Always popular these unique sock blanks will produce a pair of picture socks, as you unravel so the picture appears! Quite magical.
The first one is based on a photograph of sunflowers in Italy, taken by my old mate Maureen. The second is an impression of a seascape.
These sock blanks can take up to 2 1/2 hours to paint but are really amazing. Why be satisfied with stripey socks when you can have picture socks?
I’m still waiting to see the latest Hockney exhibition but I did get to peruse the beautiful book that accompanies the show. All those amazing colours, spectacular! I just had to paint my interpretation!
Took a while to prepare the colours-
Two painting and steaming sessions later
Now my yarn can have a professional look with their own ‘brand’ labels. Kindly designed by a good friend I can use these bands on any of my hand dyed yarns. Room for all the relevant information they are neat and subtle not detracting from the colourful yarn they surround. Will take me a while to complete labelling all my stock but it will be worth it in the end.
I have added quite a few ‘mill ends’ and hand dyed Brand name yarns to my stock so it’s not just sock yarn! Put the kettle on and take a look see!
Seeing the first daffodils in bloom was the inspiration for this sock blank, I designed it to be knitted top down and two socks at a time. Took about 40 mins to paint but was great fun and hope it looks good as a pair of socks. There are about 60st in a row which is equivalent to a round of the average sock. Will be on sale in etsy shop tomorrow when I can get a decent picture of it dry.
After experimenting with a few scarf length sock blanks I am now having them knitted up by my pal Sheena. I can now offer blanks that have 2 strands for knitters who enjoy knitting 2 socks at a time knowing they’ll have matching ones when they’re finished. (It’s never bothered me having ‘odd’ socks!) I had a plan for the first one but it went awry as soon as I put the sponge into the dye, I realised my lines were too thick for my planned design. I have other designs in the pipeline so keep an eye out in my etsy shop if you love knitting socks.
I’m offering 10% discount in my etsy shop KnitwitDesignsUK accross the whole shop as well as 15% discount on all yarn in KnitwitOriginalsUK. Now is the time to buy your Christmas presents, stocking fillers and secret santa gifts. I have 4 markets coming up in December so much of what you see may not be available for very long.
To receive discounts you need to use special codes which appear on the homepages.
Happy Thanksgiving and happy shopping!
Have almost finished the first pair of socks knitted from the sock blank ‘scarf’ which I hand painted. It was painted with 3 colours then steamed to set the dye. I don’t like the colours at all but at least I’ll have a warm pair of socks at the end of the experiment. Had to have a friend help me graft the toe on sock no 1 but I fully intend to have go myself on sock no 2.