Hug (again)

Hello and good morning!  It is the wonderful weekend again and I hope it is a good one for everyone!

I am pleased to tell you that I have released Hug on Ravelry.  The pattern is available for an introductory price of 50% off until midnight on 29 November (30 November for those in the Southern Hemisphere).

Socks made from Zealana Cozi give your feet a gentle hug, lending these socks their name.

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You may recall my earlier post where I showed you the prototype for this pattern.  On reflection, I decided to make it a simpler pattern.  The main design feature is the braided cable running down the outside of each leg and heel, positioned so that they are still comfortable to wear when wearing shoes.  A simple reverse stockinette toe gives the front of the foot some interest and structure.

Hug is designed specifically for Zealana Cozi sock yarn, which is slightly heavier than the average sock yarn weight.  Stitch counts on this sock differ from the average sock for this reason.

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This is a cuff down sock.  Both written and charted instructions are given.

To knit these socks in a yarn other than Cozi, either use a similar weight sock yarn or knit a size larger and using needles that are a size larger than you usually use (gauge for these socks is 7 sts x 11 rows to one inch/2.5cm).

You will need two balls of Zealana Cozi (I used the Currant colourway (CO5)), 2.5mm (US1.5) sock needles of your choice and a small cable needle.  Optional stitch markers will help you mark the front and back of each sock if you find this helpful.  (I used the magic loop method when knitting these socks which made that unnecessary.)

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The medium sized sock is shown with a 18cm/7” long leg and 23cm/9” long foot. Each sock required approx 40g of yarn, or 136m/148yd .  Extra large socks will require more yarn.

The pattern is available here.  I hope you enjoy knitting it!

Many thanks to the youngest boy for his photography skills.

10 thoughts on “Hug (again)

  1. AH, and here I thought you were sending me a ‘hug’ 🙂 Well you are in a way and it is lovely, good job.

    1. Any socks knitted in Cozi would be a ‘Hug’. Feel the yarn and know the difference!

      Congratulations on the sock pattern, the yarn is so different from other sock yarns you have done well to make a sock pattern to match its properties.

      1. Thank you! I thought it would be a good idea to make a sock in this yarn. You are right – it is so different to the usual sock yarn and it needs its very own pattern!

    1. It’s a great yarn for that. We were lucky the yarn was released in time for the end of the NZ winter. So nice to wear when it is cold!

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