Monday, 5 October 2015

Great British Socks Away KAL Prizes

With our yarn and needles at the ready we all cast on our socks for the Great British Socks Away KAL last Thursday.  If you want to join us it is not too late, just pop over to BritYarn's Ravelry group. I thought now would be a good time to share the GBSocksAwayKal FO prizes.

Lots of amazing and very generous people have donated prizes and I just want to say a massive THANK YOU to you all. 

So here are the prizes in no particular order.
    A selection of Wander Aran by Phileas Yarns.
    Photo used with kind permission from
    Phileas Yarns.

Phileas Yarns is run by Sylvie, a new indie dyer.  Sylvie has very kindly donated two skeins of her hand dyed Wanderer Aran which is 100% British Bluefaced Leicester.  The winer of this prize will be able to select their prize from Sylvie's Etsy shop.

Snow Queen

Patina Yarns is another new indie dyer.  Catriona, who dyes the yarn, has lots of exciting ideas for the future.  She has generously donated two 50g skeins in the Snow Queen colourway. The base is 75% British Wool 25% nylon making them ideal making socks like these fab ones below. 

Photos used with kind permission from Patina Yarns
Clare Devine, the lady behind many of our socks in this KAL has donated a selection of pattern prizes:
  • 1 ebook
  • 9 prizes of a single digital pattern 
  • 1 Colour Caper ebook
The multi talented Joeli from Joeli's Kitchen has donated two paper patterns. 
A few other BritYarn prizes.....

EDIT: We have another prize which has been very kindly donated by Orkney Wool.  Orkney Wool source Texel Fleece from Veltigar Farm on Orkney with is then spun by The Natural Fibre Company in Cornwall.  The yarn is available in DK, Aran and 4 ply and the shades are inspired by by local area where the sheep live.  Orkney Wool have donated two balls of their 4 ply yarn and the winner can choose which shades.

Photo used with kind permission from Orkney Wool

So that makes a whopping eighteen nineteen prizes!  Prizes will be selected via the power of randomness after the KAL ends.  Don't forget to be eligible for a prize your socks must meet the KAL rules.

And as if that is not enough Joeli has also very kindly donated an additional prize for anyone who enters children sized socks in the FO thread.  This will be drawn separately and the prize for the winner is a paper copy of her book Tiny Treads.

A big thank you once again to everyone who has very kindly donated a prize.  Lets get those socks knitted!