Drea Renee Knits

//Tuku Honey Socks// Pattern Release!

Andrea Mowry13 Comments

It's pattern release day!!! (Which happens to be my favorite day of the month ;)

I am SO excited to finally share these sweet little socks I have been knitting on - Tuku Honey! I've really been trying to look at my wardrobe when getting inspiration for new designs, so I can see what I could really use. Well, when I opened my sock drawer that became glaringly obvious! I only have a couple pairs of hand knit socks, all of which have seen better days and one of which shrunk after an accidental trip through the dryer.

Last year, my friend Shannon introduced to me to Blundstones - HELLO new favorite boots! They dress up or down and are my absolute go to, and I knew they would be even better with a pair of hand knit socks peeking out the top. It was time to get knitting to bulk up that sad little sock collection!

I had recently acquired some Tuku Wool in two of my favorite colors (mustard yellow and dusty grey pink). I decided to begin with my favorite Turkish cast on, so I could knit them from the toe up. I am a huge sucker for texture, but wanted the pattern to be one I could memorize for when I was traveling. Garter stitch and honeycomb cables for the win! I ditched my cable needle for the small cables, so that they were really portable without needing a lot of notions bumping around in my project bag.

For the first sample, I opted for a short row heel. I really like how they look and they are fun to knit! But....I began to worry about their stability. I asked my tech editor, Meaghan (who also happens to be a sock knitting guru!) what her favorite heels were for fit and stability. She turned me on to the Fleegle heel, and I cannot thank her enough!!

To make today's pattern release even MORE exciting - I have completely revamped my pattern layout! This has been a huge undertaking that I couldn't have done without the help of 2 amazing women - Katie (who happens to be my sister ;) and Brittany of Kaba Creative. They are the geniuses behind my logo and now they have helped me take my patterns to the next level! I am learning In Design (whew!) and I really hope you love this new format. I would love to hear what you think about it in the comments below if you check it out on my new Tuku Honey pattern!