Socktopus was born from Alice Yu’s knitting addiction. She started out importing fabulous yarns into the UK, then found that she just couldn’t get enough and so had Socktopus Sokkusu-Original sock yarn milled to her specifications. Sokkusu was her dream sock yarn – a 3 ply, tight twist, fingering weight yarn that is durable and also soft soft soft! She created the gorgeous saturated colourways with life and verve that were Sokkusu’s signature colours. Alice’s designs were showcased in her Socktopus sock club, the Knit Love Club and the book of her sock patterns “Socktopus: 17 Pairs of Socks Worth Showing Off” published by GMC in October 2011. Along with Cookie A, she co-hosted Knit Nation 2010 and 2011, a premier knitting event in London, England.
The way things do, life and love got in the way of her plans for Socktopus. A move half way across the world and a baby put the kibosh on her plans for world yarn domination as well as slowing her design work to a grinding halt. All her patterns will be available from p/hop in the UK, with proceeds going towards Medicins Sans Frontiers. In the meanwhile she is enjoying life with her adorable daughter and loving husband in Asia, and working on her next project.