December 13: Socks, Socks, Socks!

With the numerous styles and trends we’ve seen come and go over the years, the one thing that has remained consistent is SOCKS! One of the first yarns we stocked way back in the 90’s was sock yarn from Stahl of Germany.
Basic Socks
Mom loved knitting socks, and spent countless hours researching different construction and developing better techniques. While consolidating 25 years of class instructions onto one working computer, I decided it was time to reintroduce her passion for socks to a new generation of sock knitters.
Realizing that today’s knitter wouldn’t necessarily care to sit and knit random heel and toe swatches, I decided to incorporate these construction techniques into unique sock designs and our Sock Boxes were born!
The Sock Box isn’t just sock yarn, nor is it simply a sock pattern. It truly is a virtual classroom in a box. I have poured every ounce of mom’s knowledge into these patterns, along with a few perfecting finishes of my own, with step-by-step instructions on how to make a PERFECT sock. Anyone can write a simple sock pattern. Our instructions take sock knitting a step further, with detailed information on knitting perfect socks without unpleasant holes or gaps.
Sock Box No. 1Sock Box No. 1
Sock Box No. 1 features a hand painted Peruvian wool/bamboo blend, Pilsner Pleating, an adapted Niantic Heel and Toe, German short rows and more.
Sock Box No. 2Sock Box No. 2
I dyed the yarn and coordinated colorways myself for Sock Box No. 2, which features mind-boggling (but easy to knit) Helix stripes, Peasant Heel, and Wedge Toe.
Each sock box includes artisan beaded stitch markers, a project bag, and full-color photo instructions. $75/box, which is quite a deal when you consider what all you are getting in this box. The instructions and detailed explanation of techniques are unlike any other!


Mom also loved for things to match…precisely! When knitting with the modern color shifting yarns and such, matching colors at seams can be nearly impossible. Mom didn’t care how much yarn she’d waste, but she’d find the point where the colors matched no matter what!
The current trend is PERFECTLY MATCHING socks. She would have loved this!
DasPaarDasPaar
It started with Schoppel’s DasPaar. DasPaar is packaged in 50 gm skeins, with each sock knit from a separate skein wound so that they begin and end at the same point for a perfect match.
Uneek Sock KitUneek Sock Kit
Then Urth Yarns got in the game with their matching Uneek Striped Sock Kits. Urth Yarns just delivered this limited edition Christmas color!
Uneek Sock Uneek Sock
Regia PairfectRegia PairfectRegia Pairfect
And now Regia has taken it to a new level with their PAIRFECT line of sock yarn.
The Pairfect socks are knit with one-100gm skein. The yellow you see in the skein is only the starter thread, and detailed instructions are printed inside each ball band. Super cool! We have both the Rainbow Colors and fair isle prints designed by Arne & Carlos. Regia takes it a step further with their NO KNOT guarantee, for uninterrupted patterning.


Addi FlexiFlips
And I know mom would have flipped over Addi’s new FlexiFlip needles. These are the bomb! This revolutionary new way of working in the round is a fabulous alternative to traditional double points and the 2-circ/magic loop methods.
I incorporated instruction on using the FlexiFlip needles into our Sock Box patterns. Not only have they made the socks easier to knit, they have really simplified instruction writing. This allows me to give more clarity, especially when it comes to the finer technical points.


Now that I hopefully have everyone excited to make socks, I have some fun prizes to give away today.
Basic Socks
Everyone gets a free download of our Basic Sock pattern. (Oops, you’re too late, however our pattern is available for purchase any time!) This is the go-to pattern for many a sock knitter. We’ve seen more than our share of well-worn and loved copies that have been used to make dozens of socks over the years. Download your copy today, for the link will go away tomorrow!
DasPaarUneek Sock KitRegia Pairfect
We are also giving away:

To get in on the drawing, state in the comments: Sorry, drawing is over!

  • which yarn you’d like to win (DasPaar, Uneek, Regia Pairfect . . . only pick one!)
  • the color you’d like to win (to see the colors, simply click on the name of the yarn you’d like to win)
  • the size of FlexiFlips you’d like to win – choose from sizes 0(2mm), 0-1(2.25mm), 1(2.5mm), 1-2(2.75mm), or 2(3mm)

I’ll select one winner for each yarn. You have until midnight tonight!
 

