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?!)
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.
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.
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!
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!
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…