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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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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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New Pattern Teaser

8 Jul

I have a new pattern being tested right now that should be published in 1-2 weeks, It’s a design for sock yarn – my favourite medium – and uses about 1.4 skeins of sock yarn. I designed it for yarns with long colour repeats, such as Schoppelwolle Zauberball or Knit Picks Chroma.

Here’s a little teaser… 🙂

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.

Corinne’s Knits Ravelry Group Giveaway

31 Jan

In order to celebrate the fact that my Ravelry Group has grown to 50 members, I’m having a little giveaway. To enter, you must be a group member and reply to this post, you will find all the details there.

The giveaway includes these two lovely balls of Schoeller + Stahl sock yarn and two patterns of your choice.

Don’t hesitate to enter. Good luck!

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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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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