Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Yay Lynnie!!!!!

My Sis-in-Love and dear friend LynnH of Colorjoy (also known as Oscar's beloved sister) has a pattern in the newest issue of Knitty! This is huge, especially for an indie designer. I am very proud of her! Beyond the beauty of the pattern is her newly invented heel, with the benefits of an afterthought heel, and the comfortable fit of more standard heel solutions. You can even buy a kit to knit the socks in the color of your choice from the Yarn Hollow Etsy Shop :-} I plan to knit a pair asap!

Her Crystal Socklet pattern is HERE
(bolded text below from Knitty site)

A common complaint about afterthought heels is that they don't fit well. Often they are too shallow. This happens when the heel is made exactly as we might make a toe.
The crystal heel is deeper, with facets of decreases accelerating as one knits. This makes a more human-shaped sock heel. The extra rounds at the beginning of a Crystal Heel compensate for the lack of a gusset, and create a sort of shaped arch as well.
Since this is not a standard afterthought heel it may look long and awkward when off the foot. The proof is in the wearing!
This toe-up sock uses a flat-knit Bosnian stockinette square toe. Both the toe and heel are shaped in a swirl rather than a wedge shaping. Swirls are common in historical knitting and have a soft, pleasant look. They fit a heel particularly well.

Isn't it beautiful???


Ria said...

I'm in!

Anonymous said...

Those are so cute!

Don Meyer said...

Astounding the things I learn about knitting -- and I don't even knit. And, yes, they are beautiful!

ColorJoy LynnH said...

Diana, thanks for taking the time to write this wonderful review. I'm delighted and touched.

If anyone wants to join a knit along (KAL) for this sock design, we just started one yesterday 3/16/2012. I'm tracking the discussions on my Ravelry discussion group here:

I also put up a video (and another one uploading right now) to teach more in 3-D. The first video starts the unusual Bosnian toe (it's not hard, just different). The second gets the first full round picked up and ready for the toe increases.

My YouTube channel is here:

I sure hope those links work in a blogger comment!

LynnH / ColorJoy