Saturday, December 13, 2008

Lord of the Rings "Teaser" Sock Patterns

As you know, the Lord of the Rings Sock Club begins in February (sign ups end Jan 1). But because February is still soooo far away, we are very excited to introduce two "teaser" patterns that are available for individual purchase NOW! Because they involve irregular yarn amounts I would highly recommend purchasing the kits (available in child and adult sizes), but the patterns are also available on their own as PDFs or print. Enjoy!

Hobbit Feet
When Laurel, the designer, started thinking about socks based on the Lord of the Rings Trilogy she thought to herself "What socks would Hobbits wear?". Well, as we all know, hobbits don't wear shoes and so they probably don't wear socks either. Their tough hairy feet make it unnecessary. But for us humans with our soft, unprotected soles we need something to keep our toes toasty warm. Hence, the Hobbit Feet pattern. Knit this up for your favorite Lord of the Rings fan- child or adult- and they can pretend to be a hobbit too!

Prancing Pony Socks
For a pair of socks that can be worn under your riding boots, or down to the local tavern, try the Prancing Pony socks! A basic top down sock pattern is livened up with a fun intarsia pony on the side of the leg or the back of the heel. Options are given for boot-high socks, short "ankle" socks, adult sizes and kid sizes. You can make a pair for everyone in the family! The pattern is written for our Tinsel Toes fingering weight Tencel/Merino sock yarn for a bit of silky, shiny elegance. We've been told by many customers that Tinsel Toes makes the most comfortable, hard wearing socks in their collection!


Aimee said...

That pony pattern is too cute! I could see putting a horn on him and making unicorn socks for a little girl.

Jadielady said...

So awesome! I signed up for the club before I even knew who you guys were and I'm so excited and can't wait to see the yarn :)

mhardersen said...

OH MY GOSH!! I love the FEET! My husband already has hobbit this will be the icing on the cake!! Thanks!

madonnaearth said...

Hobbit feet! lol

No you didn't...people will be lining up to make that one. Kewl!