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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:

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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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 🙂

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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Last Day of Summer Sale!

31 Aug

Don’t miss the Corinne’s Knits summer sale ending today! All patterns are 50% off, check them out here.

A few of the patterns included in the offer:

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