8.16.2011

Vokuhila Socks

I seriously can't believe I haven't blogged since Sock Summit! Bad blogger. I still have a Sock Summit wrap up to do, but something very exciting happened that I have to share first. 

So, sometime in late April/early May Erica at Kollage calls and says there is this opportunity to have a sock pattern on the Vogue Knitting website, but the deadline is literally crazy.  I thought about it for a second and agreed to do it. I had about 4-5 days to think up a pattern, write it, get it tech edited, knit the socks and convince someone to test knit the socks on the same 4 day deadline. I guess all the stars aligned or something, because I got it done. And, I can now reveal the Vokuhila socks:
 
They are a part of the Sock-Cess ad campaign in the brand new Vogue Knitting Fall 2011. Just one skein of Sock-a-licious and you are good to go.
The pattern is now available on the Vogue Knitting Website here. And, it's a free pattern, so really you have no reason to not download it. You know you want to make them!

Also, the Kollage Yarns group on Ravelry is hosting a Vokuhila Socks KAL starting on 8/22. So, if you are in the mood to knit some pretty socks, you can join us over there for some sock knitting fun. Details are in this thread on Ravelry.

And, finally, I have been getting A LOT of questions about the name of the socks. Here's the story:

Vokuhila is the German word for mullet. It’s the perfect name for these socks as they are all business down the back of the leg onto the heel flap, but it’s party time down the front of the sock.

Hope you enjoy the socks. Happy knitting!


6 comments:

  1. I love the name! So funny :o)

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  2. Congratulations and the socks are lovely ! Very nice.

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  3. Those are adorable! Congratulations! That must be so exciting!

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  4. I am so glad you agreed to my crazy deadline! I love your sock design. It was so worth the madness...

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  5. The sock is lovely, but when I try to download the pattern from Vogue, I only get a blank screen. Something's not working.

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  6. Who doesn't want to knit mullet sock? They are wonderful.

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