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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

Check out the other projects on Ravelry:

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.

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.

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…

Ici Paris Beret – KAL starting 1st December 2011

30 Nov

Today, the European Fiber Network (EFN) released my latest pattern, the Ici Paris Beret.

The pattern is available in both English and French!

They are organising a KAL for it starting tomorrow, 1st December. Here is the description from the pattern page:

Our December designer was inspired by her native home of Paris. And what could better call to mind this most romantic of European capitals than a beret!

In winter the Parisian sky is almost always grey, captured eloquently by the soft shades in this stunning yarn.
The iconic symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, is reflected in the pattern of the whimsical lace.

Clever crown decreases are beautifully incorporated into the lace. The X’s and O’s circling the cabled brim are a nod to Corinne’s partner and the English custom of signing love letters with symbols for hugs and kisses.

This traditional, yet whimsical hat, even ties in to Corinne’s current home, Germany, by using the country’s most famous sock yarn, Wollmeise.

Come with us on a jaunt to Paris, and knit the Ici Paris Beret as a sentimental holiday gift or to stuff your own stocking!

Now, here are the essentials about the pattern:

Difficulty
Intermediate

Yarn
About 185 (280) m / 200 (310) yards of sock yarn
Shown in Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin, colourway Feldmäuschen

Notions
Needles: 2.5mm/US1 1/2 size circular needle or dpns, or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: stitch marker, darning needle, cable needle

Necessary Skills
Provisional cast on, simple cable, knitting in the rd, Kitchener st, picking up sts, k2tog, sl sts, yo, kfb

Gauge
28 sts x 46 rows / 10 cm – 4″ in “Eiffel Tower” stitch (mostly reverse stocking st)

Sizes
Women S/M (M/L): Brim circ: 46-58 (52-63) cm / 18-23 (20-24 1/2) inches
Crown to brim height: Beret 19 cm / 11 inches, Slouchy 23 cm / 9 inches

Cost: EUR 3.00

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