Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Furlough Socks in Knitcircus

I'm pleased to announce that my pattern, Furlough Socks, is in the fall 2011 issue of Knitcircus. Furlough is a cuff-down sock in 2 sizes with patterned heel-flap and French toe that does not require grafting. The two socks are asymmetrical, featuring a staghorn cable and rib pattern on the first sock and a reverse staghorn cable and rib on the second. These socks will benefit from blocking as the pattern draws in significantly. The design is equally suitable for a man or a woman.

I really enjoyed knitting these socks in Springtree Road Julep Sock, a lovely merino/cashmere/nylon blend. The stitch definition is fantastic and the socks feel like a hug on the feet. This one was fun to design and I promised Spicy a pair of his own so I'll definitely be revisiting this design soon.

Would you like to win a copy of the Fall 2011 pattern collection? Leave a comment on this post and I'll select 2 winners on Monday, August 29. Let me know what kind of crafty projects you're looking forward to this fall. Be sure to leave a valid email address so that I can contact you if you win.

FYI: The Knitcircus blog is hosting a bunch of giveaways as well, so you should head on over there and check it out!

47 comments:

  1. Congrats!  They're beautiful! 
    (But take me out of the running of course ;-) )

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  2. So cool, Sara! I'm very excited for you. Your new socks are lovely! As for crafty projects this fall, well, I'd like to finish up Swoon and Bottled Rainbows, but I'd also love to knit myself a sweater. Maybe Beatnik, since I've been fawning over it for nearly a year...

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  3. Those socks look lovely, and sound very interesting. I don't think I've knit socks with cashmere contents so far. Sounds just wonderful.

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  4. Congratulations!!!! And, yay! a give-a-way :)  Well, I haven't been knitting much, but sewing more.  I have cut out a winter coat to work on this Fall, and have a few tops, etc. I want to make as well.

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  5. oh i am so excited for you!  congrats congrats congrats!  what an awesome accomplishment for you!  my fall projects?  finish swoon, my bee quilt, and hand quilt my kaleidoscope quilt.

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  6. Congrats! What an honor. I am looking forward to finishing up a giant sampler quilt I've been working on, doing a lot of home decor sewing for my first home and knitting some cool-weather clothes for my little guy. Oh, and then there's all the Christmas gifts I want to make... my list of projects is never ending!

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  7. Congratulations on your new pattern! I'm looking forward to working on my Ishbel shawl this fall. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  8. Lovely pattern, and well done! :)

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  9. Lovely socks!  Congrats on the pattern.  I'm working on two vests, a scarf, and a pair of socks right now.

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  10. these are nice socks and just enough pattern to cope with!  I could do with a smaller project to do as am finishing off a double bedspread!

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  11. Wow! Congrats! I would've posted that anyway, but you're also doing a giveaway! :)  I think my favorite fall knitting is Christmas presents! I love working on them starting in September, and the warm fuzzy feeling I get when people open them!

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  12. congrats! the pattern looks lovely..im going to be diving head first into my knitting this fall..hoping to at least find the time to knit myself something..

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  13. Those are beautiful.  In my queue they go!  I would love to win the patterns, thanks for the contest!

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  14. Oh my!  Another pair of socks I must knit!

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  15. More socks to knit!  I find these especially appropriate as I'm a seasonal worker on furlough at the moment.  :)

    Fall plans?  Socks for me, my mom, and my daughter.  I might also start working on a blanket... but we'll see. 

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  16. Congratulations on the publishing of your beautiful sock pattern.  I will continue my sock knitting, and hope to add a Stephan West shawl/scarf to my Fall projects.  Would love to knit your Furlough Socks.

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  17. They look lovely. I am finishing a shawl and then getting back to sock knitting!

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  18. The socks look great - I'm looking forward to some hats and cowls (and socks) this fall - I've decided to participate in Single Skein September over on the Stash and Burn Group on Ravelry.

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  19. I am looking forward to knitting lots of socks - and getting ready for winter with mittens and hats!

    Greets, Steffi

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  20. Congrats! These are beautiful and I have some beautiful yarn that would really suit the yarn.

    This fall will be full of sock knitting for me - I'm participating is Sock Sniper and then Tour-de-Sock...and then it will be onto gift knitting for the holiday. So much fun!

