AVFKW x Kristine Vejar- Lazy Daisy Sock Kit from 52 Weeks of Socks


52 Weeks of Socks is a beautiful new book from Laine. The book contains 52 knitting patterns for socks and slippers including two patterns,  Lazy Daisy and Mica, designed by Kristine Vejar, co-owner of A Verb for Keeping Warm. Both pairs she designed use Gather, our sport weight yarn made from California-raised Rambouillet wool and Arizona alpaca, and milled in Arizona. If you would like to hear more from the people who raise these materials, or from the person who mills this yarn, check out our podcast Reverberate.

One of Kristine's favorite colorways is Sundappled. To create this colorway, we take marigold petals from our dye garden, and press them into the yarn, resulting in little speckles of gold, orange, and yellow – bright and cheerful colors to bring warmth and a bit of summer magic to a stormy, chilly Winter afternoon.

When approaching the design for these socks, Kristine wanted to highlight the Sundappled colorway, so created a simple stockinette sock. But she always likes to throw a little something in - so thought this pattern would be a fun way to teach people how to do an afterthought heel. This technique provides a way to add small details like a contrasting heel to go with a contrasting toe - to make the socks pop! These socks are knit toe-up using the magic loop method. 

Due to the use of a thicker yarn, these socks are a quick knit and are cozy to wear around the house. Just imagine sitting next to the fire, wearing your cozy new hand-knit socks, a big cup of tea, reading. This yarn is warm and soft – the perfect cozy yarn to knit and wear on a cold winter day.

Rnd 2 (inc):*K1, m1l, k to 1 st bef end, m1r, k1*, rep *–* until end of rnd.

There are two sizes included in the pattern.
Circumference: 6.25 (6.75)” / 15.5 (17) cm.

Heel to Cuff Length: 8.75 (9.25)” / 22 cm (23.5) cm. 

28 sts x 34 rows to 4” / 10 cm on US 3 / 3.25 mm needles in stockinette stitch, after blocking.

2 skeins of A Verb for Keeping Warm Gather yarn, 75% US Rambouillet, 25% US alpaca, 200 yd [183 m] per 50g skein for the main color (MC). For the contrasting color (CC), there are two options available: one color of yarn for the heels and toes. And two colors of yarn for the heels and toes (we thought it could be cute to have heels one color and toes another color). For those with one color, you will receive a mini-skein 66 yd [60 m] / 16 g. For those with two colors, you will receive two mini-skeins, 33 yd [30 m] / 8 g each. Each kit has enough yarn to knit both sizes of socks included in the pattern.

The color listed first is for the MC, and color listed second (and third) is / are the CC.

Color options: 
Sun-dappled + Quartz (shown in sample)
Pollen + Pink Moon + Boots
Sequins + Wanderlust + Wild Grass
Kaleidoscope + Deep Forest

Other necessary details:

NEEDLES - or size needed to obtain gauge
+ US 3 [3.25 mm] at least 32” [80 cm] circular needles for magic loop.
+ US 1 [2.25 mm] this can be any style of needle, for bind-off.

3 removable stitch markers, tapestry needle.

NOTE: The pattern is available in 52 Weeks of Socks (click here to learn more about the book), as a PDF download (add it to your cart below), and on Ravelry.

If you would like to see Kristine's other design, Mica, and the accompanying kits, please click here.