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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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Some Of My Favourite Projects

15 May

I love it when I spot a finished object on Ravelry made from one of my designs, I get excited every single time!

Here are a few of my favourites

Blois Socks by Kybosh. I love, love the yarn she chose for these, I think it’s a perfect match.

Sunkissed by pooki. Beautiful colour combination.

2-in-1 Easy Swaddler by Jardinrouge. The yarn works very well and I love the little flower detail. Of course, it helps to see the beautiful baby in it 😀

Sock-Yarn Beret by WickedStitch. Awww, the matching beret for the doll, so sweet!

Thorgal by Synnove. A beautiful colour combination for this version.

Grow with Me Beanie by jknitsmith. Lovely colours and the pompom makes a great addition.

Sock Yarn Newborn Mittens by CandyCorn343. What can I say, those colours are gorgeous, and the composition!

And there’s more, I just can’t share them all 🙂

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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New Pattern Coming Soon: Fridolin

20 Jan

Just a little teaser while the pattern is being tested…

I have a new toy pattern coming out soon, it’s currently being tested by a few trustworthy testers and should be published within 10 days.

The pattern is for a toy rabbit called Fridolin. Here are a few pictures of my two prototypes, already getting some children love.

Hope you’ll like Fridolin as much as I and my boys like him 🙂

A New Version of Thorgal

24 Dec

I’ve just finished making another version of Thorgal for my eldest son. My prototype was for his younger brother and I’d promised to make him one too. It’s hot off the needles (so still unblocked). We tried to do a little photo shoot but the boys were a little bit too excited. His brother is also wearing his, so we have matching tops 😉

Holidays Sale Starts Today, Don’t Miss out!

1 Dec

As of today and all through December, all Corinne’s Knits patterns will be 35% off! In order to take the opportunity, all you have to do is purchase the patterns through Ravelry, as usual, the discount is applied automatically at check-out.

An example of a few of the patterns you could get with the discount 😀

Grow With Me Beanie

Cowboy Booties

Mosaiko


Ederra Shawlette & Mittens Set

And many more…

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