Wednesday 28 April 2021

Marathon Sock KAL 2021 update: 28 days in!

We've been knitting Marathon socks for almost a month now, and have turned 26160 m of sock yarn into socks! That's 62% of a marathon, and I am very impressed! Thank you so much if you have taken part so far!

So far I have only completed one pair of socks: these are the Hygge Socks by Nordic Stitches (Ravelry link; may cause issues for people with photosensitivity, proceed with caution). I used a speckled yarn by Cuddlebums Yarn and a solid pink by West Yorkshire Spinners. I essentially only used the stitch pattern from the pattern, and added it to my own vanilla sock recipe. If I knitted them again, I would double wrap ever other stitch on Row 2 of the pattern to make the slipped stitches longer as they pulled the patterned panel very tight.

My second entry is well on its way. These socks are basic afterthought heel socks in Knit Picks Felici in the colourway Dark Side. I'm going to add bright pink heels, which I am very excited about. It's a Bank Holiday weekend in England, so fingers crossed I get plenty of knitting time...

*Did you spot the badge in my WIP photo? I've got four of these special-edition badges to give to Marathon Sock KAL winners, so make sure you get your entries in.*

Want to know more about the Marathon Sock KAL? You can find all the details here.

We're a lot closer to the end of the KAL than I anticipated for the end of April, and I anticipate that we will have completed the whole Marathon in the next few weeks. I know that my enthusiasm for KAL projects dips as soon as a KAL has finished, so I'm going to say that any socks entered by the end of May will be included in the prize draw, so make sure you add those socks to the tally! You can find the entry form here.

Keep knitting! Every pair helps!

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