Friday, February 06, 2009

Introducing Slipstream

Since the election, I've been busy. It all started with a conversation I had with Kristine about a sock I was knitting out of some handspun Pigeonroof Studio superwash merino. She wondered if I could use the basic shaping of the arch and put a pattern in it. I took her up on the challenge.

This is the sock that Kristine originally saw.

Shaped arch socks

This is the challenge sock. It is called Slipstream.

Slipstream Socks

Slipstream Socks

Both patterns are for sale at A Verb for Keeping Warm's studio in Berkeley. And, until I figure out linking for so you can download the patterns directly, if you would like to purchase a PDF copy, shoot me an e-mail at unravelingmarloweATyahooDOTcom letting me know which pattern you are interested in and I will send you an e-mail telling you how to pay me via Paypal and email you a copy of the pattern.


Anonymous said...

Woo, you! It's great to hear from you, Marlowe, and what a fabulous couple of sock patterns! So when are you going to Bath???

rebekah said...

Hey Marlowe, congrats on a great pattern! I have been admiring them at AVFKW and was so happy to discover that I could purchase the pattern today =)

jennigma said...

Do you have sizing information in your patterns? I love this foot style and want to use it on some socks I'm working now, but am befuddled as to how I can adjust for my measurements.


Marlowe said...


I don't have sizing. However, the purple sock is a woman's 10; the pink/orange is a woman's 7. Both use the same shaping in the arch. One way to adjust is to do the shaping rounds every third round or to do the shaping as knit one round plain; next round as a shaping round; knit 2 rounds plain; the next round as a shaping round and repeat this sequence. I had to play with the placement of the shaping rounds when I first started using this type of shaping in my socks. said...

I could never imagine californians can do those traditional pattern, especially the bottom. I may need to release my focus about the california