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October 3, 2013

The Rye socks are warm and snuggly, much thicker than average socks. They are squishy and soft and the best part? You can knit them up so much faster than a  sock weight pair, and they are sized for the whole family!

Hunter had a great time with Emmy and Juju (her names for Emily and Jordan) romping around the docks in Tofino in her pair.

::: Learn How to Knit Socks :::

I often teach classes on how to knit socks. Socks can seem so intimidating, even to people who have been knitting a while. Something about that heel turn seems like magic, or some sort of knitting trick. It’s not magic, or even very tricky of course, and we will take the mystery out of socks with Rye!  If you have tried knitting in the round on DPNS (or magic loop), you can learn to knit a sock! [Check out the full tutorial here]

::: Rye Project Details :::

Pattern: Free Pattern – download now!
Plucky Knitter Plucky Sweater in ‘Nova’, ‘Princess Phone’, and ‘Chocolate S’more’  – 150 (175, 200, 250, 300, 350) yards
Needles: US #3/ 3mm and US #5/ 3.75mm double pointed needles (or 40+ inch circulars for magic loop)
Sizing: Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult S, M, L)
Finished measurements (unstretched):
Cuff: 5 (5.75, 6.5, 7.25, 8.25, 9) inches around
Leg (adjustable): 4 (6.5, 8, 9.5, 10.5, 11.5) inches
Foot (adjustable): 4 (6, 7.5, 9, 10, 11.25) inches

::: The Yarn :::

These socks are the  very first project we have designed with yarn from the Plucky Knitter.  While we adore Plucky Primo Worsted, we felt a harder-wearing yarn would be better for socks. We chose Plucky Sweater, and it did not disappoint!  With Plucky’s staggering array of vivid colourways, who could ask for more for a wonderful pair of thick warm socks?

Child size, Adult S, and Adult L socks

::: The Simple Collection Tutorials :::

If you are new to knitting entirely, used to knit but have forgotten how, or are looking to move past the basics, we have step-by-step tutorials on each of the techniques you will need for the Rye socks. ‘Lets Knit Socks’ covers your heel turn step by step as well as picking up stitches and closing a toe.

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With 8 new free patterns (including 2 sweaters!) and clear tutorials, the collection is perfect for newer knitters building skills and confidence, and also a treat for knitters who enjoy modern lines and simple details. Whether you are knitting your first scarf, cozy socks for your dad, or a sweater for your little man, the Simple Collection will teach you all you need to know to make modern seamless knits for the whole family!

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. paws permalink
    February 6, 2016 2:37 pm

    I just cast these on today and am havig a great time knitting them. However, when I got to the toe decreases, I only had one marker on my needles. Do you happen to know how many sts there are between the markers after moving the BOR marker?

    • February 8, 2016 8:50 pm

      There will be the same number of knit sts before the garter panel and after them, does that help?

  2. October 5, 2013 3:03 am

    I hope you don’t mind but I will reblog a number of your tutorials over the coming weeks. They’re fantastic! I don’t have the photo skills or the time to be doing these right now ..
    Give me a shout if this doesn’t suit you and I will desist! Have a great weekend. I’m off to knit a few pairs of Rye : )

  3. October 3, 2013 8:41 pm

    Your family is adorable and the socks ain’t bad either!


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