I am so incredibly excited to be writing these words! It brought me so, so much joy to work on our first-ever Sock Boxes these past few months. Thank you so much for ordering one of them - I hope you love them as much as I do.
As an extra little "thank you" present for trusting us with this very first Sock Box, I'd love to gift you a copy of one of my very own sock patterns. The First Fall Days Socks were originally designed for Woolly Mammoth Fibre Co.'s Natural Sock, but they'd work just as well in Saskia's beautiful yarn!
Hanna Lisa x
PS: If you are on Instagram, I'd love to see you unbox your October Sock Box!
| Designer: Jenny Ansah |
I've loved Jenny's design work ever since I first laid eyes on it (she has a stunning cardigan in the current Laine!), and was immediately drawn to these socks.
They're knit cuff down with an easy colorwork pattern inspired by Japanese wooden lattice fences in gardens and homes. Beautifully calm!
| Designer: Aimee Sher |
I love a good lace sock! It might be a tad counterintuitive - aren't you going to be cold when you wear them? - but I find them just as warm as my stockinette or textured ones, and incredibly pretty. They're also excellent worn over tights!
Aimee Sher's Resilience Socks come with two versions, a shorty sock with a very cute folded picot cuff, and a full-length version with a twisted rib.
| Designer: Lotta H Löthgren |
A lovely take on contrasting heels, cuffs and toes! Lotta excels at
designs with those special little details.
The pattern is free, and I love that she instead asks for a donation to an organisation that supports indigenous peoples’ rights in your area, women’s and girls’ rights, or anti-racism organisations or advocates if you have the means.
| Designer: Jessica Gore |
It would be remiss to not mention the beautiful Origin Socks Jessica Gore designed in 2018 for our SOCKS e-book as they're designed for one of Saskia's beautiful yarns as well. Plus, you might have that e-book already in your collection!
The original sample was knit up in a single color, which you can totally do, or you could make contrasting toes and cuffs - that would be really cute as well!