Grace Innes sock patterns

Does anyone have or know how to find any of the Grace Innes sock patterns from the 50's and 60's, particularly the men's socks with the martini glass on the side leg? If so, would you please pass this information along? There are many stories about what happened to Grace's patterns, that there was a fire after her death and the patterns were destroyed, that some conservator of her estate has been hoarding them, etc. They are very clever. Apparently the leg portion of the sock is knitted in intarsia fashion, back/forth and later seamed down the back, then joined and the heel and foot knitted in the round. Any information about this particular pattern appreciated. Thanks.

QueerJoe's picture

Hey Kevin...actually, her name is Grace Ennis, and supposedly, there's a yarn store in Florida who have exclusive rights to her patterns:

I didn't see the martini glass design you mentioned, but it does say to call for more information...perhaps they have that one too.

ronhuber's picture

Joe, how do you know all this stuff?? The designs are wonderful - I love the Hawaiian scene.

QueerJoe's picture

lol...I usually have a dreadful memory for everything except knitting, but trust me, there are lots of folks in the knitting community with WAY more knowledge about this kind of stuff than me.

I heard about Grace's designs and the fire a number of years ago on the KnitList (I think). I was quite intrigued and did some research on her back then.

Stephen450's picture

A couple of years ago I got her newly re-issued Christmas stocking patterns from a seller on ebay. Unfortunately, I don't see that seller on ebay at the moment. Good luck in your search and let us know what you find. I wouln't mind trying my hand at one or two of her sock patterns myself!

Nashrunner's picture

Great! Thanks for the information. I will check it out. Not sure why but I've just got it in my mind I have to knit the martini socks. Do you ever get your mind set on something and just can't forget about it? This seems to be one of those "things" for me. Thanks!