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  21. I really like your design! I'm knitting mostly socks- and some scarves and hats.

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  22. Love this pattern!  I am currently working on two lace shawls and two pairs of socks, 2AAT.  I would love to add this pattern to the list. :)
      

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  23. Hi, I saw your post on SKA and had to come here cos your socks are so lovely and I would love to win the pattern!

    I'm newish to SKA so this autumn I'm looking forward to participating in the monthly challenges and also knitting my first ever baby surprise jacket that I cast on the other day. I'm sure it will be fun figuring out how the blob of knitting turns into an actual wearable thing!

    Congratulations on designing a lovely sock and getting it published.
    Hannonle (from Ravelry)

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  24. Wow fantastic socks

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  25. I've also stalked you from Ravelry :) Beautiful socks, and congratulations!
    This fall I'm going to continue knitting up a storm. Of course, more socks, likely a couple of shawls, and I'm even planning on finishing up a sweater, which is very much unlike me (I'm more of a small project kind of girl).
    Thanks,
    MayaMoonie

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  26. This fall I'm looking forward to clearing the needles of the current 7 projects.  Then I'll cast on a sweater with some gorgeous Madtosh that i've got.

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  27. Wonderful blog and beautiful socks! Congratulations on their publication. :)

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  28. what gorgeous socks, and what a wonderful giveaway!  I am knitting socks and shawls and everything cabled! 

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  29. Stickfia at Ravelry8/26/2011 12:44:00 AM

    I like the looks of these socks!
    I think I'll be knitting socks and shawls this fall. But I'm considering starting a sweater too.

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  30. How exciting for you!
    I can't seem to put the socks down EVER but will try to start and actually complete a sweater this fall.  Not making any promises...

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  31. Well, I'm in Australia so it will be spring knitting for me. I want to get back to knitting socks, but I also have a couple of unfinished shawls that I really want to get done. I've also recently started spinning so I'm on the lookout for good patterns for handspun.

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  32. Sunglow3 on Ravelry8/26/2011 04:47:00 AM

    Beautiful socks! Count me in!

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  33. Those are pretty :) and how cool that you got you pattern published, I think I would frame it and hang it where you knit :)

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  34. As soon as I finish sweaters and hats for my sons, I'm going to be knitting socks for me!

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  35. Oooo!! I would love a copy of the Fall 2011 collection! Gorgeous socks! I'm looking forward to knitting more socks this fall, and at least 1 sweater. :)

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  36. Congrats on getting your pattern published, that's a lovely pattern.

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  37. Chris Henderson8/27/2011 03:33:00 PM

    Beautiful socks!!! Congrats on having a published pattern!! WooHoo!!
    I'd love to win a copy of the collection!

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  38. Chris Henderson8/27/2011 03:35:00 PM

    Beautiful socks!!! Congrats on having a published pattern!! WooHoo!!
    I'd love to win a copy of the collection!

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  39. Beautiful socks!!! Congrats on having a published pattern!! WooHoo!!I'd love to win a copy of the collection!

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  40. I love the socks!  I'm looking forward to making some shawlettes as Christmas gifts as well as a few hats and maybe two pairs of socks!

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  41. The pattern looks like it is just what I need to get me to knitting socks again.  For the fall I'm knitting a hat to go with a pair of mittens I have just completed.  Also I want to do a cabled cowl because it's going to get cold up here on the mountain.

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  42. Wow! Love the socks. I looking forward to plowing ahead with more knitting, and getting back into my beginner sewing projects! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. I was just admiring this pattern! I want to knit as many pairs of socks as I can. My feet get cold during our harsh winters. Nice wool socks are just the ticket.

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  44. I just was working on my Fall knitting to-do list and there are already 8 projects on it.  It seems I'm on a socks and shawl kick at the moment.

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  45. kelly-ann (ravelry)8/28/2011 08:53:00 PM

    Very pretty pattern - I love the staghorn cable.  I am really hoping to get a head start on decorating for Halloween.  It seems that September and October fly by and there is never time to decorate.  My kids really want some kind of Halloween decorations and this might be the year I get to it!

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  46. I was looking at these socks earlier over at knitcircus.  They are so pretty!
    Justlisa on Ravelry

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  47. love this pattern-congrats on the knitcircus pub

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