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NEW PATTERN: VELVET WREATH SOCKS

Well folks - the holiday season is well and truly upon us here. Now that Thanksgiving is over, I’m finding more and more homes decorated with wilder and wilder Christmas decorations. Every shop I walk into is playing Christmas music (yep, even the LYSs) and all I can think about is watching holiday movies while I knit myself into oblivion. I’m not 100% sure if it’s my favorite time of year but it’s definitely up there!

So, to celebrate the coming of another holiday season, I’ve partnered with Ewe Ewe Yarns and PostStitch to bring you a fabulous holiday sock pattern to keep your fingers working throughout the season!

VELVET WREATH SOCKS


These socks take a page from the mosaic colorwork book. Each row of colorwork is only worked once (which modifies the standard 2-row pattern) and, my favorite part of mosaic colorwork: each rnd only uses 1 color so you’re not having to carry two colors around.

And if these socks happen to make your “gotta make ‘em” list, now through this Sunday, December 9th at 11:59 pm PST, you can save $1 at checkout, no coupon code needed.

HERE'S THE DETAILS ABOUT THE SOCKS TO GET YOU GOING:

No matter how you celebrate the holidays, I hope you’ll do one thing: MAKE! Make these socks. Make good food. Make time to celebrate your friends and family. Just make!

THE STORY

Modified mosaic knitting and lacework to match put me in mind of the holiday wreaths that adorn so many doors during the holiday season. And the rippled toes mimic the mounds of snow on a winters eve... the quintessential holiday socks!

MATERIALS

  • Ewe Ewe Yarns Fluffy Fingering (fingering weight; 100% superwash merino; 200 yds/ 183 m per 50g / 1.7 oz), 3 skeins:

    • MC: 2 skeins (23, Red Velvet)

    • CC: 1 skein (90, Vanilla)

  • US 1.5 (2.5mm) 32” / 80 cm circular needle

  • Ring stitch markers (2)

  • Row counter (optional, recommended)

  • Tapestry needle

FINISHED SIZES

1 (2, 3): 7 (8, 9)” / 18 (20, 23) cm circumference at the widest part of the foot.

Recommended Fit: 1” / 2.5 cm negative ease in circumference, measured at widest part of the foot (while standing), and 10% negative ease in length when measured from the tip of the longest toe to the back of the heel.

PROJECT GAUGE

32 sts and 46 rnds = 4” in stockinette stitch knit in the round, taken after blocking

NOTES

  • These socks are written for the Magic Loop technique and are worked from the cuff-down. These socks are mirrors of one another; please be sure to follow charts and written instructions for the Left and Right sock.

  • Instructions are given for smallest size with additional sizes in parentheses. When only one set of instructions is given, it applies to all sizes.

  • Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.

  • In the Colorwork portions of the socks, carry the colors loosely up the inside of the sock to avoid multiple ends to weave in and to save on yardage.

Thank you for taking the time to check out my latest design. I hope you’ll find some time to make a pair for yourself or a loved one during this holiday season. Happiest of holidays to you!

New Pattern: Cuddle Toes

It may have been a while since I published a new pattern but boy am I excited to be releasing this new pair of cozy's for your feet:

Cuddle Toes

Join our KAL!

I've partnered with PostStitch for the December SockStitch and we're hosting a KAL to knit up these adorable sport-weight socks in the weeks leading up to Christmas. You can order a kit directly through Ewe Ewe Yarns and join us for some December sock knitting!

The KAL will be hosted in my Ravelry Group: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/the-unapologetic-knitter and we're casting on today, December 5th. The KAL will run from December 5th to 23rd - with any luck you'll have cuddle-ier toes just in time for Christmas! 

Here's the details on the pattern. I hope to knit along with you!

The Story

Winter is on its way and we’re dreaming about cuddling up by the fire with a warm drink and maybe, just maybe, some knitting to keep our hands busy. But what about our poor little toes

They need something to feel good about, too, so these quick-to-knit sport weight socks are just the ticket!

Materials

  • Ewe Ewe Yarns ‘Ewe So Sporty’ (sport weight; 100% fine merino wool, superwash; 145 yds/50g):
    • 1 (2, 2) skeins: 95 Chocolate (brown; MC)
    • 1 skein: 05 Cotton Candy (pink; CC)
  • US 3 (3.25mm) 32” circular needle (for Magic Loop method)
  • 2 Stitch markers
  • 1 Removable stitch marker (optional)

Finished Sizes

Small (Medium, Large): 7 (8.25, 9.5) inches circumference; recommended fit: 0.25 to 0.5 inches of negative ease. Sample is knit in a size medium and modeled on an 8.5 inch foot.

Project Gauge

27 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in Colorwork pattern, after blocking

Notes

  • These socks are worked from the top-down: the cuffs are cast on with a German Twisted Cast-On, utilize a modified Eye of Partridge heel gusset, and are finished by using the Kitchener stitch to graft the toe closed. Detailed instructions or links to tutorials are provided for all techniques.
  • Written instructions are provided for the Cast On, Cuff, Heel and Toe; charted instructions are provided for the Leg and Instep of the sock.
  • The right and left socks are identical to one another; make two socks to complete a pair.
  • Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.
  • The Colorwork design varies slightly between sizes; make sure you use the correct Colorwork Chart for the size of sock being knit.
  • The Colorwork section of the sock is worked as stranded knitting. It is recommended to use the CC as the dominant yarn (carried below the MC). On any of the non-colorwork rounds, where carrying the CC is required, catch the CC with the MC every 4th stitch; try to avoid stacking your caught stitches where possible.
  • The instructions are written for the smallest size of sock with additional sizes in parentheses. Where only one number is provided, it applies to all sizes.
  • To save on yarn, and avoid large numbers of ends to weave in, carry the CC up inside the sock between the colorwork rows.
  • This pattern is written for the Magic Loop technique. For DPN users, assume that the Front needle is synonymous with Needles 1 and 2, and the Back needle is synonymous with Needles 3 and 4.