Summer of Socks Knit Along + a Knit Sock Pattern for Beginners

The Summer of Socks Knit Along kick off is finally here!!! With it comes 3 brand new knit sock patterns for every comfort level. So break out your knitting needles, grab your favorite fingering weight, and start your knits!

summer of socks knit along

What is a Knit Along (aka KAL)?

A Knit Along, or KAL for short, is a community event where knitters come together to work on the same project(s) at the same time. It’s a great way to connect with other knitters, share tips and tricks, get help for a new skill, and stay motivated to finish your project.

I’m so looking forward to this summer’s knit along to make some awesome new friends in the knitting community!

What You Need to Know about the Summer of Socks Knit Along!

Summer of Socks runs from June 1 to midnight on July 31. This year’s Summer of Sock’s theme is Lord of the Rings, inspired by Long Dog Yarn’s One Collection! Just casting on one of the 3 sock patterns gets you an entry!

Grab one pattern to get started or get a discount when you purchase all three!

Enter to win prizes in the Summer of Socks KAL group on Ravelry! What are these wondrous prizes, you might ask? Well…

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Knit Along Prizes

While some awesome socks are a great incentive for casting on, we thought we’d throw in some super awesome prizes to make this knit along extra fun!

Grand Prize:

  • Your choice of one Long Dog Yarns Lord of the Rings Collection Sock Set
  • 1 super fabulous knitting bag
  • 5 Nurture Knitwear knitting patterns
  • Progress keeper & stitch markers
  • Wool soap

Second Prize:

  • 1 skein sock yarn
  • 1 drawstring bag
  • 3 Nurture Knitwear knitting patterns
  • Progress keeper & stitch markers

Additional Prize Categories:

Most Socks Knit!
The knitter of the most completed socks during Summer of Socks will receive:

  • 1 skein sock yarn
  • 3 Nurture Knitwear knitting patterns

First Sock
All first-time sock knitters will be entered to win:
* 3 Nurture Knitwear knitting patterns

summer of socks knit along

How to Enter: Knit Along Prizes

So how do you win these fabulous prizes? Great question! Entries are counted from June 1 to July 31.

First, join the Summer of Socks Ravelry group! When you’ve cast on one of the Summer of Socks knitting patterns (Hobbiton, Lothlorian, or Helm’s Deep), add your project to Ravelry. This will allow you to share pictures in the prize threads to gain entries!

1 entry for each:

  • Cast on! Share a picture in the Cast On thread!
  • Social share! Use #summerofsocksKAL on IG to gain entries!

2 entries for each:

  • Each sock that uses Long Dog Yarn! Share a picture in the Yarn Love thread!

3 entries for each:

  • Finished Sock! Share a picture in the I’ve Finished thread!

One-Time Entries, shared to the Bonus Entries thread:

All entries MUST be added to the threads by midnight on July 31 to be counted!

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Show Me the Knit Sock Patterns!!!

This summer’s knit sock patterns come in 3 different styles, with 3 different levels of concentration so there’s something for every knitter! All 3 patterns are available now on Ravelry, but every 2 weeks throughout the knit along I will feature one of the patterns.

Before telling you all about Hobbiton, a knit sock pattern for beginners, I want to give you a sneak peek of the other 2 patterns filling out our trio.

summer of socks knit along

Do you like cables? Check out the phenomenally gorgeous Helm’s Deep. This fabulous cabled knit sock is inspired by the detailed scrollwork on dwarvish axes in the Lord of the Rings world.

Maybe you drool over lace? Check out Lothlorian. This light and lacey knit sock is inspired by the light-footed elves of the woodland realm.

Or maybe this is your first time and you want a knit sock pattern for beginners? I’ve got you covered. Check out Hobbiton!

Hobbiton: The Knit Sock Pattern for Beginners

Hobbiton is a great knit sock pattern for beginners. This textured pattern is designed with simple knit and purl stitches and easy-to-follow instructions, making it perfect for those new to sock knitting.

Plus, with the support of our knitting community in the knit along group, you’ll have all the help you need to complete your first pair of socks.

Hobbiton knit sock pattern for beginners

How Do I Get Help With the Knit Sock Patterns?

If you need help with the knit sock pattern for beginners (or the more advanced ones), don’t worry!

With 3 moderators and dozens of participants, our Summer of Socks Knit Along offers a supportive community of knitters who are happy to help get and keep you goin.

Additionally, the pattern includes detailed instructions to guide you through each step of the process and I’ll be continually adding more tutorials here on the blog to make your knitting journey easier!

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Join in the Fun (and Enter to Win Prizes!)

Don’t miss out on the Summer of Socks Knit Along! Not only could you learn how to make your first pair of socks, but you’ll also have the chance to win awesome prizes.

Simply join in on Ravelry or share your progress on social media using the hashtag #SummerofSocksKAL and you’ll be entered to win. Plus, you’ll be part of a supportive community of knitters who are all working towards the same goal.

So grab your needles and yarn and join in the fun!

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