One / Five – Coop Knits Socks Volume 2

LInda Lencovic Uncategorized

Last summer I was so chuffed when the lovely Rachel Coopey approached me for yarn support on her next book. I’ve been eagerly watching her Instagram feed and the day has finally come – Coop Knits Socks Volume 2 is LIVE!

© COOP KNITS

Another beautiful book of elegant, yet playful sock designs, Rachel has hit the nail on the head with this book as the designs are tempting even non-sock knitting ME!

Just look at the gorgeous Phyllis, which she designed in my TWIST – 100% SW British Bluefaced Leicester…and paired with mustard!! MMMmm. Want.

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© Coop Knits

We decided this blend is perfect for socks as the long staple fibre is hardwearing and has been given an extra twist to make it even more suitable to withstand abrasion for tough socks.

© Coop Knits & Kettle Yarn Co. TWIST in ‘canal’

I love how clearly the diamond twisted-stitch pattern Rachel used shows up perfectly in this blend, like the two were made for each other. The colour shown here is sage-y grey/green ‘canal‘, named after the murky depths of East London’s historic canals.

© Coop Knits

© Coop Knits

This one/five is pretty simple as any of the Twist colours would look amazing in this design.

Starting of with a couple of neutrals:

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© COOP KNITS & KETTLE YARN CO. TWIST IN ‘Silver Lining’

Kettle_Yarn_Co_TWIST_Squirrell Cheeks_CoopKnits

© COOP KNITS & KETTLE YARN CO. TWIST IN ‘Squirrel Cheeks’

Then taking it up in saturation to the kind of socks that stand out in a crowd!

Kettle_Yarn_Co_TWIST_Fiery Flamingo_CoopKnits

© COOP KNITS & KETTLE YARN CO. TWIST IN ‘Fiery Flamingo’

Kettle_Yarn_Co_TWIST_MachoMint_CoopKnits

© COOP KNITS & KETTLE YARN CO. TWIST IN ‘Macho Mint’

Kettle_Yarn_Co_TWIST_Tealy_CoopKnits

© COOP KNITS & KETTLE YARN CO. TWIST IN ‘Teal-y’

Time to pick up the needles and try more sock knitting again, methinks!

I’ve uploaded more colours of Twist on the shop, so check the new website for available stock.