TEST KNITTERS NEEDED: Holly Sock Pattern

Hi everyone! I have just finished putting together my new sock design and I am looking for test knitters! Please shoot me and email at myrabeth.heitman@gmail.com if you are interested.

Holly Socks

The pattern is a cuff down basic cable pattern. I am having the pattern edited so please do not worry about spelling mistakes but I would really appreciate feedback on the clarity of the pattern. Please let me know if there is something in the pattern that you do not understand or think could be said more clearly.
The deadline for the test knit will be two weeks from the point I have all the test knitters I need. Although, I would like to have this pattern up by the end of January. You only need to complete one sock for the test knit. You would also need to create a Ravelry project page for the socks and link it to the pattern page once it is published.

As I am a new designer and this is my first paid pattern that I will be publishing I do not have any other patterns to give as compensation. I have a hat pattern and a mitten pattern in the works that I would be happy to gift to you once that are published, which I expect to be some time in February or early March. You will of course receive a copy of the finalized Holly Socks pattern.

Episode 7 Is Finally Here!

It’s been a while but I am finally returning to my podcast. You can watch the latest episode here. And you can find the show note below.

Social Media

 

Youtube: The Knitting Bookworm

Blog: myrabethknits.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myrabethknits/

 

Finished Objects

Andrew’s Christmas Socks

Pattern Charlie’s Socks by Bethany Richards

Yarn Stroll Down Heather and Forest Heather

 

 

Holly Socks

Pattern forthcoming

Yarn Stroll Fingering Hollyberry

 

Amelia’s Baby Sweater

Pattern Tiriltunge Nyfødtbody. Newborn Onesie. by Siv Jane Aksdal

Yarn Wonderland yarns Cheshire Cat base Jub Jub Bird

 

 

Ashley’s Tardis Socks

Pattern Police Box Sox by Audry Nicklin

Yarn Bad Wolf Girl Studios Galaxy LMC

Stroll Fingering White, Black

 

Works in Progress

Sweaters

My Damejakka Loppa

Pattern is the Damejakka Loppa pattern

Yarn is Brooklyn Tweed Loft

 

My Owl Cardigan

Pattern is from Interweave’s Knitting Wizardry

Yarn is KnitPick’s Wool of the Andes Dove Heather

 

Socks

Scott’s Socks

Vanilla Socks

Knit in KnitPick’s Hawthorn Picnic

 

What I’m Reading

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

Swatch of the Month: Dad’s Christmas Sweater

January’s swatch of the month is a seed stitch swatch knit in KnitPick’s Wool of the Andes Worsted in the Garnet Heather colorway.  Wool of the Andes is a great power house yarn it’s 100% Peruvian Highland Wool. It is available in both superwash and non-superwash, dyed and undyed across several yarn weights. Wool of the Andes is certainly one of my go to sweater yarns.

Swatch of the month_jan18

I knit this swatch in a single seed stitch pattern on US size 7 4.5mm needles. I love the way the heathered yarn has knit up in this stitch pattern and the deep burgundy color is one of my favorites.

This sweater was a Christmas present for my dad. It is an original design that I am hoping to have out to test knitters by the end of January so stay tuned for updates on that. Let me know about your latest swatch in the comments below.

Myra Beth Knits 2018

Happy New Year!

I can’t believe another year has come and gone already. 2017 was full of fun new things. In January Scott and I got married. I graduated from college and started my first full-time job in May. It took a while but we finally found a new normal this past fall and I am looking forward to continuing to settle into the new rhythm Scott and I found this fall.

Looking forward into 2018 I am very excited for some of the exciting things to come here on the Myra Beth Knits blog. One of the many things I am working on in 2018 is a consistent blogging schedule. Now that I know what life looks like post college I feel that I can finally commit to this blog in a meaningful way. I’d also really like to relaunch my knitting video podcast the Knitting Bookworm.

In addition to blogging more often and more consistently, I have many other knitting related goals. Like I’m sure all of you know, there are so many more patterns that I want to knit than I have time for but going into 2018 there are a few things I know I want to add to my me made wardrobe.

This year I want to knit three garments for myself. While I have a few patterns in mind, I haven’t set anything in stone yet. All I know is that by the end of 2018 I want to have at least 3 sweaters of cardigans to wear.

Now let’s talk about socks. At this point I can knit a pair of vanilla socks in 3-4 days. I’ve knit a lot of socks this year (somewhere around 30 pairs) but the vast majority of those socks were for other people. When I counted the other day I have 9 pairs of socks that I knit myself and some of them fit poorly because I hadn’t perfected my personal sock recipe yet.

This year at the very least I want to complete my box of socks, which is a knit along hosted by Kristen from the Yarngasm podcast. All I have to do is knit 12 pairs of socks for myself. Volume wise, I know I can complete this knit along it’s just a matter of resisting the urge to knit for other people. I also have this pipe dream of having 25 pairs of Christmas socks but I’ll have to see about that one.

I’d also really like to perfect Scott’s sock recipe. I’ve knit him a few pairs of socks at this point and none of them are just right. Hopefully, 2018 will be the year I finally get his socks right.

As far as designing goes I have a handful of things I’ve already designed but I have not yet written up the patterns for. In 2018 I’d really like to get off of my behind, write up those patterns, get them test knitted, and published. I also have several ideas for items I would like to design as well. In 2018 I’d really like to increase the number of designs available in my ravelry store.

Have you ever set annual knitting goals for yourself? What are your goals this year? Let me know in the comments below!