Wednesday 30 March 2022

Hazel in Caramel socks - smooth knitting with a little bit extra

The final pattern in my DK Selection-Box of Socks ebook is here!

The Hazel in Caramel Socks are smooth with a little bit of crunch! Something a bit more interesting than plain chocolate, but still nice and straightforward. These socks take step away from simple knits and purls… what happens if we add some yarnovers? No, I’m not adding lace to these socks, the fourth instalment of the DK Selection-Box of Socks eBook, instead I’m using yarnovers to create some extra texture and a little bit of interest while you’re knitting. The other great thing about adding a simple texture is that it makes it much easier to count how many rounds you’ve worked!

The socks are knitted from the top down, with a heel-flap and gusset construction. They have an all-over textured pattern on the leg, with the textured pattern continuing into the heel flap and the top of the foot. The sole of the sock is knitted in plain stocking stitch. Never knitted socks before? No worries - this pattern contains enough details that even an adventurous beginner will be able to successfully knit a pair of socks.

Got big feet to knit for? Or maybe tiny ones? The Hazel in Caramel Socks are written in sizes to fit the whole family [ten sizes, in circumferences from 8.5 cm (3.5 in) to 28 cm (11.25 in)]. If you have an especially knitworthy family to knit for, you could make a full set of matching socks!

The sample socks are knitted in a wool blend DK with 25% nylon, which makes the yarn stronger and increases its lifespan. If you’re knitting for someone extra-special, why not see if your favourite indie dyer has a wool/nylon DK weight yarn that you could try as a treat to yourself? New to choosing DK weight sock yarns? Check out this blog post.

Ready to get a copy? You can pick yours up on Ravelry and PayHip. Check out this page for links.

Already know you love DK weight socks? Why not get the whole DK Selection-Box of Socks ebook? You can find that here.