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Inge Sandholt

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From time to time, I will update this blog about my designs and random knitting projects. Most of my patterns can be bought from my pattern home page, ingesandholt.com

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Sock construction

Knit Posted on Tue, February 28, 2012 19:47:40

I have found out recently, that I am a sock knitter. Thinking about it, it is strange that it took me so long to realize. Right now I am experimenting with a new way to construct the foot of the sock. Or, new technique, not really. I got the inspiration in an old knitting book from 1945. The cuff is knit as on a usual cuff-down sock, but then the instep and upper foot is worked back and forth to the toe. The idea was, that the sole could easily be replaced when needed. It is a wonderful idea, that opens up for new ways to add pattern to socks. So far, I have finished the upper part of the foot, the challenges are only just starting! Again using Cascade Heritage Socks yarn – lovely – and reusing the circles from my first written pattern ever, Circle Mittens!



Fisherman’s bubbles

Designs Posted on Tue, February 28, 2012 14:29:40

For my birthday I got this wonderful sweater from Danish designer, Henrik Vibskov, Soho, NYC. It was a trip down memory lane, Danes my age will know what I mean. The sweater is an update of the Seaman’s Sweater from the 30’es, that was part of the teenage uniform in the 70’es in Denmark. It is produced by the same company still, S.N.S. Herning. In fact, a few years ago it got revitalized by another Danish designer, Mads Noergaard – and the sweater has been a fashion statement since. Do I have to say that I loved the gift, so funny to go to a posh boutique in NYC, buy something made and designed in Herning, Denmark, and on top that, reminded me of long lost times.

The bubbles have found their own life among knitters. I had some marine sock yarn in my stash, that shouted to be knit into a pair of Danish Fisherman’s Socks for DS. I tried to give them the same look and feel as the original sweaters, and I think I succeeded. He loves them! I wrote up the pattern, it is available from my webpage.