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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!

THERE'S A NEW KID IN THE FLOCK!

POST UPDATE:

I have received notice from a couple of people that they are struggling to leave messages on this blog post. I honestly don’t know why! But if you are struggling, please just leave the required information on the Instagram post and we’ll make sure to count you in for the giveaway!

If you follow me on Instagram, you’re likely well aware that my Biffle, Heather, is the owner of Ewe Ewe Yarns. What you may NOT be aware of is that she’s just added a new line of yarn to her “flock” of already adorbable yarns!

Meet Fluffy Fingering!

Fluffy Fingering is the new little sister to all of Heather’s other yarns. Did you know: when I met Heather she had just 10 colors of Wooly Worsted? Yep… and that’s all it took for me to fall in love with her yarns. Since then she’s added 15 (FIFTEEEN!!!!!) new colors to the Wooly Worsted line and has expanded to have 4 different weights of yarn, all of them a bouncy, saturated, soft-as-anything superwash merino: Fluffy Fingering (beginning to ship pre-orders now!), Ewe So Sporty, Wooly Worsted (her flagship line) and, lest we forget, the sweetest name: Baa Baa Bulky.


So - what do I think?

It’s always hard to be un-biased when it comes to talking about your besties products but I gotta say: I FREAKING LOVE FLUFFY FINGERING!

I’m an avid sock knitter and definitely have an opinion about sock yarns. While I was knitting up a new design (socks… of course!) using Fluffy Fingering, I couldn’t stop rubbing my thumb and forefinger over the sole of the sock. It felt like satin! It’s so soft and yet so spring-y. And don’t even get me started on the stitch definition and depth of colors that Heather has chosen for her yarns! I mean - I COULD start but we’d be here all day.

Want an inside peek at our chats about her yarn? This is a screenshot of our conversation when I shared an in-progress photo of my latest design with her:

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So… yeah, I guess that kind of speaks for itself, right?

Are you curious what colors Heather chose for her new Fluffy Fingering line? Pffft…. you know I’m gonna show you! If you’re already familiar with Heather’s colors, you’re going to notice a few schnazzy new additions to this palette!

The Red Velvet and the Citrus Pop absolutely SLAY me! Aquamarine will always have my heart and that Forest Fern? C'mon… it just makes me think of being in a cabin in the woods with my knitting and a roaring fire (and maybe a dram of Whisky!).

Let’s Talk Designs!

When a new yarn line comes out, I love to see what the maker of that yarn envisions being done with it. With the launch of Fluffy Fingering, Heather has collaborated with me and others to break out 7 new designs, all releasing soon! She’s got:

  • 2 pairs of socks

  • A shawl

  • A sweater (pullover)

  • A hat

  • Fingerless mitts, and,

  • the cutest little lacey kerchief you ever did see!

I’ve convinced Heather to let me share a shot of one of my newest sock designs I collaborated with her on: Stripe It To Me uses 2 skeins of the main color and 1 skein of a counter color. I want to see this knit up in ALL the combinations but LOVE this duo of Wheat, a tried and true neutral, and Iris Blossom, one of the brand new colors on the line! Those. Stripes. THO! I die!

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ITS’ GIVEAWAY TIME!

If you’re already an avid fan of Ewe Ewe Yarns (‘cuz if you’ve tried it, I suspect you are) then you’ll be psyched to enter this giveaway. If you’re totally NEW to Ewe Ewe Yarns this is a great way to win a chance to try her newest yarn line AND get a free pattern!

This giveaway is going to run concurrently on Instagram and here on the blog. There are some rules to enter so here we go:

  1. Follow me, @notsorryknitter, on Instagram.

  2. Follow Heather, @eweeweyarns, on Instagram.

  3. Leave a comment below with your Instagram and Ravelry usernames along with which 2 colors of Heather’s new Fluffy Fingering you’d like to use to make these Stripe It To Me socks

  4. Go tag a friend on the Instagram post linked here:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BnopaT4nQu4/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet
    The more friends you tag, the more entries you get!

  5. No, you don’t have to repost anything, though if you want to, you’ll get an extra entry into the drawing!

I’ll be announcing a winner on Instagram Live next Wednesday, September 19th around 2pm PST so be sure to check it out!

Happy knitting, my lovelies! <3