Today I've been sorting out the final edits for my latest sock pattern -
This is the second sock in my "Beyond the Fat Lady" series - socks inspired by the passwords used within the Harry Potter books. Pig Snout is the second password of the first book - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. I created a lace pattern that is reminiscent of triangles and circles to represent alchemical symbology. The mythical Philosopher's Stone is the prize that all alchemist seek, so it seemed right that lace was used to connect the narrative of the story to the design of the sock.
The other crucial design element for me was to mark the friendship formed by Harry, Ron and Hermione when the boys rescued her from a rampaging troll. A plaited cable pattern seemed the natural choice to interweave the three characters. It was also a nice balance against the lace.
The sock pattern is available at my Ravelry store.