Graupel is a type of precipitation also known as snow pellets or soft hail so it seemed like the right name for a rugged version of rain drops. I love my Merino Drip base for shawls but I wanted something that machine washes well and is more durable. Merino Graupel is the perfect fit. This 2 ply fingering weight has a tight twist to give it durability and make this yarn perfect for socks and other hard-wearing items. It is soft and has a nice luster and crisp stitch definition. I’ve been using it for some Diamonds and Rakers Socks and love the results.
One of the things that originally made me want to learn to knit is argyle. I have always loved it so much which is why I designed this classic, 3-color argyle sock pattern. They are not as tricky as they appear because almost the whole thing is worked flat then seamed up the inside of the foot/leg.
The pattern covers 6 sizes ranging from a US women's shoe size 5 to a US men's shoe size 14. They have just enough negative ease to be snug and comfortable.
I have some of the Merino Drip Argyle skeins listed in the shop but if you would like to special order a specific color combination, please contact me. You could make argyle socks in the colors of your school or favorite team. You could do seasonal or holiday themed socks. The pattern is available in the shop or through Ravelry.