Autumn Equinox Kits

Autumn Equinox 1     Fall…… What does it evoke in you? Memories of summer rains and the rich colors of Moss? The unexpected glint of Amber as the first leaves start turning? Or the lure of all things Pumpkin Spice? No matter what fall brings to mind, we’ve got an Autumnal Equinox kit ready for you!
     Joan from Lollipop Yarn ( and Jan from JanBSmiley bags ( have teamed up to create a Limited Edition sock kit. The yarn is Lollipop Yarn’s Gripes base (80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon 2 ply Fingering Weight), This yarn is machine washable; hand wash for extra long lasting socks. It comes as a 100 gram hand wound ball, approximately 410 yards. The yarn knits up: 8 rows Mushroom, then 4 rows each Winesap, Pumpkin Spice, Amber, Moss, then back to 8 rows Mushroom.
     Jan’s unique project bag is made from durable heather gray wool felt, and each cube has 2 leaves embroidered on it – one on each side of the bag. There are 3 color options: Moss, Amber, and Pumpkin Spice. The zipper color and leather zipper pulls coordinate with the leaves. Because the leaves are each individually sewn, their exact shape and placement varies.
     The project bag is approximately 6″ x 6″ x 4” high, a versatile size for your future 1-2 skein projects after you’ve finished your socks.
     The kits also include a mini Lose Me Not with 5 graphite grey metal coil less stitch markers to keep inside your cube for on the go sock knitting. Your kit will be mailed no later than September 16th – just in time for you to cast on as you celebrate the Autumnal Equinox.
The cost for the kits is $65. They go up for sale at Noon Eastern on Tuesday, September 1st! Get them at JanBSmiley.

Bye Felicia 1 (1)Bye Felicia

      Don’t mess with a mean girl. She’ll slice and dice you and leave the remains for the B table.

Your only chance is to offer up a mocha latte, cozy fire, and some needles.

20 rows Buh Bye, 5 rows B*itch, 20 rows See Ya!, 5 rows B*itch. Mini Me in B*itch

Karma Chameleon 1Karma Chameleon

She comes and she goes, changing color and personality faster than you can say Boy George. Love her or leave her – she’ll end up on somebody’s needles.

6 rows each Grasshopper, Azalea, Plum, Lake, Goldenrod, Tangerine, Rose, Bluebell, Teally.  Mini Me in Teally

Autumn Amore heeltoe 1Autumn Amore

Meet Miss September.  She loves hay rides, jumping in big piles of freshly raked leaves, and waiting for the Great Pumpkin.

5 rows each Red Delicious, Spice, Amber, Granny Smith, Bark. Mini Me in Bark

Trick Or Treat heeltoe 1.

Trick or Treat

Trick or treat, smell my feet!

8 rows Spooky, 4 rows Ghost, 8 rows Spooky, 4 rows Pumpkin Patch.  Mini Me in Pumpkin Patch

Whisker Lickins heeltoe 1.


Whisker Lickin’s

She’s a fuzzy feline who’s quite sure of her charms.  With 6 different stripes, this little kitty will purrrr on your needles.

4 rows each Catbox, Furrball, Pink Nose, Hellcat, Whisker, Purr Pink.  Mini Me in Purr Pink

Some Kind of Wonderful heeltoe 1.

Some Kind of Wonderful

A little loopy, a little sane. A little bit colorful, a little bit gray.

Either way, she’s Some Kind of Wonderful and she’ll know how to treat you right.

8 rows Silver, 2 rows each Soot, Grass, Cyan, Iris, Soot.  Mini Me in Cyan

Mistress of the Dark Pre OrderMistress of the Dark

She’s your favorite “ghoulfriend” with ample assets and a social life that’s just a little bit naughty!

8 rows Witchcraft, 4 rows Elvira, 8 rows Witchcraft, 4 rows Macabre. Mini me in Elvira.

