Hippity-Hop! New Sock Pattern by Rachel Coopey
Do you think that socks rock? We couldn’t agree more! After lusting after Blue Moon Fibre Arts beautiful sock yarn for years we are thrilled to now stock it at Loop. And who better to do this yarn justice than the sock specialist herself, Rachel Coopey, with her new pattern Hippity-Hop!
Her stunning new pattern Hippity-Hop has been designed exclusively for Loop using the Blue Moon Fibre Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight Fingering. Two skeins of the cherry red Mustang Sally make a knee length pair, while the cute ankle length only takes one. The colour ‘Going For Gold’ shown below is currently on its way to the shop- just let us know if you want notified when it is in stock!
Rather than two identical socks, you might have noticed that the pretty twisted stitch braid slants in the opposite direction on each foot. Rachel Coopey says that she likes it when socks mirror each other as the slight difference helps stave off the dreaded second sock syndrome!
Although the Rachel chose some of the more subtle colours of Socks That Rock, she would, “love to see a pair of the knee high Hippity-Hop sock knitted in the Crazy Lace Agate or Fire on the Mountain…the pattern the colours would make when the stitch count changes…they would be some really special socks!”
And there really are some special skeins with amazing colour changes –
And those with a more subtle colour change too…
Socks That Rock is tightly twisted which gives a real springy quality and great stitch definition. Made from high grade superwash merino it means soft and cosy socks too!
Ready to cast on for a pair of socks? Why not enter our giveaway to win a copy of the pattern – All you need to do is comment below and let us know why you think socks rock! This giveaway will close at midnight GMT on Wednesday 15th October when a winner will be chosen at random and announced next Friday. Please note, the winner will recieve a PDF copy of the pattern not a physical copy.
Also, congratulations to the winner of last weeks giveaway Sali Morris who has won a skein of Big Bad Wool Weepaca! She chose Water and says “It would be perfect to make a hat for my baby boy for winter, although all the colours are gorgeous.” Hooray!
We also have our own prize to celebrate… We are so honoured to be awarded the title of Best Knitting Shop in London and the South of England at the British Knitting Awards last night!
Our heartfelt thanks to all of you who voted and for everyones continued support.
Good luck and Happy Sock Knitting!