CurlyWhirly/ Kits for Socks

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The colorway in Taiyo Sock that we are calling Winter Forest.
The colorway in Taiyo Sock that we are calling Winter Forest.
Our name for this is Summer Seas.
Our name for this is Summer Seas.
The remaining photos are of Chrissie's original pairs.
The remaining photos are of Chrissie's original pairs.

The third in this marvelous sock series created by Chrissie of Ursa Major Knits!

Here we present some great kits for making her new CurlyWhirly socks -- paired with your choice of Taiyo Sock yarn in some really special colorways. 

The Design

Here I quote Chrissie: 

Curlywhirly is the third of a sock series especially created for 
all sock yarns with a color gradient like Zauberball, Lang Mille Colori, Noro Sock, Mini Mochi, Lana Grossa Meilenweit, Poems Sock, Nordlys by Viking of Norway, and many more. It is a fun to knit project as you will always be compelled to see the effect the next color will offer.

Curlywhirly is knitted toe-up. If this is your first attempt to knit socks 
from the toe up, this pattern will guide you through all the steps.

Curlywhirly is modular, but you will join all pieces as you go, so no seaming is involved. It is a bit more intricate than the first two of the series: Hurdygurdy or Sockodile. If you haven’t worked with modules before you might want to start with one of them.

Curlywhirly offers written and charted instructions as well as graphics and photo tutorials to demonstrate the architecture of this particular design. This pattern runs over 60 stitches and you will be given a table with all sock sizes to knit your Hurdy-Gurdy socks in your size. Advanced knitters who prefer a wider sock will be able to make the necessary adjustments. Since this pattern has already quite a few pages and the file size is rather large due to all the photo tutorials, I decided not to offer the alternatives as well. 

If you have purchased the pattern with the intent to knit it over 66 or 72 stitches and find it too difficult, feel free to get in touch with me via email. The 60 stitch version is very stretchy, so you might not find it necessary.

Since Curlywhirly is the third of a series and we all know that three is a charm, I am offering a free pattern of your choice to all of you who post pictures of your finished pair of Curlywhirlies by the 15th of July 2016.

What a great incentive to knit a beautiful pattern!

The Yarn

The yarn we offer for these kits is one that Chrissie lists on her Ravelry page:  Taiyo Sock.

 Note that this is not the yarn which she used in her original pairs (as shown on this page) nor even similar colors.  You can see our yarn selections in the inset photos on the top picture and again below that.  The others are there to show you the design and to help your imagination along. 

Taiyo Sock is from Noro and has the very looooooong color repeats we've come to expect of Noro.  This is 50% Cotton, 17% Wool, 17% Nylon, 16% Silk with approximately 462 yards per 100g skein, so one skein is plenty for this pair of socks.  

Note the high cotton content -- these will not quite have the same stretch that equivalent wool socks would; on the other hand, these will be great for the warmer seasons. 

The Colorways

We are starting out with two colorways.  These were not named by Noro that I am aware of; I am naming them here just so we can more easily refer to them.  

And note that we are showing two skeins on our photos here, as depending on what end of the colorway the skein is wound, it can look significantly different.  Your kit will only contain one skein. 

1.  Winter Forest:  This is a combination of the rich colors one might see in a forest after the leaves have fallen.  There are deep browns and lighter browns, varying tones of pine greens and s smattering of snow colors as well. 

2. Summer Seas:  Here are the light and sparkling colors of a Caribbean beach -- sand and bark and turquoise blue sees, slate gray skies and whitecaps on the waves. (Sorry, sold out)

Each kit will consist of one skein of whichever colorway you choose. 

The Pattern

The kit will not automatically include the pattern.

Many will prefer to get it directly as a PDF file from Chrissie via her Ravelry web page. If that is how you would like to go, then set the "Pattern" drop-down menu to "No Pattern Needed." This is what you should do if you prefer your patterns in the Ravelry library -- you will also get any updates sent to you automatically.

Alternatively, if you would prefer a printed copy (it is 24 pages), please make sure the "Pattern" drop-down menu is set to that and we'll get that to you in your kit.

We also can send the pattern to you via email and if you choose that option, I will send it to you just before shipping out your kit.

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