Ready Set Socks!
Look what has just skipped through the door! Its Rachel Coopey's Ready Set Socks! This blog post makes a great continuation of Knits for Busy Times. A sock is a great little project to have on the needles to pick up and put down when you have the time.
Ready Set Socks is a collection of sock patterns by sock designing genius Rachel Coopey. This book contains a collection of socks designs from the simple ones to the lacey and textural ones. There is definitely a sock for everyone.
The back of the book also contains tutorials and advice on making adjustments. Like cuff and heel types and knitting in the round with magic loop or DPN's. This is a great go to guide for anyone wishing to broaden their sock knitting expertise. So we have had a little look at the book and you want to grab your needles and knit some socks. Which yarns are best, take a look below for the best of the sock yarns at Knit With Attitude.
Socks Yeah! - Socks Yeah has been developed by Rachel Coopey herself. A reliable merino and nylon blend in a range of fun and funky colours. It also comes in DK.
75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon / 4Ply – Fingering / 212 m,231yrds – 50g.
Stranded Dyeworks BFL Nylon - Beautifully hand dyed shades by UK dyer Jude, for those who like their socks speckled.
80% Superwash Bluefaced Leichester Wool, 20% Nylon / Yarn weight 4Ply – Fingering / 365m, 400yds - 100g skein.
Fibre Co Amble - This luxurious blend of Merino and Alpaca is super soft and beautiful to knit and wear. It is strengthened with recycled nylon to help minimise waste.
70% Easy-wash Merino wool, 20% Easy-wash Alpaca, 10% recycled Nylon / 4Ply – Fingering / 325m, 355yds – 100g.
Garthenor Snowdonia Sock - Garthenor have created a sturdy all British organic sock yarn which is all blended from stunning natural shades.
100% Organic Wool from British Breeds / Yarn weight 4Ply – Fingering / Meterage 200m, 219yds – 50g.
Hey Mama Wolf Sock Yarn #04 - A beautiful naturally dyed sock yarn that doesn't use nylon for strength but rather ramie which is a plant based alternative.
80% Wool 20% Ramie / 4Ply – Fingering / 300m/382yds – 100g skein.