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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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Time to Start on Your Holiday Knitting!

15 Oct

I Know it might sound early, but the Holidays will be here before you know it! No need to panick just yet, but it’s probably time to get started if you haven’t yet.

I have just started myself, I won’t share what I have done or what I am working on as I want to keep it a surprise for the recipients, but I’m getting organised.

If you are short of ideas or are looking for some quick things to knit, here are some of my designs that you could use:

The Snowflake Cup Cozy is a very quick knit, perfect for the last minute or if you are short of time

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The Toastie Slippers are also very fast to knit and perfect for the winter

Grow With Me Beanie will fit any child’s head, very practical if you want to knit for a child but are not sure of what size s/he needs

Or, if you are knitting for a child, you could always knit a toy, such as Fridolin the Bunny

From experience, I can say that knitted socks are usually very popular, why not try my Blois Socks?

Shawls are also favourites for elderly women relatives, I’m partial to Mela, embrace the asymmetry! The advantage of this one is that you can use any yarn and any gauge so it’s great to use stash yarn.

These are only a few ideas, there are many more things that you can knit for holiday presents, I hope it got you thinking 🙂

Blois Socks Pattern is Now Available for Purchase

5 Aug

You can now buy the Blois sock pattern directly from Ravelry by clicking on the “Buy Now” link below

The name of these socks comes from the Blois Castle (in the Loire Valley, in France). One of its most famous pieces of architecture is a magnificent spiral staircase. The side twist in this pattern reminded me of this spiral staircase. It is also the region of origin from my mum’s family and I have fond memories of visiting my Great-Aunt there as a child.

These socks with gusset and heel flap are knit toe-up.

Difficulty
Intermediate

Yarn
about 205(215,230) m/ 225(235,255) yards of Lang Jawoll sock yarn

Notions
Needles: 2.5mm/US 1½ circular needle (or 5 DPNs) or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: Cable needle, Darning needle

Necessary Skills
Knitting in the round, simple cables, Turkish cast on or toe up magic cast on, short rows

Gauge
32 sts x 44 rows for 4”in stocking stitch

Sizes
Women: S(M,L)
Length: 21-24(23-26,25-28) cm / 8.25-9(9-10,10-11)”
Circumference: 14-20(16-23,18-25) cm / 5.5-7(6.25-9,7-10) ”

Pattern costs: $4.00

More versions on Ravelry:

Colour Twist Socks Pattern Published

27 Jun

Colour Twist is a toe-up sock with a fun twist and slipped stitches, to make the most of those interesting hand-dyed yarns. This toe-up sock has a gusset and a patterned heel flap


Difficulty

Intermediate

Yarn
About 250(270,305)m/275(295,335)yards of sock yarn or fingering weight yarn
Shown in Tausendschön sock yarn (left) and 2 colourways of Knit Picks Felici (right)

Notions
Needles: 2.5mm circular needle or DPNs or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: Darning needle

Necessary Skills

Knitting in the rd, SSK, P2tog, M1L, M1R, M1P, w&t, toe up magic cast on or Turkish cast on

Gauge
34 sts x 46 rows / 10 cm – 4” in stocking stitch

Sizes
Women, S, M & L
S: length 20.5cm/8”, circ on foot 16cm/6.5” unstretched
M: length 23.5cm/9.25”, circ on foot 18cm/7” unstretched
L: length 26.5cm/10.5”, circ on foot 20cm/8” unstretched


Pattern costs: $4.00

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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:

Blois Socks – Pattern Published in Yarn Forward no 35

9 Feb

WARNING: It looks like YF states that W&T stands for Wrap and Twist. This is a mistake from them. The W&T in this pattern is for Wrap and TURN

I can finally share my Blois sock pattern! Today, Yarn Forward released a preview of edition no 35 where the pattern will be published soon, here’s a link of the table of contents for that edition.

And, here are a few pictures of the socks:

If you are interested in the pattern, edition no 35 will be available for purchase in UK shops soon and, online, at this location.

In 6 months, I will be selling the pattern myself and it will then be available on my Designer’s Page on Ravelry.

About the pattern:

The name of these socks comes from the Blois Castle (in the Loire Valley, in France). One of its most famous pieces of architecture is a magnificent spiral staircase. The side twist in this pattern reminded me of this spiral staircase. It is also the region of origin from my mum’s family and I have fond memories of visiting my Great-Aunt there as a child.

These socks with gusset and heel flap are knit toe-up.

Difficulty
Intermediate

Yarn

about 205(215,230) m/ 225(235,255) yards of Lang Jawoll sock yarn

Notions

    Needles
    2.5mm/US 1½ circular needle (or 5 DPNs) or size needles needed to obtain gauge
    Accessories
    Cable needle
    Darning needle


Necessary Skills

Knitting in the round, simple cables, Turkish cast on or toe up magic cast on, short rows

Gauge
32 sts x 44 rows for 4” in stocking stitch

Sizes
Women: S(M,L)
Length: 21-24(23-26,25-28) cm / 8.25-9(9-10,10-11)”
Circumference: 14-20(16-23,18-25) cm / 5.5-7(6.25-9,7-10) ”

To see more on Ravelry:

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