Cozy sockies make great gifts, especially when they are knitted with worsted weight yarn. This FREE pattern from Tincan Knits has great instructions and ranges in size from Baby to Adult Large. The other great thing is that you have a lot of yarn options when you work with a worsted, ranging from pretty hand paints like Manos Alegria Grande or Malabrigo Rios, to budget friendly options like Cascade 220 Superwash and Berroco Vintage, or Berroco Comfort Print. The most important thing about your yarn choice is make sure it’s machine washable!
Manos Del Uruguay Alegria Grande
Manos del Urugay Alegria Grande is a sumptuously soft superwash yarn that’s great for EVERYTHING (except felting). Made with 75% merino wool & 25% polyamide, it’s strong enough for boot socks, and soft enough for baby hats.
- 75% merino wool, 25% polyamide
- 100g/180m (197 yds)
- worsted weight
- 18 to 20 sts = 4″/10cm
- 4mm to 5mm (US 6 to 8) needles
- Machine or hand wash in cold water, lay flat to dry
- Made in Uruguay
I’m sorry you haven’t heard from us lately, we’ve been really busy merchandising all the new stock that’s been arriving for fall! You’ve probably been doing more knitting than I have, but Liane finished this Honey Cowl last week.
It’s a super simple knit, easy to make, great to wear (or gift), the pattern is free, and there are almost 24,000 projects for it in Ravelry! We made ours with one skein of Wollmeise DK (currently on SALE), but you can use 200g of any Worsted weight or DK weight yarn. My only suggestion is do not use a yarn that is very fluffy or textured, you’ll lose the beautiful stitch definition. Solid colours, heathered colours, semi-solid hand paints, variegated and self-striping colours all seem to look great with this pattern!
- FREE Pattern
- Worsted weight or DK weight yarn: about 200g for long version, 100g for short version
- 5mm/US8 – 36″ circular needles for long version or 24″ circular needles for short version
- Stitch markers
- Tapestry/darning needle