We’ve received such great buzz about our new sock yarn, Penelope, and we want to share something fun.
If you read our recent post introducing Penelope, you know we’re over the moon about our new superfine beauty. On our needles this month are the Ripple Waves Socks, for those interested in another option for knitted socks.
We reached out to Kate, and she shared: “I worked on writing the pattern while knitting the first pair out of the Sock-Ease and loved how the subtle striping came out with the sock, and it also worked really well with my favoured heel: a heel flap. Sometimes the pooling can be a little too much, but these came out just perfect!” She’s looking forward to see how the ripple pattern comes out in Penelope.
One of our Studio employees found this fabulous sock pattern on Ravelry, which is free through the end of them month! The Ripple Waves Socks pattern by Kate Lord of Emerald Lotus Fiberarts is regularly $6, but on sale through January 31. You’ll need a free Ravelry account to access it, and we’d recommend signing up anyway, if you haven’t!
Here are some thoughts Kate shared on Ravelry about the pattern:
Oh how I love a ripple, and this pattern gives you double the ripple love, or quadruple if you count each sock for 2 pairs! I have included both Fingering-Weight and DK-weight versions of the pattern. They are written as separate patterns, but when you purchase the pattern you will receive both. The pattern row is adjusted for making both a Fingering-Weight Version (60 stitches) and a DK-Weight Version (44 stitches).
For the Fingering-Weight socks, you will need approximately 350-420 yards, depending on how high you like your sock on your leg. The DK-Weight socks takes approximately 290 yards.
The gauge for the two weights are:
Fingering Yarn – 28 sts = 4” in stockinette in the round.
DK Yarn – 23 sts = 4” in stockinette in the round.
You can check Kate out on instagram here!
While we’re excited about the freebie (use code RIPPLELOVE2018 through the end of the month), even if you miss the deadline, there’s good news: all proceeds from the pattern will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.
Thank you, Kate, for the Ripple Waves Socks & your generosity!