On Thursday I finally finished my hand-knitted tights, and posted this photo to Instagram/Facebook:
What a great response! You love them as much as I do, and it seems many of you are inspired to make your own tights! The pattern is called Sock Opus, and they are knit two-at-a-time from the toe-up! They are a great way to use all your favourite sock yarns in one very satisfying, custom-fitting, and practical project. You need two long circular needles (in the size that gives you the gauge required, 2.5 – 3mm) to knit two-at-a-time. You can certainly knit each leg individually from the toe-up, then join to knit the panty. But then you run the risk of catching the dreaded “second-sock syndrome”, and two-at-a-time also means it’s easier to knit both legs so they match, much like I tried to do with mine.
So for this week’s special, I am offering once again sock yarn for ten bucks a pop!
Supersocke: Col 1438 (top); Col 1439 (bottom)
Choose from two brands/four colourways of colourful, self-striping sock yarn! Each ball is $10, and will yield one pair of your average socks.
There’s Supersocke from Online, 75% wool, 25% polyamide, 100gr/420m. It’s even infused with Aloe Vera and Jojoba! Colour 1438 is brown, black, royal blue, kelly green with a touch of orange. Colour 1439 is a cheerful combo of fuschia, royal blue, yellow and orange with a touch of black and brown.
Mexiko: Col 202 (left); Col 204 (right)
I also have Mexiko from Schoeller and Stahl, 75% wool, 25% polyamide, 100gr/420m. Colour 204 is a happy combo of black, turquoise, cream, orange, and purple. Colour 202 is a combo of fuschia, cornflower blue, yellow and orange with a touch of cream and lime green.
Mexiko self-stripe Col 204
The Fine Print: To purchase, please send an email to email@example.com with your selection and delivery preference. Free delivery to within Kingston with a minimum purchase of $20. You can also pick up from downtown Kingston, or I can send via Canada Post [additional charge]. A PayPal invoice will be sent to you. HST will be added. While quantities last! Offer expires 28 March 2014.