Is anyone else excited about a new LYS in the Edmonton area?! I love having more options when seeking out glorious new yarns!
Yarn Divas is a delightful new yarn shop located in St. Albert that just opened up in April of this year. The owners, Chrissy and Sherri, reached out to a local dyer and a couple of us local designers to collaborate on some patterns for their grand opening and I had the honor and privilege of being invited on the journey.
Robin, of Rose Hill Yarns, put her talents into coming up with some fabulous colorways in the Yarn Divas colors. Seriously, I don’t know how she did it but she knocked it right out of the park!
Anna, of The Bluebird Box, was the other designer invited to collaborate on a design for the grand opening, and I’m always in awe of Anna’s amazing colorwork skills, so I wanted to add a little Anna inspiration into this sock pattern – so you’ll find colorwork bands at the toe, cuff, & as you go to put the peasant heel in.
Lastly, I need a dash of me in there! Like many of you, cabled socks are my jam, so I added a cute little cable motif that played splendidly with Robin’s beautiful variegated yarn.
Once all the ingredients were together, Divalicious came to be, all in time for their grand opening.
Worked in the round, Divalicious contains both cuff-down and toe-up written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. The pattern has instructions for a peasant heel (afterthought heel using scrap yarn).
The pattern is written for the magic loop method for knitting socks; however, the design could be worked on double-pointed needles or mini-circulars instead should you prefer (ensure you denote your instep stitches with extra markers – so you don’t miss the placement of the heel or toe shaping).
(Measured around the ball of the foot.)
7.5 [8, 8.5. 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11]” / 19 [20.5, 21.5, 23, 24.5, 25.5, 27, 28] cm circumference – intended to be worn with 1” / 2.5 cm of negative ease. The sample shown was knit using the toe-up version of this pattern on 64-sts.
US1 (2.25 mm) 32-40” (82-102 cm) circular needles, or the size required to obtain gauge
US2 (2.75 mm) 32-40” (82-102 cm) circular needles, one size larger than needles used for gauge
MC: 200-500 yds / 183-458 m fingering weight yarn (depending on the length of your foot and leg) CC1: 142 [160, 179, 199, 220, 241, 264, 286] yds / 130 [146, 164, 182, 201, 220, 241, 262] m fingering weight yarn CC2: 53 [56, 60, 63, 66, 70, 73, 77] yds / 25 [26, 27, 29, 30, 32, 34, 36] m fingering weight yarn
Rosehill Yarns – Fingering Weight 75% SW Merino 25% Nylon 463 yds (423 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g) MC: Debutant CC1: Midnight Tryst CC2: Not a Wallflower
8 stitches by 10 rounds in stockinette on smaller needles = 1” / 2.5 cm, after blocking. Gauge is crucial in obtaining the correct fit. Changes in gauge will result in a size difference for your finished socks.