Magpie Fibers Swanky Sock

$ 39.00

The yarnstory:

Let’s step back a few years to when Gaye “GG” Glasspie first met the team at Magpie. She had been following them for a while when out of the blue they gifted GG with a beautiful orange called “#On Purpose.” 
A rich, vibrant orange inspired by the orange lady herself and a completely unexpected gesture. 

The yarn:
Once you squish Magpie’s Swanky Sock blend, you will understand why this yarn has such a fierce, loyal following.
The Swanky Sock line is a silky blend made of merino, cashmere, and nylon perfect for socks, shawls, and any project calling for fingering weight yarn. 

Fiber: 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon
Length: 400yds
Weight: 115g
Gauge Designation: Fingering weight
Needle: 28 sts = 4in on US 1-3 (2.25-3.25mm) needles
Care: Hand wash gently, lay flat to dry
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"Migee" by Ambah O'Brien
GG likes to say that orange is the new neutral. 😎

The truth is, anybody can wear orange. It’s all in how you style it, pair it, work it and wear it!

A great example is this “Migee” wrap by Ambah O’Brien. We worked it up in Magpie Fibers’ “Swanky Sock” base in “Iconic Orange Lady” plus two wear-with-all neutrals, “Harpoon” and “Adella is the Greatest.”

The result is an eye-catching asymmetrical wrap that’s the perfect accent piece to drape around your neck or casually knot. Easy garter stitch combines with simple eyelet stripes for textural interest. 

We've created 2 kitted colorway options for you to choose from here. Or mix and match your own!

Pictured in: Magpie Swanky Sock “ Harpoon” (1 skein), “Adella is the Greatest” (1 skein),  “Iconic Orange Lady” (1 skein)

“Migee” is available on Ravelry.

Project Information: 

Needle size: 3 and 4 (3.25-3.5mm)  
Finished dimensions: 11.8in (30cm) wide x 82.7in (210cm) length

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"Virgil" by Caitlin Hunter

The best way to get good at Fair Isle knitting? 

Just jump in!


We suggest you start with “Virgil,” a universally flattering top, designed by Season 4 Star Caitlin Hunter to celebrate and highlight the beauty of all women and all body types. Knit from the top-down this tee is deceptively simple and suitable for all levels of knitters. There are no short rows, seaming, or complicated construction elements required. 

"Virgil" is available on Ravelry.com. 

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"Fortune's Shawlette" by Tamara Kelly

“Fortune’s Shawlette” was inspired by the diagonal box stitch, but elevated. Tamara Kelly designed this crocheted shawlette to have a lacier, more open, summer-forward stitch that you will be able to wear all summer long. 

And you only need one skein of Magpie Swanky Sock! So it’s the perfect, fun weekend or vacay project! The repetitive nature of the stitches and the single color will immediately put you in vacation mode.

"Fortune's Shawlette" is available on Ravelry.com.

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"Daily Sock" by Summer Lee

You might not immediately think socks when you think of summer…

But summers are the ideal portable vacation project! The repetitive rows and simple stitches make this the perfect meditative project. 

"Daily Sock" is available on Ravelry.com

Note: A portion of every skein purchased from this Hot Loops Wall goes directly back to Gaye “GG” Glasspie as our acknowledgment and thank-you for her help in curating these Hot Loops Wall yarns and patterns.

The colorways High Line, Adella is the Greatest and Castaway sold out quickly but we've got more on the way.  Those colorways are expected late-April and will be shipped to you as soon as they are received.