Single Patterns

(Published individually, not part of a collection or an eBook)


Puddle, Puddle, Splash! ©Aurelie Colas - 2014-2015

Puddle, Puddle, Splash!
©Aurelie Colas – 2014-2015

Puddle, Puddle, Splash!
An ode to the British weather
by Aurelie Colas

Having lived in Scotland for a few years now, I have learned to appreciate the many types of rain the British weather has to offer.

From gentle drizzle, to horizontal rain, large drops running down my jacket, and wet toes when I fail to avoid a puddle while out and about, hiking on the hills, or simply walking the dog.

Naturally, this little fondness for drizzle, rain and other puddles translated into a sock: an ode to the wet British weather.

 Size:
To fit foot circumference (measured around ball of foot):
Small ― 20 cm (8 in),
Medium ― 23 cm (9 in),
Large ― 25.5 cm(10 in)

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Grillage – © Aurelie Colas

Grillage – © Aurelie Colas

Grillage
Don’t sit on the fence, jump in with both feet!
by Aurelie Colas

Wire netting ― “Grillage” in French ― doesn’t have to be harsh and cold: this “chicken wire” inspired pattern wraps around your leg and provides extra warmth with the cosy garter stitch underlay.

The elongated stitches of the netting showcase variegated yarn nicely, but look equally nice with a semi-solid. Grillage also incorporates a roomy short-row heel featuring “shadow wraps”, for extra comfy socks.

Size:
To fit foot circumference (measured around ball of foot):
Small ― 20 cm (8 in),
Medium ― 23 cm (9 in),
Large ― 25.5 cm(10 in)

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Rainbow Pipes and Linen - ©Aurelie ColasRainbow Pipes and Linen Stitch Socks
Cuff-up or folded down
by Aurelie Colas

Cuff up, or folded down for two different styles. Colourful linen stitch, and I-cord details, for added interest. And an uncommon linen stitch heel flap too!
Knit colourful and happy stripes in your socks, and sing “somewhere over the rainbow”.

Designed for Sock Madness 8 (2014), the Rainbow Pipes and Linen Stitch Socks were Round 3 of the competition.

A few words about the design elements in Rainbow Pipes and Linen Stitch Socks:

  • Linen stitch provides a wonderful texture similar to that of woven fabric. Playing with colours adds a new dimension to linen stitch, and creates a fabric that is equally lovely fabrics on both sides. This naturally led me to create socks that would best show the two fabrics by wearing the cuff up, or folded down.
  • I-cords can be addictive. Knitting a very long I-cord is not appealing, but combining short I-cords in multiple colours opens the door to playing with colours in another way. And helps create the perfect tab for a cuff too!

Size:
To fit foot circumference (measured around ball of foot):
Small ― 20 cm (8 in),
Medium ― 23 cm (9 in),
Large ― 25.5 cm(10 in)

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Little Prince Socks - Aurelie Colas - CoverPetit Prince and Little Star
Fraternal Socks, calf-shaped, foot hugging, and a heel detail by Aurelie Colas

Knitting to remember…

Inspired by the waves created by the moving crests of the dunes in the desert, fading into a starry sky… Looking at the stars, up above the world so high, and remembering little words and things from multiple readings of The Little Prince, written 70 years ago by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

Little Prince Socks - Aurelie Colas - 03Reading the book, once again, for my Little Star…

“On ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.” ― Saint-Exupéry

Sizing:

  • These socks have been designed to be custom fit for the comfort of the wearer. Choose between three base sizes: Small (S) (approx. 20 cm / 8 in), Medium (M) (approx. 22.5 cm / 9 in) or Large (L) (approx. 25 cm / 10 in).
  • Depending on the base size, up to two lengths for the leg are also available (“Standard” Leg (SL) (17 cm / 6 3/4 in), available for Small base size, and Medium base size; or “Longer” Leg (LL) (19 cm / 7 1/2 in), available for Medium base size, and Large base size).
  • Additional calf-shaping accommodates for different shapes of legs.
  • Little Prince Socks - Aurelie Colas - FinalThree choices of heel aim at achieving a proper fit for normal, high and very high insteps, while cables on the foot hug the foot comfortably.
  • Length of foot is customizable.