47 Comments

  • Heidi

    13.12.2018 at 00:45 Reply

    Regia #9137 Summer Night, Addi’s size 1
    I’ve been wanting to knit a pair of socks and this is the yarn I’ve been thinking about the most.

  • Machelle

    13.12.2018 at 06:02 Reply

    Uneek #52 and size 2 FlexiFlips please.

  • Beth Seeliger

    13.12.2018 at 07:01 Reply

    Regia Pairfect yarn in #9136 Garden and Flexi-Flips in size 1-2 (2.75 mm).

  • Bernadette Ray

    13.12.2018 at 07:49 Reply

    Regia Pairfect Arne & Carlos/#9137 Summer Night and Flexi-Flips size 1-2 please.

  • Barbara Kinney

    13.12.2018 at 07:58 Reply

    I have been waiting to try the flex needles, but have not purchased a pair because I have so many needles as it is. But the flex needles intrigue me. Thank you so much for the sock pattern. You have made the chose of yarn difficult, but I like Das Paar #2207/Azorenhoch.

  • Emily Schnabl

    13.12.2018 at 08:14 Reply

    Uneek 57–size 1 flexi flips

    • knorthup

      14.12.2018 at 08:25 Reply

      Congratulations! You’ve won a Uneek sock kit and a pair of Addi Flexi Flips. Please pick up your prize before 1/31/19 or it will be put back in the prize hopper.

  • Barbara Seiver

    13.12.2018 at 08:27 Reply

    I applaud your direction on sock yarn! I’d choose Regia Pairfect Arne and Carlos #9136 Garden, and 0-1 Flexi Flips. I’ve had great success with both DP’s and 2 circs, but I’m up for trying Flexi Flips, too.

  • Stevie

    13.12.2018 at 09:05 Reply

    Das par, old school! 3m!! I’ve never made socks before!

  • Mary B

    13.12.2018 at 09:11 Reply

    Holy cow this is an awesome gift! I’m liking Regia’s Fall Night, and size 1-2 needles.
    I think it would be fun, and helpful to me, to have a lunch & learn on these flexiflips

  • Jenny E.

    13.12.2018 at 09:13 Reply

    I like the Uneek-color 25 with size 0-1 needles

  • Mary Bass

    13.12.2018 at 09:14 Reply

    Regia 1735 Rainbow and size 2 Flexi flips.

  • Rachael King

    13.12.2018 at 09:26 Reply

    DasPaar – Hobbygardner, FlexFlips Sz 1 I ❤️Socks!!

  • Tammy Adamson

    13.12.2018 at 09:31 Reply

    Flexi-flips size 1-2, Regia Pairfect #9139 Star Night please.

  • Debbie walker

    13.12.2018 at 09:40 Reply

    I have always wanted to make a pair of socks. It is on my bucket list. I would love to win some Das Parr yarn in color #2321 hobbygardener. I’m not sure what size needles so I’m going to guess a 2. Thanks for all of great explanations about different sock patterns.

  • Courtnie Vance

    13.12.2018 at 09:40 Reply

    Uneek 25 and size0-1 flexiflips

  • Carol Powers

    13.12.2018 at 09:41 Reply

    This is so generous! I love the Registration neon rainbow and size 0 flexi flips.

  • Suzie Hukill

    13.12.2018 at 09:42 Reply

    Uneek 52 and size 1. I met your lovely mom when I took your sock class a few years ago. Love all the beautiful sock yarns available now.

  • Clarissa Coble

    13.12.2018 at 09:45 Reply

    Uneek #57 and size 2. I struggled all summer trying to teach myself socks. I managed one pair after many failed starts.

  • Anita

    13.12.2018 at 09:45 Reply

    Regia color #9138 Island and US size 2 Flexi-Flips. Thank you for the pattern download.

  • Beatrix Haggard

    13.12.2018 at 10:18 Reply

    Regia Pairfect in Island and US size 0 Flexi-Flips. I just started watching Arne and Carlos recently and didn’t even realize that you carried the Pairfect yarn!

  • Teresa

    13.12.2018 at 10:18 Reply

    I absolutely love the Uneek Sock Kit #25 the holiday color. Addi FlexiFlips 1-2(2.75mm).
    Thanks for the sock pattern.

