Today's Shop Update is a very special one because not only will I have some regular Tuskenknits bases and colorways, but I will be offering sock kits for the Calluna socks designed by Becky Sorensen (@sopranoknits).
Becky contacted me last Autumn because she had an idea for a sock pattern in my non superwash American wool/nylon yarn. With all the merino and superwash sock yarns out there, this blend seemed a bit different, and she was eager to try it out. As an indie dyer, sourcing non superwash yarns has not been easy, and I was debating whether or not to bring this base back because it's quite pricey for me to purchase, and I don't think it's right to charge my customers $40 for a skein of sock yarn. But it really is one of my favorite yarns for socks. Durable, yet not scratchy. Elastic and a pleasure to knit with. The fact that it's non-superwash and made in the USA is also a huge plus! So, I will be offering it occasionally, like in these sock kits!
What's included in the kit:
100 grams / 430 yards
75% non Superwash American wool
The download code is only good for one time use, so let us know if you have any issues!
About the pattern:
The Calluna socks feature unique details such as stunning caliper cables and an elegant eyelet spine, the Calluna Socks provide a relaxing pattern you’ll want to return to again and again.
YARN One 100g skein of TuskenKnits Traipse Base (392m/430yds/100g, 75% Non-Superwash American Wool, 25% Nylon)— shown in the Calluna colorway
SIZES S (56 sts) / M (64 sts) / L (72 sts)
Sample shown in a size S for a women’s US 9 / EU 39 use approximately 70 g (275 m/ 301 yds)
GAUGE 30 sts // 40 rounds = 10 cm // 4 in. in stockinette stitch after blocking
20 (24, 28) sts = 5 (6, 7) cm // 2 (2.25, 2.75) in. across caliper cable, unstretched after blocking
NEEDLES & NOTIONS —2 mm // US 0 knitting needles for magic loop (or size needed to obtain gauge) — Cable needle — Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS (length fully adjustable) Size S: 17 cm / 6.75 in. leg circumference 18.5 cm / 7.25 in. foot circumference Size M: 19.25 cm / 7.5 in. leg circumference 21.25 cm / 8.25 in. foot circumference Size L: 21.75 cm / 8.5 in. leg circumference 24 cm / 9.5 in. foot circumference
This pattern has been test knit and professionally tech edited.
Photos by Becky Sorensen