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Riptide Socks, Now with 100% More Name!

There were lots of great entries, and it took me a long time to decide, but I finally chose one. Congratulations to Liz G and PinkPorcupine (on ravelry) who both (independently, I assume) suggested "Riptide". I really liked the reasoning PinkPorcupine gave: "It's unexpected, and it sucks you in." Both of these lovely ladies will be receiving a free copy of my new sock pattern. For everyone else, Riptide is now available for purchase through Etsy, or if you don't have an Etsy account, you can just give me your email and I'll send you an invoice.

As Yet Unnamed Socks, Tops

These socks are knitted from the toe up and feature short-row heels and a twisted-stitch pattern that swells and recedes like the tides. Plus, the twisted stitches give the socks extra stretchiness!

Click here to buy the pattern

Queue this on Ravelry!

Louet Gems Fingering Weight [100% wool; 185yds/169m per 1.76oz/50g skein]; two skeins in color of your choice
[Sample was knit with two skeins of Caribbean Blue]
Set of US #2/2.75mm double-pointed needles
Set of US #1/2.25mm double-pointed needles
Tapestry needle

Finished Measurements:
Foot circumference = 8in/20cm, relaxed
Foot length = approximately 10in/25cm, but can be adjusted by working more or less of
chart before beginning heel

30 sts/40 rows = 4in/10cm in stockinette stitch with larger needles

Name That Sock

So I've been in a bit of a knitting slump recently. Well, actually, that's not true. I've been on a sewing kick, and my knitting has suffered. But behold! The one knitting project I have finished:

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So here's the deal. You help me come up with a name, and whoever gives the winning suggestion gets a free copy of the pattern, which will, of course, be available once it has a name.

x-posted to knitphomaniac
one more row

tiny socks

I have this cousin who is almost exactly the same age as me that is having a baby.  It's a little freaky, but also a good excuse to knit baby things.  I'm not so into babies, but baby knits are fun!

I have an aunt (on the other side of the family) who is a crazy sock knitter, and she recently gave me some of her odds and ends of leftover sock yarn.  I was trying to think of what I could do with it when I realized that it would be great for baby socks!

I have some other leftover cotton/silk DK weight yarn that I'm going to use to make a hat, and then if I feel like it, I might make one more pair of socks.  But my cousin and I haven't been close for years (I haven't actually seen her since 2003) so I think it might be awkward if she got a huge pile of knitted goodness from me.