By an amazing co-incidence my latest sock design is based on a Bee-themed idea - that of Honeycomb. The intricacies of honeycomb have always fascinated me - how something so simple can be built together to make something beautifully complex.
I had been playing around with Honeycomb based patterns for a while and spending far too long creating mood boards:
Rummaging through some vintage stitch dictionaries I found an old stitch design based on a series of 2-stitch cables, which when interlocked together make an intricate-looking, but very simple Honeycomb design which seemed to lend itself well to my rules of sock knitting, namely:
1. It must be fun
2. It must be a simple pattern repeat (I am a 'bear of little brain') and need something I can easily pick up and put down
3. It should ideally be unisex as so many of my male family members are now addicted to handknit socks - talk about maing a rod for your own back :)
A bit of sock knitting later and we have...
Honeycomb Cable socks, which are being test knitted as I type.
Fun to execute, mildly addictive, perfect for busy bees on the move...