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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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Simple Toe-up Knee High Socks for Me

7 Dec

I have been waiting for a little while now for some yarn to arrive so I can get started knitting a secret project so I didn’t want to start anything big or difficult. So, always having a huge stash of sock yarn available, I decided to knit myself a pair of knee-high socks for the cold days. I’m using some Regia Harmony Color. The socks are toe-up with gusset and heel flap and I’m knitting them two at once.

I have just finished the heel on both of them and this is what they look like right now. It’s nice to be able to knit something for myself for a change 😉

Also, you might notice on the picture, I’m using square needles. That’s right, square! This is the first time that I’m using my new Kollage square needle. I have carpal tunnel in one hand still (the first hand was operated about 6 months ago) and I wanted to try those as square needles are supposed to be gentler on the hands. So far, it seems like I’m getting less symptoms when I knit with them so, yay!

A Pair of Socks for My Boy

1 Oct

I just finished a pair of socks for my 7-year old. This was long overdue since the first sock was ready back in June, yes, June! Anyway, the sweet boy was patient and was very pleased today to finally have a complete pair.

I knit a pair of Hiss, using some leftover Wollmeise for the toe, a Regia cotton blend for the heel and a standard Regia sock yarn for the ribbing. The foot and leg is made in yummy Knit Picks Stroll Multi, I love this colour!

But, enough talk, here are a few pictures.

Hiss Socks

24 Apr

The Hiss socks pattern is now published and available to download.



8 sizes included in pattern, to fit the whole family!

Hiss are toe-up socks with a heel flap and gusset. I designed them for my 7-year old boy who is fascinated by snakes. A simple cable goes up the socks, undulating like a snake. They are ideal to use up small leftovers of yarn, as colour A requires little yarn.


Difficulty

Intermediate

Yarn
28(39,51,60,88,102,112,136)m/30(43,56,66,
96,112,122,149)yards of colour A
58(83,109,130,187,218,238,289)m/64(91,119,
142,204,238,260,316) yards of colour B
of sock/fingering weight yarn
Shown in size 4 in Regia Best of Effects, Color Effekt in colour 06807 (colour A) and Tyrannosaurus Knits, Velociraptor Socks in Autumn Ale (colour B)

Notions
Needles: 2.5mm/US 1½ circular needle or DPNs or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: Darning needle, 1 stitch marker (for DPNs)

Necessary Skills

Knitting in the rd, K2tog, SSK, P2tog, simple cables, Turkish cast on or toe up magic cast on, short rows (w&t)

Gauge
30 sts x 42 rows / 10 cm – 4” in stocking stitch

Sizes

Size 1: Baby
Size 2: Toddler
Size 3: Child Small
Size 4: Child Medium
Size 5: Child Large/Women Small
Size 6: Women Medium/Men Small
Size 7: Women Large/Men Medium
Size 8: Men Large
Table with exact measurements is provided in pattern, to choose the perfect size


Pattern costs: $4.50

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New Sock Design

12 Apr

My Hiss socks are now being tested, they will be available in 8 sizes, from Baby to Men Large!

Here is a little preview:

Connor’s German Socks

27 May

I just finished a very simple pair of socks for my 4-year old son Connor. They are made using Regia Nations, the Germany colour. Knit top down with a short row heel with 48 stitches.

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