My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


Free Rivulets Sock Pattern

The Rivulets Sock pattern is now available free in pdf format — here and from my Free Patterns page. Enjoy!

A few of you have asked me for more information about my Charlotte, NC trip. The basic info is on my “2009 Travel and Teaching Schedule” tab up at the top of the blog. (Heh. I just typed “blob” instead of “blog.” Twice.)

There is more detailed information on Charlotte Yarn’s Special Events page. I hope to see a bunch of you there!

About that sock I showed yesterday . . .

That was evidence of my negative progress. I had done 2″ of a pattern and decided it wasn’t quite right, so ripped it out. I’ve since made some better progress with an altered pattern.


The yarn is Sanguine Gryphon Sea Sock in the “Phoenix” colorway. This is a fingering weight yarn that is 70% superwash merino,30% seasilk. It’s a joy to knit.

The pattern is my own and is inspired by a new friend. Said friend is a busy mom of an adorable little girl. She also has a challenging career. She mentioned over the weekend that she loves the idea of handknit socks as a stamp of individuality you can pair with your business wardrobe. So I’m calling these socks “Muriel’s Socks” in her honor.

In this photo, I’ve just taught Muriel to knit (mwa-ha-ha!) and am demonstrating the glories of Plurk to her (double mwa-ha-ha!)


See how dangerous I am? (Dr. Jackie, take note of the level in the whiskey bottle.)

Why I Love Craig Ferguson

Need I say more?

Lucy Sez:




  1. I saw a craig ferguson dvd at work the other day and thought of you.

  2. Muriels socks are looking really good.

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  3. Thanks for the sock pattern! I think we’ll slowly assimilate people into both knitting and Plurk – one victim at a time! πŸ™‚

  4. I just bought a great colorway from Perfect Day Yarns for the rivulets socks. So thanks for the freebie. Looks like I may miss you in Charlotte. My LYS is having a sweater design class on that Saturday from 10 to noon that I will be taking. May try to come on Sunday.

    southparknitter (aka Timmie!)s last blog post..On the go

  5. Thanks so much for this pattern! It’s lovely!
    Nice stretch there, Lucy!

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  6. Wow – thanks for yet another fantabulous pattern, Wendy!

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  7. I really love the new pattern, I am getting ready to start a new pair of socks, and I think this will be it! Also, I am from NC, and live in MN now…but I am so glad you will get to experience Charlotte during this time of the year. I have one serious suggestion: If you have never had NC BBQ before, please try to have at least one sandwich while you are there. I am a long time vegetarian, but I still drool over the thought of NC BBQ! πŸ™‚

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  8. Thank you!!! I love this pattern.


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  9. I love the rivulets socks. I’ll have to go stash diving and see if I have an appropriate sock yarn to make them with!

    Seanna Leas last blog post..Give Away! The first novel

  10. Dr. Jackie says:

    OMG…I saw the original of that clip (being a devoted Craig Ferguson fan like you), and about fell off my bed laughing …which would, no doubt, have resulted in a knitting needle in the eye, since I always knit during the show…! I truly believe he is one of the funniest guys on the planet.

    Glad to see you are making progress on that bottle!!

    And thanks for the pattern….

  11. I love the rivulets socks. Thank you for making the pattern available. Also, that clip was hilarious! Thanks, I really needed that today!

  12. ChristyH says:

    Rivulets is Free??!!!! I think I love you.

  13. I just may have to tivo this guy…that was just as funny as the dick in a box…lmao

  14. Waaaahhh, I want some Tully too! And I really like Rivulets too.

    Craig Ferguson is hot!

  15. Thanks for making the Rivulet socks a free pattern!! It may be the inspiration (and courage) I need to try toe-up socks!

    I also love Craig Ferguson!

    Andreas last blog post..Winter/Spring Knitting.

  16. Thank you for the clip; I needed a laugh, and that did it!

    ccr in MAs last blog post..I’m Cranky

  17. RedfordPhyl says:

    Love the socks pattern, and what can you say about the Scotsman. I always watch him if I’m up that late.

  18. Ooooooo! Thank you Thank you! Love free patterns….must buy more yarn! πŸ˜‰

    The Phoenix yarn is beautiful!!!

  19. I do love me some Craig Ferguson! If you haven’t checked out the novel he wrote a few years ago (“Between the Bridge and the River”), it’s highly recommended–and a warm-up for the one he has coming out in September! Okay, this sounds like spam. I’m just tryin’ to spread the Craig joy around . . .

  20. Thank you for your generosity.

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  21. Linda in Chicagoland says:

    Love the bling and dew rags on the puppets! There’s rumored to be a video of Craig on the Conan O’Brien show years before he (CF) got his own show. I’ve never seen it but its supposed to be hilarious.

  22. Muriel Correa says:

    Oh my gosh I feel like a rockstar! I LOVE the way the socks are going and Orange!! Girl, you know me well already. πŸ˜‰

    I’ve never seen Craig Ferguson but man that makes me want to watch him, hillarious!

    Stretch Lucy…stretch…

  23. Thank you so much!

  24. Thanks for the lovely pattern. I am just finishing my first pair of socks, and this might just be my second pair!

    Pamelas last blog’s real.

  25. Can’t wait to knit up rivulets – thanks so much!

  26. My friend is Gryphon’s new business partner! Yay for local yarnies! I’m a big fan. I bought only local at MDSW simply because I loved their things best.

