Monday, July 9, 2012


Have you had a chance to check out the new online magazine, The Sock Report? It's the brain child of designer Janel Laidman. Janel is sockaholic from way back and decided to put together a publication that celebrates all the ways you can put sock yarn to good use. The inaugural issue is just swell.

This sweet little sweater is called Clio. I just can't think of a better word to describe it than sweet. I wore it on the second day of market and once again got more compliments than I can count. I paired it with a simple A-line skirt. I also think it would really rock with a vintage style dress and a pair of Mary Janes.

These photos don't do the attention to detail of the sweater justice. The decreases on the sleeves swirled around and created a subtle point of interest. And the shaping on the yoke was nice too. The lace edging  was tacked down with perfect, even stitches. (Yes, I'm the geek that swoons over the neatness on the inside of the garment. Ask me sometime about the inside of my fairisle work.)

Kudos to Snowden Becker for coming up with the design. 

This is knit in our Sportmate. MC is Fjord, CC is Natural. 


Unknown said...

Very pretty! Love the colors.

Snowden said...

OMG! Thanks for the props on my finishing skillz--not to mention the design itself, which I am quite pleased with! Designer's confession: I have struggled mightily in recent years to overcome my tendency toward lazy finishing (or, let's be honest, not finishing at all...) and this is just the kind of positive reinforcement I need to keep weaving in those ends instead of just tucking them up the cuff of the sleeve. It's so nice to know that someone noticed the care I took with this! Props back atcha there at Lorna's Laces for making a yarn that was SO lovely to work with, too. I'll definitely be using Sportmate again!