Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Celtic Rainbow socks + my favorite no hole-short row heel!


My first design!! Kind of exciting <3 After almost 3 months without any sock knitting, the obsession came back! Mostly thanks to the most gorgeous/coolest speckled sock yarn ever, hand dyed by the lovely Kristina from Eaden Yarns and very aptly named Neon Lights.

I knew the socks I would make with it would have to be special, and since I couldn't find a pattern perfect enough for it, I decided to design it myself. I wanted it to be super simple so that the yarn would be the main star but with a little something extra special, and so the cable idea came. The one I picked reminded me of Ireland and celtic patterns, and so I started thinking of little leprechauns leading you to the end of the rainbow and the Celtic Rainbow socks were born!


I decided to write down the pattern, including the cable design and my very favorite short row heel method (no holes!) and share it with you all for free, here and on Ravelry. You will find at the bottom of this post a link to download the pdf, or you can get it directly on Ravelry :) I hope you like it, and please please share if you decide to make a pair of Celtic Rainbow socks for you or your loved ones because that would just be the best! Keep in mind that this is my first pattern, and not being a professional and all it might not be perfect! I'll be happy to answer any questions or issues you have :)




8 comments:

  1. Love the braid down the back with such funky yarn! These graffiti/spatter yarns are so much fun to knit.

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  2. Well this Celt would of course be delighted to try your pattern! (Just as soon as I've finished a couple of promised pairs. The obsession is still with me..)

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    1. yay! have you been knitting socks on your trip? the obsession never really goes away I fear ;)

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  3. These look so cool! Thanks so much for releasing this pattern for free! I live the cable at the back!

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  4. Congratulations on your first pattern! I know how special that feels. <3

    Upon seeing you knit those on the podcast in the speckled yarn, I immediately had to get some for myself. Now I can knit up some rainbow socks myself! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. that's so cool, can't wait to see them!

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  5. Gorgeous!!! If this is your first design...I cannot wait to see the future ones :-) Well done!

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  6. What a cool sock design! I love how well it matches the speckled yarn :)

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