*The Mistress will be available for Pre Order in the Gripes base during the 7pm EDT update*

And here’s this Sunday’s entire lineup:

August 23rd Update

Hissy Fit

Hissy Fit 1Hissy Fit (Tumbling Blocks Striped Socks pattern by Leah Oakley)

Line too long at Starbucks? Ravelry down? She’ll stomp her pretty little self striping foot and throw a full on temper tantrum. Amid the histrionics, she’ll peek through her long lashes to gauge your reaction.

You might as well give in and pay her the attention she deserves.  Let’s just hope she doesn’t lose at yarn chicken.

2/5/2/5/4/6/3/2/3/2 rows Hullabaloo. Mini Me in Drama Queen.

Cooler Than Me 1 anotherCooler Than Me

No drama here.  Just a super chill ball that never tries too hard. She’ll pass you by without saying hello, and nothing you do is good enough.  Who does she think she is?!

Obviously a somebody – that’s why the paps are following her around, wanting a photo. Stylishly worn, like a comfortable pair of acid washed jeans, this ball will look awesome knit up into a pair of socks.

4 rows each of 3 stripes intertwined – Intriguing, Steely, Chill.  Mini Me in Chill

The Outer Limits 1The Outer Limits

A galaxy of deep, saturated rainbow stripes, this 10 color self striper will take you to places you’ve never been!

4 rows each To the Moon and Back. Mini Me in Space.

Cheeky 1.



She’s the one with the smart mouth.  Your most fun friend, Miss Cheeky might embarrass you in public, but she’s always a good time.

4 rows each of 3 stripes intertwined – Impertinent, Saucy, Fresh.  Mini Me in Saucy.

Giggles 1 (1)Giggles

There’s not a serious bone in this little ball of fun and frolic! Self striping happiness abounds in 6 rows each of Gleeful Green, Blissful Blue, Perky Purple, and Tickled Pink.  Mini Me in Gleeful Green.

The Best Is Yet to Come heeltoe better.

The Best is Yet to Come

Ever the optimist, this fiberista is always ready for the next big thing. Her approach to life is to live it to the fullest, with no regrets.

After all, tomorrow is another day.

5 rows each Confidence, Enthusiasm, Determination, Grit, Courage, Spunk.  Mini Me in Spunk.

Here’s this Sunday’s entire lineup:July 19th Update

Row 1:
The Outer Limits – Traditional, Gripes, Beefcake
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Traditional, Gripes, Beefcake
Hissy Fit – Traditional, Gripes, Beefcake
Cheeky – Gripes, Beefcake

Row 2:
Indian Summer – Traditional, Gripes, Beefcake
The Best is Yet To Come – Gripes, Beefcake
Color Addiction – Gripes, Beefcake
Giggles – Gripes, Beefcake

Row 3:
Pretty Paws – Traditional, Gripes, Beefcake
Jelly Belly – Gripes, Beefcake
Cooler Than Me – Traditional, Gripes, Beefcake
Minted – Gripes

Blue Skies and Rainbows

Blue Skies and Rainbows  (due to high demand, this colorway will also be available during the Update as a Pre Order in both Gripes and Beefcake.)

Everything is awesome with this effervescent and unceasingly cheerful gal.

She lives on the sunny side of the street and if you ask her about her day, the response is always “Totes terrific!”.

5 rows each Cheerful, Lively, Chipper, Gleeful, LOL, Perky, all surrounded by 5 rows Blue Skies.  Mini Me in Blue Skies

Under the Tuscan Sun

Rainwashed and sunbaked, our bella signora is ready for some amore with your needles.

“Life offers you a thousand chances…all you have to do is take one.” Frances Mayes

8 rows each Vintage Rainbow

Me Myself and I.

Me, Myself and I

Alone, but never lonely, this ball is content with her own company.

Confident and intelligent, she makes great conversation at parties and holds her own at any gathering.  Still, there’s no where she’d rather be than home with a cuppa and some needles.

