On the eve of the Summer solstice I am celebrating fourteen years
of Walking With Emma.
And as Emma naps beside me at my feet, I am enjoying coffee in the pause of a cool morning, putting finishing touches on the pattern pdf. You see, I have been knitting Ten At A Time socks with an impossible deadline to finish, and as the time for knitting lessens while the house rebuild work increases, I have jubilantly decided to put the pattern & photos together “as is”, and get it submitted today.
An ensemble I am naming “Walking With Emma”.
Eight socks, one pattern.
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Walking With Emma is a collection of classic cables & ribs. If knit with a rustic wool they are the quintessence of country socks, and so befitting of wandering in the rural spaces, as I have with my dog Emma! And if made with fine to very-fine yarn, these socks can be as elegant as any occasion could ask for. Four classic cables in a progression of 1/1, 2/1, and two variations of 2/2 cable cross, as well as four plain ribbed variations, making eight ways to knit a sock. This is an epic sock pattern for me because not only do I give it four charts, but six sizes to fit men, women, teens & kids…. and…. the pattern includes a gauge substitution chart so that you can use several weights of your favorite yarns, from rustic hand-spun to fine fingering, and even lace weight!
Please go get the latest pattern and set yourself in motion walking (or sitting) while knitting one or two or three or more of this collection . . .
pattern is live on Ravelry HERE.
In closing, I’d like to mention that Emma and I are still “walking together” as you can see posted over here, and we will greet the Summer Solstice this way! Please click through this epic slideshow and view some great photos I have taken over the years, out trail-making and walking with Emma in our mountain landscape …
OMG this so incredibly gorgeous!
I need those socks! Now!
Love it, Jen!
These photos are such a precious treasure. xo
What is better than a good dog? Nuthin’!
So beautiful! The socks, the setting, the dog, you, the sentiment…
All of it.
My beloved Reggie, a staffy, use to sleep across my neck when she was a puppy.
In the bitter cold we have been experiencing here I recently took to using a hot-water bottle.
I keep waking up to find I have positioned it across my neck in exactly the same way that silky little warm pudding used to sleep.
Gorgeous to see these photos of your beautiful girl.
And the socks are wonderful.
I might need to knit a pair.
Emma has walked many beautiful miles! And the sock pattern is great! Glad you got it finished!