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Pattern Roundup: Santa’s Little Helpers

The pattern is well written, easy to use, and quick knit but challenging. – Lori, Test Knitter

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.


Techniques used in Santa’s Little Helpers

  • 2/2 LC
  • 2/2 RC
  • Knit
  • K2tog
  • K2tog-tbl
  • K-tbl
  • M1L
  • M1R
  • Purl
  • P2tog
  • Ssk
  • Yo

Yarn Used

Turtlepurl Yarns – Striped Turtle Toes – 75% SW Merino 25% Nylon – 450 yds (411 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g) Colorway: Sugar Plum Waltz

Website: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/turtlepurl (Note: If you love the yarn, use promo code RHYFLOWER to grab a discount from Emily’s amazing shop. No affiliation, just adore her goodies)
Instagram: @turtlepurlyarns
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/turtlepurl

Yarn Substitutes – Any fingering weight yarn that allows you to obtain a gauge of 9 stitches by 11 rounds in stockinette = 1” / 2.5 cm, after blocking.


Where to buy Santa’s Little Helpers


Santa’s Little Helpers Tester Projects

Check out the tester’s projects! Want to test for rhyFlower knits? Join the tester pool on Yarnpond here.

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