Monday, 23 April 2018

Garden Lace Socks Test-Knit Call!

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Hello all!  I'm surprised at myself for posting two test-knits so close, but it just seems to be the way things have fallen this month!

Also, I know that this is a new project to my readers, so, I'm quite happy to present the Garden Lace Socks.  I'm -so- excited I don't have to keep these under wraps any more! 

A sock laying flat, with the top of the foot visible.  The heel is not visible.  A lace pattern goes from the top of the cuff to the toe.Originally, these were going to be slated for a submission where one of the requirements is that they not have appeared anywhere on social media.  But, I shifted gears a little, and these are now being self-published by me.    Please forgive the less-then-stellar photography, but I wanted something to show you folks the finished object, so any testers would at least have some idea of what they were knitting!

These socks are ribbed lace socks designed for sport or fingering-weight yarn.  They are knit cuff down, using a gusset and heel flap.  The toes are seamed with Kitchener Stitch. 

Someone wearing a jade green lace sock on their foot.  The sock has garter-stitch ribbing on the side of the leg,and lace on the front and back of the leg.
The sample was knit on *2.25mm double-pointed needles, but the pattern is written that they could easily be knit using magic loop or two circulars, if you wanted.   The yarn used is Fleece Artist BFL Sock in "Jade" (sadly, now discontinued), but any BFL/Nylon blend would work well for these socks.  I would suggest a tonal or a solid, so as not to obscure the lace pattern.

If people are interested, sign ups are here on the Ravelry Thread!  You will have to be a member to view and post to the thread, but sign up is free.

The deadline for this test is May 24, 2018.  Testers who complete the test will receive the finished pattern for free, as well as one pattern of their choice from my self-published patterns.

Also, if you want to be notified on Ravelry about new test knits, you can PM me on Ravelry to sign up in my test-knitter's thread.  I'll also post test-knit calls here, to my other social media platforms (FacebookG+PatreonInstagram ), and, I'll send out test-knit calls to those on my mailing list, as well, so hopefully, anyone who's interested will see my test-knit calls.
Thanks for your patience with two tests so close together!  I hope one of the tests strikes your interest, and I'd love to see you as a tester!  Thanks for reading, and stay tuned!

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