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Yarn Review: Arctic Crafts

Winter Wonderland: Round-Up


This pattern is so beautiful! I love all the cables! And while it looks quite complicated,
it is very straightforward to knit.” – Jerrah


I am thrilled to announce the release of a new rhyFlower design, Winter Wonderland, a snowflake adorned toe-up & cuff-down sock pattern.

hen Curt and I first started dating, we went up to his family’s lake lot to go ice fishing. The cold calmness on the lake, with the clear blue sky against the bare trees and shimmering snow-covered lake, was like a magical winter wonderland. There are few moments in my life where I felt utterly at peace, but the silence on the lake, regardless of how cold it was my first time out there, brings a sense of warmth to my soul.

I was pondering this snowflake design for a while, considering how best to represent all those beautiful sun-kissed snowflakes and awaiting the perfect frozen blue yarn. At last, it has all come together, and I couldn’t be happier with the result. ❄️

Worked in the round, Winter Wonderland 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! Winter Wonderland features 4 sizes. You’ll also find a sock worksheet, so you know how to measure your foot to achieve a perfect fit. Winter Wonderland 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:
    • 1/1 LC
    • 1/1 LPC
    • 1/1 RC
    • 1/1 RPC
    • 3/3 RC
    • Cluster 4 sts
    • Knit
    • K2tog
    • K2tog-tbl
    • K-tbl
    • M1L
    • M1R
    • Purl
    • P2tog
    • Ssk:
    • Ssp
    • Yo
YARN:
  • Fingering Weight 3-ply yarn
  • WN Yarns – 75/25 Sock Yarn 75% SW Merino 25% Nylon – 463 yds (423 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g) – Colorway: Frosty Winter
  • ArcticCrafts Poldale sock – 80 % poldale wool – 20 % nylon – 437 yds (400 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g) – Colorway: Glacier
  • Substitution Info: My sample was knit in WN Yarns, which has sadly closed her business, so Arctic Crafts has stepped in with a lovely snowy colorway as a substitute – which achieved the same gauge.
MATERIALS USED:
  • 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)
  • 300-500 yds (275-458 m) fingering weight yarn (will vary depending on the length of your foot and leg)
GAUGE:

9 stitches by 11 rounds in stockinette stitch = 1”/ 2.5 cm on US1 (2.25 mm) needles, after blocking.
Gauge is crucial in obtaining the correct fit. Changes in gauge will result in size difference for your finished socks.


FIND THIS PATTERN ON:

Ravelry & here on the rhyFlower Knits Website.


Check out the rhyFlower Test Team’s projects! Click on the image to be taken to their project page on Ravelry.

TESTER PROJECTS:
Loana’s Socks
Monica’s Socks
Paule’s Socks
Dalal’s Socks
Sandie’s Socks
Zsuzsanna’s Socks
Janie’s Socks
Larisa’s Socks
Jerrah’s Socks
Joy’s Sock
Mette’s Socks
Bente’s Socks

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