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Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sock knitting again

Lovely to be back knitting socks again.

One of my favourite patterns, which I have knit several times in the past, is Monkey Socks, by Cookie A. I am using the pattern from her book, knit.sock.love, that I bought at the Sock Summit in Portland in the summer of 2013.

The yarn is soft and fine and will make great socks. I know that I bought it in Campbell River at the Needle & Arts Centre last year, but the label has gone missing. This is a top down pattern, so the heel is constructed in the classic fashion with a heel flap. As much as I like knitting socks from the toe up, I think that the classic heel is a better fit.

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