4 rows all intertwined – Solo, Never Lonely, Traveling Light.  Mini Me in Solo.

Let's Get it OnLet’s Get it On

There is just nothing more to be said here.

4 rows all intertwined – Hanky Panky, Afternoon Delight, Rendezvous. Mini Me in Hanky Panky

Independence Day


Independence Day

“Oh, say does that star spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

4 rows all intertwined – Patriot, Liberty, Freedom.  Mini Me in Patriot




Newly born,  she’s full of fresh pale blue greens and creamy goodness.

She’s practically perfect and will look positively pleasing on your feet.

5 rows Midori, 5 rows Julep, 5 rows Mojito, all surrounded by 3 rows Zing.  Mini Me in Julep


And here’s the rest of the lineup for this Sunday’s Update.  See you there!

June 7th newer

Row 1: Under the Tuscan Sun, Great Googly Moogly, Flash Mob, Blue Skies and Rainbows

Row 2: Let’s Get it On, Independence Day, Java Jive, Time in a Bottle

Row 3: Me, Myself and I, Cutie Patootie, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Minted

Pocketful of Sunshine

Pocketful of SunshinePocketful of Sunshine

Need a little pick me up?  Cast on this perky and lighthearted little ball and your day will brighten up immediately. She’ll take you away with her cheerful, playful stripes and matching sunny heel/toe.

5 rows each Sky, Grass, Sunny, Rose, Mango, all surrounded by 3 rows Fresh Air.  Mini Me in Sunny

The Rainbow Connection.

The Rainbow Connection

“Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection, the sock lovers, the knitters, and me.”

4 rows each Color Me Happy

Yankee Doodle Dandy.


Yankee Doodle Dandy

She’d love to be your Yankee Doodle sweetheart and celebrate the 4th on your feet. It’s your patriotic duty to knit her up!

8 rows Rocket’s Red Glare, 4 rows Star Spangled, 8 rows Patriot, 4 rows Star Spangled.  Mini Me in Rocket’s Red Glare.

Grand Old Flag.

Grand Old Flag

She’s the emblem of the land we love. The bravest ball in the bunch, her heart beats true for your needles.

3×7 rows True Blue and Freedom, 5 rows Patriot, 9 rows Don’t Tread on Me, 5 rows Patriot

Love Shack.

Love Shack

Uh, don’t ask.

6 rows Amore, 6 rows Tryst, 6 rows Crush, 6 rows Rendezvous. Mini Me in Amore

Watercolor Memories.


Watercolor Memories

This winsome stripey girl got caught up in the rain. After dancing around under the umbrella, she decided to do some puddle jumping and emerged fresh faced and ready for your needles.

5 rows each Rosy, Gerbera, Sunbeam, Sprout, Shower, Lilac

Lazy Day.

Lazy Day

Swing in the hammock, read a book, or just nod off for a bit, wearing some socks that just stripe up carefree!

6 rows Grasshopper, 6 rows Sky, 6 rows Hammock, 6 rows Blossom, 6 rows Hay

Sunshine on My Shoulders.

Sunshine on My Shoulders

Nothing makes this girl happier than fresh air and sunshine. Let her brighten your day with cheerful stripes and a matching heel/toe.

10 rows each Blue Skies, Sand, Breeze, Suntan, all surrounded by 5 rows Puffy Cloud.  Mini Me in Blue Skies

And here is the rest of the Lollipop line up for this Sunday’s update.  See you there!

May 10th update

Row 1: The Rainbow Connection, Ooph, Love Shack, Yankee Doodle Dandy

Row 2: Pocketful of Sunshine, Watercolor Memories, Lavender Fields, Grand Old Flag

Row 3: Garden Party, Lazy Day, Sweetie Pie, Sunshine on My Shoulder

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Goodbye Yellow Brick RoadGoodbye Yellow Brick Road She’s not in Kansas anymore. This ball is ready to break free and show the world her charm and determination. Three stripes that change from yellow to green, blue to purple, and orange to pink, surround themselves with a thin charcoal frame and silver relief.

