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Shozo Socks

Devan has new socks in yellows and golds–his favourite colours.

I test knit Shozo, a pattern written by Nigel, my step-father. It’s toe up with a great method for working the gusset, heel turn and even the heel “flap” looks like a conventional top-down sock. He introduced me to a new stretchy bind-off which is by far an improvement over what I had been using.

Nigel is currently galavanting around the world (he’s in Panama right now), but when he returns I’ll have to encourage him to give his pattern the final polish so it can go out into the real world.

In other news, click on over to knitwear designer turned author Leanne Dyck’s blog for her just published book called The Sweater Curse. There you’ll find an interview with me! The main character in The Sweater Curse is a knitwear designer and Leanne is educating her readers about knitwear designers by interviewing them—so far she has five interviews in the series.

4 thoughts on “Shozo Socks”

  1. Hi Holli, I´m glad to see the socks on Devan´s feet. They look great! And it´s the first time we´ve seen him since he´s been wearing glasses. He looks very sharp. And we are now hanging out in Puerto Vallarta Mexico but about to head down the coast to La Manzanilla and Melaque.

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