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  • Jeff's Groovy 70s Socks | kit

    Color
    Retro 70s
    Pantone colors of the year
    Ocean depths
    Do you need the pattern?
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    For the kid inside

    These socks are an homage to my little brother who was born in 1971. He wore 70s style athletic socks with his sneakers and pedaled his Big Wheel as fast as lightning.

    They have a simple top-down construction with a heel flap and gusset, which is the style of sock most likely to fit most feet. I’ve written the pattern in three sizes to fit narrow, standard, or wide feet. This is a sock that encourages you to find the kid inside and to play with color.

    Knit your Jeff's Groovy 70s Socks in retro colors like me, use a fresh new palette of Pantone colors of the year, or maybe use up some of your sock yarn scraps.

    My little brother died in a car crash in the early 90s when he was just 21, so these socks are a poignant reminder to me that life is both fragile and joyful, happy and sad all at once. They’re for everyone who wants to remember a loved one, for everyone who wants to reconnect with the kid inside, and for everyone who wants to play with color.

    In other words, they’re for you and for me and for little brothers everywhere.

    Kits include:

      1. Yarn: A full skein of your main color and two 25g quarter-skeins of contrast colors
      2. Postcard: A beautiful printed postcard to remind you exactly what you want to make with this yarn (just in case you're able to resist casting on as soon as your kit arrives!)
      3. Pattern: PDF pattern + Ravelry code (if you need it) (and adding the pattern is now optional because lots of you want to make more than one pair of Jeff's Groovy 70s Socks, and now you can get just the yarn!)