We have some Coop Knits yarn and books in the shop that you’re going to want to know about!
Rachel Coopey lives in the UK and designs socks, mittens, and hats but mostly socks. She lives and breathes socks, both designing them and knitting them. She loves them so much she created her own yarn that shows off her designs to the max!
My Sister Knits carries her Light Fingering weight Socks Yeah! yarn which has pretty heathered tonal colorways. It’s a bend of 75% Superwash Merino and 25% nylon which creates a soft strong yarn.
Not only does Rachel design socks, she has some self-published books of her patterns and we have two of them on display in the shop.
Socks Yeah! Volume One is chock-a-block full of socks that would be so much fun to wear! There are single color and two and three color socks, there are socks with cables and socks with lace and socks with a combination of both. Rachel designs top-down socks with classic heel flaps. One design in this book has an afterthought heel and one has an afterthought heel version.
Socks Yeah! DK Volume One is a brand new book with eight sock designs using DK weight yarn. Socks made with this heavier weight yarn will be thick, cushy, and ideal for wearing with boots or inside when it’s cold.
This book features socks with textures created using knit and purl stitches. These patterns knit up quickly due to thicker yarn and larger needles than fingering weight socks.
Both of these books will inspire you to try out socks if you haven’t before. You’ll also find that socks are a great way to try out new techniques because they’re small projects and you’ll see the results of your efforts in no time!
We also have a third book for your browsing pleasure…Crochet Yeah! Kat Goldin and Joanne Scrace, UK designers and teachers, have designed six patterns (two hats, socks, mittens, a cowl, and a scarf) with Rachel’s yarn. Two of these are Beginner designs, three are Easy designs and one is an Intermediate design. And, yes, in case you are wondering, a gauge swatch also necessary in crochet if you would like your garment to fit as expected!
We invite you to pour over these patterns and squish this yarn when you’re in the shop!