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Walden - Kit

Color
Natural Grey
Shadow
Dusty Rose
Prune
Steel Blue
Dark Navy
Curry
Honey
Olive
Evergreen
Sage
Size

What the Kit Includes

1 (1, 1, 2, 2) skeins of Mominoki Yarn's Finnwool - enough yarn to make the Walden Socks in your chosen size, including a little bit extra so that you can swatch comfortably without worrying about running out of yarn.

About Walden - The Pattern

Walden are timeless socks that are worked from the cuff down. The cuff is knitted in a 1x1 ribbing with twisted knit stitches. On a reverse stockinette stitch background there are travelling twisted stitch patterns on both sides of the leg. Small cables emerge from the upper pattern, lead towards the ankle and transform into small lines that run along the sides of the foot towards the toes. The heels are reinforced by a variation of the slipped stitch heel pattern and a round French heel, giving a perfect fit.

Designed by Barbara Gottwik for our Issue 8 - Campfire.

About Mominoki Yarn's Finnwool - The Yarn

A fantastic allrounder - sourced and produced entirely in Finland from Finnsheep, an old landsheep breed which is very well adapted to the colder climate of Northern Europe. We love it for socks as it's sturdy and has beautiful stitch definition, but you could really use it for anything!

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SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
Finished foot circumference: 17.5 (18.75, 20, 21.25, 22.5) cm / 7 (7.5, 7.75, 8.25, 8.75)” – recommended to be worn with 2.5 cm / 1” of negative ease.

YARN
Mominoki Yarn Finnwool (100% non-superwash virgin wool; 360 metres / 395 yards per 100 g)

275 (305, 325, 350, 360) metres / 300 (335, 355, 380, 395) yards

Sample shown is knit in colourway Curry. Emma wears a size 3 with 4 cm / 1.5" of negative ease. Paloma wears a size 3 with 2 cm / 0.75" of negative ease.

NEEDLES
2.25 mm / US 1 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

This pattern uses the magic loop technique. To use double-pointed needles, divide sts between 4 needles, and rearrange sts accordingly to accommodate the cables.

GAUGE
36 sts x 48 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette stitch and charted pattern, after blocking)

NOTIONS
• Blocking tools (sock blockers, optional)
• Cable needle
• Darning needle
• Stitch markers
• Tape measure

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
• Foot circumference: 17.5 (18.75, 20, 21.25, 22.5) cm / 7 (7.5, 7.75, 8.25, 8.75)”
• Foot length: 19.5 (21, 22.5, 24, 25) cm / 7.75 (8.25, 8.75, 9.5, 9.75)” (customisable)
• Leg length: 18.75 (18.75, 19.5, 19.5, 19.5) cm / 7.5 (7.5, 7.75, 7.75, 7.75)"

DESIGNER & CONTRIBUTORS
Designer: Barbara Gottwik
Models: Paloma Isa Mercado & Emma Fierberg
Photography: Melinda Dela Costa
Tech Editing: Jessica Schwab
Graphic Design: Camille Romano

• Non-superwash
• Finnsheep, 100% wool
• Fingering weight: 360 meters per 100 grams / 394 yards per 3.53 ounces
• Recommended needle size: 2 - 3mm / US 0 - 3
• Worsted spun, 3 ply

SUSTAINABILITY CHECK
• Completely sourced and produced in Finland, spun by a small spinning mill in Eastern Finland
• Lovingly hand-dyed in Berlin, Germany by the small team behind Mominoki Yarn
• Fiber & yarn origin: Finland
• Dyed in: Germany

We're always excited to talk yarn and knitting and answer any questions you might have!

Simply send us an email to hello@making-stories.com or use the chat boxat the bottom.

You can also scroll down a bit for our Kit FAQsor check out our FAQ page here!


Walden - Kit Projects

Caroline's Walden Socks

Caroline used Mominoki Yarn in Natural Grey to knit this beautiful pair of Walden Socks!

See the full project

Jean's Walden Socks

Jean selected Dusty Rose, the perfect grey-ish pink, for her pair of Walden Socks.

Get the pattern

Questions about our Kits?

Check out our Kit FAQs:

Yes! All our kits include a little bit more yarn than the pattern calls for so that you can comfortably knit up your swatches.

Yes! All the yarn you'll receive will be from the same dyelot.

Yes and yes! You can purchase any extra skeins (say, if you want to lengthen the sweater or sleeves) at the same time as purchasing your kit. Simply head over to the individual yarn listing of the yarn included in the kit and add the skeins you'd like to purchase extra to the cart. Shipping will be combined, and we'll always match the dyelots.

You'll need knitting needles of the size(s) that will get you the gauge stated in the pattern. You'll also need the items listed under "Notions" in the "Pattern Details" section. Everything else is included!

We're here to help you with any questions that you might have on the pattern! You can always send us an email to hello@making-stories.com and we'll help you out.

We also have tons of articles on our blog that focus on helping you get the best results for you in your knitting as well as our resource page where we have links to videos and tutorials for every technique used in our patterns.

All our yarns are non-superwash, so any project is best washed by hand in lukewarm (not hot!) water, using a little bit of wool wash or gentle soap. Take care not to wring the fabric, but gently squish any excess water out of it, wrap it in a towel, roll it up, and do a little "dance on the towel" to press any remaining water out of the sweater. Then, lay it flat to dry.

We also have a few articles on the blog with our favorite tips how to care for your knits!

Shipping

We're shipping out your order as soon as possible, the absolute latest is 3 to 5 business days after we received it.

After that, it depends on where you are based! Here are the average delivery times for our most common customer countries - feel free to reach out (hello@making-stories.com) if you're based somewhere else and would like to get an estimate!

Germany:1 to 2 business days

European Union:2 to 3 business days

United Kingdom:2 to 3 business days

USA & Canada:3 to 7 business days

Yes! We're shipping out worldwide. We use Deutsche Post Warenpost International for our international orders as it's the fastest and at the same time cheapest option. You can choose between tracked / insured and not-tracked / not-insured shipping at checkout.

Our shipping is weight based! Plus, we offer free shipping for all orders over €75 (domestic) and €125 (international), yay!

Depending on where you're based, whether you choose a tracked or untracked shipping option and how heavy your order is, you'd be looking at these shipping cost:

Germany

Without Tracking

Up to 400g: €3.90

With Tracking

Up to 1800g: €5.90

1801 - 4500g: €10.90

4501 - 8000g: €12.90

EU

Without Tracking

Up to 400g: €6.90

401 - 800g: €10.90

801 - 1800g: €12.90

With Tracking

Up to 400g: €9.90

401 - 800g: €13.90

801 - 1800g: €17.90

1801 - 4500g: €20.90

4501 - 8000g: €25.90

UK

Without Tracking

Up to 400g: €6.90

401 - 800g: €10.90

801 - 1800g: €16.90

With Tracking

Up to 400g: €9.90

401 - 800g: €13.90

801 - 4500g: €31.90

4501 - 8000g: €39.90

All Other Countries

Without Tracking

Up to 400g: €10.90

401 - 800g: €17.90

801 - 1800g: €19.90

With Tracking

Up to 400g: €12.90

401 - 800g: €19.90

801 - 4500g: €41.90

4501 - 8000g: €58.90

No worries at all, that happens sometimes! We'll accept any returns in original condition within 14 days of you receiving your order. Please note that you need to send us an email (hello@making-stories.com) within this time frame in order to make use of our return policy.

Please include your order number and a note describing what you'd like us to do: Refund your purchase directly or in form of shop credit.