Sunday, 20 January 2019

It's Time To Cast On Your Tulips Socks!

I'm really excited with the Tulips KAL! I just can't wait to see the Tulips pop up! 
If you just found this post you might want to find my previous post with all information about the KAL, timeline, yarns, needles etc. 
Come over to the Ravelry KAL thread for a chat and show off or follow #tulipsKAL in Instagram.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Come Join the Tulips KAL!

I've had a lot of lovely comments and likes on the Tulips in the Desert socks. Thank you all!
I would love to see these tulips pop up in every possible colour!
I decided to run a knit-a-long in Instagram and my Ravelry group

Welcome to join in!


 How do I join the KAL?
  • Ravelry

Join the Arella Seaton Design Ravelry group and register in the TulipsKAL thread. 
Choose your yarns and show off!

  • Instagram

Post your chosen yarns in your Instagram feed, tag me @arellaseatondesign and use the hashtag #tulipsKAL 
Do not forget to use these tags every time you post about the socks in IG, otherwise I might miss your post!

What do I need for KAL?

Skills: Colorwork, knitting in rounds, afterthought heel 

Yarn: Sock yarn. Fingering / 4 ply.  
Cascade Yarns Heritage, Malabrigo Yarn Sock or similar.  100 g / 3.5 oz. = 400 m / 436 yards;  
Approximate amounts depending on size: 
MC   50 – 70 g / 1.76 – 2.47 oz.  
CC1 (flowers) 8 – 12 g / 0.28 – 0.42 oz. 
CC2 (leaves)    15 – 17 g / 0.53 – 0.6 oz. 

Needles: 2.5 mm / US 1½ (working on single color) and 2.75 mm / US 2 (for colorwork), double point needles or circular needles, depending on your preferred method for small diameter circular knitting 

Notions:       • Stitch marker (removable, optional) 
                     • Waste yarn (approx. 100 cm / 40”, optional) 
                     • Two double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1½ or smaller for picking up stitches for                         afterthought heel (optional) 
                     • Tapestry needle 

Size: S(M, L) 
Sock foot circumference unstretched  18(20, 22) cm / 7(7⅞, 8⅝)”. 
Size refers to sock foot circumference, length is adjustable.

Gauge: 33 stitches x 44 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4”x 4” in stockinette stitch on the smaller needles 

⏩ Do I need to purchase the pattern?

No, in this first stage you do not have to purchase the pattern. I will post the Cuff and Leg pattern for free on 20 January, so you can get started. 
You need to purchase the pattern later to keep going BUT I give you a generous discount.

What happens next?

Now is time to cast on! 
  • Work the Cuff and Leg 
  • Post a photo of Cuffs in Instagram and/or Ravelry KAL thread by 10 February 
  • I will send you a coupon code for 20% off on one of single patterns in my Ravelry store. Use it to get the Tulips in the Desert pattern OR if you got the pattern earlier you can get any other of my single patterns (ebooks not included). 
  • Work the Foot and Toe
  • Post a photo of Toes in Instagram and/or Ravelry KAL thread by 24 February 
  • I will send you a coupon code for 30% off on one of single patterns in my Ravelry store. 
  • Work the Heel
  • Post a photo of finished socks in Instagram and/or Ravelry KAL thread by 10 March 
  • I will send you a coupon code for 40% off on one of single patterns in my Ravelry store. 

  Enjoy your new socks!

Indie dyers! If you are interested in selling kits for this design, please contact me!

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Tulips in the Desert - my new sock pattern. Uus sokimuster - Tulbid kÔrbes.

How does one grow tulips in the desert? “With lots of love and care,” she answered.  
The same applies to you, dear knitter! When you love the look of the socks you can make your own with lots of love and care. 

It's hard to capture all these lovely bright colours when the weather is so dull in winter. They brightened up my long days of working on the pattern and knitting the socks. I got this gorgeous yellow speckled yarn at Yarningham last summer. I petted the skein and thought what it would like to become. Tiny red dots reminded me of a trip to the edge of Karakum desert a long time ago. It was springtime and tiny red tulips were blooming. I couldn't get the image out of my head, started drawing up tulip charts and knitting swatches. As you can see the initial idea was quite a bit different from the final. 

Lovely yellow sock yarn is dyed by The Yarn Lab Uk, color Dancing Giraffes. Lana will dye more of this wonderful sunny yarn and kits will be available in her Etsy store. Or just contact her to place an order.
I can vision the socks made in other colors too. Maybe have a light blue or lilac as the main color? What colors you would like to use? 
The pattern is available in my Ravelry store and there is an introductory discount 20% off (no coupon code required) until midnight, Monday, January 14 (UK time zone). 

I would very much love to see your socks!

Uus sokimuster - Tulbid kĂ”rbes. Millest selline idee? Eks see ole lĂ”ngast inspireeritud! Ostsin selle kollase trĂ€psulise lĂ”nga möödunud suvel ja aina imetlesin neid sĂ€ravaid, rÔÔmsaid vĂ€rve. Minu pildistamise oskus ei anna kahjuks edasi seda sĂ€ra. Kui mĂ”tlesin, mis sellest lĂ”ngast teha, tuli meelde ammune reis Karakumi kĂ”rbe servale. Oli aprillikuu ja pisikesed punased tulbid Ă”itsesid. Nii ma hakkasin joonistama skeeme ja kuduma proovilappe. Esialgne idee oli ĂŒsna erinev lĂ”pptulemusest.

Kollase lĂ”nga nimi on Tantsivad Kaelkirjakud, ja selle on vĂ€rvinud The Yarn Lab Uk . Poeomanik Lana lubas panna kokku mĂ”ned komplektid sokikudumiseks. Tasub kiigata tema Etsy poodi jĂ€rgmisel nĂ€dalal, kui soovid sama lĂ”nga kasutada.
Muster on saadaval my Ravelry poes ja kuni esmaspĂ€eva hilisĂ”htuni on see 20% odavam.
Nii vÀga tahaks nÀha Sinu tulbisokke!