Monday, 7 September 2015

Announcing the GB Socks Away KAL


As the 1st Socktober draws near it's the perfect time to announce BritYarn's Great British Socks Away KAL. 

The KAL will start on Thursday 1st October over in the BritYarn Ravelry group and the rules are very simple.

  • We will all cast on our socks of choice on Thursday 1st October.
  • The yarn must be either be grown in Britain OR be grown local to you if you do not live in Great Britain.  Of course you are still welcome to use British grown yarn if you wish.  The yarn can be from your stash, a BritYarn purchase or bought from elsewhere.
  • Any sock pattern may be used.
  • To be eligible for a prize you need to post a photo of your finished pair of socks in the FO thread in the BritYarn Ravelry group by midnight Sunday 8th November.
  • You may double dip as long as the above rules apply.
The sign up thread is open so pop over and let everyone know what socks you will be casting on and what yarn you plan to use. The sign up thread is also the place to ask any questions or seek advice from fellow KAL members.  We have some great prizes lined up, which I will reveal once we have got under way.

This does not have to be just a KAL. It can also be a CAL if crochet socks are more your thing.

If you have never knitted socks before and fancy joining joining in, socks can be made in any weight of yarn.  Tin Can Knits have a brilliant free pattern suitable for beginners called Rye.  These are knit in an Aran weight yarn, making them much quicker then 4 ply socks.  Tin Can Knits have created lots of useful tutorials to help you along the way. 
Tin Can Knits Rye Socks
Image used with kind permission from TCK.

BritYarn has a selection of sock patterns which might take your fancy, if you are stuck for ideas!  Also BritYarn's next blog post will explore different sock designs and yarn options.  I can't wait to chat to you all in the sign up thread!


  1. Tried accessing your Brit Yarn selection of sock patterns. Got

    Error 404 page not found

    Shame. Will try another day!

    1. Many apologies..... we did have a drop of access just before lunch today.