Thursday, June 29, 2017

New Pattern Alert

Today's the day!

Knot Tuned: The Symphony.

If knitting were music, the stitches would be the keys and the repeats would be the time signature. If knitting were music, a simple two-by-two rib could be translated into the Key of C (No sharps or flats, just natural notes), in 2/2 time, (or cut time). Changing just a few stitches (the notes) to cables or lace (sharps or flats) the entire musical world is at your knitting fingertips. Before the orchestra is ready to play, while the audience is still in their cars driving to the theater, the instruments that have been carefully packed and stored in the theater for the performance are waiting. Nestled in cases lined with felt, their strings slightly loose, their reeds in separate pouches and mouth pieces not attached, they sit, not tuned, until the musicians arrive.

This ribbed and cabled sock is available in two sizes, an 8 and 9 inch [20 and 22.5 cm] circumference, with an adjustable foot and leg legnth.

Yarn:  I have suggested Knit Picks Stroll Fingering. 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon for this sock, but any fingering weight sock yarn would work.  (A pair of socks takes 2 50 g [1.76 oz] balls of yarn.

Needles: US Size 1 [2.25mm] or size needed to obtain gauge, double points or circular for working in the round.

Notions: A cable needles, large eyed tapestry needle for weaving in ends, stitch markers and (optional) sock blockers.


 And it is available right now in my Ravelry Pattern Store. (No account needed to buy and download the pattern, but Ravelry is such a great place, if you are not a member...join already!)

This sock, along with Simple Melody, Fine Tuned and Disco Tuned, all take their inspiration from music.  Both the music itself and the performers on the stage.  Next up?  Well my knitting socks to music will continue at the Ballet (which is in testing now) and then I think it might be time for something different!

What do you think?  Shawl?  Top? Hat?  More Socks?

Leave a comment and tell me what you think I should work on next!

Happy Knitting!  And, enjoy your trip to the Symphony!


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