  • Lisa H

    13.12.2018 at 10:24 Reply

    Uneek #55 and size 1 FlexiFlips

  • Melanie Bernard

    13.12.2018 at 10:26 Reply

    Your mother sounds like such a wonderful, generous lady. I love the Uneek sock kit, color 57. And 2.75mm is my go-to for socks. Merry Christmas!

  • Judy

    13.12.2018 at 11:11 Reply

    I have many many socks from the SWAK basic sock pattern. So glad to have an electronic copy for when mine completely falls apart.
    I would absolute love the new Uneek number 25 with size 1 needles.

  • Sarah Steele

    13.12.2018 at 11:21 Reply

    Thanks for the pattern! I’d love to try the Regia Pairfect in Island and flexi flips in size 1.

  • Tammie Hulsey

    13.12.2018 at 11:25 Reply

    Uneek #59 and size 2. Thanks!!

  • Karyn Marshall

    13.12.2018 at 11:51 Reply

    Wow a great gift for sure. I would love size 1 needles and Uneek 25 Holiday color but I would be very happy with another Uneek colorway too. They are all gorgeous.

  • Renee

    13.12.2018 at 12:29 Reply

    Uneek in 57, size 1 needles.

  • Jennifer Smallwood

    13.12.2018 at 12:38 Reply

    Uneek #52 and size 1 flexiflips please

  • Cassie Baugh

    13.12.2018 at 12:39 Reply

    I would love the pairfect summer night with 3mm needles!

  • Kathy Plummer

    13.12.2018 at 13:12 Reply

    Unreel
    Color 57
    1-2 needles

  • Patricia Riden

    13.12.2018 at 13:33 Reply

    Uneek – color 53. And size 2 needles. I am going to learn to make So language in 2019.

  • Teresa

    13.12.2018 at 14:11 Reply

    Sock yarn Uneek 55
    Needle size 0

  • Amanda Shirley

    13.12.2018 at 14:25 Reply

    I love the Das Paar Hobbygardner and size 1 needles.

  • Carolyn Kirschstein

    13.12.2018 at 17:33 Reply

    Would love Regis pairfect in Rainbow. Addi needles sound great. Size 2 please.

  • Cheri Watson

    13.12.2018 at 18:02 Reply

    Uneek 25 and size 1 or 2

  • Ellen

    13.12.2018 at 18:04 Reply

    Socks are my favorites thing to knit…I’m with your mom—they must match 😉
    I’m in awe of your generosity!
    Thanks for the pattern

  • Linda W.

    13.12.2018 at 18:38 Reply

    Your mom is like our own personal Elizabeth Zimmerman, whose teaching and advice stands the test of time. <3
    I'd like Regia #1734/Autumn and 2.25mm (0-1) needles. I'm about to make my first-ever pair of socks as a Christmas present, and have been intrigued by the Flexi Flips. (Nothing says "cocky" like giving your son's girlfriend a type of knitted item you haven't made before!)

  • Sheri Blaylock

    13.12.2018 at 18:41 Reply

    I love the Regia Pairfect in Fall Night and the size 1 Flexi-Flip! I cannot wait to try knitting with them! I just bought the Uneek yarn as well! I learned how to knot socks from your mom (after trying unsuccessfully to learn from a book) and her love of them was infectious. Thank you Keely!

    • knorthup

      14.12.2018 at 08:26 Reply

      Congratulations! You’ve won a skein of Regia Parfait and a pair of Addi Flexi Flips. Please pick up your prize before 1/31/19 or it will be put back in the prize hopper.

  • Jenna

    13.12.2018 at 19:43 Reply

    Uneek 25 holiday color and size 1 needles. Nice colors!

  • Betty Schlotthauer

    13.12.2018 at 20:46 Reply

    Uneek Sock Kit #54
    Size 2(3mm) FlexiFlips

  • Sarah Bailey

    13.12.2018 at 21:50 Reply

    So many possibilities… Uneek #55 and Addi flexi-flips in size 1/2 – 2.75mm. I love that the Uneek Christmas sock is number twenty five!

  • Cathy Via

    13.12.2018 at 22:10 Reply

    Daspaar in Friends colorway. Size 2. Thanks ..so much fun ☺

  • Elise N

    13.12.2018 at 22:27 Reply

    All of the choices were so pretty! I’d like Uneek #25 and flexi-flips size 1.

  • Courtney Wilson

    13.12.2018 at 22:36 Reply

    Uneek #55 & size 1 Flexi-flips. I would love to knit socks after I learn how to knit!

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