Morningside Socks – Knit with the Edinburgh Yarnfest in mind

The post for my latest sock design Morningside socks is, in fact, a bit overdue. But it was a long summer and the time spent mostly outside. I also had a bit of an Instagram break which means I didn’t post as often as I usually do.

The inspiration for Morningside socks dates back to the Edinburgh Yarn Festival in March 2019. I met Saskia from Ovis Et Cetera for the first time in person although our Instagram acquaintance dates back to 2015. Anyway, I got a skein of her Corriedale sock yarn from the booth she hosted together with Saskia from Ja Wol Rotterdam.

Hmm, quite unintentionally I chose that particular colour that reminded me of the Edinburgh houses. Strange, as most of the other skeins I bought at the Yarnfest were blue, teal or turquoise (I tend to buy the same colours each time). So I decided to cast on a pair of socks right away.

Blooming tree and Edinburg houses
Skein of greige yarn held against a wall of the same colourway.
Morningside socks are reminding me of Edinburg

Not only the pattern and the yarn recalls Edinburg but the geometric lace pattern makes me think of the rooftops on my way to the Edinburgh Yarnfest. My friend Stephanie who is kindly hosting me there when I visit lives a 25-minute walk away from the Corn Exchange and I usually take the stroll along Union Canal. I love the houses, the trees and the light very much.

Edinburgh  Rooftops
Flatlay of Morningside Socks and a cup of tea.
Morningside Socks are on Ravelry

Morningside Socks are knitted from the toe up starting with the fabulous Judy’s Magic Cast-on. The lace part really is not difficult, it is an easy repeat However, it’s not quite tv-knitting, it needs a bit of attention. ?

You can find the pattern for Morningside Sock and quite a few project pictures on Ravelry. Or on Instagram where I occasionally check what you are making with my patterns, too. Big ?for the knitters who share!

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