Saturday, May 2, 2009

Cotty

Cotty Socks

I named these socks after my great-aunt Cotty. When I first learned to knit she requested just one thing... a pink lace cashmere scarf. She loved all things lace and cashmere! She passed away two years ago, before I had truly fallen for both sock knitting and cashmere.

Cotty Socks

I think she would have loved these, and would have requested a pair in pink for her birthday in May.

Cotty
The Plucky Knitter MCN Sport, colorway Early Light

Now, as most of you know, as much as I love the merino cashmere nylon sock yarns lately, my heart truly belongs to Socks that Rock. My goal with these socks were to design a pattern that worked well with both semi-solid yarns and variegated yarns. I think I worked it out!

Cotty STR version
Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock mediumweight
shown in one of my favorite colorways from Camp Knittyhaha
Beached

Pattern: Cotty

Notes: Instructions are written for a cuff-down sock. However, they can easily be modified to a toe-up pattern. Sizes are provided for either a sport/dk weight yarn or a fingering weight yarn.

Yarn: 250 yards of sport/dk weight yarn is enough for up to a women’s size 8 ½ -9 shoe size. There was approximately 1 yard of yarn leftover. If knitting for a longer sock, you will need either a second skein, or modify the pattern by knitting a shorter cuff (e.g., 5” instead of 6”). Shown in The Plucky Knitter Merino Cashmere Nylon Sport, 250 yards/skein; 1 skein colorway Early Light for sport size; or 350 yards of fingering weight yarn. Shown in BMFA Socks that Rock mediumweight, 380 yards/skein; 1 skein colorway Beached for fingering size.

Needles: Size US 3 (3.25mm) or size to obtain gauge for sport size; Size US 1.5 (2.5mm) or size to obtain gauge for fingering size

Gauge: 24 sts = 4” over st st for sport size or 28 sts = 4” over st st for fingering size

Size: adult women’s average/medium

Finished measurements: 8” foot circumference; 6” approximate leg length

Available for purchase here!



As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions at irishgirlieknits AT gmail DOT com


Happy May!
Irishgirlieknits

22 comments:

Sam said...

Lovely sock! Congrats on the pattern.

Neuroknitter said...

Lovely sock! What a great tribute to your great Aunt! I'm sure she would be very proud!!

Scrabblequeen said...

I love them! Soon, when I finish this endless blanket, I will knit socks again!

Batty said...

Those are so pretty! Just enough lace to make them interesting, but plenty of stockinette to show off the yarn. Great work.

Jo said...

Very pretty!

Christine said...

Hey - you know about the Namaste Bag sale at woolgirl? Thought you did...

Virtuous said...

Great design!! And what a wonderful way to remember your great aunt!

Jadielady said...

*click click click* YES!
Very beautiful! In both the semi solid and variegated. And I think I have enough leftover in Watermelon Tourmaline to give it a shot.

Linda said...

I love your new socks--what a lovely pattern. They look great in both yarns. Congratulations!

turtlegirl76 said...

I got my copy! Woo hoo! It's a beautiful pattern, Carrie. Well done.

Lindsay said...

Love them! It could be said that I, too, am a bit partial to the STR, hehehe. These are definitely going on my short list of things to immediately knit.

peaknits said...

Wow -these are lovely! Nice work!

Jean said...

Nice sock design - it really would show off the nicer sock yarns.

weezalana said...

Fab socks, congrats on another pattern! :)

Brena said...

Nice sock pattern! The do look great in both a solid and a varigated.

Knitting Kris said...

Great socks! I'm always looking for a nice pattern for handpainted yarn, since I own so much of it!

cupcakefaerie said...

Congratulations on your first sock design! It's truly lovely. I love that it's meant for a heavier weight sock. KAL anyone?

chemgrrl said...

Love them! Both versions.

tiennie said...

Very pretty! Great pattern!

Nicola said...

I can't believe it! A dear friend of mine in New York bought me "Beached" from Socks That Rock and I have been wondering what pattern to knit them into in order to show them off ... these are just what I was looking for! Off to buy the pattern ... Nicola, UK

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