Summer Flies Lace Knits: Lacewing socks – pre-order available now

Collection Preview #3

Summer Flies Lace Knits:
A Dragonfly Study in Lace

Lacewing socks (Pattern Preview 3 of 4)

Do you recognise those toes? The lovely Katherine at Baa Ram Ewe is my model for this collection, with photos by another lovely staff member there, Joelle.

Next week is the big release – so there’s one more week to pre-order at the discounted rate of £9. The collection will go up to full price on the 1st, along with the release of the last pattern in the collection. One more pattern to go after today.

Thanks to everyone who’s pre-ordered so far. I must say I’m getting quite excited for the release of my first book. :)

(Click the Buy Now button at the bottom of the newsletter to get your copy.)

This week’s newsletter features the third pattern of the Summer Flies Lace Knits collection. But first a little bit about the pattern…

Lacewing socks: Pattern the Third

Lacewing uses a simple 12-st lace repeat that you’ll quickly have memorised, with slipped sts creating the dragonfly body ‘stem’. It’s my take on dragonfly argyle.

This bouncy, beautifully hand-dyed yarn brings to mind the iridescent colours of sleek dragonfly bodies, as they flit in the sun. Shown in: Azure Damsel colourway.

What you’ll need…

Finished Measurements and Sizing: 

  • S (UK 3-4/US 5-6) – 220m (240yds)
  • M (UK 5-6/US 7-8) – 300m (330yds)
  • L (UK 7-8/US 9-10) – 400m (435yds)
  • XL (UK 9-10/US 11-12) – 480m (525yds)



  • 2 mm (US 0) DPN needles (or long circular for magic loop)

E-book Pre-order: £9 (RRP will be £10 once released on 1st July)

Next week on the 1st July the Print book (including e-book) and full ebook will be released with all pattern details and tutorials.

Click the buy now button to get your pre-order. You’ll be sent a PDF to your Ravelry library with details about the patterns so you can get all your supplies together, ready to start when the colleciton’s released on 1st July.

Click here to see all the featured colourways of the Summer Flies collection, specially dyed by Katie at Sylvan Tiger Yarns.

Summer Flies Knit-A-Long

Fancy doing a KAL with us? Hop on over to Ravelry and add your thoughts – it would be great to see the pattern your planning to knit and the yarn you’ve got. Post up a pic! :)

Casting-on party on Ravelry and Twitter will be Friday 3rd July after the patterns are released. There’s a special Yarndale surprise included too…think discounts and prizes.

Lace Workshop – bit of help to get you started…

Near to Leeds and fancy a hand getting to grips with lace (or socks)? I’ve got some workshops coming up with will help you get started:

Hope everyone has a lovely week – fingers crossed for some sunshine!


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