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Cosy Bed Socks

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These are wonderfully soft and snuggly and look fabulous too!  If you've never knitted socks before, this is a perfect place to start.  They are made using a thicker yarn than normal so the whole project is a bit less fiddly and quicker to do and also, although they are knitted in the round, they are a very basic sock construction, so great if you just want to get the idea of how knitting socks works!

Socks shown are in Bonbon

The pattern for these socks is in Simple Chic Knits which you can buy here.

This kit includes the Plump dk yarn needed for one pair of socks.  You will also need 3.25mm and 4.5mm dpns. 

The pattern is one size but it is easy and clear in the pattern where you can lengthen or shorten the foot length.

Simple Chic Knits is published by CICO Books (£12.99)
Photography by Penny Wincer & Emma Mitchell © CICO Books

Plump dk is a pretty standard doubleknit or light worsted weight yarn.   We have used it for straight double knit projects as well as projects specifying an aran weight yarn and found it works well for both.  Any needle size from 3.75mm to 4.5mm is great.

Ballband Tension (gauge):
Using a 4mm needle over stocking stitch: 22 sts to 10cm and 30 rows.

We really recommend not getting too stressed about exact tensions.  Everyone knits differently and your knitting tension can even change with your mood!  If you have found a yarn you really like and it's in the right ball park, why not buy a ball and give it a go?  Try a slightly different needle size if you are way off the right tension.  If you are putting all the effort into knitting then best to use a yarn you love!

If you want any advice, drop us a line at [email protected] 

We recommend gently spraying your finished garment with water and allowing to dry naturally before wearing.  This 'sets' the fibres and reduces shedding which can happen with roving yarns.

If you want to block your finished project, do so carefully.  Because of the natural sponginess of Plump we find that pressing isn't really necessary but you might like to if you have used plain stocking stitch (this removes the need for spraying the garment as above).

Anything that has a raised stitch structure (like rib, garter stitch) should not be ironed as you will press out the beautiful texture.

When your garment needs washing (hopefully not much!), use a specialist wool detergent and hand wash with care. Dry naturally and flat.

Any queries, just drop us a line at [email protected]


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