GIVEAWAY!

<< Update >> May 15, 2017. Giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated! There were a total of 82 entries. I used random.org to draw a winner. Congratulations to Amy @dropastitch for winning this kit!

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I’ve been thinking about this for some time now.

In the past year, I’ve been fortunate to have won a few prizes and with Mother’s day comin’ up, I thought now is the perfect time to pay it forward 🙂

I also wanted to support a friend of mine, Christina aka The Cozy Knitter, so I picked something from her shop to add as well.

Head over to Instagram for your chance to win the MOTHER’S DAY GIVEAWAY!

Giveaway_blogTHE PRIZES:

  • The project bag is made by yours truly. It measures approx 11.5″x9.5″x3.5″ and includes an outer zipper pocket for notions. (4.25″x7″)
  • The yarn, ‘Bunny Fufu” from the Cozy Knitter, is a self-striping sock yarn with matching mini skein for heels, cuffs, and toes. 80% superwash merino, 20%nylon, 413yards/115g

TO ENTER:

Complete steps 1 and 2 on Instagram – @pearadise_island

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Don’t forget about the Bonus entry 😉

Giveaway ends Sunday, May 14, 2017, at midnight, EST. Open worldwide.

GOOD LUCK!

MY SOCK RECIPE

I’m a toe up, magic loop kinda girl.

I like to knit my socks concurrently on 2 separate needles whenever possible.

I use 2.25mm/ US size 1 – 32” circular needles. My favorites are Addi Sock Rockets and Hiya Hiya Sharps.

Here’s my recipe:

  1. Cast on 8 stitches per needle using Judy’s magic cast on
  2. Increase at the 2nd stitch and 2nd to last stitch of each needle every other round until I have 30 stitches per needle. (I use KFB (knit front and back) to work my increases.)
  3. After I complete the first toe, I take another needle and cast on for the second.
  4. Once both toes are complete, I knit the foot up to the heel. I do the same for the second sock.

*I convert cuff down patterns to toe up by reversing the order of the foot & leg pattern starting from the last row working my way backwards. For example, if it is a 4 row repeat, instead of starting with row 1, I’ll start with row 4, then 3, and so on.

  1. Knit the heel one at a time, using Fish Lips Kiss Heel
  2. When both heels are complete, I knit the leg. I prefer them to be as long as the foot (or at least 6″) because I find it cozy like that.
  3. Knit the cuff, working 20 rounds of my version of 2×2 twisted rib which is cheating knit through the back loop but purl as normal.
  4. For the bind off, I use the simple stretchy bind off
  5. Block the socks using this and this
  6. Weave in the ends only if it’s a gift, haha, and no, my husband doesn’t count. He doesn’t mind that string hanging out inside his foot 😉