Are you ready?

Some lovely knitters and crocheters have been joining in with the 'Socktober' Rock Those Socks Make-along. This is the collaboration Maria and I have been working on for the last month or so. In a few days time we'll be publishing the last instalments of the knitting and crochet patterns and, if you're up-to-date, you'll be able to finish one or both of your socks before the end of the week.


I've been busy photographing the final part of the knitting pattern/tutorial, after casting on the second sock last night. Working on this between other projects, it seems to be flying along, but if you still need to catch up you'll find the knitting pattern instalments here and the crochet sock tutes on Maria's blog (see: part 1 and part 2).

Maria's crochet sock - source: 50 Shades of 4 Ply Blog
If you've been making-along already, you should know that Maria and I are answering questions and chatting about our projects on social media (with the hashtag #rockthosesocksmal - please tag us) and on the 'Crafts from the Cwtch Community' Ravelry group. I'll publish a summary of the the entire pattern as a PDF download after all of the blog posts are live. In the meantime, knitters can link their sock project to the Ravelry page for the 'Rock Those Chevron Socks' pattern. Haven't started yet? Don't worry, the make-along is ongoing until the end of November and we'll be checking in on the Ravelry group daily.

If you follow Wool Warehouse on Facebook, you may have spotted their lovely shout-out and collage of the yarns we are using, which are now available from their website. (Both Invicta Colour and Stone Washed are also available from Deramores, and other Scheepjes* stockists.) 

Thanks to everyone who has emailed, commented, joined the group and participated in any way so far. Unless you write a blog, you may not know quite how much work goes into running this sort of make-along (especially when writing the pattern and tutorials too) so it's really great to see what you're all making and that you're enjoying it - it makes it worth while. Please do keep the pictures and tags coming! 
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*Scheepjes kindly sponsored this make-along but the yarn choice, knitting tutorial and opinions are all mine.

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