“The pattern is well written, easy to use and a quick knit but challenging.”
I am thrilled to announce the release of a new rhyFlower design, Santa’s Little Helpers, featuring Turtlepurl Yarns stunning new Sugar Plum Waltz colorway. Curious about my thoughts on Turtlepurl Yarn? Check out the yarn review here!
Holiday traditions are fantastic and something I hold near to my heart! Ever since I was a little girl, every Christmas eve, I’ve watched Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Christmas wasn’t here until I watched this 1964 classic narrated by Burl Ives. A reason I feel so attached to this movie is due to the island of misfit toys and the underdog (Rudolph), finally being seen as someone beautiful and accepted. I’m a misfit, so I relate wholeheartedly to the tale!
Cozy up, grab some apple cider, get your Rudolph on, and knit yourself some of these cable and eyelet adorned socks!
Worked in the round, Santa’s Little Helpers contains written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. Instructions are for both cuff-down and toe-up. If you feel inclined to make 2 in the same direction, that’s completely acceptable, or one of each if you’re feeling particularly topsy-turvy! Santa’s Little Helpers features 4 sizes. You’ll also find a sock worksheet, so you know how to measure your foot to achieve a perfect fit. Santa’s Little Helpers has directions for an afterthought heel, but you may substitute whatever heel you enjoy using.
The pattern is written for the magic loop method for knitting socks; however, the pattern notes do contain details should you wish to use double pointed needles instead.
SKILLS USED IN THIS DESIGN:
- 2/2 LC
- 2/2 RC
- 4-ply fingering weight yarn
- Turtlepurl Yarns – Striped Turtle Toes – 75% SW Merino 25% Nylon – 450 yds (411 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g) Colorway: Sugar Plum Waltz
- Substitution Info: STRING THEORY COLORWORKS – Entanglement Self Striping, THE PERIWINKLE SHEEP – Watercolors sock yarn,
KNIT PICKS – Stroll, or REGIA – Extra Twist Merino.
- US1 (2.25 mm) 32”-40” (82-102 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge. If preferred, four US1 (2.25 mm) double-pointed needles, or size required to obtain gauge
- Tapestry needle
- Cable needle
- Scrap yarn
- Stitch marker (optional)
- 200-500 yds (275-458 m) fingering weight yarn (will vary depending on the length of your foot and leg)
9 stitches by 11 rounds in stockinette stitch = 1” /2.5 cm on US1 (2.25 mm) needles, after blocking.
7 [7.5, 8, 8.5]”/ 17.8 [19.1, 20.3, 21.6] cm circumference.
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