Let me set the scene, it was the evening of December 25 and Santa (my hubby) brought all the knitting goodies I asked for – I guess I was good in 2009. 😉 I was higher than a cat on catnip! After I cuddled my sock yarn, sock knitting book, and new interchangeable set (kind of pokey, not a good idea), I immediately balled up the most gorgeous skein of gifted yarn, flipped through the book and set to work swatching. Before I knew it I had cast on and I was off.
Except, I wasn’t off to the races, I was knocked off kilter. How could a seemingly easy sock require me to labor over the instructions just for the cuff? I peered down the loooooong pattern, and realized I was in over my head. I’d previously knit several pair of straightforward socks and was ready to advance, but not this far. So, what to do?
After Christmas = no money, so…. Eureka! I know sock components! I own tons of stitch dictionaries! I will make my own sock pattern! Something mostly easy with a little twist thrown in! Perfect for the advanced beginner sock knitter, like me. (Imagine me rubbing my hands together and cackling.)
And thus, the Airy Lace Panel Sock was born.
I nervously submitted it to the Knit Picks Independent Designer program and was overjoyed when it was accepted. And I’ve been, oh-so-slowly, designing ever since!
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