Friday, September 2, 2011

Artist's Hand Mock Cabled socks


 These little Beauties are so soft and warm. Not sure if they will be Durable inside a shoe or boot but i dont plan on wearing them outside. I love Qiviut socks in fall and Winter for simply relaxing on the sofa while knitting to keep my feet Toasty warm or as bed socks...... when the storm is rageing outside qiviut socks give you the best nights sleep.

Qiviut truely is 'the wonder wool of the North'. It's softer than Cashmere, warmer than anyother yarn, durable if you take care, has a beautiful an investment in your wellbeing, looks good and looks even better with age, and is a God send for anyone who suffers from poor circulation.
Qiviut promotes Blood Flow due to the heating factor, warms joints and muscles so they relax. Anyone with poor circulation is in need of these socks, yes they are expensive but worth every dime as long as you take care of them !
They must be hand washed, cold water, lay flat to dry. In summer store the socks in a plastic tote to protect from moths (yes, like Humans Moth's ADORE Qiviut) these things and your socks will last for years !

The Yarn details :
Artists Hand is 90% Qiviut - 10% Silk. Qiviut is a very soft Silky fiber that takes dye very well....colors are vibrant and alive !  This yarn is now available in 50 gram skeins for smaller projects.....check it out here

The Competition details :
Tell us: Where is the place/country that has the most number of wild Muskoxen.
Competition is open to knitters world wide, runs from 2011-09-02 TO 2011-09-30
***Correct answers will enter and 1 name drawn at random***

Well i can say for a fact that these socks will NOT be durable but will be fine for bed/house socks when its really cold out.They have a wonderful halo and softness with a massive amount of warmth.
You will need:
1 set of 3.25mm and 2.75mm  D.P.N's
60 grams of 2 ply lace weight yarn such as Artists hand,
stitch marker,
wool needle.
 Tension: 6sts=1'' inch. 8 rows = 1''inch long on 3.25mm
With 3.25mm and 2 strands of yarn held together cast on 50sts, join to work in the rnd.
Work rib top , *k1, p1, k2, p1 rep from * back to start of rnd.
Rep this rnd for 8rnds.
Next: move sts so you have on N1: 17sts, N2: 15sts, N3: 18sts
mock cable work:
1: *k1tbl, p1, k2, p1. rep from * back to beg.
2: *k1,p1,k1,yo,k1,p1.
3: *k1, p1, k3, p1.
4: *k1, p1, k3, with tip of left needle, lift 3rd st on right needle over 1st two sts and drop off, p1, rep from * to beg.
Work 12 pattern repeats
Change to 2.75mm D.P.N's and simply knit all sts for 12 rnds.
                         Heel Flap:
 On N1 knit 13sts and slip the last 4 sts onto the beg of N2.
On N2, k1, sl1 across the 19sts and k1, sl1 for 4 sts from end of N3.
Turn work and p across row.
rep k1,sl1 and purl rows a total of 17 times.

More coming soon.....only 50% done!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

competition winner - qiviut lace gloves kit

And the winner is Lisa W, congrats.....please contact us so we can ship you your yarn & pattern  !

Check out the September competition 'artists hand' yarn to knit a pair of
 House/bed socks in Mock rib stitch !