Book of the month: Coop Knits Socks Yeah Vol 1

Book of the month: Coop Knits Socks Yeah Vol 1

Published by Michelle on 4th Jan 2021

Sometimes it’s tricky to get a real feel for what is in pattern books when you are buying them online so I thought I’d start our book of the month blog series to give people a much better taste of what is inside the books that we stock!

Our first book of the month, for January 2021, is Coop Knits Socks Yeah Volume 1 from Rachel Coopey!

This book has been out for quite a while but I think it’s definitely worth mentioning again because it’s such a great book and you may have missed it the first time around.

The book contains 12 sock patterns that are a mix of colourwork, lace, textured and plain.

The patterns are all written for Socks Yeah 4ply yarn but can be knit in other sock suitable 4ply/fingering weight yarns. The socks come in multiple foot circumference sizes and each pattern includes details of how to knit them to the desired length so they can be made for lots of adult feet sizes! 100g of sock yarn will generally make up to a UK Size 10. If you are making socks for longer feet, you may need extra yarn. You’ll find a full list of the yarn requirements below for each pattern.

I *might* have gotten into the Socks Yeah 4ply ...

Each book comes with a code for a digital version which is always useful.

The patterns are all clearly laid out and, the good news for people who don’t like charts, is that where charts are included, there are also written instructions (except for the colourwork charts but written instructions for colourwork are not common).

All of the patterns require a 2.5mm needle which always makes me happy (do check your gauge), either 80cm long circulars (for magic loop) or DPNs but the patterns are needle agnostic so you can use your favourite type of sock needles. I have knit three of the patterns in this book, all with an Addi Sockwonder (and DPNs for heels and toes).

Sockwonders all the way for these

The socks are predominantly heel flap and gusset in terms of construction but there are two afterthought heel patterns and there are instructions on how to do this heel type included in the book.

Overall this is a great book by a great sock designer and definitely something that everyone should have on their shelves. At £18 (at time of writing!) that is only £1.50 a pattern and all of the patterns are really knitable!

For the month of January, when you buy the book you will get 10% of all Socks Yeah 4ply yarns (no code necessary)!

Check out the bookbrowse the yarn, perhaps a sockwonder or some DPNs?

And if you haven’t learned how to knit socks just yet, but have a burning desire to do so, why not sign-up to my free email mini-series – Learn to Knit Socks in 7 Days!?

Of course now that I have spent time writing all about this book, all I want to do is cast-on socks so I better finish now before that feel escalates!

If you have any questions about the book or the yarn, just get in touch – michelle [at] theloveliestyarncompany.co.uk.

Happy sock knitting!

M.x

The following are all of the patterns in the book and their yarn requirements!

Hortensia

2 50g skeins of Socks Yeah 4ply, one in each of two colours.

Sample shown in Ammolite & Chryso.

These socks are designed to be mismatched but if you want them to be identical you will need an extra skein in the colour you want to be your main colour.

Linnea

2 50g skeins of Socks Yeah 4ply in a single colour.

Shown in Sphene.

Coraline

3 50 skeins of Socks Yeah 4ply, one in each of three colours.

Sample shown in Ruby, Benitoite, Danburite

I have made these and the only change I would make is that I would do a regular heel flap rather than an afterthought heel which would mean a little bit more work in the stripes around the heel but that’s just because I find a heel flap fits me better.  I knit my version in in Amandine, Quartz & Melanite.

Alonso

2 50g skeins of Socks Yeah 4ply in a single colour.

Shown in Topaz.

Maud

3 50 skeins of Socks Yeah 4ply, two in the main colour and 1 in the contrast. Shown here in Sugilite (main colour) and Obsidian (contrast colour).

Is it wrong that I want to make these just because my cat is named Maud?

Willa

3 50 skeins of Socks Yeah 4ply, two in the main colour and 1 in the contrast. Shown here in Ammolite (main colour) and Kunzite (contrast colour).

Amandine

2 50g skeins of Socks Yeah 4ply in a single colour.

Shown in Axinite.

Shirley

3 50 skeins of Socks Yeah 4ply, two in the main colour and 1 in the contrast. Shown here in Danburite (main colour) and Beryl (contrast colour).

Twylla

3 50 skeins of Socks Yeah 4ply, one in each of three colours.

Sample shown in Danburite, Iolite and Sphene

I knit my version in Amandine, Quartz & Melanite.

Harriet

2 50g skeins of Socks Yeah 4ply in a single colour.

Shown in Malachite.

Hilda

3 50 skeins of Socks Yeah 4ply, one in each of three colours.

Sample shown in Iolite , Axinite and Jadeite.  I'm not in love with this colour combination but these are rally cute socks if you can get beyond that!

Dave

2 50 skeins, 1 each of two colours for reverse colours.

Shown in Sphene and Kunzite (heel flap version)

2 50g skeins of a single colour will also look gorgeous in this sock. There is both an afterthought and heel flap version of this sock.

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