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Berroco Sox™

Berroco Sox™
Knitters have developed a foot fetish and Berroco Sox™, is feeding their fantasy. In the past few years dyers have developed new computerized color sequencing techniques, creating engineered color patterns that look as if they were knitted with many different shades of sock yarn in fairisle. As a result of this technological Berroco Soxbreakthrough, the knitter now has a simple way to achieve a look of complexity that once could only have been done by stranding or striping many colors.

This season we are introducing six new color patterns for Berroco Sox™, our machine washable woolen sock yarn. There seems to be no seasonal divide when it comes to sock yarn. The projects are always portable wherever you travel and consequently they Audio Slideshoware the perfect vacation knit. Just one ball, 100 grams, will knit a pair of socks, gloves or mittens. There are so many sock patterns out in the world to choose from. Our Booklet #275 feet first includes classic styles and fun new ones. Listen to us discuss this booklet in our audio slideshow.

We also have a variety of other Sox projects to choose from, such as our Johnny children's sweater and our knitted and crocheted Sox stars, all shown on the Berroco Sox free pattern page. Norah has posted some great shots of my grandson Noah on the Berroco Design Studio Blog. He's wearing the Johnny Boy sweater. Check it out.

Free PatternsToday's free patterns are Glover and Midge. If you start now you will be able to make holiday gifts for your entire family. You can be sure that they will be appreciated by everyone on your list. The best part about knitting with Berroco Sox is watching the patterns unfold as you knit. The ease of simple stockinette will lull you into a zone while you enjoy the gratification of watching the colors create a pattern. Beware, sock yarn is addictive.

Knit in Berroco Sox
Skill level: Intermediate
FREE pattern instructions

MidgeKnit in Berroco Sox
Skill level: Intermediate
FREE pattern instructions


I asked Donna Yacino,  our resident sock knitting expert, which method she prefers – knitting on double pointed needles, 2 circular needles or the Magic Loop.

Donna replied,  “I recommend learning all 3 methods and then decide which one you like best. I personally prefer the Magic Loop method. I never have to worry about losing any of my needles. I learned to knit socks on double pointed needles but they can be cumbersome at times. Then I learned the method of working with 2 circulars and the only thing that bothered me was that occasionally I would end up with all of my stitches on one needle. I liked this method until a friend showed me how to do the magic loop. I still use dpns when makings fingers for gloves, thumbs for mittens or those funky socks with toes.”


Margery Winter
Creative Director

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