Firstly an apology – we’ve changed the date for the SAL (sock along) – it now starts on 14th October and finishes on the 25th November.
Here is a short explanation of how the SAL will work
We’ve chosen 2 sock patterns – from Dutch Designers Yarnissima and Renée Kies. The idea is to knit on sock from each pattern. Each pattern uses different techniques, one is top down and the other is toe up. Both patterns interesting to knit and not too difficult so suiting experienced knitters as less experienced knitters. Both patterns are available in Dutch and in English.
At the end of the SAL you will have knit a pair of socks , but two different ones so ensuring that you don’t have second sock syndrome!
We ask you to fill in the short questionnaire. And from this info we can match you up with another knitter. Your SAL partner will have the same experience and knit with a similar knitting hand to you ensuring that the two socks look as similar as possible.
Saturday 14 October – you’ll find out what your partner is ( but the actually identity will stay secret) and receive the yarn they have chosen. You are welcome to bring your own yarn!If you choose to buy yarn from C&W you’ll receive 15% discount! One ball of sock yarn will be more than enough for each pattern
We’ll give you the first sock pattern and the and the details of your partner and then the rest is up to you! you can always ask us if you don’t understand something, at any time.
And you have 3 weeks to finish your first sock
Saturday 4 November – at 13.00 we;ll see you back in the store to swap your finished sock and to receive the pattern for the 2nd sock – now this sock is for you! You have another 3 weeks to knit this sock.
Saturday 25th November -We’ll see everybody back in the store for a swap party! Where you can exchange socks and meet your partners! They will be drinks and snacks to celebrate!
Important – if you don’t send back the form in time we can’t match you with a partner – please ensure the form is returned by 11th October.
If you can’t make it to the store on the Saturday’s don’t worry, let us know before hand and we can make a new arrangement for you.
We hope everybody is looking forwards to this as much as we are! and if you have questions please just let us know.