Monday, February 1, 2016

Holla Knits SpringTastic Socks KAL Kickoff!

The 3rd Annual Holla Knits KAL starts TODAY and runs through April 30, 2016! I'm heading up the project KAL for my own pattern, the SpringTastic Socks - but you you can knit any Holla Knits pattern (or patterns!) to be eligible for tons of great prizes over the next three months. Whether you like to knit accessories, or are looking to start your next sweater, there is something for everyone (click here to read more on the Holla Knits blog).
If you'd like to join the Spring-Tastic Socks KAL, check out the thread here on Ravelry - and don't forget to use the #hkkal and #springtasticsocks hashtags on your social media posts! For those of you who purchased the SpringTastic Socks pattern prior to today, your names have been automatically entered in a drawing for a skein of sock yarn - I'll be announcing the winner ASAP and will update this blog post accordingly. If you are just now discovering this KAL, don't worry - there are plenty more prizes up for grabs! 
These ankle-length socks combine easy eyelet lace with cables to create a fun-to-knit sock that is also quite fast - all the better so you can wear them right away! Even if you aren't the fastest sock knitter in the world, I am quite sure that you can finish a pair by the close of the KAL on April 30. 
If you are new to knitting socks, I highly recommend purchasing the entire issue of Holla Knits in which the pattern originally appeared so that you can also read my sock-knitting primer for beginners! In this article, I explain all of the terminology associated with sock-knitting, plus I give an overview of the various types of constructions and where you can make adjustments to fit your exact foot measurements as you knit. You can also purchase individual PDF downloads of the SpringTastic Socks here on Ravelry and here on the KnitPicks website

I look forward to seeing your sock projects!

2 comments:

  1. I'm so excited to cast on for these!

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  2. I'm pretty stoked that you're hosting this! I keep popping over the Rav project page to see if more people have knit these adorable little socks. I really enjoyed knitting them myself (I knit the green pair!), and I want to see more versions. :)

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