Spin! Series 1 - no.2


Not a Spinner?

Recommended substitute yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy.


Document Details

This pattern is sold as a pdf download, file size 775k,
7 pages.


Price: US $6



75g Falkland tops
25g fine kid mohair


Hand cards


Landscape acid dyes ‘Desert Pea’ and ‘Chamomile’ (optional)


Singles ratio: 11:1
Plying ratio: 14:1
Singles wpi: 36
Plied wpi: 17
Gauge: 9sts per inch in stocking stitch
Yardage: 290m - 350m


Needles and Notions
2.25mm/80cm circular needle
Stitch markers, cable needle, yarn needle


Finished Size
Women’s medium, to fit foot circumference up to 8 ½ inches

I don’t know what possessed me to start with the bright orange, it’s definitely not a ‘me’ colour as you probably know! I think it was a mental glitch that day, or perhaps we were experiencing particularly gloomy London weather. Once it was done though, I couldn’t turn back and the result was many hours of blending, drafting and spinning with resounding cries of ‘What was I thinking of?!’


But it kind of grew on me in the end, and I love these socks with their wandering cable patterns and the halo of fuzzy mohair. Maybe you won’t choose orange, but I know you’ll love the process of  blending the fibres, spinning and knitting these socks either for yourself, or for a special someone else.


Photographs: Diane Mulholland and Alice Yu




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