10 rows each No Limits, Don’t Fence Me In, There’s No Place Like Home, all surrounded by 4 rows Freedom

Bloomin' Arse.

Bloomin’ Arse She’s quite the fair lady, but could use a bit of refining.  Pretty as a picture – yet you never know what’s going to come out of her mouth. Wouldn’t it be loverly to knit her up into a proper pair of socks?

4 rows Flower Girl, 4 rows Loverly, 4 rows Little Bit O’ Luck, 4 rows My Fair Lady, 4 rows Bunch of Violets, 4 rows Manners.  Mini Me in My Fair Lady.

Boulevard of Broken Dreams .

Boulevard of Broken Dreams There’s a long road ahead, and this girl would prefer to walk it alone.  She marches to her own drummer with narrow, medium and wide stripes, all in one individually intriguing ball.

3×7 rows Solitary, 4×6 rows Journey, 12 rows The Great Unknown.

Rainbow's End.


Rainbow’s End There’s a wee pot of gold waiting ’round the bend for you and your huckleberry friend. Knit these progressively smaller stripes up and you’ll be crossin’ in style.

8,7,6,5,4,3 rows Colors of the Rainbow.



Tweet A little bird told me this ball wants to be knit up into a feathery soft pair of socks.

4 rows Peep, Chirp, Coo, Twitter, all surrounded by 2 rows Bluebird. Mini Me in Bluebird. 
Spring Fancy


Spring Fancy Finally! It’s time to break out of the winter blahs and celebrate the season of fresh starts! Four playful pastels surrounded by spritely silver are ready for a fibery frolic on your needles.

4 rows Pink, 4 rows Iris, 4 rows Bluebell, 4 rows Sprout, all surrounded by 8 rows Whispering Wind.

Walkin' On Sunshine


Walking on Sunshine She’s the brightest, most vivacious ball in the bunch! Little Miss Sunshine will cheer up your toes with her jaunty, eye-popping stripes!

5 rows each Tickle Me Pink, Vibrant Violet, Bouncy Blue, Nifty Neon, Daffodil, Orange You Glad


And here is the rest of the Lollipop line up for this Sunday’s update. See you there! April 12th Update Row 1: Rainbow’s End, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Walkin’ on Sunshine, Bloomin’ Arse Row 2: Best Friend, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Peaceful Easy Feeling, I’m Your Huckleberry Row 3: Tweet, L’eau Bleue, Spring Fancy, Prissy

Semi Charmed Life

Semi Charmed LifeSemi Charmed Life

Her glass is always half full.  She’s semi-cheeky, semi solid, and semiSemi Charmed Life 3 charmed, but wholly striped and completely gorgeous!

5 rows each Blessed, Bewitching, Lovely, Lucky, Marvelous, Magnetic, Fresh, Favorite

Jelly BellyJelly Belly

Here’s Jelly, sugary sweet and captivatingly colorful. Deep blue violet stripes, alternated with a variegated stripe of lavender, punch, blue violet, and raspberry are a jiggly delight.

8 rows Razzilicious, 4 rows Pixie Purple

Grumpy PantsGrumpy Pants

Hater of Mondays, and no good until she’s had her coffee, Miss Pants depends on a smiling face and a sharp pair of needles to brighten her mood.Grumpy Pants

16 rows Monday Mornings, 8 rows Bitchy Britches


The Lollipop girls are proud to announce the newest member of the gradient stripe sorority.  Our Doodle is “legally blonde”, but make no mistake, she’s in charge of the knitting relationship.

You will knit her up “just so” and be happy you did.

Time in a BottleTime in a Bottle

If you could save time in a bottle, you could probably knit a pair of socks every day!

