Eversweet margarine, produced and distributed only in Newfoundland (in Canada’s first margarine manufacturing plant), was a staple in many Newfoundland homes before the plant in St. John’s was closed in 2004. Grandmothers across the province undoubtedly still have some of the signature bright yellow tubs squirrelled away for storing everything from sewing supplies to leftovers.
The sample was knit in a vibrant yellow reminiscent of its namesake’s iconic yellow packaging (so iconic you’ll find the logo on t-shirts, in artwork, and even painted on garbage cans). The two-round pattern repeat is easily memorized, making for great TV knitting. Eversweet looks great in solid and tonal yarns, or in a self-striping colourway for a zig zag effect.
Child [Adult S, Adult M, Adult L] to fit 18 [20.5, 23, 25.5] cm/7 [8, 9, 10]” foot circumference as measured at the widest part of the foot
16.5 [19, 21.5, 24] cm/6.5 [7.5, 8.5, 9.5]” leg and foot circumference, length is customizable
Choose a size with a finished foot circumference approximately 1.5 cm/0.5” smaller than the wearer’s actual foot circumference. See Construction Notes, page 3, for more detailed information on sock sizing.
42 stitches & 46 rounds = 10 cm/4″ in Eversweet Pattern
32 stitches & 48 rounds = 10 cm/4” in Stockinette Stitch
MATERIALS AND TOOLS
One* 385 m/420 yd skein fingering weight yarn
*Some foot lengths may require more than one skein
Shown in Log House Cottage Yarns Squishy Sock (80% Extra Fine Merino Wool, 20% Nylon; 385 m/420 yd per 114 g/4.02 oz skein) in the Simply Speckled Dark Collection (medium yellow); 1 skein.
One set 2.25 mm/US 1 needles* (or size needed to obtain gauge)
*Either one set of DPNs, two circular needles, or one long circular needle, as you prefer for small circumference knitting in the round.
Additional Tools and Notions
Stitch markers (1 unique, 2 matching), waste yarn or stitch holder, tapestry needle
These socks are worked from the cuff down in the round with a Modified Eye of Partridge heel flap and gusset.
The Eversweet Pattern is a relatively dense stitch pattern. As a result, the stitch counts for each size are higher than would normally be used for fingering weight socks, and they are worn with less ease. Be sure to select a size based on the sizing information given.
Stitch patterns are both charted and written.
Price: $7.00 CAD/$5.50 USD