  27. I love the texture on the Rivulets pattern. Looks great! Next time I have a variagated blue I am going to knit these.

    Susans last blog post..New Mostly Solids!

  28. Ok, that video was disturbing on so many levels….LOL!! Now I have to watch his show. Enabler.

    Lisas last blog post..Nuthin’ But the Knittin’

  29. Love the Rivulets! Thank you very much. The Muriel is looking sweet, too. You are so generous..

  30. I *ADORE* Craig Ferguson.

    He so does not help me get to bed early (I suppose I could tape it, lol).

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  31. Have to say that I may have found my favorite sock in the “Muriel” and you have made lots of socks I have loved but these have a special place in my heart.

    Stacys last blog post..More Spring Fling

  32. Ooh, loving the sock! A close looks shows an interesting play of warm colors in it. Very cool.

    Hissy Stitchs last blog post..Sheep to Shawl Festival

  33. Craig for the next American Idol. Oh yeah, he is Scottish! Thanks for the chuckles which I passed on to my daughter!

    Lizs last blog post..Sun Shiny Weekend

  34. Hooray for the glories of Plurk!

    Nicoles last blog post..Nom!

  35. Oh, I do love Craig…he is a freakin’ hoot. A little frightening sometimes, but still a hoot. πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for the Rivulets pattern! Fun! πŸ™‚

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  36. That video cracked me up πŸ™‚ Thanks for the pattern, now just to find some yarn.

    darcs last blog post..You know it’s popular when…

  37. Thanks for a lovely pattern!

    Inas last blog post..Off Touring

  38. Thanks for the pattern. I just bought some Wendy Sunrise yarn from Loopy, maybe I’ll use that. How do you stay up to watch Craig and then get up to get to work so early? I love Craig, too. See him in person if you can, he is even funnier.

  39. I love the colorway of the orange socks, LOL @ Lucy. Teach ’em how to WERK girl! =^_^=

    Annas last blog post..she’s a busy body

  40. Oh, you are good!

    Terris last blog post..cauchy begins

  41. LOL! Oh my! I’ve never watched a whole episode of Craig Ferguson, but he’s clearly a hoot. I may have to try and stay up a few nights to see him. What’s with the guy in the leather gear? That’s kinda crazy. Guess when it’s the late late show, you can do just about whatever you want. (Which is even better, IMHO). Thank you for making Rivulets available – I love that pattern – it’s really pretty, and I think I have a perfect yarn for it.


    Miss Knotty/Delta Plurke

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  42. I share the CF love!

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  43. Lucy looks like she’s doing kitty yoga!

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  44. Muriel’s Socks are oh so pretty. CanΒ΄t wait till you release it as a pattern. And thank you for the free pattern, it is already in my queue πŸ˜‰

  45. I must have missed that Craig F program. Thanks for the clip here! What a laugh! I’ll be thinking of this at work, and the tune will be going round & round my head all day – especially when that afternoon meeting goes long/gets boring/goes over my head… πŸ™‚

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  46. JFrogger says:

    What a beautiful sock pattern. Thanks for your generosity!

  47. I loved the clip! Very funny.

    The Rivulets Pattern looks great – thanks so much. Another sock to put on my list of must knits.

  48. Danièle says:

    Lovely pattern !!!! Thanks a lot

  49. I’m thinking you don’t watch Craig Ferguson on TV much due to the fact that I he on really late! I’m guessing you must watch on-line…?… Love the clip. Thanks for the laugh! Also, thanks for the sock patterns!

  50. The socks are lovely!

    The Craig Ferguson video was hysterical!

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  51. So very sweet of you to share this, and so many other free sock patterns. As for Muriel, it is great to see the lady with the knack teaching it to a lady getting the bug.

    πŸ™‚ firefly

    fireflys last blog post..Spring

  52. Thank you so much for making this one a freebie! I’ve never done toe-up yet and the whole W&T concept has me spooked, but the pattern’s so pretty, I’m thinking of trying it. I guess it’s another incentive to buy your newest book, so I can get more comfortable with toe-up πŸ™‚ Thanks again!

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  53. You may not have ever met me, but you have put me under your “mwa-haa-haa” spell many, many times. πŸ™‚

    Loved the video!

  54. christie says:

    Thank you for another beautiful pattern! Like Melanie J., I’ve not made socks toes up yet, but I’m going to soon! I’m sure if it’s not Rivulets, it will be one of your other patterns when I do try my first pair.

  55. May I ask a question from a struggling newbie sock knitter?
    How do I determine which size to make? What part of the foot do I measure? When I base it on shoe size I can’t even squeeze it on my daughters foot which is a size smaller than me. I’ve knit several most of the way to discover that nothing (not even oil) was gonna get that sucker on my foot – and I really don’t have a big foot! And as most people, I did make the elephant sock – fit my foot and my arm (UGH)

    My husband has proclaimed that I will never make a whole sock, much less the second one. I must prove him wrong πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for any help or guidance you can provide! You are awesome and I LOVE reading your blog and Lucy πŸ™‚

  56. Thank you for the wonderful new sock pattern! I hope we do this one in the KAL. Also, you are pretty ebil with the plurk….. πŸ™‚

  57. Adrienne says:

    I needed that Craig Ferguson more than you could possibly know. Awesome. Thanks!

  58. madonnaearth says:

    LOL!! That vid is great! Thanks!