Thursday, July 12, 2012

Summer of Socks!

Over in our Irish Girlie Knits Group on Ravelry, we are having an unofficial IGK Summer of Socks knitalong.  And believe it or not, I finally have a finished pair of socks!!  My BFF is going to be so happy to be getting her birthday socks....even if it is a few weeks late!

My Cotty socks, in The Plucky Knitter 80/20 Superwash Merino Nylon sock yarn.



It seems like forever since I have finished a pair of socks, but actually, I did finish a new sock design back in June for Knitted Wit's and Sincere Sheep's Among Friends Yarn Club.  And I can now release it for sale!

Here is Candy Necklace  

KW sock1

KW sock2

KW sock3

When you have fun, sassy variegated yarns, you need a design that allows those colors to shine.  This pattern does just that.  Plus, the easy-to-memorize lace that travels the length of the sock almost reminds me a bit of those fun Candy Necklaces that we wore with our friends as children.  I know Knitted Wit’s sweet, candy-colored yarn sure does too!

Pattern: Candy Necklace

Notes: Instructions are written for a cuff-down sock. Charts are provided on the last page.

Suggested Yarns: 340-400 yards of light fingering weight yarn such as Knitted Wit Superwash BFL, Sincere Sheep Keen

Size US 1.0 (2.25mm) or size to obtain gauge, either DPNs or circular needles
Stitch markers
Tapesty needle

Gauge: 38 stitches and 54 rows = 4” over st st

Size: adult women’s Small (Medium, Large)

Finished measurements: 6 ¾ (7 ¾, 8 ¾)" foot circumference;  6” leg length

Since the summer is a perfect time to knit socks, I'm offering a special introductory price of $4.00 on the pattern until July 16, 2012!  No coupon needed! 

At TNNA last month, my other new sock design, Alpine Lake Socks, was released by Kollage Yarns. 

Kollage Yarns

Kollage Yarns

I designed these back in December when I designed the Alpine Lake Cowl- I loved the pattern so much I knit the cowl too!


The stitch pattern is perfect for solid or variegated yarns, and is also a great unisex pattern!  I actually knit dad a pair out of STR heavyweight (using the small size of the pattern with the heavier yarn) back in December as well.  I'll have to get a picture of those soon!

Size: Adult Small (Medium, Large)
Finished measurements: 6 ¼ (7 ½, 8 ¾)" foot circumference; 5 ¾ (5 ¾, 5 ¼)” approximate leg length
·         1 (1, 2) skein(s) Kolláge Yarns Sock-a-licious, 70% merino, 20% nylon, 10% silk, 354 yds/100 g skein; Shown in color Sangria
·         Size US 2 (2.75 mm) or size to obtain gauge, either DPNs or circular needles
·         Stitch Markers
·         Tapestry needle
Gauge: 32 sts and 40 rows= 4” over st st
Pattern Notes: Instructions are written for a cuff-down sock. Charts are provided on the last page.  Written for Small size with instructions for (Medium, Large) sizes given in parentheses if different.


The lovely photos were taken by my awesome photographer, Tricia Soto (aka Cheekyattitude), and cupcakefaerie makes a great model too!

Both the Alpine Lake Socks and the Alpine Lake Cowl are available now either online or through your LYS that carries Kollage Yarns!

Now that my sock needles are free, I need to figure out what I want to cast on next.  I even have new sock yarn tempting me.

Studio June Yarn Eight Bells, colorway Crocus   


The colorway is just perfect!  I love it, but to be honest, I can't decide if it wants to be socks or a shawlette of some sort.  I've been thinking of Blackberry Brambles Shawl for quite some time...hmmmmm

While most of the country has been having record heat waves, we've had a nice warm summer so far.  The beach was 75 degrees last week!  Although it is supposed to get into the 90s in the next few days...eek!  I do know that the doggies love their morning sun spot.


Happy Summer!!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits


Nicholas Liggins said...

Hey Irish Girlie Knits Group,
It seems that You have wide variety of nitting socks & Among all above collection of socks Alpine Lake Socks & jackets both looks trendy and protective also from cold....I mam planning to buy ths one in comming winter..:)

dianne said...

LOVE the Alpine Lake socks!!!! I'll be casting those on soon!

Anonymous said...

Love the new socks!
Now, when are you going to give us Cotty Mitts?

Anonymous said...

CutiePatootie's mom loves her socks. Thank you! I like what the other poster said: what about Cotty mitts? We'll have to catch up soon. Miss you!!