Sometimes the knitting world around me takes some strange turns and this January everyone I know seems to be crying out to knit socks. It’s like I woke up in some strange world where the sock god has been angered and he can only be appeased by hundreds of knitters casting on together and knitting woolly socks. So rather than do my own thing like I normally do, I had a strange craving for something plain and a skein of Dublin Dye Swing Sock in Danger that kept following me around.
It’s Knit-A-Long Time
The Dublin Knit Collection knit-a-long or KAL for short is the brainchild of D. Murphy who is in my opinion, a knitworking genius. Usually, at any Dublin fibre related meet up, she is there spurring people on and introducing fellow crafters. This year she is running a year long KAL on the private DKC Knit Along facebook group, encouraging members to tackle socks with every size, shape and heel imaginable.
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So yes I joined in and I decided that my first foray into a pair of socks would be the Lifestyle Toe up Socks by Charisa Martin Cairn. This is more of a recipe of knitting socks that fit and I like not carrying a pattern around with me. I’m knitting on my new Hiya Hiya needles and I’m loving it. Usually, I knit one sock and I’m done and it never gets a mate, I guess I’m cruel that way but this year I think I have all the support I need for my toes to be toasty together. The ONE exception to this was when @TheDKC ran the Rye Socks by Tin Can Knits KAL. These are my one and only pair of knitted socks. Oh, you want proof? Here you go:
I know now you have read my post, you too want to appease the sock god and for that reason, I have popped together a handy Pinterest Gallery of easy sock patterns for you. Just pop on over here to check them out. If you want to get in contact with The DKC you can find her on twitter here or the Ravelry group here.
Go on and show me your socks!