A typical project you will find on my needles are a pair of socks. Not only is sock yarn addictive and fun to work with but socks are the perfect project to carry with you. It’s also a great way to learn new knitting skills. You can knit plain socks or ones with cables, lace, color work, etc. Since I usually have a more difficult project on the needles, I like to keep my sock knitting simple. I typically use my One more Row sock pattern but I also have started knitting them top down with a fish lips kiss heel. Many of these socks go whoosh and knit up quickly which also adds to the addiction.
Here are some pictures of the last four pairs of socks I knit. Counter clockwise starting with top right, we have the Great Pumpkin from Mint Rain studios, We need a Little Christmas from Lollipop yarns, Ham & Eggs from Dancing Dog Dyeworks, and Fern Rose Jacquard from Patons Kroy sock. Currently I don’t have any socks on the needles but it’s on purpose!
My local yarn shop Stash- a place for yarn is hosting their first ever Sockathon! I’m so excited! Not only is this another reason to knit more socks but all the proceeds will go to a great cause Clothes for Kids. First step has been to reach out to family and friends to get some people to pledge how much they will donate per pair of socks I knit. Next, has been to dive into my stash and see which of my sock yarns I want to knit up first. This has been quite a process and I might have to buy more yarn. Oh no…
My goal before April 1st is to wind up all the yarn I need and have them all in project bags ready to go! Then it will be knit like the wind to see how many I can knit. I’m guess I’ll be able to knit about 3-6 pairs of socks between April 1st and June 30th. Will be fun to see what I actually get done! If you are a knitter, hope you join in the fun!
Are you a sock knitter? What’s your favorite sock pattern?