I've been knitting socks now for about five years and I often get comments from readers saying how they'd love to be able to knit a pair of socks themselves. Well here's your chance.
Christine over at Winwick Mum is starting a Sockalong on Sunday. It's aimed at beginners so the sock pattern is very easy, something which anyone who can knit and purl will be able to handle, so I would urge anyone who has ever wanted to knit their own socks to have a go. Christine will be on hand to answer any questions if you get stuck and she's even set up a Facebook group for everyone who's taking part to join if they want to. I don't actually use Facebook so I'll be sticking to the blog. This is a great opportunity to learn something new and have people on hand in case you get stuck, which I'm sure you won't as Christine explains everything so clearly.
There's a tab at the top of Christine's blog, Join The Sockalong, where all the Sockalong posts will be grouped together. Here you can find all the posts Christine's already written about the Sockalong including Sockalong - needles. I know that many people are put off sock knitting because of knitting in the round and using double pointed needles. If this is you, there are other options, go and have a read.
I can already knit socks but I'm still going to join in the Sockalong as I'm sure it will be fun to knit along with everyone else. I've already got my bits and pieces together and I'm now waiting for Sunday to come so that I can start.
I've chosen some yarn I already had in my stash, I bought it nearly four years ago and wrote about it in my Knitting And Crochet post. This is from Wharfedale Woolworks.
The yarn is in Neon Iris #1 colourway and is 75% British Bluefaced Leicester wool and 25% nylon.
I just need to wind my yarn in to a ball and then I'm all set to go. Will you join me?