I released my first pattern last week! I designed them this past Spring, finished the samples last month while visiting my dad in Delaware, and then fear took over. I was very worried about publishing and how my pattern would be received. I hit 500 downloads on Ravelry yesterday and 250 Favorites. I’m not afraid anymore! Thank you to every single one of you who has reached out to thank me for the pattern or given me a nice comment. It’s really meant a lot and I’m so grateful for the positive response to my first pattern.
Now for the details! I named this pattern Mount Airy Socks after a town in Maryland that we stop in on the way to Delaware. After lots of twisty roads coming from Kentucky, and through West Virginia, it’s always a welcome stop and only two hours from our destination. I knit these socks out of Baerenwolle BAERfoot Sock, which is 80/10 Merino/Nylon. This was my first time using this yarn and as soon as I got it in the mail, I knew I was going to turn it into something special. The socks blocked beautifully and the stitch pattern compliments the yarn perfectly. I used a 2.5mm needle, as this yarn is a round fingering weight. The heel I used was the Fish Lips Kiss Heel. I did not include heel instructions within the pattern, as the Fish Lips Kiss is a paid pattern. I created the socks with the intention of having the left and right spiral towards each other, but you can knit them any way you want.
I’ve got a second pattern already in the works that’s about to enter the testing phase, I think this is going to be an exciting year.