The 16-Page Pattern includes: Detailed charts for all colourwork and cabled sections for all size options. Extensive written directions. Photos and close-ups.

(Permanent fundraising) £1.00 out of every purchase of this pattern will be donated to SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society), a charity which provides support for bereaved families after the loss of their baby.

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Strips of Stripes - CoverStrips of Stripes
Assorted size stripes, matching strips
by Aurelie Colas

Knit long strips, attach them together ― they match! ― and here is a cosy and pretty blanket…

The blanket is composed of long strips knitted individually and sewn together. Magically, the stripes in the strips match horizontally, while letting the colours flow at different pace along each (and within some) of the strips.

Size:
Knitted in the recommended yarn at the correct tension, this blanket fits comfortably a single / twin size bed: approximately 1.40 m x 2.00 m (55 in x 80 in).

Yarn requirement:
Sample shown uses three yarns:

  • (MC1): 15 x 50 g Noro Silk Garden in Shade 230 (1500 m / 1640 yds)
  • (MC2): 1600 m / 1750 yds of a rustic Aran weight yarn. 100% wool, woolen-spun for a warmer blanket. Yarn in picture comes from a little flock of Solognot sheep (French breed, producing a rustic oatmeal/fawn fleece)
  • (CC): 150 m / 164 yds of a rustic Aran weight yarn. Shown in brown yarn, mix of fibre from Solognot and Mouton Noir du Velay (French breeds of rustic sheep)

Note on substituting yarn:

  • MC1 can be substituted with Noro Kureyon, or any other yarn with slow colour changes knitting up at a similar gauge. Or, why not assorted left-overs of Aran yarn?
  • MC2 and CC can be substituted with any Aran weight knitting up at a similar gauge. For a warmer blanket, use a 100% wool, woolen-spun yarn.

Do not hesitate to consider local flocks, local producers, or local mills!

A note from Aurelie:

For MC2, I chose a rustic yarn, produced by a little flock she happened to meet once. The sheep are Solognot/Solognote breed: it is a rare rustic breed of sheep who are used to graze in wet pastures along the shores of the river Loire.

The brown yarn (CC) is a blend of the fleeces from the same flock along with fleeces from another rare-ish French rustic breed of sheep: the Moutons du Velay, which are raised in another region dear to my heart.

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“No more cold ears, mummy!”
Little Hat with Fair Isle Detail
by Aurelie Colas

With the comfort of my sweet little one in mind, I wanted to design a very soft and warm hat. Lofty and incredibly soft, the Rowan Lima was perfect for it. Alpaca is definitely one of the warmest fibres one can knit with!

As for the Fair Isle detail, well, I wanted something that would remind of argyle, yet being different. I also wanted a pattern that could fill the whole height of the hat (without being too loud) in order to protect from freezing winds. After a little browse in my favourite stitch dictionaries, I found the perfect little pattern, traditional yet modern, versatile to fit both boys and girls.

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Pretty Fuzzy Bauble CocoonPretty Fuzzy Bauble Cocoons
Knit baubles for a luxurious Christmas
by Aurelie Colas

Create simple yet luxurious Christmas baubles to embellish your tree or as an original gift!

Download the pattern (free): Pretty Fuzzy Bauble Cocoons

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Kilt Hose for Chubby LegsKilt Hose for Chubby Legs
Knee-Highs for Wee Lads (and Lassies)
by Aurelie Colas

As Robbie Burns day approached, and as the snow was upon us, I thought it would be a treat for my little one to have long handsome socks to keep his legs warm and cosy. What better way to celebrate the traditions of my Scottish home than to knit a pair of Kilt Hose?

As for the little details of the hose, well, what is cuter than these little “hugs and kisses” cables (XOXO) at the back of chubby calves? Add to that a few stretchy mock cables for a pretty yet comfy cuff, some shaping to allow room for these chubby calves, a traditional heel flap and gusset construction, easily adaptable for higher arches, and a nice round toe… and there you go!

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