Saturday, July 16, 2011

Queen Alice

Happy Weekend! My sister and I are up for a long weekend visit with Mimi in Reno, which means lots of relaxing and knitting!  And hopefully seeing Harry Potter tomorrow as well!

I promised another reformatted pattern and here it is....

Queen Alice 3
Queen Alice was originally designed for Woolgirl's Alice in Wonderland Sock Club.

Queen Alice 5
As Alice's story begins in a daisy field, so too does this sock pattern.  The cuff is made up of daisy stitches, and from here, the sock tumbles down the rabbit-hole, comprised of cables.

Queen Alice 2
But in Wonderland, everything is a bit different. And with these socks, the front and back are both a bit different too!

Queen Alice 4
Enjoy the journey!

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I've been wanting to have these socks knit up in a solid color, such as this lovely Sanguine Gryphon Bugga! I've had the colorway Adonis Butterfly set aside for awhile!  I have to thank Jana for doing such an awesome job knitting these up so that I could have the pattern reformatted!  Thank you Jana!

Queen ALice 7
Another thank you to my mom for being an awesome sock model!! Thanks mom for being so patient with me and the gazillion photos!

Now, we may not have had a white rabbit available for the photo shoot, but my mom's dog Maddie was quite happy to take part!

Isn't she a sweetie?!

Notes: Instructions are written for a cuff-down sock.  Sizes are provided for either a sport weight yarn or a fingering weight yarn.  Charts are provided on the last page.
Suggested Yarns: ~ 350 yards of sport weight sock yarn such as The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga, BMFA Socks that Rock mediumweight, Miss Babs Yummy Superwash Sport, Dashing Dachs Sport Weight Sock
~ 385-400 yards of fingering weight sock yarn such as The Sanguine Gryphon Skinny Bugga, The Plucky Knitter Primo MCN 75/20/5, Madelinetosh Tosh Sock, Wollmeise 100% Merino Superwash, Dashing Dachs Fingering Weight Sock
Size US 2 (2.75mm) or size to obtain gauge, either DPNs or circular needles for sport size
Size US 1 (2.25mm) or size to obtain gauge, either DPNs or circular needles for fingering size
Stitch markers
Cable needle
Tapestry needle
Gauge:  32 sts = 4” over st st for sport size
               40 sts = 4” over st st for fingering size
Size:  adult women’s average/medium
Finished measurements:  6½ ” foot circumference, unstretched; up to 8½” stretched; 6” approximate leg length for sport size; 6¼ ” approximate leg length for fingering size

I'm also offering a special pricing of $4.50 until Monday, July 18! 

I want to thank Jill for doing a fabulous job with the pattern reformatting! She really makes this easy and I hope to have most of all of my patterns reformatted in the next month or two! 

Queen Alice Cover

Speaking of Jill, her website has a fresh new look!  Go check it out.  And she also just finished knitting her Summer Wind.  She looks fabulous in it, don't you think?   

Now back to my secret sock summit knitting! I hope to show you pictures of that soon!  9 more sleeps til I leave!

What are you guys up to this weekend?

Happy Knitting!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits


Susan Moskwa said...

Ooh, that's way purty!

Discoknits said...

Is that seed stitch INSIDE the cables on the front? Very nice :0)

dianne said...

I like this pattern even better in a solid! Great yarn/color choice.

Your mom's dog is adorable :-)

SpinningLara said...

I loved knitting this pattern up!

Caffeine Girl said...

This is your most majestic sock yet. Very complex -- like Alice!