Autumn has come where I live. Crisp, colorful leaves. Cool and cozy weather. Handmade knits are officially coming out of storage. I am talking sweaters, cardigans, slippers, socks, shawls...you name it! Chilly weather also tends to get me in the mood to knit. Ah, October, could you get any better?
October also brings Socktober. Socktober is used as a time to focus on sock knitting. Not only are socks an easy and quick knit, it will help you get a leg (or foot) up on gift knitting. There are lots of knit alongs and make alongs to partake in. Some on Instagram or Ravelry. Some dyers and designers offer specials on their products related to sock knitting, too.
This year I am planning to partake in some Socktober festivities by knitting as may socks as I have time for. I hope to have many to share with you all!
Before I begin I'd like to share of few of my favorite free sock patterns that can be found on Ravelry.
DK Weight Vanilla Socks by Crazy Sock Lady Designs
Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder
Rose City Rollers by Mara Catherine Bryner
Nola's Slippers by Nola Miller
The last two I have knit myself and can find on my Ravelry Project Page. The first two I hope to try out this Socktober.
Oh! If you are new to sock knitting I would highly suggest checking out the Crazy Sock Lady Youtube page. She has many tutorials to walk you through your first socks and add new techniques to your sock knitting.
Happy Knitting, friends!
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My name is Annissa, owner of MissNissDesigns. I am a knitter, crocheter, sewer, and all around crafty lady.