jazz strings

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it’s been a while since we had a new sock pattern—much too long, in fact. so when we introduced our new ghillie sock yarn in april, the first project to go on the needles was the hornpipe gansey sock for our BNK club.


but, i thought, we should have a sock for ghillie that everyone can have access to, since the yarn is so well suited to sock knitting. with its uniquely resilient shape and bouncy crimp, cheviot wicks away moisture, wears like iron, and is a pleasure to knit with.


soaking and blocking allows the fiber to bloom and bring the stitches together into a dense, soft, cohesive fabric surface with a light, airy hand that keeps feet warm and dry.


the smooth, 3-ply yarn offers crisp stitch definition, perfect for showing of knit/purl combinations (my favorite for sock fabrics).


as with almost all of our socks, this one is multi-sized to fit any member of the family and  has a tailored, unisex appeal.


shown above in size large, knit in bare naked wools ghillie sock, color cream

shown below in size medium, knit in cephalopod bugga!, colorway sateen green forester


to purchase the pattern or view complete pattern information, please click here to visit the knitspot pattern shop; you can also purchase this pattern in our ravelry pattern shop.


many, many thanks to our good friends helen and carol who test knit the sock pattern; helen knit the lovely green version of jazz strings and shared her photos with us, too!

have a great weekend everyone and be sure to share your progress on this and all your knitspot projects in our wonderfully fun and helpful knitspot ravelry groups.

and don’t forget, signups are open now for our fall in full color 2013 club, due to begin mailing in august (which is right around the corner!). we’ll be shipping an incredible array of yarn and pattern selections in luscious, exclusive colors available only to yarn members—once that head count is final, there won’t be any more dyed until next year.

we’d love for you to join us! need a little more encouragement? take a look at this beautiful slide show that erica put together from last year’s club book. and if you’ve already signed up, please tell a friend how much you enjoy your participation—maybe they’ll com along for the ride.

8 thoughts on “jazz strings

  1. Socks are becoming my favorite carry along to knit. Must get this latest pattern.

  2. Just when I vowed no more socks this year – just sweaters – you tempt me with this gorgeous sock, Anne. I’m off to get the pattern and cast on!!! Love it.

  3. What a great sock pattern! I just bought it, and hope to spin the yarn for it. Thanks for another beauty.

  4. Anne, you’ve done it again! Love the pattern & Helen’s socks are gorgeous too!

    Ok, one more knitspot pattern to count off when I can’t sleep…so much better & more relaxing than counting sheep. :-))

  5. Ghillie is so amazing when it blooms. Just an amazing sock yarn. I can’t wait to knit these for myself. When it comes to Ghillie, I am greedy that way! Love love love the pattern and can’t wait for Fall in Full Color to start! Yeah for knitspot socks!

  6. I thought I had convinced myself to knit (mostly, at least) from stash this winter, but I finally succumbed and joined Fall in Full Color again! 😉

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