Short and Sweet Socks

I have for some time now, years actually, wanted to learn to use magic loop and when my favourite pod caster woman Kay Jones of the Bakery Bears Pod-cast started a knitting university series, I jumped on it. I finally could learn this and I made a pair of socks with magic loop. After I had finished this I didn’t hate Magic Loop as much as before but still prefer my DPNs.

Short and Sweet by Kay F Jones

Yarn used: Mayflower 1 Class
Needle: 2.25 mm
Started: 1st May, 2020
Finished: 4th, June 2020
Pattern: n/a
Designer: Kay F Jones

Twinkle & Dance Socks

Pattern by Kay F Jones

Another pair of socks by Kay F Jones and they were part of a collection she made inspired by Harry Potter, and the collection is called “The Swish and Flick Collective“. This collection holds 8 patterns and not all were socks.

The inspiration for these socks is from The Yule Ball and she wanted to capture the feeling of being stood in the Great Hall and the lace pattern depicts the windows that surround the Great Hall. The twinkly stitch pattern that flows down from the windows and over the foot represents the magically frosted walls, and it was That! that made me use the silver thread in it.

Very pleased with them and a perfect fit.
The yarn was held with this thin tinsel silver thread by Gütermann.

Yarn used: Hobbii Happy Feet Solid Colourway: 15 Gris
Mayflower 1 Class Colourway: 2026
Needled: 2.5 mm
Started: 4 September 2019
Finished: 2 February 2020
Pattern: Twinkle & Dance
Designer: Kay F Jones

Clementine Socks

By Kay F Jones

A new year and hopefully a good one and time to knit new things, and I started with a pair of socks. I really wanted to use the yellow and lilac/purple heel as in the pattern but I couldn’t find the perfect purple to match the yellow I had, so I decided to leave them out and knit everything in the main colour that was almost the same as in the pattern.

Most of my socks are all by Kay F Jones because her patterns are so well written that you just can’t do wrong and this is perfect for a new knitter who’s learning to knit socks. I also like her style and patterns plus that I’m a big fan of their (Dan & Kay Jones) Pod cast The Bakery Bears and I’m a patreon of it as well. If you want to know more about them then check out their Home Page.

Clementine Socks
Very nice pattern that you only see when you wear it.

Yarn used: FIBERRO Sock Colourway: Fire
Needled: 2.5 mm
Started: 9 December 2019
Finished: 13 January 2020
Pattern: Clementine

Mystery Christmas KAL

The Bakery Bears podcast duo of Dan and Kay Jones have split the Christmas advent calendar this year by doing their own things. Dan is taking the viewers out on trips to interesting places that have Christmas connections and Kay has started a mystery Christmas Knit along. So on every odd dates its Dan and even dates it’s Kay, so the KAL (knit-a-long) is a pair of socks with a Christmas/festive theme.

Bakery Bears Mystery Christmas KAL
  • Day 1. Fairy Light Ribbing
  • Day 2. Chimney Stacks
  • Day 3. Tinsel Lace

Tomorrow is the next section and I can’t wait to see what pattern that will be.

Scrappy Socks

I’m a huge fan of the podcast The Bakery Bears with the Husband and Wife duo, Dan and Kay Jones. They have so much going on in their podcast from Knitting, Baking, Cooking History, Games and more, so if you don’t know who they are I would strongly recommend that you give them a go. They started back in 2015 and were not supposed to last that very long but the fans didn’t want them to stop  and if you are interested in why, then please read under “About” on their homepage and you’ll understand why. So after they announced “Goodbye´” in episode 24 the viewers response to that was overwhelming to the duo because we all said NO!!!! So one viewer informed them that that they could earn a living by doing this by signing up to “Patreon”, so that’s what they did and the rest is history.

To cut a long story short, they have lots of KALs and some CALs and one of the recent ones is a pair of Scrappy Socks where you knit a pair of socks from leftover sock yarn. Great idea I thought because there’s always leftover after you knit a pair and now I could use all of these leftovers to knit a pair to use them all up.

So I joined in and here are mine. I thought to knit both socks at the same time and I didn’t have two sets of the 2.50mm metal needles so one set is bamboo and now I can see that they don’t look the same just because of the fact that they are not both metal, interesting.

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The one with metal is neater that the one with bamboo. It’s too late now to change it but I hope after blocking it will sort itself out a bit.

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The heel flap is done and you can still see the big difference between the bamboo knitted sock and the metal knitted sock.

And here is the first sock finished, the one knitted with the metal DPNs.

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Now I have to finish the second one and find out how that one will look.

/Diana

All Is Calm Socks

Another pair of socks by the lovely Kay F Jones (who you can find on Ravelry) and this time it’s the “All Is Calm” socks and the pattern is Only for Platinum Patreons of their Podcast The Bakery Bears.

Yarn: Hatnut Feet
Colourway: 101
Needles: 2.50 mm (US 1½)

“All Is Calm”, pattern by Kay F Jones on ravelry

Blizzard Socks

I needed to have a bit of a rest from the Riddari jumper before I get on with the colour work on the yoke, so I thought I cast on a pair of socks in between. Kay Jones from the podcast The Bakery Bears have released a new pattern for us Patreons and it’s called Blizzard.

So here is the first sock done and I have already done the ribbing on the second sock. It’s a bit hard to see it on this photo but the lace pattern is showing fir trees. I have to say that I love her patterns because they are so well written and the patterns are nice and fun to knit.

You can find all her patterns on Ravelry.

Promenade Socks

The designer Kay F Jones has done it again! She has made another fantastic sock pattern called Promenade Socks and can be bought on Ravelry. This woman should, in my opinion, receive a medal for pattern writing. They are so well written that you fly through it and end up with a fantastic item. And this time it’s this pair of socks, the Promenade Socks.

Pattern by: Kay F Jones aka bryonybear (she also have a podcast together with her husband Dan aka ObiwanKnitter, called The Bakery Bears).

Yarns: Opal Sweet & Spicy Colourway: 8612 Honey. Opal Uni Solid 4 ply Colourway: 5184 Olive Green.

Needles: 2.5 mm, DPNs