Knitting Pattern: Black Diamond Socks

Baby, it’s cold outside but with all this snow, the skiing is great! Which is just the ticket to fighting cabin fever.

Ready for a challenge now that you’ve got your sock knitting basics down? Ready to take your sock knitting to the next level? Hit the ski slopes in the Black Diamond Socks to show you are the baddest knitter on the ski hill. These unisex socks are knit from the top down on two circular needles. The Black Diamond Socks mix textured diamonds of knit and purl stitches capped with cables to make these spicy without being overwhelming.

As always, my socks patterns are available in several sizes for a variety of foot sizes for either gender. Available in Sizes: Small (7”), Medium (8”), Large (9”)/ 18 (20, 22) cm cuff

Gauge: 32 sts x 36 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch

Knits and purls play with cables to add spice while still being an easy to work through pattern.

Yarn: Recommended 1 Skein of Teton Knitting Company Mountain Sock. Shown in Obsidian, 100% Superwash Merino, 438 yards per 3.5 oz/100 grams.

Other suggested yarns: Hedgehog Fibers Sock or Malabrigo Sock

Needles: Circular needles. Suggested size US Size 1 (2.25mm) or size to obtain gauge

Notions: Tapestry needle, row counter, stitch markers, darning needle, cable needles.

Skills: Knit in the round, how to cable, how to read charts, Kitchener stitch.

Download the Black Diamond Socks from my Ravelry Pattern Store and be the envy of everyone on the slopes with these socks.

Etsy Shop Update: Seasons DK

Today’s Teton Knitting Company Etsy Shop update features our Seasons DK, a beautiful, bouncy, squishy yarn in beautiful tonal colorways.

Season DK is a 4-ply superwash merino in 231 yard skeins, just the perfect amount for hats, gloves, scarves in a single skein. Seasons DK is also perfect for sweaters, wraps and blankets. Typically dye batches are 3 skeins but I have the ability to go up to 6 skeins in a batch if you need more for a larger project. Just contact me via the contact button in the upper right hand corner of the Etsy Shop to let me know if you need larger amounts.

Australian Red Cross update: A flock of Heatwave Sock purchases have happened this weekend. I’ll send a new donation over to the Red Cross this coming Friday. Thank you so much for your support. We are doing awesome. My next sock pattern is on the needles.

End of the Year Sale

2019 has been quite the year at Chateau Teton. From building the yarn barn, from mixing all the dyes and the first yarns coming out dye pots. It’s been magically crazy as I play with new yarns and color combinations to develop my style of dyeing.

Thank you all for your support and encouragement. When you start something new, you feel like you are walking a tightrope across a canyon, wondering if this project is going to work, are you headed the right direction, will people enjoy your work, and on and on.

In celebration of your support and to finish the year with a bang, there is a 20% off sale in the Teton Knitting Company Etsy Shop on all regularly priced yarn and knitting pattern books now through January 4, 2020. No minimum purchase necessary.

There are new plans for 2020 that are still in the works. One of the great joys of dyeing is getting to meet you, the fiber artist, to talk with you, see what you are creating and hearing what you enjoy working with and looking for in your fiber journey. I am exploring which fiber fairs and knitting events that are feasible for me to attend within the Pacific Northwest in 2020. Keep checking back as I announce show dates.

The ideas for knitting projects have not stop coming. I have a few more projects that just came off the needles that I need to write up the pattern, find test knitters and get pictures taken. Don’t worry, they will make it up to the website very soon. More ideas are coming to me nearly daily. There isn’t enough time to knit and dye everything that comes to my head!

So keep your eyes peeled for more knitting patterns, show updates and shop updates in 2020! I am looking forward to seeing and hearing from you in 2020!

Thank you for support Teton Knitting Company!

Second Time Around

The first Albright Peak Scarf for Mountain Man got caught up in accident of tragic circumstances that involved a friend’s dog with a love of hand knit yarn. It’s still painful to talk about.

But Mountain Man loved that scarf enough that he requested another one of the same pattern. This time, I dove into the Teton Knitting Company stash of quirky skeins. The quirky skeins are the skeins that come out of the dye pot with white spots, color a little off, a little tangled or some other quirk where I don’t feel comfortable selling to people without them seeing the quirkiness first. These skeins are perfect for pattern development and/or knitting for friends and family.

To reknit the Albright Scarf, a skein of Mountain Sock in Moulton Barn jumped out as being perfect for Mountain Man. He loves earth tone colors and Moulton Barn with browns, russets, oranges and chestnuts fits his color style perfectly.

For the second knit of the Albright Peak Scarf, I dug out the pattern to knit the pattern as written rather the memory. Second time around, I learned a lot from knitting from the pattern several months after I posted it. Enough to the point, I rewrote the pattern and am issuing Rev. 1 for knitters. Mountain Man assisted with better photos. I think you’ll find it easier to knit this fun, fantastic pattern.

The Albright Scarf knitted in Teton Knitting Company Mountain Sock in Moulton Barn.

I loved how Moulton Barn knitted up. Since it is kettled dyed instead of hand painted, the colors don’t pool into splotches of color that distort the pattern. The colors had enough variety to not be boring but worked as an harmonious whole that allowed the pattern to shine.

Mountain Man is thrilled with the new Albright Peak Scarf to the point he’ll admit he’s glad of the yarn accident. I’m not willing to go that far. Knitting should not be a dog toy!