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Lakritz Socks

7 Nov

Edit:

Lakritz socks can now be purchased directly in my shop on Ravelry and are no longer available in Tangled magazine, which, sadly, does not exist anymore. To purchase them, just click below:

The Lakritz socks were born from my wish to use a self-striping yarn to the max. Yes, horizontal stripes throughout are fun, but I wanted to use them in all sorts of directions to spice things up. Also, I thought it would be fun to start knitting socks from the sole, for a change. Embrace your inner math geek while calculating the stitch counts and measurements for a perfectly customized, one-of-a-kind sock.

If you are interested in knitting these socks but feel intimidated by the calculations, you can download this Excel file that will do all the work for you! Just fill in your measurements in your unit (cm or inches) and it will calculate all the numbers you need for you.
Lakritz Calculations – V 1.0


Materials:

Yarn: Regia, Design Line Kaffe Fassett (75% Wool, 25% Nylon; 260 m 280 yd/2.11 oz 60 g; CYCA 1): #4453, 2 skeins

Needles:
US size 1 (2.5mm) circular needle or dpns

Notions: 5 stitch markers (m); some contrasting scrap yarn; darning needle

Gauge:
30 sts and 48 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch
Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.

Available Sizes: totally customizable

Necessary Skills:
Toe up magic cast on (or Turkish cast on), knitting in the rd, ssk, sssk, k2tog, p2tog, w&t

Difficulty: experienced

Cost: $5.29

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Toastie Slippers

24 Sep

Wow, it has been a little while since I posted here!

I made some slippers recently to sell at the upcoming advent creative market that takes place in my town every year. I found some great value super bulky yarn and decided to make slippers out of it.

They are basically just very simple toe-up socks with a short row heel. I decided to share the pattern with you my lovely readers… 🙂

Please take note of the copyright for this pattern:
Copyright Corinne’s Knits© – 2012

Abbreviations:
K – knit
M1 – make 1
P – purl
rd/s – round/s
rep – repeat
st/s – stitch/es
w&t – wrap and turn

Yarn: I used thick and thin super bulky yarn of no known brand. About 60m/65yds for a pair

Gauge:
10 sts x 16 rows for 10cm/4″ of stocking stitch in the round

Size: Woman medium (European 38-40)

Needles:
size 10.0mm/US 15 needles of your choice

Foot

Using a magic toe-up or Turkish cast on, cast on 6 stitches (3 on each needle).

Rd 1: K
Rd 2: *K1, M1, K1, M1, K1*, rep (10 sts)
Rd 3: K
Rd 4: *K1, M1, K3, M1, K1*, rep (14 sts)
Rd 5: K
Rd 6: *K1, M1, K5, M1, K1*, rep (18 sts)
Rds 7-31 (25 rds): K

Heel

The heel is knit only on half the stiches, back and forth

Row 1: K17, w&t
Row 2: P7, w&t
Row 3: K6, w&t
Row 4: P5, w&t
Row 5: K4, w&t
Row 6: P3, w&t
Row 7: K6, picking up the wraps as you find them, wrap the 1st st of the top of the foot and turn
Row 8: P9, picking up the wraps as you find them, wrap the last st of the top of the foot and turn
Row 9: K9

Leg

You are now done with the heel and will resume knitting in the rd on all 18 sts. On the first rd, you will pick up the two wraps make on the first and last sts of the top of the foot, these will close the gap with the heel without creating a hole.

Rds 1-6: K
Rds 7-9: *K1, P1*, rep across

Cast off using a stretchy cast off

Make second slipper (they are identical)

Ravelry pattern page here:

Simple Kindle Cosy Pattern

1 Aug

Here is a free pattern today for a simple two-colour Kindle cover, to keep your Kindle protected in style.

Difficulty
Intermediate

Measurements
12cm/4.75″ x 19cm/7.5″

Yarn
Sport weight cotton yarn of your choice


Notions

Set of five 3.5mm (US 4) double pointed needles
Or circular needle, 80cm, 32in long or longer (for magic loop method)
Button (your choice of size)
Tapestry needle


Necessary Skills

Knitting in the round, toe-up magic cast on or Turkish cast on, slipped stitches, i-cord bind off

Gauge

23 sts x 33 rows for 4”in seed stitch


Pattern notes

The design is a simple slipped stitch pattern that only requires one colour to be worked per row. It is worked bottom up, using a toe up magic cast on or a Turkish cast on. I-cord cast off is used on the flap


Pattern

Body

With circular needle (for magic loop) or DPNs using colour A, cast on 60 sts using Turkish cast on or toe-up magic cast and knit 1 round.

Rnds 1-10 form the pattern

Rnds 1-3: colour B; *Sl1, pwise wyib K5* to end of rnd
Rnds 4-5: colour A; K to end of rnd
Rnds 6-8: colour B; K3, *Sl1 pwise wyib, K5* to last 3 sts, Sl1, K2
Rnds 9-10: colour A; K to end of rnd
Repeat rnds 1-10 another 5 times. On the 5th repeat finish with rnd 9 (instead of 10)

Top and Flap

This part is knit with colour A only in seed stitch

Rnd 1: *K1, P1* to end of rnd
Rnd 2: *P1, K1* to end of rnd
Rnd 3: *K1, P1* to end of rnd
Rnd 4: *P1, K1* to end of rnd
Rnd 5: *K1, P1* to end of rnd
Rnd 6: cast off 30 sts, *P1, K1* to end of rnd

From here, you will start knitting back and forth to form the flap

Row 1 (WS): *K1, P1* to end of row
Row 2 (RS): *P1, K1* to end of row

Repeat rows 1-2 another 15 times

Cast off using applied i-cord cast off, as follows:
Cast on 2 sts on right needle using cable cast on, move the 2 sts to the left needle.
*K1, Sl1, K2tog, PSSO, replace the 2 sts from the right needle on the left needle*
Repeat until you have 15 sts left on the left needle before moving the 2 sts back from the right needle.

