Monday, December 19, 2005

Gothic Knee Highs

Gothic Knee Highs 2
These have been finished for over a week, waiting to be photographed which proved very difficult given availability of light and photographer, but here they are. The dark red almost black color of this yarn made me think of Sadie Frost in Frankenstein, the dark ages, Gothic architecture. After studying drawings of the cathedrals of Reims and Strasbourg, I came up with a simple yo, k2tog/ssk pattern design of gothic windows. I used three skeins of Koigu and had just an inch of yarn left over after weaving in the ends. They would look great with a black taffeta skirt.
Gothic Knee Highs 1
My knitting hasn't been very exciting lately, I'm working on a pair of socks for bf, a Christmas present, which means nothing else gets in the way until they're done. I'm past the ribbing on the second sock, so just a couple of days should do it.

22 comments:

grumperina said...

Fabulous! I definitely see the Gothic elements, and they are just gorgeous in this pair of long socks. Enjoy wearing them, with a taffeta skirt or not :).

Angela said...

Very cool, Steph! I see what you mean by the gothic windows now. Now only if I could get my knee highs back in action. Maybe after Christmas.

eastern white said...

love the design! totally gorgeous.

kris said...

omg! so gorgeous! great pattern, great colour. i absolutely LOVE them.

Lesley said...

Those are the most beautiful socks I have ever seen, handknit or otherwise. I LOVE 'em.

cynic the lamb said...

I absolutely love those! Funny, as soon as I saw your photos, I immediately thought of Gothic cathedrals and remembered you had referred to that Koigu colorway as Gothic, so suffice to say, you have been successful in creating a Gothic stocking. They are beautiful. Will you be posting a pattern soon?

Catnapping said...

not exciting?? these are beautiful! Your work is exquisite.

Brava.

Jo said...

Steph they are gorgeous! I am so in love with that shade of Koigu and the pattern is perfect for the colour.

Terhi said...

Your socks are absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful beautiful work, Steph!

Chris Q said...

I love them. what a clever idea of transposing the architecture onto socks.

kelly said...

I love them! How very pretty :)

julia said...

absolutely stunning!

Marie said...

it's a perfect combination of colour and pattern.

Minna said...

They're absolutely gorgeous!!! I think it's clear now: you must be my favourite sock designer. :-)

Purly Whites said...

LOVE! the socks. They are very, very cool. I can't wait to knit myself a pair of knee highs.

Melissa said...

I LOVE those socks! Great color, wonderful design. Will we possibly see a pattern soon? Maybe? Do we have to beg!

li said...

Absolutely KICKASS

Vanessa said...

Pretty! Pretty! Pretty! I'm working on a pair of socks for DH too. But doubt I'll be able to get it done before xmas.

Julia said...

They're fabulous. My cankles don't even look good in knee socks and I'd consider making these! Great job.

lori said...

Those are beautiful!! I am constantly in awe of your sock knitting prowess...

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Wee Quantum Furball said...

wow. I love those socks. I don't suppose that there is a pattern for them? I didn't go too much further back in your blog...I'm sorry if you posted the information somewhere and I missed it. Beautiful.

~K