Hello, lovelies! Last week I casually pondered out loud on Instagram that we were thinking of having a sock KAL over the summer, and being the fantastic and enthusiastic bunch you are, you responded with a big YES. It was music to our ears because as you probably already know, we love socks. We nearly always have a sock pattern in a collection and last year we dedicated an entire publication to this small accessory, SOCKS 2018.
But enough gushing, let's get into the details of the KAL. The purpose of this sock KAL is first and foremost to have fun. It's going to be super relaxed and will begin on the 20th of June. Right now I'm not imposing a deadline, and we will start to draw prizes in August. All the prizes haven't been finalised yet but there will be plenty of woolly goodness! We will be using a hashtag for Instagram; #mssummersockkal, and there is a chatter and FO thread over in our Ravelry group. Prizes will be randomly picked from #mssummersockkal and the FO thread.
So you know about the KAL, but what about the important bit; what will you cast on? As stated, this is a Making Stories sock KAL, so it does have to be one of our patterns. If you don't already have one of our sock patterns to hand (or foot!), we have a lot for you to choose from. Nearly all the rights for our sock patterns have reverted to our designers, which means as well as being available in each publication in our webstore, you can buy the single pattern directly from them. So, to avoid confusion and to clearly show what we have , I've collected all our socks for you below. Simply click on an image and if a pattern is available for single purchase you will be taken to the designers Ravelry store.
Meltemi from BREEZE
Abisko from WOODS
Garnet from JEWELS
Near & Far from MS & Friends
Origin from SOCKS 2018
Reason from SOCKS 2018
Roots from Socks 2018
Source from SOCKS 2018
Provenance from SOCKS 2018
Arising from SOCKS 2019
Ascent from SOCKS 2018
Grasmere from TRAVEL
Tidal from Issue 1
I do hope you will join us for this KAL and if you have any questions at all, please do let me know.
Happy Socktober, lovelies!! If you've been following us even for a little while, you've probably noticed that I absolutely love knitting socks.
They're the perfect portable project, great for trying out new techniques or stitch patterns, and just so, so rewarding. There's just nothing like the feeling of opening your sock drawer on a cold fall morning, picking out the pair of hand-knit socks that calls to you, and walking around with cozy, warm toes all day long.
I couldn't resist putting together a short, sweet list of 3 sock patterns I'm loving right now to kickstart this month – one makes for excellent TV-knitting, the second one is a bit more complex, and the last one is one that I've been wanting to knit for years!
One of my all-time favorite tasks when we get a new yarn in is to put together pattern and color combinations. And with Bérénice, De Rerum Natura's sustainably produced Mohair / Merino / Silk yarn (fluffy like a cloud!), the possibilities for patterns and colors are close to endless!
I'm thrilled to be back in this space, and with something really, really exciting at that! For the past year, I've been on the hunt for a sustainably-produced fluffy yarn - we used to carry Knitting for Olive's Soft Silk Mohair which is delightful, but also... everyone has it now? So I was looking for something that was a little out of the ordinary, but also responsibly sourced, and as it goes with anything that involves mohair and silk, that was really hard.
Cue De Rerum Natura, who secretly have been working behind the scenes at exactly that yarn I'd been looking for: An "as sustainably as it can get" fluff yarn that works perfectly for a broad range of projects, from whispers of lace shawls to holding it together with more substantial yarns.
We're a delightfully tiny team dedicated to all things sustainability in knitting. With our online shop filled with responsibly produced yarns, notions and patterns we're here to help you create a wardrobe filled with knits you'll love and wear for years to come.
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