At this point, you will be knitting the little loop that will go around the button for closure.
If you have not done so already, replace the 2 sts back on the left needle.
*K2, replace 2 sts back on left needle* 8 times
Resume casting off as above.

Finishing

Weave in ends.
Sew on the button in a position that pulls the flap tight. Using a loop allows you to pick from a range of button sizes. If you have a particular button in mind while knitting, you can check that the loop is big enough before resuming casting off.

Arcus

16 Jul

Arcus is an unusually shaped shawl. I designed it especially for sock yarns with long colour repeats and these are the yarns, which will work best with this design. The top of the shawl is V shaped so that the sides will sit on the shoulders comfortably, without sliding down.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Yarn
Jawoll Magic Dégradé Sock yarn, about 565 m / 618 yds
Other yarn suggestions: Knit Picks Chroma, Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball, DROPS Fabel

Notions
Needles: US6/4.0mm circular needle or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: 8 stitch markers, some scrap yarn, darning needle


Necessary Skills

Knitting in the round, M1, short rows (w&t but no picking up of the wraps), picking up stitches, P2tog & K2tog
(optional: toe-up magic cast on)

Gauge

22 sts x 32 rows / 10 cm – 4” in stocking stitch before blocking

Size
One size, about 168 cm / 66” wide x 44 cm / 17.5” tall blocked


Pattern Cost: $4.50

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Green Tython – A Boy’s Tie

28 Apr

My latest design, Green Tython, was just published in the Spring 2012 edition of Petite Purls. As always with Petite Purls, this edition is full of delightful children designs, which I encourage you to check out. The added bonus is that they are all available for free. 😀
You will find the pattern here.

This design was inspired by my 8-year old son, Logan, who is fascinated by snakes. I modeled the tie after the Green Python, a constrictor snake as I thought the tie would be a whimsical reminder of this fact.

Sizes
Boy from about 4 to 12 years

Finished Measurements
Length: 105 cm / 41 inches (without tongue)
Width: 8.25 cm / 3.25 inches at widest point

Materials
Knit Picks® Felici Sock Yarn 75% Merino, 25% Nylon; 218 yards / 198 meters per 1.76 ounce / 50 gram skein;
Model knit in Green Veggies colorway (no longer available); suggested alternate #24401 Aquarium; 1 skein

Recommended needle sizes
US 1½/2.5 mm 30 inch or longer (for magic loop)

Notions

Marker
Cable needle
Tapestry needle
a little bit of red yarn in a similar weight for the tongue
black yarn or thread to embroider the eyes

Gauge
36 sts and 46 rounds = 4 inches in St st.
Gauge is not critical to this design

Necessary skills
Toe-up cast on, knitting in the round, simple cable, increases, decreases, simple embroidery

The tie is knit in the round from the wide end up (bottom of the tie) and shaped with increases and decreases and is totally seamless. The back of the tie is knit in St st throughout. It can be left as is for a classic look or a tongue and eyes can be added for the full snake look.

Fridolin the Bunny

23 Jan

My latest pattern, Fridolin, is now available for purchase.

Fridolin’s long, skinny legs and arms together with his long floppy ears make him perfect for small hands. He can easily be grabbed and carried around. He also makes a perfect snugly companion for anyone, who could resist his charm?

You can make Fridolin different sizes by using different yarn weights. Below are the information for sock yarn using two strands and worsted weight yarn, you can of course use a different yarn type if you want but keep in mind that the size will also be different.

Difficulty
Intermediate

Yarn
The sock yarn version is knit using two strands of yarn
About 200 yds / 185 m of MC and 310 yds / 285 m of CC of sock yarn
Or about 70 yds / 65 m of MC and 110 yds / 100 m of CC of worsted weight yarn

Notions
Needles: US6/4.0mm circular needle (or dpns) for sock weight yarn or US7/4.5mm needle for worsted weight yarn or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: darning needle, 1 stitch marker, toy stuffing

Necessary Skills
Knitting in the round, toe-up magic cast on or Turkish cast on, ssk, k2tog, picking up stitches

Gauge
20 sts x 28 rows / 10 cm – 4” with sock yarn
18 sts x 26 rows / 10 cm – 4” with worsted weight yarn
in stocking stitch (stockinette) in the round

Size
40cm/16” tall in sock yarn
50cm/19.5” in worsted weight yarn

Pattern costs: US$ 3.75

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A Quick Winter Gift Needed, Knit a Snowflake Cup Cozy!

7 Dec

The Snowflake Cozy is a very quick and easy knit and is perfect for a last minute winter gift. Knit it like the sample in red and white for traditional Christmas colours or use other more unusual colours for a fun look.

Difficulty
Easy

Yarn
About 59 m/65 yards of worsted weight yarn
45 m/50 yards of main colour
14 m/15 yards of contrasting colour

Notions
Needles: Size US 8 – 5.0 mm needles or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: Darning needle, 1 button

Necessary Skills
Knit, purl, easy fair-isle, i-cord bind off

Gauge
16 sts x 24 rows / 10 cm – 4″ in stocking stitch after blocking

Size
To fit cups about 10.5 cm/4.25” high, 31cm/12” circumference

Cost: $1.00

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