When worlds collide; handknit fitness gear

I love to exercise and I love to knit. But never at the same time. Picture yarn caught up in the gears of the elliptical. Needles piercing a stability ball or Bosu. Not a pretty sight.

Other than the parallels I’ve drawn between them in this post, in my life, exercise and knitting rarely meet.

Until now. The perfect marriage of form and function. Fiber meets fitness. May I present my version of the yoga sock, knit in a soft, warm alpaca/merino/silk blend;

Sans heels and toes for better mat grippage

Laced at the top to prevent drooping

And a pretty little faux seam up the back, just because

The pattern is my own and inspired by (1) the legwarmers worn by my yoga instructor, (2) a pair of machine knit yoga socks on the Lululelmon website and (3) my trusty stitch dictionary.

Want to knit a pair of your own (or get your crafty friend to do it for you)? See my Ravelry page for pattern details!

Namaste!

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Comments

  1. Those look awesome and warm! Especially this time of year, good job!

  2. Those are so cute!! I saw a pair at lululemon the other day but couldn’t bring myself to pay the 60 dollars for them!..I am still thinking about them though!ha! How much are you charging for a pair?!:)lol! I think yours are cuter!!

    • Melanie, Did you get your book yet? Mailed it last Monday. Wondering too if I could steal a few ‘praise phrases’ from your last email for a testimonials type page on my blog.

  3. Tamara, these are so fantastic….your talent is endless.

  4. Betty Robertson says:

    Recently started studying to be an exercise trainer. In addition one of my first loves is knitting. Have been looking for ways to combine the two. Would appreciate any suggestions.

    • Betty! A woman after my own heart! Blogging has been a way for me to combine the two; albeit, I write more about fitness than knitting. Hard as I’ve tried, I have yet to come up with any other ideas (in particular, ideas that would lead to income…). Let me know if you think of anything! And best of luck with your fitness training.

  5. Betty Robertson says:

    Thanks