Pattern: my own, titled "Boyfriend socks"
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shephard Sock solid in "pewter"
Needles: my trusty 2mm 80cm circular addis
I finished these just around the knitty deadline. It was a simple pattern but fun to knit so I thought I might as well submit it. I didn't have time to sort a proper photo shoot though, so the pics were a bit rubbish.
I got back from holiday from an email from Amy Singer saying she loved the socks but knew I could do better pictures. I agreed so asked Marcus if he'd model.
It was one of those "hottest for 100 years" days London has been having a lot of recently. Not a day for wool socks. Not even really even a day for shoes (though the streets were melting in places so bare feet might have been messy). He got very board while I fiddled round his feet and generally got embarrassed at people looking at us but stoically read his book while I snapped away.
I took some much better photos. Amy liked them too. Hooray. Then she sent them for tech editing and Mandy instantly spotted how similar they were to the log cabin socks in Handknit Holidays.
I google-image searched "log cabin socks". The Knitty team are right, boyfriend and log cabin apply the same stitch pattern (which is basically a twist on a ribbed cable, I said this pattern was simple...) - I completely agree it'd be inappropriate for Knitty to include my design.
Still, from reading blog entries on the log cabins I think they are quite different in construction, so my pattern notes might still be worth sharing. I'll try and have a look at the Handknit Holiday's book and then might post my pattern up on the blog.