Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Winnie

Winnie
Meet Winnie.

Winnie 3
I can finally show you my new design. It was originally designed for the Plucky Knitter's Classics sock club and now its available for you.

Winnie 5
Designed for the Plucky Classics "Big Shouldered Broads" series, well, how could I not name these after my Great Aunt Winifred....Winnie. Headstrong and amazing.

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Great Aunt Catherine (Cotty), Great Uncle Frank (whom I never met; he died in WWII and received a Purple Heart Medal); Great Aunt Winifred (known to her friends as Winnie; but to us, she's just Mimi); Grandma (Dorothy, but everyone called her Dotty)

The youngest of four in her Irish family. But she always speaks her mind. And looks fabulous at the same time.


Winnie Rocks
Thank you to Marcy aka Knittinggolfer for test knitting in Socks that Rock for me too!

Winnie Rocks
I think the pattern looks great in the variegated too! Colorway, Spring Fling.

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Growing up, I remember my great aunt joking to me about how pretty or cute I looked, but she would add, "Almost as gorgeous as me." I'm fairly certain she would say the same about these socks.

Pattern: Winnie

Notes:
Instructions are written for a cuff-down sock. Both written instructions and charts are provided.

Yarn:
360 yards of fingering weight yarn. Shown in The Plucky Knitter Merino Cashmere Nylong fingering, 385 yards/skein, colorway Blarney; also shown in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock, lightweight, colorway Spring Fling

Materials: Needles Size US 1.5 (2.5mm) or size to obtain gauge, either DPNs or circular needles, cable needle, stitch markers

Gauge: 32 sts = 4" over st st (note: for the socks that rock, the gauge was closer to 30 sts = 4" and did not seem to change pattern or fit that much)

Size: adult women's average/medium

Finished measurements: 7 1/2" foot circumference; 6 1/2" approximate leg length

Available for purchase here!



As always, feel free to contact me with any questions at irishgirlieknits AT gmail DOT com

Happy Knitting!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits

29 comments:

Stacey said...

those look great! I can't wait to make them :)

Scrabblequeen said...

Pretty! I especially like the veriagated pair. Ack...another pattern to add to the endlist list...must knit socks!

Manda said...

Pattern purchased! I'm casting on as soon as I finish my Dippers! :D

Robin said...

I absolutely love this new pattern Carrie! Can we expect a pair named Dotty after your grandma too? You have done both aunts already. Oh anticipation!

turtlegirl76 said...

Woo hoo! They look fantastic! Congrats on another great design.

Jocelyn said...

Stupid ISP, showing me only two photos. The socks look great! Your Aunt Winnie looks uncannily like you. So when can we expect the patterns named after Frank and Dotty?

Laura said...

The socks look great! Aunt Winnie would be proud, I am sure. :-)

Brena said...

Beautiful socks!!! Another pattern I can't wait to try!

Channon said...

I loved the pattern, but then I kept reading, and I MUST have it! I have this one skein (my first!) of STR and it's blue, and my beloved Great Aunt's favorite color was blue, she helped teach me to knit, and she too spoke her mind - as do all the women in my father's family.

Brandy said...

They're very pretty in both colorways. Well done!

Melissa said...

So cute!!! I might have to try these after my Cotty's!

Jacey said...

I love Winnie! Those are some great looking socks.

Discoknits said...

I heart Winnie's socks.

But seriously, your next socks have to be for Uncle Frank. What a man to give his life for us (both sides of the oceans). The older generation is so fascinating. I bet Mimi has some stories she can tell us (can she guest blog sometime?). I see a strong pattern for a strong man, with cables to signify the twists fate deals us.

And I bet Snowboarder would like some man socks too ;0)

dianne said...

Another great design that will very soon be in my queue! Congrats on a job well done! I love the stories of your family too :-)

hearthead said...

Yet another beautiful design from IGK! I am picking out yarn from my stash as we speak...can't wait to CO! I love how you shared photos and history as well. Thank you!!!

Sylvia said...

Love them! I so gonna knit them soon!

marcy said...

They are a great knit! I love the Winnie and Cotty stories almost as much as the socks! hehe

The Toe and heel look great! and the cuff oh heck, the whole thing!

Who is next?

cupcakefaerie said...

What a fitting tribute to your auntie. Another wonderful design!

Nat Red Knits said...

Those are too cute! I love the Winnie story.

Zonda said...

Yay! They are fab and I can't wait to knit mine up in the Plucky club colorway :)Congrats on a great design. Yes, we need to see more in that series. Wonderful memories!

gaylen said...

OMG! I want to design socks like you when I grow up. Those are freakin' adorable. Almost as beautiful as your Aunt. great job. g

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Lovely! I love how the pattern comes down the heel...

cpurl17 said...

You're churning out those sock patterns faster than I can knit them!

I love the series!

Rani said...

These are fabulous socks! Fantastic! I love the story behind the socks. Your aunt sounds cool and what a way to honor her.

I'll be putting these in my queue!

peaknits said...

WInnie is not only a gorgeous sock pattern, but sounds like an amazing woman too! I am adding this to me queue, right now!

JustJen said...

Too fun! My mom's mom (my grandmother) was Winnifred - known, far and wide, as Winnie :-)

Jean said...

Pretty socks, so many socks, so little time, will put you on my someday list.

weezalana said...

Congrats on another pattern! Love that you carried the patterning down to the toes!

tapmouse said...

AWESOME! I'm glad Aunt Mimi got a pattern named for her, too! Boy can I see the family resemblance! Beautiful pattern!

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