Category Archives: sock yarn

A circle of colorful Felici self-striping sock yarn.
Late Summer News: Felici. Is. Back.

The sun is just about to start setting on this sweltering summer season (at least for us folks in the northern hemisphere), but don’t worry. There’s still time to partake in a few lazy afternoon picnics in the park accompanied by your current WIP, or as I like to call them, pic-knits. If you’re looking for a little fiber/pattern inspo to ride out the dog days with, read on!

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Knit Picks Podcast Episode 342 – Sock It To Me! The Sock Construction Episode You’ve Been Waiting For

Socks are one of those milestone knitting projects that once successfully completed, help you feel prepared to take on more difficult projects. Knitters who haven’t taken the leap can be intimidated by words like “gusset” and “kitchener stitch” but on today’s podcast Lee and Stacey hope to help make socks less scary for sock newbies by diving deep into everything sock-knitting.   First up, Lee and Stacey check in about what’s on their needles. Lee picked up a project that she started in 2019 while Stacey shares a sad knitting story with a happy ending. (Yes frogging can be happy!) Then Lee and Stacey disagree on how to knit socks: toe-up or top-down?  Next, new Knit Picks team members, Michelle and Cathy talk to ...

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Cozy blue turtleneck sweater pattern
December News: Bulky Knits for Cozy Days

As the days grow shorter, the layers of warm woolens start to pile on, making for yet another cozy season of hibernation. A bevy of bulky weight knits and handfuls of colorful new yarns are in store for you with our latest batch of news, available just in time to cuddle up with on the darkest days of the year.

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Podcast Episode 332: Your Favorite Sock Yarns Explained

Felici Yarn Today, we’re dedicating an entire episode to the subject of sock knitting! Whether you’re a seasoned pro and socks are your very favorite thing, or a new knitter contemplating casting on for your very first pair, this episode is for you!  Lee and Hannah spend time talking about all of the sock yarns they’ve developed over the years. Colorful, hardwearing and in a range of lovely fibers, sock yarn is one of our very favorite things to develop behind the scenes. Listen along as they compare and contrast soft Stroll lines with Hawthorne’s rugged and complex colorways. You might even discover a new-to-you skein to try! Stacey invites Rosalyn Keys (you may know her as Rozknitz on Instagram) on to the podcast to ...

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Static Yarn Love: Self-Patterning Sock Yarn Projects

Have you tried one of our newest yarns, Static? This fun and colorful yarn is a limited-edition self-patterning sock yarn. What does that mean exactly? Uniquely shifting colors—no ends to weave in. Today we’re sharing what stitchers are making using Static (and what they think of this yarn). If you haven’t checked out this yarn, here are all the stats: Fiber Content: 75% Superwash Wool, 25% NylonWeight: FingeringKnitting Gauge: 7-8 sts=1” on #1-3 needlesCrochet Gauge: 21-32 sc=4” on #B-E hooksYards: 437Grams: 100Put Up: HankCare: Machine Wash Cold /Tumble Dry Low

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Colorful Koloreak sock yarn shawl knit with blue and yellow Hawthorne yarns
12 Weeks of Gifting: Koloreak

Week 5 of our annual 12 Weeks of Gifting series is here! This week’s featured pattern is the generously sized and wonderfully colorful sock yarn shawl, Koloreak.

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colorful knit modular blanket
August News: Summertime Block Party

It might seem counter-intuitive, but it’s my personal belief that August is the perfect time to start a blanket project. The days are still hot enough that the need for a cozy blanket is not yet there, but with nights cooling down, our desires to cuddle up on the couch with a comfy hand knit blanket are on the rise. Add to the appeal the ability to tackle your blanket’s construction one block at a time, and you’ve got yourself the ultimate late-summer portable project. Whether you’re a lover of clean lines and straight forward design or gravitate more towards the funky side of the bed with colorful hexi patterns and asymmetrical seams, our latest pattern collection, Block ...

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Happy New Yarn(s)!

The 3rd week in January isn’t too late to be celebrating the new year, right? We didn’t think so either! In fact, since several of our newest yarns were delightfully delayed this last launch (insert an image of us cry-laughing here), we weren’t able to roll them out with the usual fanfare. Alas, the long awaited blog post announcing all (of the rest of) the exciting new yarny goodness is hot off the wordpress and ready for all you fiber fiends to peruse! Get. Ready.

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