“But there never seems to be enough time to knit all the things you want to knit once you’ve queued them.

You’ve looked around enough to know that self striping yarn is the kind you want to knit with.”

8 rows Hourglass, 4 rows Eternity, 8 rows Pipe Dream, 4 rows Eternity

Candy CrushCandy Crush

Sweet! The saga continues with new levels of complete sugar rushes. Seven saccharine, saturated stripes will knit up for a cheery, non fattening pair of socks!

6 rows each Skittles, Pez, Pixie Stix, Pop Rocks, Smarties, Jolly Ranchers, Gummi BearsSweet

Never fear! Here’s the rest of the Lollipop lineup for this Sunday’s update.  See you there!

March 15th update




Gripes Eyes

Introducing….GRIPES! Gradient Stripes. A little bit gradient, a little bit stripy, these are a whole lotta fun!

Boasting a brand new 80% Superwash Merino/20% Nylon base and a cute coordinating heel/toe, these beauties are causing a stir among the rest of the Lollipop crew.  Let’s meet the new girls….

Serenity Now!Serenity Now!

You’re stressed. Everything seems to be going wrong. Feel free to throw a tantrum (the Lollipop girls have been known to throw a few).Serenity now

Better yet, knit up this gradient girl and feel your worries begin to slip away.

Still WatersStill Waters

No need to tell the world what she’s thinking. This blue shaded beauty fills the room with her presence. She’s quite and introspective, but when she speaks, everyone listens.




She’s a bit of a mean girl. If you think she’s rude, it’s just because you can’t handle the truth.Frenemy      This ball is your BFF one minute, and gossiping behind your back the next.

Still, you two can’t seem to break it off. So enjoy the company and embrace the drama, because you’re going to have a blast knitting her up!


Ready for some regular stripes? Never fear, there are tons for this update!



She’s Miss Photogenic and will color your world with 10 delightfully hypnotic hues! So Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away.  Pattern is Shoe Candy, by Leah Oakley.

4 rows each Colors of the Rainbow




Fat TuesdayFat Tuesday

There’s no holding her back, people, go you might as well join in. Beads, Bourbon Street and general shenanigans abound. Are you ready?Fat Tuesday

6 rows each Revelry, Misbehavin’, High Jinks, all surrounded by 4 rows Voodoo

Pinch MePinch Me

Feeling lucky? You will, after knitting up this little leprechaun.  Find the pot of gold and revel in being the “pincher” rather than the “pinchee”. Pinch Me 2

3 rows Shamrock, 5 rows Limerick, 2 rows Magic, 3 rows Clover, 5 rows Brogue, 2 rows Pot of Gold, 3 rows Emerald Isle, 5 rows Luck, 2 rows Blarney Stone


She’s a “witchy woman”, with raven hair and ruby lips. She’ll hold you spellbound with her stripy beauty and dance the night away on your needles.

5 rows each Rouge, Kohl, Carmine, Raven, Ruby, Shadow

I'm Your Huckleberry.

I’m Your Huckleberry

She’s your willing sidekick, always ready for an adventure or to be your second.I'm Your Huckleberry

The Louise to your Thelma, the Yang to your Yin, this girl’s hoping to be a friend to your needles.

8 rows Best Friend, 8 rows Ally, 8 rows Partner

Cabin FeverCabin Fever

Cozy up by the fire with this fuzzy little ball. Six different stripes of woodsy colors make this girl easy to knit and easy to wear every day.

4 rows Firewood, 5 rows Chimney Smoke, 3 rows Pine, 4 rows Hot Cocoa, 5 rows Pot Bellied Stove, 3 rows Fir

Just Chillin'.

Just Chillin’

Chillax dude. Nobody’s going to ask much from you today, so take a load off and knit up some easy going socks.Just Chillin 2

8 rows Hang Loose, 4 rows Cool Breeze, 4 rows Mellow Out, 8 rows Unwind

And here’s the entire Lollipop lineup for this Sunday’s update.  See you there!


