolana Arwetta Classic, I wouldn’t recommend the yarn it, is splitty for a sock yarn and I did not enjoy knitting with it, but on the other hand it is not the worst sock yarn I have used either.
I’m still in love with this design, so simple but with the cable exactly the right place, I can’t wait to wear them wheal working at the preschool, if is always amazing to see the children’s reaction.
If you want to make your self a pair the pattern is to be found it the shop.
Kaprifol socks are knitted from the cuff down and have a beautiful cable running organically along the side of the sock and merge at the toe. Kaprifol or Lonicera caprifolium is the flower of the province in Sweden I’m from. It climbs high in spirals and sprouts large flowers with a mild scent of summer.
Yarn: (320/360)meters of fingering weight sock yarn (400 meters/100 grams). The samples are made in yarn hand dyed by me. The yarn base is 75% wool, 25% polyamid. Gauge: 27 stitches/10 cm and 36 rows/10 cm in stockinet stitch
Price 45sek (about 5usd)
I have finally managed to create the coordinating sock pattern to Kaprifol Mitts, the have an organically flowing cable along each side of the sock that merge in the toe, there was a lot of knitting and ripping back in the design process before everything got exactly as I had planned. Now that it is finished I really, really like looking at them and since it is the most recent, It is my favourite, if you ask me in 6 months I’ll probably have a new favourite but for the moment those orange/red socks made in my own hand dyed yarn and kaprifol sock pattern. I love them and they might just be my favourite project ever. One of my friends said that my style was simple with a small but spectacular detail and these sock definitely falls under that if I may say so myself. I have always thought that my signature style was colour work related, like in my vide pattern series, but after this summer with all the cabling I had made and with the last cabled hat pattern I think I’ll have to redefine what I think my knitting style is. Colour work still is my favourite kind of knitting but the structure and the fabric created with cables is so different and interesting. I’m planning and swathing for another pattern with cable and garter stitch, but it is still in very early stages and will probably take some time before you see it.
This is a behind the scenes photo of the photoshoot for the pattern and for some coming ads, I didn’t have access to three models so I took three of our kitchen chairs, all my camera equipment and cable remote controller and photographed my self in all the three positions. Afterwards I edited them together to make it look like I had three models and a photographer. I love photoshop.
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