Honey, Sugar, Sukker, Sokker, Socks
The word for sugar in Norwegian is sukker. The word for socks is sokker.
I love language and playing around with words and sounds, so I chose the name Sugar Sokker for a sock pattern I published last year.
The pattern features stranded colourwork and an afterthought heel, and it I struggled to get it on my foot because of my exceptionally high arch.
So, I designed a new pattern, using the same colourwork design, but this time with a short gusset and named them Honey Sugar Socks.
As always I called for test knitters and as always one or more of the test knitters didn't hold up their end of the bargain and, after receiving the test pattern, I never heard from them again.
This happens every time and I'm often left with one or two trusty testers who give me exactly what I asked for. With the Honey Sugar socks I was extremely fortunate to have three great testers.
Maria used a 4ply self striping sock yarn from 'Knit or Dye' in colourway 'Eqwoolity' and 4ply Skinny Sock from 'Yarn Trader' in coloured 'Haversham Cream.'
Caroline used Drops Nord and a self-dyed 4ply merino/nylon sock wool
Eva used yarn Drops Fabel for the blue grey contrast colour and Regia Trend Shiné.
It's curently only available in English, but I hope to get the Norwegian version up before the launch of the website (I don't know when that will be!).
Because of the work that went into creating this pattern, I can now use it as a template for other sock designs! The plan is to create a system where buy customers can purchase the pattern can purchase the subsequent charts for all of the socks in the series, without having to pay for a new pattern every time. 😉
I already have a new design ready to roll... haven't settled on a name, yet... any ideas?