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NEW PATTERNS: CRIBBLE & CRIBBLE LITE SOCKS!

I'm not sure I've ever done this before: it's a sock DOUBLE WHAMMY! 

Ok, maybe if you include earlier this month when I released two sock patterns in one week... but 1 day? C'mon... that's a little bit of magic, right there! 

CRIBBLE & CRIBBLE LITE SOCKS!

Two Peas in a Pod

Earlier this year I released the Cribble Hat, a hat that checked all of my boxes: textural, warm, easy wearing (not too slouchy) and fun to knit. But since I'm a sock knitter above all things, I knew I had to translate the design into socks.

The Cribble Socks are the ribbed replica of the Cribble Hat. The ribbing and cable pattern starts in the cuff and runs down to the toes. The 2x2 rib pattern is carried all the way through the heel flap. They're a nice snug fit and will be the perfect addition to my sock drawer for those cooler days. 

The Cribble Lite is the stockinette baby sister to the Cribble Socks. I know not everyone loves to knit that much ribbing so naturally I created a stockinette version! 

Both socks are knit with fingering weight yarn from Green Mountain Spinnery, but they're difference yarn blends. The Cribble Socks (the fully ribbed version) are worked using Sock Art - Lana. It's SO scrumptious! This 2-ply yarn is 100% wool has the feel of a little bit of lanolin in the fibers. My hands were super soft after working with this yarn. 

The little sister, Cribble Lite, is knit up using the GMS's Forest yarn, a blend of Targhee and a bit of Tencel for durability. While less soft on the hands, it was a joy to knit. The fabric is so strong and shows off stitches like a dream!

Can't decide which socks to make?

No problem!!! From now until end of day Wednesday, July 4th, you can rack up some savings on the Cribble family!

  1. Put ONE of the sock patterns in your cart and use SAVE10 at checkout to save 10%.
  2. Put BOTH sock patterns in your cart and use SAVE20 to save 20%.
  3. Go for broke  and put all 3 Cribble patterns in your cart (both socks and the originally published Cribble Hat), use SAVE30, and get all 3 patterns for under $13. It’s a steal of a deal!

And then spend your holiday weekend (whether you're celebrating Canada Day or 4th of July - or like me, both!) happily knitting yourself some lovely new socks!

New Pattern: Cribble Hat

Ok, so not all naming of patterns is mysterious and specifically related to an intangible memory. This one is pretty on the nose... there's ribbing, and cables so...

Cribble Hat

I love the rustic texture and warmth of this hat! Originally designed for my Mum, who, for her 60th birthday, wished for a semi-slouchy beanie: this hat is classic, simple and easy wearing! 

And this Green Mountain Spinnery Weekend Wool? Hullo! Totally a new yarn crush for me. It's a little "crunchy" - i.e.: it's not floppy and loose, it stands up on it's own in the most glorious way - and the color is divine! I think it needs to used to design a vest, no? The collar would be amazing! 

And because I love to spread the knitting love to all - save 15% on the hat here on my website or on Ravelry at checkout (no coupon code needed) until 11:59 pst on Sunday, January 21st!

 

Here's the details so you can make your very own Cribble!

Materials

  • Cribble Hat pattern
  • Green Mountain Spinnery Weekend Wool (2-ply worsted weight; 100% American wool; 140 yds / 128 m per skein), 2 skeins: ‘Pine Warbler 7798’
  • US 6 (4 mm) 16” / 40 cm circular needle
  • US 8 (5 mm) 16” / 40 cm circular needle AND set of DPNs
  • Stitch marker
  • Cable needle
  • Row counter (optional)
  • Tapestry needle

Finished Size and Gauge

  • 16” / 40 cm circumference (unstretched), 9.25” / 23.5 cm tall (fits most adult women; modeled on a 22” / 56 cm head)
  • 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” over 2 x 2 rib on Large needle, taken after blocking

Notes

  • This hat is worked in the round from the brim up beginning with the Small needle for the Brim, changing to the Large needle for the Body of the hat.
  • Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge. The Small needle should be 2 needle sizes smaller than the Large needle when gauge is met.
  • Written instructions are provided for the entirety of the hat.
  • When the circumference of the hat becomes too small for the circular needle during the Crown Shaping, change to DPNs to finish the hat.
  • When the hat is worn as designed, the beginning of round will be above the left ear rather than behind the head.