Jacquline and I found this gorgeous yarn, Happy Feet by Plymouth Yarn, at our local yarn store. We were both immediately drawn to the colorway and sheen. After rubbing a few skeins all over our faces like creepers, we looked at each other and said: Valentine’s Day socks.
I wanted to design something special for Love Day, but without all the pink frilly hearts the day is known for. Rather than a saccharine sweet heart motif, I chose the 2 chemicals of love for my socks: Serotonin and Dopamine.
Toes on Dope feature 2 beaded charts: on the first sock the Dopamine molecule, and on the second sock a Serotonin molecule. If you’ve never embellished a knitted piece with beads it can seem intimidating, but it’s really quite easy! These beads are added as you work them, no need to string them on in advance.
A PDF will be emailed to you by Ravelry. You don’t need to be a Ravelry member to order, but if you are, the PDF will show up in your library. Or you can go old school and purchase the pattern from our Etsy Store.
No matter whether you want to wear your heart on your sleeve or crush it under your heel, these socks are for you! As you can see in the picture to the left, they’re really cute with flats and tights. Here I am rocking them at the bookstore while searching for a gift for Mr. Llama.
The socks are worked toe up with a short row toe and heel. In the pattern, I use a provisional cast on and if you’re unfamiliar with the technique here is a short video that will walk you through it.
Toes on Dope is now available in the Lattes and Llamas pattern store on Ravelry. You can find it here. And here is the really fabulous part. For this week only they are FREE to you, my caffenistas! Enter the coupon code “caffenista” at check out and until Feb 21st, 2014, this pattern will cost you zero dollars.
If you have any questions as you complete the socks, please reach out to me at dr [dot] daisyespresso [at] gmail [dot] com. I am more than happy to help!
Oxytocin won’t fit on a sock.