Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Eleanor's Christmas Socks

I'm a big fan of West Yorkshire Spinners yarn so when I saw their Candy Cane colourway last Christmas I couldn't resist. I knit myself my Aunt Petunia's Christmas Socks in this colourway but as I'd knit the cuffs, heels and toes in a coordinating colour, I had lots of yarn left over. I recently pulled it out of my stash and decided that I'd use this yarn to knit up a pair of Christmas socks for Eleanor to wear this year over the festive period.


I knit a plain pair of socks, no pattern this time, but once again, used the Cayenne Pepper colourway for the cuffs, heels and toes. Yarn goes so much further when you introduce a second, complimentary, colourway.


They're a bit shorter in the leg than I usually knit but Eleanor doesn't like her socks quite as long as I do so I think she'll like them. She's got small feet, she's a UK size 4 so her socks don't take up too much yarn. They're quicker to knit than socks for other people too, she's got the smallest feet in our family, though the men in the family aren't too bad, they've mostly got size 8 or 9 feet.


I've seen the Christmas colourway which West Yorkshire Spinners have released for 2018, I'm not sure I can resist.

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    1. They're a perfect colourway for the holiday season.

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  2. Lovely colourways, very festive, I´m sure Eleanor will be delighted with them. My attempt at socks has rather taken a back burner, can´t think why lol xcx

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    1. Hmmm, I wonder why that is. You'll be able to pick your socks back up again when you're needles aren't quite so busy.

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  3. Do not resist! Everyone needs a little more Christmas yarn in their stash.

    Eleanor's socks are adorable!

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    1. I agree. I shall pick up a ball at the earliest opportunity.

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  4. Cute!!!!

    Holiday socks!!!!

    I'm sure she will love them. :-)

    ✨🍂✨🍁✨🔥✨🍁✨🍂✨

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    1. I think she will, they're perfect to wear over Christmas.

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  5. Such a great colourway for the festive season. They remind me of candy canes. X

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    1. The inspiration for the yarn was candy canes. They're a proper Christmassy colour.

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  6. Lovely Jo & can't wait to see if you succumb to the new Xmas colourway. Take care.

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    1. I'm sure I'll buy it at the first opportunity, I can never resist.

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  7. I love them,perfect for Christmas.

    lovely work Jo x

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    1. it's a great Christmas colourway, very festive.

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    1. I'm pleased with them, I hope Eleanor is too.

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  9. Eleanor is going to love them.
    The colourway is just perfect.

    All the best Jan

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    1. I enjoyed using this yarn last year, it's been fun to knit with it again this year.

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  10. They are lovely - I'm sure Eleanor will thoroughly enjoy them over the holidays. I'm almost finished knitting my daughter her knitted gift, a pair of socks as well...in this case, it's a sparkly yarn that she picked out a few months ago but I'm sure that she's long forgotten about it so it will be a nice surprise for her when she sees it all knit up. I have yet to try changing up the colours for the cuff, toes and heels but it's something that I'm excited to try....perhaps on the next pair.

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    1. That'll be a nice surprise for your daughter, especially in sparkly yarn. I like the effect of coordinating yarn for cuffs, heels and toes, it's good for stripey colourways as it doesn't effect the sequence around the heel, but there are a lot more ends to sew in afterwards.

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  11. You'll have to make Eleanor a jumper to match now! x

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    1. I think Eleanor would draw the line at a Christmas jumper.

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  12. What lovely festive socks! Very cheery.
    x

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    1. They're perfect to wear over the festive season.

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  13. I think Eleanor will love them. I had my candy cane socks on yesterday. Is it too early??? I have seen this years colourway too and yes it looks lovely. I just need to get around to ordering some before it all goes.

    Mitzi

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    1. It's definitely not too early to be wearing Christmas socks, I've been wearing mine already too. I really like this year's colourway, I'd like to get some as soon as I get chance.

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  14. Love them and I bet Eleanor will too when she sees them.
    Such a festive colourway. Looking forward to seeing what the new colourway is like once you've bought it!#Lisa x

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    1. I'm just hoping that this year's colourway isn't sold out by the time I come to buy it, it's a lovely design.

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  15. Stunning!
    I caved in and bought this years Christmas wool :-) I haven't knitted co-ordinating toes, cuffs and heels before so will be a learning curve. I was always concerned about weaving the ends in and it not being uncomfortable?

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    1. I'm hoping they still have this year's colourway available when I come to buy it. I don't find the woven in ends of socks with coordinating cuffs, heels and toes uncomfortable, it's just a bit of a pain having more ends to weave in at the end.

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  16. They are beautiful Jo, perfect for Christmas and i'm sure Eleanor with love them :-)

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    1. Eleanor's not expecting them so they'll be a surprise for her when she comes home from uni for Christmas.

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    1. I enjoy knitting self striping yarn and watching the stripes emerge.

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    1. They're great Christmas colours.

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