Today we welcome Aud Bergo to the blog to share some thoughts on creating Vervain
I love knitting socks and making sock patterns, and especially stranded knitted colorwork socks. I am so thrilled to be included in Twist Collective Winter 2018 with the pattern Vervain also because this is my first professionally published pattern internationally!
I live and work in Norway and warm socks are a must. My inspiration comes often from nature but also often from everything around me in daily life. I love to play with colors and different motives. I always ask myself how can I make something different and colorful?
The idea behind Vervain was to make the instep pattern as a natural transition into the sole. At the same time making a good knitting experience with neither a too complicated, nor too dull pattern for the sole.
I also aimed for a pattern that could work with the two colors changing place in the repeating pattern. This shows itself with “roses” both in main color and contrast color. As I am not fond of knitting with long floats, I always aim for not having too many of those. I am also happy with Vervain in that respect.
Vervain will work just as good for him as for her. They are knitted cuff down with a heel flap. Personal I think the pattern looks best with a dark main color and a lighter contrast color, so take care to choose colors with good contrasts.
I am so happy with the work the Twist Collective Team have done with my pattern and lovely pictures by Crissy Jarvis!