Sunday, 25 March 2012

Luuuuuurve. No, really...

Yes, this is a post all about love. Or Liab, to be more accurate (and Bavarian). In traditional Alpine knitting, there are several variations of single twisted stitches weaving over and under each other, and they are generally known as Liab (Love).
To Illustrate what I mean, here's a scan from my favourite go-to book when it comes to Alpine knitting, Baeuerliches Stricken by Lisl Fanderl.

Brennende Liab (burning love) creates essentially a plain weave effect, Vergessene Liab (forgotten love) has lengths of no crossing in between, and Offene Liab (open love) has one direction of stitches always over the other direction. Since these patterns are centuries old, I don't think Offene Liab would signify an open relationship, but you never know...

The reason I am blathering on about this is that I have just released another pattern which uses the same principle, albeit with two stitches moving across the ground each time. It's on Ravelry here .


  1. So pretty! Thanks for releasing the pattern.

    1. My Pleasure, glad you like it. Let me know how you get on...

  2. I have just started knitting these socks, they look fantastic. Just beyond the cuff right now on the first cable crossings. Having fun so far!

  3. I love this sock pattern! I am an editor at and would love to feature your pattern on my site with full credit to you. I've noticed you have some other great projects on your site, and I would love to link to all of your other free knitting patterns as well. I know my readers would just love them and in return would generate some nice traffic to your site.

    If you are interested and would like more information, please email me at kburke (at) primecp (dot) com.

    Thanks! I look forward to hearing from you.