Slipstream features a shaped arch, which fits your foot like a glove. A center front lace panel is flanked by twisted cables reminiscent of a stream in a forest. The lace panel is easily memorized and the cables are created without a cable needle. The increases and decreases used to achieve the arch shaping narrows the lace panel to a point at the top of the instep. You maybe tempted to buy new shoes to highlight this feature! The pattern includes both charted and written instructions for the gusset and arch shaping.
Calaveras is named after one of my favorite roads in the San Francisco Bay Area. This pretty road winds up through an oak forest and overlooks a lovely earthen damn. During spring, you can see eagles nesting if you are lucky. Calaveras is knit top down and features a center lace panel which is reminiscent of oak branches, eyelet ribbing and a gusset heel.