Monday, May 2, 2011


I am so excited to share my new design with you.  Miss Babs and I collaborated to bring you this  pattern and it will be featured in her booth this coming weekend at Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival!



My mom, Maryanne. Loving, beautiful, strong, joyful, elegant.


With these socks I tried to capture what I love so much about my mother, from the beautiful lace, to the strong, elegant lines that form as the lace transitions to the toes.



Perfectly paired with Miss Babs' Windsor Handpainted Sock Yarn, in a colorway aptly named Forever.


I love you mom, forever.

Pattern:  Maryanne 
Notes: Instructions are written for a cuff-down sock.  Charts are provided on the last page.

Yarn: 350-380 yards of fingering sock yarn such as Miss Babs Windsor Hand-
Painted Sock Yarn

Materials: US 1.5 (2.5mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge, 
DPNs or circular needles, stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 36 sts and 36 rows = 4" over stockinette stitch

Sizes: adult women's medium (large)
Finished measurements: 7" (7¾") unstretched (up to 8½" (9¼") slightly stretched) foot circumference; 
6¼" (5¼”) ~leg length

A special thanks to Miss Babs for collaborating on this project with me.  I'm so excited that she is my first official wholesale account!  If you'll be attending Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival this weekend, please stop by her booth to check out the pattern and her gorgeous yarns!

Once again, my fabulous test knitter, Gaylen did an amazing job under very, very tight deadlines!  What would I do without you G! Thank you!

Another thank you to my amazing graphic designer, Jill Zielinski, aka Knitterella, for her asssistance with the pattern layout!  She continues to make my job so much easier!  Look for more reformatted patterns from IGK soon!


And thank you mom!

Happy Knitting!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits


Jocelyn said...

Absolutely graceful and beautiful design, Carrie! Your Mom is no doubt so proud of you. I am knitting as fast as I can so that I can cast this on soon.

Caffeine Girl said...

OMG, this is a gorgeous design! One more to add to my queue!

You are keeping me busy. I just finished a Petite Pont and now you're tempting me with this. I'll let you know when I get the scarf blocked and blogged.

I'm sure your mom feels honored!

Channon said...

Another stunning design. Love the color, and that G is a prolific knitter. She argues the point, but I think these prove it!