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!