Introducing the Summer Sock KAL & my new SilverSpun Socks!

It all started right here.

IMG_9064A skein of SilverSpun Sock yarn.

And you’ve watched the socks I’ve knit evolve…

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From basic toes…

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To those first couple cables…

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To the gussets…

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And beyond.

And today I get to share the finished socks.

SSPM2Aren’t they lovely?!

These socks — knit with the Paper Moon pattern — are beautiful, soft, and the fit is incredible. I could not be any happier if I tried. The best part? They are so much easier to knit than they look!

SSPMThe only part of these socks that did not go according to the plan is as I knit these two-at-a-time, I played a little yarn chicken at the end and ended up only working half the cuff repeats.

SSPM3I don’t think the look or fit suffers one bit.

Thanks in part to a very positive response to these socks and some very enthusiastic knitters in the Friends of Knitting Sarah Ravelry Group, we’ve decided to keep on knitting with this beautiful yarn — All. Summer. Long.

You see, we’d been chatting a lot lately about ‘shorties’, or anklets, in the group and how we could all stand to add a few of these summer-friendly socks to our sock drawer. A couple members of the group mentioned that they’d signed up for the Feel Good Yarn Company’s Summer Sock Club and as they say, the rest is history! That’s right, I’ll be hosting a Summer Sock KAL June 1st through August 31st in the Friends of Knitting Sarah Ravelry Group and I’ll be featuring the yarns of the Feel Good Yarn Company’s Summer Sock Club!

The best part? You’re all invited to join!

Each month I’ll be selecting a pattern based on the current club colorway and you are welcome to knit right along with me with the club yarn and the pattern I choose or with a pattern and yarn of your choice — as always with me, it’s a pretty inclusive KAL. You know how I love for you to have options — any excuse for us to knit together! I must say though that this club is going to be amazing. It’ll be comprised of SilverSpun Sock yarn that is hand-dyed in three exclusive colorways (1 color per month, June, July, & August). In case you are wondering what this yarn looks like hand-dyed, here’s a taste of what they’ve done in the past…

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Just imagine this beauty in a pretty little shortie pattern for summer or for around the house anytime of year.

As of a few minutes ago, there were only about 20 spots left in this fabulous club so if you’re interested, I recommend popping over straight away to reserve your spot. You can place your order with Feel Good Yarn Company right here.

For those who aren’t able to subscribe to the club, have no fear! The Summer Sock KAL is open to anyone who’d like to knit some shorties with us this summer. As I said, I’ll be providing pattern inspiration and, for those knitting with me, some support on the patterns I’m working through regardless of the yarn you’re using. And, just in case you are watching us knit with this lovely SilverSpun Sock and decide you want to try it out, the FREE SHIPPING discount code SARAHKNITS will be valid until the end of June. Non-members won’t be able to get the hand-dyed colorways, but the natural will still be available for purchase! *Remember, the FREE SHIPPING code applies to all orders $42 and over, but it does not work with the Summer Sock Club since shipping is included in the price of the club.*

As added incentive to join, Feel Good Yarn Company will be graciously providing a couple prizes! At the end of the KAL, any knitters who complete at least one pair of shorties will be entered to win a skein of SilverSpun yarn! Those who knit with SilverSpun yarn will be entered in a drawing for a full skein of SilverSpun Sock or Sport and those who knit with other yarns will be entered in a drawing for a mini-skein. As if we needed more incentive, right?!

To sign up, just pop on over to the Friends of Knitting Sarah Ravelry Group and say hi on the Summer Sock KAL featuring SilverSpun Sock thread. As we get nearer the start date, I’ll share information on tagging and start posting some pattern options in the group. On June 1st I’ll share which pattern I’ll be knitting for the month and we’ll be off! I can’t wait to knit with you this summer!

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