If you could look at my WIP pile you’ll see a trend here: I’m in a huge cable and lace mood. I LOVE how they interact one with each other so much 😍 When Camille from Le Chat qui Tricote offered me to design a new sock pattern for the launch of their new tea and yarn shop a few months ago, I knew she would ship my cable-and-lace boat (as she did for the Gliding Birds socks) and we teamed up to create the Coffee Steam yarn + pattern kit.
While browsing through her yarns, I fall for the Nutcracker colourway from The Uncommon Thread which can be described as a rich brown with golden accents. With its 80% Blue Faced Leicester wool and 20% nylon, it’s a perfect sock yarn. BFL sheep produce a long and curly fibre, which create a soft and durable yarn which almost do not pill. Add 20% of nylon and a good twist to that and you get the perfect lace sock yarn.
The Coffee Steam socks are a treat to knit, cosy to wear and will give you the extra dose of caffeine all day long. Worked from the toe-up, they feature a mirrored diagonal stitch pattern on the top of the foot which blends in an all-over pattern on the leg. The pattern is available in three foot circumferences and instructions are provided to adjust your socks to any foot length.
For one month, the Coffee Steam pattern will exclusively be available to purchase through the kit at the preferential price of 29€ (le Chat qui Tricote can ship worldwide, drop them an email if your country is not listed yet). If you’re on a stash-knitting mission, it will be released on Ravelry and in my e-shop on Monday 26 June, save the date!
By the way, there’s still spots available for the Toe-Up Socks Class I’ll be teaching at Le Chat qui Tricote on Saturday 24 June. If you feel intimated by the invisible toe cast-on or want to try new techniques, you can register here.