NEW(ISH) PATTERN: STUBBLY HUBBLY SOCKS

On Monday I released what SHOULD have been the fifth pattern of socks designed especially for my main man: the Heisenberg Socks. However, they were teeeeeeeechnically the fourth. Today's new release were knit and gifted last June to celebrate our 9th anniversary but, well, LIFE happened and, as a result, they're just getting published now! 

STUBBLY HUBBLY

The Hubband is a bearded wonder and I thought "what better way than to honor this feature that I love so much about him than by knitting some stubbly socks to celebrate his oft-stubbly cheeks"? His face cheeks, not his other cheeks, just in case you were going there. Tho those are spectacular, also! ;) 

Whether it's the gorgeous blue Yummy Fingering yarn from Candy Skein (her Poppyseed colorway has long been a favorite of mine), or the subtlety of the stitch pattern, I can't tell, but I freaking LOVE these socks. Trust me when I say "they're super stubbly". It's a modified argyll pattern designed in 4 sizes to maximize the design over each size of sock. 

THE STORY

In 2014, I released my very first knitting pattern - The Hubband Socks. On each consecutive wedding anniversary since that day, the Hubbs has received a new pair of socks designed just for him. These were designed for my bearded man and presented to him for our 9th anniversary in 2017.

Never mind that I didn’t publish them for a year...

MATERIALS

  • Candy Skein Yummy Fingering (fingering/sock weight; 75% superwash USA merino wool, 25% nylon; 463 yds / 423 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g), 1 skein: ‘Poppyseed’

  • US 1.5 (2.5 mm) 32” / 81 cm circular needle

  • Fixed stitch markers (2)

  • Locking stitch marker (1, optional)

  • Row counter (optional, recommended)

  • Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)

FINISHED SIZES

  • 1 (2, 3, 4): 6.75 (7.75, 8.75, 9.75)” / 17 (19.5, 22, 24.5) cm circumference at the widest part of the foot; length of foot is customizable

    • Recommended Fit: 1” / 2.5 cm negative ease in circumference, measured at widest part of the foot (while standing), and 15% negative ease in length when measured from the tip of the longest toe to the back of the heel.

PROJECT GAUGE

32 sts and 48 rnds = 4” in stockinette stitch knit in the round, taken after blocking

NOTES

  • These socks are worked from the toe-up, using the Magic Loop method, beginning with Judy’s Magic Cast On technique. These socks also feature a Fleegle Heel (no pick ups!) and are bound off using Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off. Written instructions or links to tutorials are provided for each technique.

  • These socks are identical to one another; knit 2 to complete a pair. The pattern section varies in size based on the size of sock being knit. Be diligent in following sizing to ensure you are using the instructions/ chart for the size of sock being knit. Each chart and written set of instructions indicates size.

  • Instructions are provided for the smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 set of instructions is provided, it applies to all sizes.

  • Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.

  • Written and charted instructions are provided for these socks. The written instructions and charts are broken down by size; you may not need to print every page of this pattern.

  • Charts are found on pages 7 and 8.

MORE SOCKS PLEASE!!!

I'm a firm believer that one can NEVER have too many  knitted socks. I have more pairs than I can count and the Hubband is racking up a pretty good collection himself. And because I want YOU to keep knitting socks, I'm gonna give you a discount on this here pair o' socks! 

You can purchase the Stubbly Hubbly pattern either on Ravelry, or right here on my website and get to knitting yourself some new socks! Until end of day Sunday, June 24th, save 15% using code "STUBBLY" at checkout. 

Happy sock-ing!!! 

NEW PATTERN: HEISENBERG SOCKS

I can hardly believe I'm typing this... but here it is: this is my 5th year of publishing designs! My first pattern published was a pair of socks to celebrate 5 wonderful years of marriage to my amazing husband (The Hubband Socks), and this year I have presented him with a 5th pair for our 10th anniversary! WOOT WOOT!

Heisenberg Socks

Love is a chemical thing, baby! And this year, the Hubbs and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary. It’s more than just chemistry, but that’s what got us started more than 20 years ago... plus Breaking Bad was a favorite show of ours and this pattern was on a sweater worn by the main character during the first episode of the first season! 

There's no better time to treat your favorite person (at least I HOPE your spouse is your favorite person) than at an anniversary, so I did just that: I treated his feet with some MCN (merino/cashmere/nylon) socks 'cuz my man deserves it! These special-to-us-for-so-many-reasons socks feature the Cashmerino Sock base from Red Sock Blue Sock Yarn Co. which is an 80/20/10 blend of the 3 fibers and oooh-wee to they feel scrumptious! While I chose a solid in the every so yummy "Avocado" colorway, Ahsley and the gang at RSBSYC have a plethora of gorgeous yarns in a huge array of colors to treat YOUR feet!

Wanna make your own?

Here's the details about these fun-to-knit socks so you can knit your own, for yourself, or your loved ones! 

MATERIALS

  • Red Sock Blue Sock Yarn Co. Cashmerino Sock (fingering/sock weight; 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon; 400 yds / 366 m per 4 oz / 115 g), 1 skein: ‘Avocado’

  • US 1.5 (2.5 mm) 32” / 81 cm circular needle

  • Locking stitch marker (1, optional)

  • Row counter (optional, recommended)

  • Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)

FINISHED SIZES

  • 1 (2, 3, 4): 6.5 (7.25, 8.25 9.25)” / 16.5 (18.5, 21, 23.5) cm circumference at the widest part of the foot; length of foot is customizable

    • Recommended Fit: 1” / 2.5 cm negative ease in circumference, measured at widest part of the foot (while standing), and 15% negative ease in length when measured from the tip of the longest toe to the back of the heel.

PROJECT GAUGE

36 sts and 48 rnds = 4” in stockinette stitch knit in the round, taken after blocking

NOTES

  • These socks are worked from the toe-up, using the Magic Loop method, beginning with Judy’s Magic Cast On technique. These socks also feature a Fleegle Heel (no pick ups!) and are bound off using Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off. Written instructions or links to tutorials are provided for each technique.

  • These socks are identical to one another; knit 2 to complete a pair. The pattern section varies in size based on the size of sock being knit. Be diligent in following sizing to ensure you are using the instructions/ chart for the size of sock being knit. Each chart and written set of instructions indicates size.

  • Instructions are provided for the smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 set of instructions is provided, it applies to all sizes.

  • Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.

  • Written and charted instructions are provided for these socks. The written instructions and charts are broken down by size; you may not need to print every page of this pattern.

My anniversary = discount love!!!

What's not to love about love, right? Well, maybe it's a bit schmaltzy (see what I did there?) from time to time but for the most part, loving someone is pretty darn good. The Hubbs loves me unconditionally and provides all the support I could need to continue with this personal venture of being a knitwear designer. So I'm gonna pass his love on by means of a discount! 

Grab your pattern either on Ravelry, or right here on my website and get to knitting yourself some looooooove socks! Until end of day Sunday, June 24th, save 15% using code "SCHMALTZY" at checkout.