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Unsung Sock Heroes
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18 Responses

  1. Guro

    What a great post! Such a lovely thing to do! Had you not written about Ann, I would have claimed her as my unsung sock heroine. She is such a beautiful person, inside and out, and a great knitting friend. Virginia and Dan are awsome too. Now I just have to go check out that Chawne…

  2. Zina

    OMG! Lolly, you have got to check out this blog:


    I would love to have her abilities. She has completed 41 socks this year!

  3. Holli

    Lolly, I don’t want to sound silly here, but YOU were one of my first knitting inspirations, an unsung heroine, of sorts. I found your blog before I learned to knit and was amazed and determined by your talent. Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed was another, and those clever girls at Purl Soho too. In the time since I’ve learned to knit I’ve discovered many, many knitting heros/heroines…and I’m 100% hooked.

  4. ChristyH

    I love Hunter’s socks over on ravelry. A very very talented sock designer. A star is born.

  5. Eva

    Oh, but yes, there is Claudia from my knitting group, who started sock designing recently. I think her sock designs are fabulous: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/claudia-eisenkolb

  6. Kristyn

    My knitting buddy Lynne designs beautiful socks. I haven’t knitted any of them yet because I have yet to try toe-up socks but her stuff maked me want to learn. She can be found at http://www.ravelry.com/designers/lynne-wardrop. My other knitting friend Mary (who is not on Ravelry if you can believe it) makes the most beautiful cabled sweaters for her grown daughters, most of them of her own design. She made the most beautiful cabled afghan for her brother & SIL’s 25th wedding anniversary. I wish I would have gotten a picture of it.

  7. Ammie

    Thanks for the post and for introducing me to some fabulous new (to me) knitters and designers.

  8. Asiye

    i love the above sock and designers :) have started knitting socks in may, and not stopped!
    i just finished a sock designed by Jeannie Cartmel
    hedr ravelrysite: http://www.ravelry.com/people/jeanniefanihi
    her blog: http://jeanniefanihi.blogspot.com/

  9. Robin in VA

    Not only am I totally blown away by her designs & work but the speed in which she finishes the projects!!! All I’m left to say is….WOW!

  10. Preeti

    Unsung alright! Those are some amazing sock creations, thanks for sharing!

  11. Chris

    Can you tell me the pattern for those lovely sky blue socks (fourth photo from the top)? I simply must know! thanks!!!!!

  12. Bertha

    I love that you featured Chawne! She is one of the nicest and most talented people I’ve encountered on the internets.

  13. Pinneguri

    This was very nice of you, but … Well, it’s always nice to get praise so what can I say but thank you ♥

    On the sock knitting market there are great knitters like spillyjane (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/spillyjane), mariannan (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MariannAn?set=socks&view=thumbnail), Stephanie der Linden (http://www.ravelry.com/designers/stephanie-van-der-linden), Robyn Gallimore – is she famous in America? I didn’t know her before Ravalery though (http://www.ravelry.com/designers/robyn-gallimore).
    Some people like Marianne (http://www.ravelry.com/people/Giram), Åsa (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Northknitter/reindeer-socks-no-4) og Tobi (http://www.ravelry.com/designers/tobi-beck) has only designed a few patterns but they are doing great stuff too.

    I actually didn’t know Chawne had done her own design, so thanks for telling.

  14. Linda

    Wow to those colourwork socks. Some people are so talented.

  15. Rachel

    Thanks so much for the list–there are so many great sock designs out there that are by less well-known folks! I’ve heard of most of these but was happy to get a link to ScratchCraft. And I never realized Chawne had designed the socks of kindness. Beautiful design and concept!

  16. earthchick

    I stumbled onto those amazing socks of Osloann’s a couple of weeks ago and was totally blown away. WOW. Thank you for linking to Chawne’s design – I had somehow missed that and it looks fab!

    One of my sock heroes is Kirsten (Through the Loops). She just blows me away with how prolific she is in terms of designing (not to mention knitting) – and of course that’s everything, not just socks. And she’s just so generous, both with her free Mystery KAL for Socktoberfest and with offering patterns in exchange for donation to Alzheimer’s research. I am just so impressed with her and her work.

  17. Karen

    Thanks for sharing your inspiration. Your husband always has such nice, smiling eyes :)
    I don’t know if she’s unsung, but Tiennie’s (http://tiennieknits.typepad.com/tiennie_knits/) version of Veronik Avery’s Spiral Boot Socks really jumpstarted my interest in sock knitting!

  18. Kathy

    Lolly – thanks for all of those great socks! Those light blue ones at the end of the post are beautiful. Are they yours? What pattern did you use?

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