Head over Heels for Rachel Coopey’s Socks!

Queen of socks Rachel Coopey continues with her quest for warm feet with her latest publication ‘Coop Knits Socks Volume Two’. Full of beautiful and wearable designs, these patterns have us head over heels (or should that be head over socks?!)

Coop Knit Socks Volume Two by Rachel Coopey

Also accompanied by step-by-step tutorials and guides on key socks skills such as Kitchener Stitch and Afterthought Heels, these patterns are the ideal blend of techniques for beginners and experienced sock knitters.

Each candy coloured sock is a treat of cables and lace, making the prettiest patterns and sweetest feet!

For those of you who are yet to be bitten by the sock-knitting bug, or just fancy a classic vanilla sock to show off your favourite yarn, there is ‘Dave’. As Rachel says, ‘Everybody knows a Dave, and everyone needs some plain Dave socks!’

We think any Dave (or Davina) deserves a pair of cosy socks using the Misti Alpaca Sock Yarn. Choose from juicy solid colours or brighten up that stocking stitch with the magic of a self striping skein.

Misti Sock Yarn - (L-R) TF01 Purple Rain, HS56 Edible Brights, TF33 Bird Soded.

Misti Sock Yarn – (L-R) TF01 Purple Rain, HS56 Edible Brights, TF33 Bird Soded.

Misti Sock Yarn - (L-R) T40 Salmon, Hs58 Corked, T35 Skyling

Misti Sock Yarn – (L-R) T40 Salmon, Hs58 Corked, T35 Skyling

Misti Sock Yarn - (L-R) TF49 Mirror Lake, H57 Polar Sunset, TF43 Mint.

Misti Sock Yarn – (L-R) TF49 Mirror Lake, H57 Polar Sunset, TF43 Mint.

Misti Sock Yarn - (L-R) TF02 Cerise, H60 FIg Pretty, TF51 Zinnia

Misti Sock Yarn – (L-R) TF02 Cerise, H60 FIg Pretty, TF51 Zinnia

Also catching our eye is the chromatic magnificence of Otis with its graphic gradient detail. Match a skein of the Uncommon Thread Tough Sock with a set of the Pigeon Roof Studio Mini Skeins and you’ve got the start of some beautiful ombre socks.

Otis- Coop Knits Volume Two by Rachel Coopey

Otis- Coop Knits Volume Two by Rachel Coopey

Pigeon Roof Mini Skeins in Crown Prince and Uncommon Thread Tough Sock in Attic Room

Pigeon Roof Mini Skeins in Crown Prince and Uncommon Thread Tough Sock in Attic Roomsd

 

Capture the textured detail of these patterns with a skein of gorgeous Madelinetosh Sock. Hand dyed in the most luscious colour ways, Loop will soon have over 100 shades – we are just waiting for a delivery of new colours for 2015!

Madelinetosh Sock (L-R) Kelp, Espadrills, Maple Leaf.

Madelinetosh Sock (L-R) Kelp, Espadrills, Maple Leaf.

Madelinetosh Sock (L-R) Logwood, Modern Fair Isle, Rose

Madelinetosh Sock (L-R) Logwood, Modern Fair Isle, Rose

Madelinetosh Sock (L-R) Cosmos, Thyme, Lichen

Madelinetosh Sock (L-R) Cosmos, Thyme, Lichen

Madelinetosh Sock (L-R) Bloomsbury, Steam Age, Torche.

Madelinetosh Sock (L-R) Bloomsbury, Steam Age, Torche.

Coop Knits Socks features designs for both men and woman, so if you’re treating someone to a pair then try the Lang Jawoll Sock yarn. This super wash wool with nylon can withstand machine washing plus it comes with a bonus reinforcement spool of nylon yarn!

Orville - Coop Knits Volume Two by Rachel Coopey.jpg

Lang Jawoll Sock Yarn (CW from Top) 274 Leaf Green, 110 Swimming Pool, 109 Ballet Pink, 159 Toucan, 043 Butter

Lang Jawoll Sock Yarn (CW from Top) 274 Leaf Green, 110 Swimming Pool, 109 Ballet Pink, 159 Toucan, 043 Butter

Lang Jawoll Sock Yarn (CW from Top) 188 Peacock, 119 Pansy, 86 Elephant Grey, 246 Wisteria, 23 Light Grey. Loop, London. www.loopknitlounge.com


Lang Jawoll Sock Yarn (CW from Top) 188 Peacock, 119 Pansy, 86 Elephant Grey, 246 Wisteria, 23 Light Grey.

As well as Volume Two, we also have Rachel Coopey’s first volume of sock based treats, so you can be certain to find the perfect pattern to go with our lovely range of sock yarns!

We had such a fantastic number of responses from our survey last week and we would just like to say a huge thank you to all of you who took the time to fill it in. We really appreciate all your wonderful suggestions and helpful comments. Now it’s the exciting development stage where we start putting all these plans into action, so we will keep you posted!

And as a thank you we have our two winners! Selected at random out of the digital wooly hat we have the winner of the £25 Loop gift voucher is …. Marisa Spehar and the winner of the Country Living Spring Fair Tickets…. Jo Navin! Congratulations to the both of you! We will be in touch to let you know how you can claim your prize.

Don’t worry if you didn’t win this time, we love spreading the joy of yarny delights so we’ll have lots more giveaways on the blog soon! Make sure you pop back for a read next week to find out what our latest free pattern based suprise is…

Happy Knitting!

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3 comments on “Head over Heels for Rachel Coopey’s Socks!
  1. Lynn Anderson says:

    They look lovely, but how do you stop them drooping down?? (I’ve only knitted one pair of socks before!)

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