I’ve been really excited about the Sock Club this year, and I’m glad to finally be able to unveil the April patterns! Socktopus Sokkusu Original is one of my new favorite yarns. It’s custom-milled for my friend Alice Yu, who then dyes it in all sorts of fantastic colors. I especially like that her colors have depth and nuance to them. The yarn has a great twist for showing off stitch patterning, the merino fibers are wonderfully soft yet durable, and Sokkusu Original is just the right density knitting up comfortably at 9 stitches per inch for socks that will last quite some time. I like that it balances a springy, soft and comfortable knitting experience with the durability of a long staple fiber and thin (but not too thin!) yet dense fabric.
This is the Nanaimo sock pattern, named after the coastal town where my mother-in-law lives. They feature a simple and cozy knit-purl pattern with left and right socks mirroring each other.
And these are Turbulence. They have lots of fancy stitch work and are also mirrored. I think they are a club favorite.
These patterns are exclusive to the Cookie A Sock Club until April 15, 2013.