Back in January 2011 I started a wonderful mitered square blanket using leftover scraps of sock yarn. There was a small group of us on Ravelry working on similar projects; we swapped yarn leftovers and enjoyed lots of online chat and encouragement. For some reason, I haven’t worked on this project for a very long time. I don’t really know why, as it was so satisfying. It was easy to complete a square in an evening. Thanks to some very generous yarn swappers I also have a lovely selection of sock yarn to choose from.
So I have decided to re-launch this project and I am inviting you to join me.
I have written up my “Sock Yarn Patchwork Recipe” and it is now available as a free pattern on Ravelry: Sock Yarn Patchwork Recipe. Here’s the download link: download now. The pattern is also on Craftsy.
Big thanks to Libby from Truly Myrtle for proofreading the pattern for me.
You’ll see from the pattern that it’s a really simple “recipe”. You don’t have to make a blanket. You can make a scarf, a cushion cover… whatever you fancy.
Each square uses up a very small amount of sock yarn – a ball about the size of a walnut. So if you’d like to get involved with a little sock yarn swapping and sharing, as well as lots of online chat and encouragement, hop over to the iMake Sock Yarn Patchwork Ravelry thread. I am hesitating to call this a knit-a-long as it’s the sort of project I am likely to be knitting for the next few years… but if you’d like to join in then it would be great to hear from you. I have lots of yarn to share.