AVFKW x Kristine Vejar - Mica Sock Bundle from 52 Weeks of Socks
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52 Weeks of Socks is a beautiful new book from Laine. The book contains 52 knitting patterns for socks and slippers including two patterns, Mica and Lazy Daisy, 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.
Kristine wanted to create a sock with an easy-to-follow colorwork pattern so everyone from beginners to experts could make them. To create the colorwork design, Kristine used the shape of a circle as her inspiration. Through sketching she pulled on the edges of the circle, making an organic shape, similar to a fleck of mica, hence the name and the choice of colors, Smoke and Lighthouse, used to knit the sample. These socks are knit top down with a heel flap + gusset construction and a wedge shaped toe. The pattern is written for 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.
There are two sizes included in the pattern.
Circumference: 6.75 (8)” / 17 (20) cm.
Heel to Cuff Length: 9.75 (10.25)” / 25 (26) cm.
28 sts x 34 rows to 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking.
THIS KIT INCLUDES: 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). 40 yd [36 m] / 10 g of Gather for the colorwork pattern (CC). This is enough yarn to knit both sizes of socks included in the pattern.
The color listed first is for the MC, and color listed second is the CC.
Choose a color:
Smoke + Lighthouse (shown in sample)
Summer Solstice + Lighthouse
Azure + Quartz
Deep Forest + Pixie
Spark + Honey Ginger
Wanderlust + Doe
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
One removable stitch marker, tapestry needle.
When working with yarn dyed with indigo, it is common and natural for the blue dye to rub off on one’s hands while sewing. This is called crocking. Although the goods have been washed, it takes pressured contact to release the extra indigo dye. Your handwork is part of the indigo dyeing process. The blue dye can be removed with hot water and soap. From working closely with indigo dyed materials through the making process, typically, the excess dye has been removed, and the crocking will cease.
Please note the fiber content of the material you are working with, and follow the applicable instructions:
Cotton or linen - Machine washable on cool cycle with pH-neutral soap. Lay flat to dry.
Superwash Wool - Machine washable on cool cycle with pH-neutral soap, though hand wash recommended. Lay flat to dry.
Wool and Wool blends - Handwash only in lukewarm water with pH-neutral soap. Lay flat to dry.
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