We have some super exciting news to announce here at AllFreeKnitting: We are hosting our first Knit-Along! If you’ve always wanted to try knitting socks, or even if you’re a sock-knitting pro, I encourage you to join us because we’ll be making a pair of Cobblestone Road Socks together! Oh, and just for participating, there’s also a chance to win a $50 prize pack from Galler Yarns! Read on to find out more details and how to participate!
For six weeks, we’ll be making the gorgeous Cobblestone Road Socks with knitting blogger and designer Christina Hammond from Fuzzy Sheep Crafts! Each week Christina will post tutorials demonstrating how to knit the next part of the socks as we make our socks together! During the knit-along, we’ll share our progress by posting photos or asking questions in the AllFreeKnitting Flickr group. This way we can all help each other and cheer each other on. And here’s the best part: at the end of the knit-along, one participant from our Flickr group will be chosen at random to receive a $50 prize package from Galler Yarns!
How to Participate
Join the Knit-Along!
2. Share the knit-along Facebook announcement with your friends so they can join too.
3. Check back on the blog for weekly new tutorials and videos, so you don’t miss a step!
So are you convinced you should join the knit-along yet? Here’s how it works: the knit-along starts today and runs for six weeks. Every Monday, we will post a new tutorial from Christina Hammond here on the blog so you can complete the next portion of the knit-along. Of course, you can always work at your own pace once the tutorials are posted. There’s no rush here; we are just having fun and learning together!
Week One, 6/4 – 6/10: Gathering Materials
Week Two, 6/11- 6/17: Knitting the Cuff/Leg
Week Three, 6/18 – 6/24: Knitting the Heel/Foot
Week Four, 6/25 – 7/1: Knitting the Toes
Week Five, 7/2 – 7 /8: Finishing the Socks
Week Six, 7/9: Winner Announced!
One lucky winner will receive: 4 skeins of Tweedy Pima yarn from Galler Yarns in the winner’s choice of color(s), and assorted knitting notions including a set of circular needles, a gauge ruler, and a set of stitch markers.
How To Enter the Knit-Along Giveaway
- Post your project, finished or in progress, in the AllFreeKnitting Flickr group to be entered.
- Open to anyone 18+ in the U.S. or Canada.
- Photos must be posted by July 8, 2012, 11:59p EST.
Stay tuned for next week’s portion of the knit-along right here on the Stitch & Unwind blog.
Are you joining the Cobblestone Road Socks Knit-Along? Leave a comment and let us know!