. . . pull – o – mousse . . .

Fancy some bubbles ?

A while ago I made these socks: sock-o-mousse and I also made a pattern for it. They look fun, don’t they ?

I really like those random bubbles. There is more to do with them, me thinks.

I searched my stash and found several lonely skeins in tints of blue and some white yarn too. Perfect… Ready to start pull-ô-mousse.

It starts with a small double neckband. Then, a few short rows are worked to shape the back neck. It became a cropped pullover worked top down and seamlessly in the round.

The circular yoke features a fun colorwork with randomly placed bubbles. Well it looks random, but it is not really random. Hard to tell, but the yoke is made of repeats of the same bubble chart.

It looks a little different from traditional circuar yokes, doesn’t it ?

The colorwork is charted only. Don’t worry if you make mistakes in this part, nobody will see it 😀
Tips on how to successfully knit stranded colorwork are included.

The white bubbles on the body and sleeves and the blue bubbles on top of the yoke are added using duplicate stitch.

If you like to use up some stashed yarn and work gradients (fades) as in the sample, instructions how to work slow or quick gradients are included.

About the pattern: pull-o-mousse

Available for sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
finished measurements (chest): 30 / 34 / 38 / 42½ / 46½ / 50 / 54” (77 / 87 / 97 / 108 / 118 / 128 / 137 cm)
Intended to be worn with some positive ease.

What you’ll need
fingering weight / 4 ply
Color A (white in the sample):
± 240/270/300/330/360/390/420 m (260/300/330/360/390/420/460 yards)
Color B (blue in the sample):
± 900/1000/1100/1230/1340/1450/1560 m (1000/1100/1220/1350/1470/1600/1700 yards)

3 mm (US 2½) circular needle
3.25 mm (US 3) circular needle for the stranded colorwork, if necessary.
2.75 mm (US 2) circular needle for the hem and cuffs
two or three 2.5 mm (US 1½) circular needles
crochet hook
4 markers
or 8/8/8/8/10/10/10 markers if you wish to place markers between repeats

27 sts and 39 rounds stockinette stitch
with the 3 mm (US 2½) needle
27 sts and 39 rounds stranded knitting
with the larger needle
= 10 x 10 cm (4” x 4”)

Check it out here

. . . sock – ô – mousse . . .

Happy New Year…

Happy New Socks…

_DSC5142 carre

This is my first pattern of 2020.

Sock ô mousse is worked toe up with a short row heel and heel flap.


som mod 3

som mod 1

The leg features a fun colorwork with randomly placed bubbles. The colorwork is charted only. Don’t worry if you make mistakes in this part, nobody will see it 😀

The blue bubbles on the foot and heel flap are added using duplicate stitch.Sizes
S/M/L to fit foot circumference: 20 / 22 / 24.5 cm (8 / 8½ / 9.5 “ )
Length of foot and leg is adjustable.
Finished height as pictured = ± 23 cm / 9”.

What you’ll need
fingering / 4 ply
color A (white in the sample): ± 250 to 300 m / 275 to 330 yards
color B (blue in the sample): ± 70 to 100 m / 77 to 110 yards
2 mm (US 0) circular needle or 5 double pointed needles or size to obtain gauge
2.25 mm (US 1) circular needle or double pointed needles for the colorwork
tapestry needle

fingering / 4 ply
32 sts and 48 rows in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm (4” x 4”)


Read more here

Looking forward what 2020 will bring. Hopefully it will be as bubbling and sparkling ;-D as the socks …