Halcyon has been released into the world...
In the depths of winter when Carolien (the dyer at Colourful Creativity) and I were brainstorming ideas for a spring sock design, we were both inspired by the first flush of spring. That magical time when the world wakes up from its long winter nap and trees are re-born from brown and barren to lush with foliage in bright shades of green. That time when the sun is so bright and warm that it makes everything it shines on look a little brighter. When the first blooms of the season open and their burst of colour changes not only the landscape but everyone’s mood; even the birds seem to sing more loudly and happily. The first word that came to mind for me was halcyon.
Halcyon is an adjective that is defined as:
Denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful.
This pattern and this yarn are designed to remind you of the halcyon days of spring when the world feels (if only for a moment) idyllically happy and peaceful. The yarn is called 'Spring Fling' and it's a limited edition yarn that's being released at the same time as this pattern. You can find 'Spring Fling' here. (The rainbow donegal specks are really cool - this was my first time working with them and I'll definitely be knitting with this yarn again).
Halcyon is worked from the toe up and features ribbing across the top of the toe and foot. Gusset increases are moved from the sides of the foot to the instep to accommodate the emerging floral stitchthat starts on the top of the foot and continues up the front of the leg. The sock ends with a ribbed cuff.
The pattern is graded for 4 circumferences and foot length is customizable. Halcyon is available with a 20% introductory discount until Monday May 14th (no coupon code required, the discount will be applied automagically at checkout).