I’ve been hearing that some serious cases of Second Sock Syndrome are going around the Socks with Sarah KAL these days. As for me, I haven’t caught that SSS bug, but I have been devoting much less time than I had been to socks. First, I was wrapping up my Little Wave sweater. Then on a bit of a whim I decided to join the Chill Chaser KAL — the design I wrote about yesterday. As I said, it was just perfect for my daughter and she absolutely adores it. And then I got it in my head to knit up a special shawl on kind of short notice. Sure, I knit a couple socks in there for the String Theory Coloroworks promotion and I started my Quick’s Point Socks using the special Knitting Sarah Colorway from Cloudlover Yarn & Fiber, but the latter is moving slowly these days in lieu of the other projects. And now I have to knit up the entire Mary, Millie, and Morgan set for my daughter’s birthday at the end of the month. This is not helping to motivate my sock knitting!
That being said, along came the announcement in my Facebook feed that Knitter’s Pride is hosting a knitalong during the month of October — cleverly named the Socktober KAL — for the fantastic Conversation Socks collection by Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter of Handmade by Stefanie. The KAL is super simple and I think it would be a terrific opportunity for anyone who has kind of gotten out of the groove of sock knitting and wants to get going again. Plus, there are prizes! All you have to do is complete one of the sport weight sock patterns in the Conversation Socks collection by October 31st and tag it on Ravelry with #KPConvoSocks (knitters are encouraged to use the same tag on Instagram, too) and you’ll be entered to win a couple prizes!
First, a Knitter’s Pride Dreamz DPN Sock Set!
This set contains needle sizes US 0, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, and 3, so it would set you up with all the most commonly used sock knitting needles sizes. What a great prize!
Second, you’ll be eligible to win 2 skeins of SilverSpun from Feel Good Yarn.
I wrote about using this fabmazing yarn back in April — it is really a tremendous treat to work with. Plus, 2skeins is enough to make either of the smaller sizes of the latest Conversation Socks release, the Say What? socks.
So, any Socks with Sarah knitters who feel like tagging along will not only have some new motivation to click away on some socks that will knit up quickly in sport weight yarn, but also have the chance to win a some awesome prizes!
Whether you’re knitting with Socks with Sarah or not, let’s all just tagalong, shall we?
My only question to you is: Which of these 5 fab patterns will you choose? Take a look at each of them and then vote below — I’m dying to know! Not able to knit in the KAL? feel free to vote for your favorite design anyway.
Personally, I’m pretty limited at the moment in solid colored sport weight yarn in my stash that is appropriate for socks , so I’m leaning heavily toward trying out the Retort Socks pattern with the thought that I may carry the stitch pattern all the way down the top of the foot (just to be crazy!). This is my yarn…
It’s Lorna’s Laces Sportmate in the Arlington colorway. It’s a little light on yardage, so I’m probably going to be playing yarn chicken through the whole project but I did check back at a couple of my sport weight socks and I have at least one that I finished using about 10yards less than what I have in this skein. I think I’ll be fine (and if I have a random colored toe, then I have a random colored toe — lol!).
I must admit that I do really love the Air Quotes pattern as well and I’m tempted to use a solid I was saving for my husband for them… Maybe I’ll start with Retort and follow-up with Air Quotes if I have time? What’s your plan for this super fun month-long KAL?
Photos used with permission of Knitter’s Pride, Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter, and Feel Good Yarn Company — Thank you!