It’s the last crate this month, but hardly the least. October’s Sock Artisan Crate features dyer Artistic Ewe’s handiwork on a delightful 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon base called Fandango. Fandango has 450 yards per each skein, and comes in a soft color perfectly suited to this month’s mood board: Celery Stalk.
This soft colorway will really highlight the handiwork of our designer this month, Star Athena. Star’s pattern is called Doubledown, and is a quickie ankle sock that uses the yarn double-stranded to great effect! You might notice that the sock isn’t featured in the same colorway as the finished yarn. We had switched gears with the dyer halfway through the process, but this sock is so fast, Star already had it finished before we could let her know! (If that’s not an endorsement for making some of these as holiday presents, we don’t know what is)!
Along with the delicious yarn and pattern, you’ll also receive this month’s Sock Crate extra, a ChiaoGoo 40″, US 2 needle perfect for perfecting your Magic Loop technique. Get ready to speed along on these socks like lightening!