Friday, July 25, 2008

Introducing the new sock pattern:
“Hibiscus for Hope”

an elegant sock inspired by ThatLoganChick’s Agatha shawl

Starting from a toe-up construction (magic loop or 2 circular needles recommended), the sinuous lace motif (a variant of a lace design found in Leili Riemann’s Pitsilised Koekirjad) begins from a point somewhat above the toe-box, expands across the instep and ultimately wraps gracefully around the ankles after the heel to meet itself in the back and continue up around the leg. The comfortable arch-hugging heel combines the under-heel gusset increases from Cat Bordhi’s Riverbed architecture with Wendy Johnson’s short-rowed heels to accommodate a high or wide instep.

A few tantalizing images from my intrepid testknitters

















To get the pattern, all you have to do is sponsor me for the upcoming 2008 Weekend to End Breast Cancer, and put HIBISCUS in the message.

Crazy4Dyeing Etsy Shop Announcement: 15% of sales of Crazy4Dyeing yarn destined for Hibiscus for Hope socks will be donated to Toronto Weekend to End Breast Cancer to sponsor the designer of the pattern walking 60-km over two days. Please make a comment when you check out that you’ll be making these socks.
Knitters for Knockers:
knitting together to make cancer history!
(note: this entry post-dated to make it sticky)

5 comments:

Linda Watson Mickelberry said...

Hello -

can you let me know how to sponsor you? I'd love to sponsor you, and make these socks for my mother, who is a 1 year survivor of breast cancer (I'm an 10 month survivor of cervical cancer)

Thanks!

Shelda said...

Hello I have tried to send mail so many times always fails I would like to know if I could send a money order donation?If so e-mail me I love and want the hibiscus pattern and would like to know if you still have the campnella pattern.
Shelda

Barb said...

I am a 2 year survivor of Breast Cancer, so I am so happy that you are offering this pattern and doing the walk. If I were working and had the funds I would make a donation. I love the socks. They are so beautiful. Please enjoy the walk.

Barb said...

I just posted a small sponsorship, but forgot to put 'hibiscus' in the message - got carried away, I guess. I'm just getting back into knitting, and would love to have the sock pattern - it looks delicious, as Kaffee Fassett would say. I will be out of the country for the month of Sept., or I would be joining you for this important event. Will be thinking of you and everyone who is working so hard to end breast cancer.
Cheers,
Barb C.

Kali said...

I am looking forward to getting your sock pattern. I did remember to put 'hibiscus' in the message. I can sit and knit...you are doing the hard part! thanks!