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Mini Mania sock knitting pattern - digital or hard copy
I now operate a ‘pay what you can’ scale for my electronic/downloadable single patterns. I usually charge £4 for these patterns and to encourage access for all crafters, these are now available on a scale of £2 - £6 and you chose what you can afford within that scale.
Please note that this doesn’t apply to my hard copy patterns, which remain priced at £4 and come with an automatic digital download.
Mini Mania socks are knitted cuff down using mini skeins so that you can get the perfect 5-row stripe repeat.
There is a cunning technique which means that although you don't carry yarns along the sock, you still only have six ends to weave in per sock.
Pattern Tutorial: To accompany this pattern I have created a pattern tutorial. This is available through a private YouTube link that can only be accessed by people that have bought the pattern.
If you make these socks please do upload your WIP and FO on Ravelry. It would be great to see them on Instagram too - #MiniMania #FayDHDesigns @faydhdesigns
Yarn: 6/7 x 20g of RiverKnits British Bluefaced Leicester mini skeins (400m/437yds per 100g).
I used Shadow Jade (contrast cuffs/heels and toes), Earth Green, Shadow Orange, Earth Tomato, Shadow Crimson and Earth Yellow for the first pair.
In the second pair, the Shadow Jade contrast was swapped out for Unicorn Violet.
From the 7 x 20g mini skeins, I was able to knit a 64 st size 7 sock and a 60 st size 7 sock.
Up to a 64 st sock, you only need 6 x mini skeins. If you are knitting a 68+ stitch sock, you will need 2 x 20g for your heel, toe and cuff colour.
It is possible to get two pairs of socks from 7 x 20g minis.
Yarn substitutes: Something with the same or very similar meterage. It can be a different blend but be aware that meterage requirements will change if you substitute yarns. For sock knitting, you ideally want a yarn with a very high twist and/or some nylon or nettle content. These three elements bring durability. Superwash makes them machine washable. That said, I happily machine wash my 100% Corriedale (non-superwash), high twist socks.
Needles: 2.25mm short circulars and a set of 2.25mm double pointed needles.
Gauge/tension: unblocked 16.5 sts and 22 rounds over 5cm. Blocked 16 sts and 22 rounds over 5cm.
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Mini Mania is an eight-page document. If you are purchasing a printed copy, it is A4 sized with large, clear text.
Weights given are approximated to provide the best estimate for postage and packaging costs only.
Product materials, sourcing and PoM Rating
This product was originated by me at Fay Dashper-Hughes Designs. I work with a local printer and they help me to source recycled paper for my patterns. This pattern is printed on paper that is manufactured using wind power,100% recycled post-consumer fibre and carbon neutral.
Postage and Packaging
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The P&P costs applied are very transparent. No additional costs are added on, you simply pay for the cost of packaging and the cost of postage. I don't offer free P&P because what that usually means is that the cost of P&P has been added to the cost of goods. I think it is better to assume that my customers aren't daft and would rather have transparent P&P costs than the pretence of 'Free P&P' with inflated prices on the items that they are buying.