Fruit Stripe Gum Socks

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This is a blog contributor Chrissie’s Knit Times.
Chris is a favourite teacher at Art of Yarn and of course is a dynamite knitter.

 She keeps us on our toes with great ideas….about socks and much more.
These are some great sock ideas to knit Fruit Stripe Gum Socks:
Sockittome   &   Jawoll Magic Socks


Put some pep in your step with Fruit Stripe Gum Socks

Fruit stripe gum socks

Its been hot here, looks like my toes are melting!

What can I say, I love me a pair of bright colourful hand knit socks! No matter what kind of a day you have had or what you are waking up to, for the most part, a pair of happy warm feet can’t help to make you feel a bit better.

I just finished these this past week. It has been hot here, really hot, mid thirties centigrade which translates to the high nineties farenheit. These socks still felt awesome but I must confess I didn’t have a burning urge to wear them for very long.My husband will wear his all through the year, don’t quite get that one. In all fairness I have heard some people enjoy wearing wool socks in the summer as they breathe and they say it helps keep their feet cool.One thing I do like about the fall is I can haul out my socks and start wearing them again. I love knitting socks in the summer, they are small portable projects.

Here’s the skinny on the socks,  the pattern -fruit stripe gum socks using Jawoll Magic Degrade in the colour 0051. Its a bright and snappy colourway. Love it! The big thing in doing this pattern is to find a self striping yarn. Some yarns have long colour blocks, some have short and some are just in the middle (sounds Goldilockian). I think anything would work and look great. If you want to have your sock look more entrelacky maybe go for something that has a colour that repeats every several rows.Come to think of it these would look great in a tonal or a jacquard pattern too. In any event, it is a fun pattern to knit, not the least bit complicated and looks like you are extremely clever and talented, well really even more so than usual! If that is truly possible heh heh!!

Colour 52611- super colourful!

I started this one using Sockittome Bold. It has a bit longer colour changes but I am really liking it. This yarn has oodles of possibilities. I always think of Laugh in when I see Sockittome,was it Arty Johnson or Henry Gibson who always had a gag about it!Oops I just remembered I did my conventional heel flap and not the one in the pattern, force of habit that’s all.

West Highland Terrier

Archie has the right idea, park it in the shade!

Happy knitting friends!

Keep smiling, Chris

Berroco Fuji

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Berroco Fuji

Fuji is a compelling silk blend yarn that has the texture of raw silk but is much more practical.
It is comfortable to wear and easy to care for.  The colours are gentle shades of natural colours which lend themselves to year round use.  The finished fabric has some structure and will hold it’s shape yet drapes nicely.
See the details and colours of Fuji.
Designs for this yarn are found in Norah Gaughan 14, Booklet 327, and Booklet 343.
Many of Berroco’s patterns are now available individually directly from their site, on Ravelry and in our shop as a PDF download.
If there is a pattern that you wish with your purchase of yarn we can download it for you.
The price will be the same from all sources.

Papara, Berroco Yarns Fuji, Fuji, Berroco, silk yarn

Papara – available in Berroco Book 343

Papara is a easy to wear poncho knit in Berroco Yarns Fuji.
This is a wear everywhere piece that would be great for travel.
One size pattern fits all.
These are the yarn requirements:
8 Hanks Berroco Fuji (50 grs) sampled in Snowcap 9201
Finished Measurements: Approximately 41″ across x 19″ long

Berroco Yarns Fuji, Berroco, Fuji, Silk Yarn, Papara

Papara Detail, simple lace in Fuji

Norah Gaughan, Berroco Yarns Fuji, Berroco Yarns, Fuji, Silk Yarn

Camber knit in Berroco Fuji. Pattern available in Norah Gaughan 14

Camber is a seamless top down cardigan which is sure to become a wardrobe staple.
Fuji is a wonderful yarn not only for summer but is a trans-seasonal yarn.
Fuji is a perfect yarn if you find wool a little warm for everyday wear.
I love the neutral colours that Fuji is available in.
Yarn Requirements for Camber:
Sizes: to fit bust sizes 30(34-38-42-46-50-54)”
this garment was designed with approximately 2″ ease
Finished Measurements: bust – 32(36-40-44-48-52-56)”
length to center back – 22(23-24-25½-28-28-28½)”
Yarn: Fuji color 9203 – 7(8-9-10-11-12-13) hanks

Detail of Camber

Detail of Camber

Berroco Yarns Fuji, Berroco Yarns, Fuji, Silk Yarn, Zircon, Free Pattern

Zircon is a lace pullover knit in Berroco Fuji.

 Berroco is wonderful at creating designs that you can really use and wear.
Zircon is one of their latest Free Patterns featuring Fuji.
I love this design and know that I will wear it (probably all year).
Perfect for hiding body imperfections and over the new slim line pants or leggings that is the current fashion trend.

Download  Zircon