Posts Tagged ‘Stephanie van der Linden’

Binsenkorbchen Socken

April 21, 2011

Don’t ask me how to pronounce it.  It’s another Stephanie van der Linden design.  This will be the third pair of her sock patterns that I’ve made.  And I’ve haven’t regretted any of them.  They are written for the adventurous or experienced knitter.   I am using Lorna’s Laces sock yarn which is as always a wonderful yarn to knit with.

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Komet Socks

February 9, 2011

I got this yarn from yarn4socks, but I just didn’t like the pattern that came with it.  The cuff had beads in it that I didn’t bother with.  I’m a knitter, not a beader.  The pattern had a lot of little cables.  When the kit came, I assumed that the picture was very good since I could hardly see the cables.  After many hours of knitting and accomplishing only two inches of pattern, I took a hard look at my room.  And, you know what?  I still could hardly see those damned cables!  So, naturally, I did what any red-blooded knitter would do.  I ripped it all out and went looking for a better pattern.  And the rest is history.  Socks that I can truly be proud of!  Thank you, Stephanie van der Linden.  I love your book, too.

Montgolfiere

November 6, 2010

These socks were a bit challenging, but well worth it.  The instructions said to make your favorite heel with the main color, but I like a two color heel so that’s what I did.  Originally, I was going to make the short row heel, but these socks were mostly  made on my trip and I didn’t have my reference books handy.  I should say that I didn’t have Lucy Neatby’s Cool Socks Warm Feet book.  It has the best instructions. 

Montgolfiere is written by Stephanie van der Linden.  It is a free on-line pattern.  At least I think it’s free.  I printed quite some time ago.  Here’s the website I found on the last page. I probably found it coming from the opposite direction so I’m not making any promises.  She also has a new sock book that I love.