Monday, November 18, 2013

Subversive Socks - Anarchist

Cooperative Press has released a new book entitled "Subversive Socks" that turns the notion that knitting socks is boring or sedate on its head. Imagine the inner smugness one would feel when secretly wearing knitted curse words under one's shoes, or knitting socks that reveal a secret message when viewed from just the right angle.
I'm happy to be a part of this book with my pattern, Anarchist.

Subvert the boot-heel of oppression by wearing the Anarchy symbol on your sock heel. Thick and thin stripes alternate along the leg and foot of the sock. The heel features a stranded color-work Anarchy emblem on the heel flap.

The sock are knit using two 50-g skeins of Western Sky Knits Aspen Sock (100% superwash merino) on US size 1.5 /  2.25 mm needles, and the pattern is written for three sock sizes.

I especially enjoyed the irony of being sent yarn to knit subversive socks in my old high school colours.

The book is available as a digital download from either Ravelry or Cooperative Press, and will be available in print next month.