Winners! And another new design!

Thanks everyone for the great comments on the previous post! Here are the numbers picked by the Random Number Generator matched to the commentors (The first two get the copies signed by Stephanie).

15-Megan S.
10-Eryka Jackson
36-Bev Adam

I’ll email the lucky winners later today; congratulations, and enjoy the comic! (If you missed out, you can check to see if your LYS is a retailer, or ask your LYS if they’ll do mail order for you.) Both Outside Sides I submitted a sock design to the Sock Wars IV organizer and it was chosen as one of the pattern options. It’s called Insidious, partly inspired by the main entwined cable motif on the outside legs, and partly a play on the name of Darth Sidious (aka The Emperor in the original Star Wars trilogy). Front View My goal was to come up with a pattern that would be relatively quick to knit and easy enough for first-time socknitters without being too boring or too basic for those with more experience. I hope I succeeded. :) Left sock - Outside In addition to the already-mentioned entwined cable motif, I utilized the Strong heel and the wide toe to play up things a bit. There are some advantages to using the Strong heel: there are no stitches to pick up as in a traditional heel-flap-gusset construction, it seems to fit high insteps better than a traditional short-row heel, and it is easier to maintain the yarn stripe pattern if desired. Cable Closeup The yarn is the new TOFUtsies Power Stripe (color 931). Here’s an example of what the sock would look like in a traditional TOFUtsie colorway or a semi-solid. Pink Insidious This pattern will be available for free after Sock Wars is over. Hope you all like it. :) (Ravel Insidious.)

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11 Responses to “Winners! And another new design!”

  1. Chris Says:
    May 15th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Congrats to the winners!

    And congrats to you on your Sock Wars pattern. I like it.

  2. Amy Says:
    May 15th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Oo, that is a cool sock pattern! And thanks for the comic!

  3. rina Says:
    May 15th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    I’m curious how the Strong Heel is actually constructed. I thought it was a toe up sock but no quite the opposite. This is so clever heel because the stripe is not broken.

  4. turtle Says:
    May 16th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    yeah!!!! (happy happy) those socks are very cool! love the braid down the side!

  5. opal Says:
    May 17th, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    you are just churning out new designs like a mad dervish. i love the new one!

    congrats to the winners!

  6. mrspao Says:
    May 17th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Yay for the winners! What a beautiful pattern.

  7. Nicole Says:
    May 18th, 2009 at 11:23 am

    I like the pink socks… very cute!

  8. Cassie Says:
    May 19th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    I received my copy today! I’m so happy :D Thank you!!

    I love the socks btw!

  9. Sydney Says:
    May 20th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Congrats to the winners!

    Cool sock pattern. I like the cable!

  10. knittymama Says:
    May 25th, 2009 at 8:04 am

    Got my comic, thank you so much!!! We loved it!

  11. Bevboots Says:
    June 4th, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Hiya, Thanks ever so much, I got my Handknit Heroes Issue 2 today. Brillliant. Love the socks, going to add them to my queue on Rav. x

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