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Saturday, January 30, 2010

UPDATE #3: FINAL DAYS--Thru Jan 31, profits will go to Haiti Earthquake Relief

There are just a couple days left. Through January 31, 100% of the profits from the sale of this pattern will go to Haiti Earthquake Relief through Doctors Without Borders.

Matching funds will double the dollars sent to Doctors Without Borders.

Thanks to everyone who has purchased the pattern to date, my expectations were surpassed in the first two days. In addition to the many knitters who bought Finn-ish for their own stash, patterns have been gifted to others and people who already own the pattern have bought more copies (in one case many more copies).

In addition, some knitters have Finn-ish slated for the upcoming Ravelympics. Wow, exciting! I think it will be a challenge but it's an achievable goal especially if the athletes take this time to "train" by preparing the materials and getting comfortable with the technique. Best of luck Ravelympians, I'll be cheering for you!

Thanks to everyone again. Your purchases will provide much needed medical assistance to those who need it most in Haiti.

Finn-ish sock pattern, $8.00
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The unique motif of Finn-ish is based on a folk knitting technique from Rovaniemi, Finland.

This is truly a different approach to colorwork with elements of weaving, stranded knitting, and intarsia. You may have read about the technique on Yarn Harlot's blog, or perhaps you've experienced it first hand in Susanna Hansson's Lapland Hand Garments class.

Finn-ish sock pattern

The Finn-ish pattern has detailed instructions on how to prepare 11 small butterflies of contrasting color and how to work the motif. Most importantly, there are instructions on how to manage the butterflies so you have a tangle free knitting experience.

Women’s Medium [Large]
Finished measurements
Foot circumference: 6.5 [7.5]” (16.5 [19] cm) relaxed
Foot length: Approx 9 [10]” (23 [25.5] cm) relaxed

Cascade Yarns, Heritage (75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 100 gm / 437 yd)
MC: 1 [2*] hank(s) #5602 Steel
* A pair of large socks from 1 hank MC is possible by shortening the cuff and working fewer motif repeats, depending on foot length.
CC1: 65 yd (60 m) #5608 Pine
CC2: 65 yd (60 m) #5604 Denim
CC3: 50 yd (46 m) #5618 Snow
1 set of US 0 (2.0 mm) dpns, or size needed to achieve gauge
1 straight needle 10” (25 cm) or longer, preferably US size 5 (3.75 mm) or thinner
Point protector or cork
2 stitch markers
Tapestry needle

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    By Blogger Roberta Granada, at 1/17/2010 9:45 AM  

  • The Finn-ish pattern looks very beautiful.You have done a wonderful job with the socks.Regarding the Haiti collection...anything to help the very sad incident is necessary.

    By Anonymous throw, at 1/28/2010 8:55 AM  

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