Sockupied Spring 2014 Preview

Dec 16, 2013

There's a new issue of Sockupied in the works . . .  

. . . and it's all about science and socks.

Keep an eye out in early January 2014 for an all new issue including technical articles, yarn and needle reviews, and six original designs. Take a peek! (For anyone with an iPad, the issue is already available through the Sockupied app. The Mac and PC versions will be ready around January 13, 2014, so check the Interweave Store for your copy.) 

New Designs

From cables to colorwork, this issue has something for everyone.

Cables

 

This issue's featured designer, Kate Atherley, was inspired by the elegant non-repeating nature of mathematical constants to create her Constant Cables Socks. She created a mirrored design in which cables extend all the way down the heel for a stylish look coming and going.   Following a new mathematical concept called a "stranded automaton," Lana Holden used a simple rule set to design the fabulous Automata Socks. The issue contains Lana's tutorial for knitting and understanding automata, which may be more familiar than you think!

Handpaint Harmony

   
 Anita Grahn took a skein of handpainted yarn and created a knitted flower bed in the Centaurea Socks: When the skein's second color appears, she sows the seed of a contrasting-color blossom on the surface of the socks. The result is a unique application of persistently pooling handpainted yarn. Trudy Evans pairs panels of traveling stitches with short-rows to bust pooling in this issue's One Sock Two Ways design. Voltage Socks are lively, featuring a lightning-bold design that crackles with energy.

Creative Color

     
Terry Morris offers tips for successful sock colorwork in this issue's Tech article, and she pairs her advice with a pair of socks designed to teach you the skills necessary to create Fair Isle socks that fit.  In a pair of socks originally designed for her Op-Art Socks book, Stephanie van der Linden created an elegant tiled design with a houndstooth sole. Houndstooth is an optical illusion: when you look at it, the everything appears to turn clockwise.

And Much More

The new issue also covers yarns that glisten; new and notable double-pointed needles for sock knitting; socks on Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell; the winner of our "Socks with Flair" button contest; technical articles; a designer profile; and more. The Spring 2014 Sockupied is due in mid-January--keep your eyes peeled!


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