Feb 1



Candy Crush

Shop Update Sunday, January 4th at 7pm EST (Traditional base) and 7:15pm (Beefcake base)

Candy CrushCandy Crush

Sweet! The saga continues with new levels of complete sugar rushes. Seven saccharine, saturated stripes will knit up for a cheery, non fattening pair of socks!

6 rows each Skittles, Pez, Pixie Stix, Pop Rocks, Smarties, Jolly Ranchers, Gummi Bears

Comfy Cozy.


Comfy Cozy

“Cuddle up a little closer, lovey mine.
Cuddle up and be my little clinging vine.
Like to feel your cheek so rosy,
Like to feel you comfy cozy.
‘Cause I love from head to toesie, lovey mine.”Comfy Cozy

6 rows Sweater, 6 rows Cookie, 6 rows Green Tea, 6 rows Hot Cocoa, 6 rows Warm Blanket

Cold SnapCold Snap

The winter weather might be here to stay for a bit, but this is the ball to cheer up your needles!  Fresh and frosty, she has a matching Mini Me to warm up the coldest of heels and toes.Cold Snap 1

6 rows Freeze, 6 rows Arctic, 6 rows Deep Chill, all surrounded by 4 rows Sleet. Mini Me in Deep Chill

Downton AbbeyDownton Abbey

It’s the most…wonderful…time…of the year! Downton is back, with all the drama, shenanigans, love, luncheons and Maggie Smithisms.

So grab a cuppa, the remote, and your needles and settle down for a delightfully dramatic Season 5.

6 rows Upstairs, 6 rows Downstairs, 6 rows Masterpiece, 6 rows Crawley, 6 rows Grantham


You’ll hear a lot of smooth talk from this ball, but don’t believe a word of it. Like a leprechaun, she’ll appear one moment and be gone in the blink of an eye.  Catch her while you can!Leprechaun

8 rows Erin Go Bragh, 4 rows Lucky Charm, 8 rows Shamrock, 4 rows Lucky Charm

II'm Yours‘m Yours

“So please don’t hesitate, no more, no more
Your needles cannot wait, I’m sure
There’s no need to complicate, our time is short
Self striping is our fate – I’m Yours.”I'm Yours 1

8 rows Love, 4 rows Be Mine.  Mini Me in Be Mine


And here’s the entire Lollipop Lineup for this Sunday’s update. See you there!

January 4th Update


Shoe Candy

I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the lookout for simple but striking patterns that show off self striping socks.

Introducing Shoe Candy, the gorgeous new sock pattern by the delightful Leah Oakley!

Shoe Candy

Featuring Lollipop Yarn in the Carol of the Bells colorway, Shoe Candy is…eye candy for your shoes!  Who doesn’t love a cute pair of shoes and handknit socks to show them off?

**Purchase Shoe Candy on Ravelry from December 2nd -16th and you will automatically be entered to win a ball of Carol of the Bells.**

And head on over to Instagram and show us your shoe candy! Share a picture of your cutest shoes, cute socks in your shoes, or better yet, Lollipop Yarn socks in your shoes!  Tag your posts with both –> #shoecandy and #lollipopyarn1 (don’t forget the 1!)  You can also post pics in the Ravelry thread.

Leah Oakley has been knitting since she was six.  She is obsessed with self -striping socks and Lollipop Yarn was the inspiration for one of her most recent designs, Fruit Stripe Gum Socks. A big believer in stress-free knitting,  Leah designs patterns with easy-to-remember repeats that are not complicated, but look great.  She has two patterns published in books and offers individual patterns on Ravelry.Fruit Stripe Gum Socks

When she isn’t cooking up her next design, Leah spins and trains her rescue dogs in dog agility and freestyle. You can find her on Ravelry as Agileknitter and on Instagram as Agileknitter1.

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