Thursday, May 15, 2008

Kat's Birthday Socks

These socks are my first try at coming up with my own pattern.  I wanted to make some socks for my friend, Kat, for her birthday and I wanted them to be pretty.  I knitted my standard plain sock with Baby Uhl and used the Staggered Eyelets stitch from April 16th in my 365 Kniting Stitches A Year Perpetual Calendar on the leg and top of the foot.  I was soooooo proud of myself!  
Then I was browsing Ravelry and saw my sock :(  Turns out that Cat Bordhi's Rushing Rivulet Socks have the same eyelet stitch and look almost exactly like mine.  Hers are more elegant. Her Riverbed Architecture allows one to knit the stitch pattern on the whole sock except for the sole.  You can see hers on Ravelry or in her latest book, New Pathways for Sock Knitters which I highly recommend.  The pictures, illustrations, patterns and directions are all fantastic and easy to understand.
So I guess this less elegant one is still "my" pattern... 

1 comment:

Jennifer Kratz said...

that sucks :( But just because someone comes up with it first doesn't mean yours isn't FABULOUS :)