My Cup of Tea socks are worked top down on dpn’s. Inspiration for these socks came from the “crocuses” pattern (p. 60) The Stitch Collection Book 5/Specialty Stitches by Debbie O’Neill.
The design is pretty but practical, following a basic sock pattern
but with a 24-stitch (12 row repeat) motif added down the front.
It is written with a 64-stitch cast-on, but can be easily modified
for fit using your favorite basic sock pattern formula. The motif ends
before the toe to make the socks comfortably worn inside shoes.
The sample socks were knit up with undyed panda sock yarn from WC
Mercantile that I crock-pot dyed using an assortment of tea bags,
resulting in both lovely and fragrant yarn ~ aromatherapy knitting ~ just my cup of tea!
Never knit before? Or know a few of the basics and what to progress to
the next step. In this Knitting Skills Class, we will get you knitting
and beyond! You will learn how to cast on, knit stitch and cast off.
Yarn and needles are provided for class; feel free to buy some to take
home to practice.
10 and a Half Reasons
Dyeing Classes at WC Mercantile by Jo Poindexter
11. It's fun! Students
laugh and brag. You're so proud you show
your work to strangers. 22.Everyone at W.C.
Mercantile is friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. At
W. C. Mercantile, you can purchase the supplies you need to work at home.
33.Big investment not
doesn't take a lot of supplies or a big investment to get a great result. (Until you go nuts and decide to convert your
garage to a state of the art dye shed.)
44. Some students develop
a crush on the teacher. Loretta
Eaton (L-0-R-E-TT-A E-A-T-O-N) teaches the class.
55.You can do this at
can go home, use what you learn, and get a great result.
66. You learn to be
learn to handle the chemicals safely in class and at home.
77.It's about the
learn how to use the dyes, but really it's about the color.
88.It releases your
class includes exercises to increase your creativity (or, for the creativity
challenged -- how to recognize that you really do have some).
99.You can look pitiful. If you're good at this,Loretta
will give you hints.
Mercantile and Loretta are encouraging and foster sharing.
111.Everyone's welcome. You
are welcome no matter what your skill level.
Everyone learns something new.
112.Critiques are offered
and Stephanie will constructively criticize, even the work you do later at home.
113.Color - Color - Color
You learn to mix and use dyes to get different, more vibrant colors.
101/2.The yarn or fiber you take homewillbebeautiful.
-- so this is actually 13 1/2. Delete 3
that don't apply to you and you'll have 10 1/2.
Perfect for weaving on any size loom, including the Cricket Loom, our weaving kits include a 2 oz. cone of Zephyr Wool & Silk yarn for warp and two skeins of Tempo yarn for weft. Sample shown in plain weave. Kits come in an array of colors!