Wee Bit Scottish Knitting Kit
It's been an odd few months around here at YumiYarns HQ, lots of goings on and patterns/kits in the works & today I have a special treat for you guys! We sold out of spots for the Across the Pond Club Yumi kits really quickly this round & I've had a ton of interest in the Wee Bit Scottish Socks that were released back in June so I managed to put together a few kits for those of you who missed out on registering for the club. These specialty kits feature a brand new dyer for YumiYarns.com, MJ Yarns, & I'm so thrilled that I get to offer them to you!
When I was deciding on the yarns to feature in this special extra kit offering, I kept thinking that it would be fun to feature colorways that were reminiscent of Loch Ness. MJ Yarns immediately came to mind because of they're amazing ability to dye blues and greens, they're just stunning! This sock base is a great workhorse yarn, but it's also soft and light enough to make a gorgeous shawl. So whether you choose to make the Wee Bit Scottish Socks or use the yarn in another project, you're sure to love working with MJ's Simple Sock.
1 Digital Copy of the Wee Bit Scottish Sock Knitting Pattern
1 Printed Copy of the Wee Bit Scottish Sock Knitting Pattern
2 half-skeins (1 of each color) of MJ Yarns Simple Sock Fingering in the colorways Quiet RIver (blue) & Lake Side (blue/green).
This is enough yarn to make at least 1 pair of Wee Bit Scottish Socks.
Wee Bit Scottish Socks Pattern
Recommended for beginner/intermediate sock knitters.
When I think of Scotland, I think of Loch Ness, bagpipes and tartan kilts. While I have seen some really fun patterns for stuffed Nessies, the tartan kilts were what spoke to me when trying to decide on a design concept for the Scottish Highlands Club Yumi Kit.
I’ve been itching to design a sock pattern for a while now and a tartan pattern seemed the perfect time to create one using the Mosaic technique. Only one color is used per row to create this intricate colorwork which becomes intuitive after the first couple repeats. This way you can relax into your knitting while producing a finished pair of socks that is anything but plain vanilla in looks.
This fun sock pattern is written for 9 sizes: Child’s Small - Men’s Large & features an all-over plaid mosaic knitting pattern in a cuff-down construction with forethought-afterthought heels. This pattern was written for a solid & variegated yarn but looks really lovely with high-contrast semi-solids as well.
This is an intermediate pattern, but don’t shy away from it if you haven’t tried mosaic (slip-stitch) knitting before. The most important thing to remember is to keep your tension even & to have fun with them!
Child S (Child M, Child L, Women S, Women M, Women L, Men S, Men M, Men L)
US Size Equivalents
C 7-8 (C 9-11, W/M 1-3, W 5-7, W 7.5-8.5, W 9-11, M 7-8.5, M 9-10, M 11-12)
Eur Size Equivalents 23-24 (25-28, 30-34, 36-38, 39-40, 41-42, 43-42, 43-44, 45-46)
Approx Foot Circumference 5.5” (6.5”, 7”, 7.5”, 8”, 8.5”, 9”, 9.5”, 10”) / 14 cm (16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25 cm)
Approx Foot Length 6” (7”, 8”, 8.5”, 9.5” 10.25”, 10.5”, 11”, 11.5”) / 15 cm (17, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29 cm)
US 1 (2.25mm) double-pointed needles
or size to obtain gauge
Stitch Holders or Waste Yarn
32 sts and 32 rows = 4” (10 cm)
in Tartan Mosaic Pattern, blocked
Wee Bit Scottish is the June 2018 Club Yumi Pattern and will be available as an individual pattern on Ravelry September 1st, 2018. Register for e-mails at the bottom of this page to be notified when the individual pattern has been released. Until then, the only way to get this pattern is through the purchase of a kit at YumiYarns.com.
I hope you're having a wonderful day and that you're enjoying all your projects! If you're working on any of my patterns, I'd love to see your progress. Tag me on social media with #YumiYarns so that I can find your posts.
Have a great day & happy knitting!
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