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Giveaway: Happy Feet

Looking for knits that’ll knock your socks off? Cathy Carron‘s latest book, Happy Feet, has more than 40 patterns – some with multiple variations – that will satisfy sock knitters of every skill.

From simple slippers to zippered leg warmers to socks with beads, bobbles and buttoned pockets, Carron has covered this knitting niche from knee to toe. Her designs are fresh, fun and distinctly creative. Of course, we’re toe-tally excited (bad pun…I know) that three of her projects feature Berroco yarn!

ENTER TO WIN

Are you head over heels for sock knitting? Tell us why in the comments section and you could win a copy of Happy Feet and the yarn to make Cathy’s “ooh-la-lace” pattern!

Details: Must be 18 years or older and a resident of the U.S. or Canada to be eligible for the prize. Comments must be posted by  11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, April 16. A winner will be chosen at random and announced on the blog next Thursday, April 17.

78 Comments

  1. I’m a newbie but can’t wait to start makin socks for my grandkids! There’s so many I’ve seen that r cute (:

  2. I love knitting socks because wearing them feels incredible! Also, no matter how many pairs I knit, turning a heel is still pure magic.

  3. Love to try sock knitting. The book looks like there would be lots of fun and creative projects to….ummm get my feet wet. LOL

  4. I love sock knitting, and I am a huge Cathy Carron fan (LOVE her cowls book!) The combination has got to be fantastic. I’d love to win!

  5. I really enjoy sock-knitting, but what I really LOVE is the product…there is nothing like wearing hand-knit socks!

  6. I am sock obsessed and rarely knit anything else. I just think they’re the perfect project – portable, magic to make and everyone wears them.
    wahooomerryf on Ravelry

  7. I love knitting in the round, so socks are a great project. Socks are also a portable knitting project (I knit in the car….not while driving!), plus a nice way to use up bits and bobs of yarn.

  8. Knitting socks is my favorite thing to knit.It is also my husband,s favorite thing for ME to knit. No knots to irritate his toes like store bought ones

  9. I took a class to make socks last year and I love knitting socks. Sock knitting is so portable. There is something special about wearing hand knit socks.

  10. I love knitting socks. I love using the Berroco Vintage yarn, it knits up quick and is so soft. I brings socks when I go to appointments because it’s a great portable project.

  11. Love making socks!! One skein is enough to make a pair for myself and a pair for my baby girl. Matching mommy/daughter socks gives us both happy feet!!!

  12. I love knitting socks! They are a small project on small needles that fit in my not-so-small lap! I love the irregular color changes. And to top it off, my feet are warm in the winter when I wear my hand-knit socks with my Birks! I would love this book…..thanks

  13. I really enjoy making socks for me, but I’m slow-going. As an avid crocheted for many years, that is the reason I wanted to learn to knit!

  14. I am new to socks and am drooling over the designs showcased! I have a total sock addiction and am teaching myself to knit just to feed my obsession!

  15. Wearing handknit socks, especially 100% wool, makes me feel pampered. They are fun to knit for many reasons – and are portable and come off the needles completely finished.

  16. Love knitting socks. They just seem to be so quick. maybe because half way through a project you’ve already won a little victory with a finished sock.

  17. I’m a sock nut!! I love to wear hand-knit socks as much as I love to knit them!! Socks are less of a commitment than a sweater, give you more bang for your yarn buck, and you get to try out new stitches and designs on a smaller landscape. AND, did I mention all the luscious fingering weight yarns on the market AND all the to-dye-for (pardon the pun!) colors?? What’s not to love about knitting socks??!!

  18. The first time I saw all those tiny needles I was sure I would never be able to knit socks. What a feeling of accomplishment when I finally tried it and could actually make socks! I have been totally addicted ever since. I can try out new things on a small project for quick gratification.

  19. I have yet to try a sock – but I know a special someone in my life who would love, love, love socks with beads!

  20. I love sock knitting because it’s perfect for trying out new techniques on a small scale, whether it be lace, cables, fair isle patterns, etc.

  21. I Love knitting and wearing knitted socks! It is nice to be able to make them in whatever color and design you want.

  22. I love knitting socks because they are quick little projects and I can experiment with lots of different stitches. Plus, I LOVE wearing hand-knit socks.

  23. I have a whole drawer of hand knit socks. They are my favorite thing to knit because the yarn can do all the work or you can work techniques that you find intimidating, and if you mess up, no one will really care cuz it’s on your feet!

  24. This book looks great. I just finished my first sock class and have one sock done. This would get me motivated to finish the second one. Good luck everyone.

  25. Have always wanted to knit socks. I now have grandchildren to make them for. I’m always up for trying something new.

  26. I do enjoy sock knitting. They are easy to transport and relatively quick to knit. There’s also a pretty good chance of fitting correctly, although I have knit a few that were too small and too big.

  27. Socks are my go-to project for commuter knitting. As a mass transit rider from way back, there really is truth in the button “I knit so I do not kill people” and socks are the perfect antidote to the interesting people who ride the bus some days – and I end up with something really fun after a month of commuting!

  28. I’ve been wanting to learn to knit socks! They are beautiful & being able to tweak a pattern to fit my slightly bigger feet is a great idea & stress reliever.

  29. I’ve just learned how to knit socks and it just could be my new addiction. I’m not sure if it’s the feel of the yarn or that they are comfy, but I really do love it!

  30. I love knitting socks because they are the take-with project for taking with you…..and there are endless possibilities for color, yarns, styles…..and on!

  31. I just learned to knit socks within the last year….and am still learning! I love that you can do so many different patterns and techniques. Every pair is a new adventure.

  32. I’m still fairly new to sock making. I used the magic loop with 2 at a time and dpns for my first pair. I haven’t decided which I like the most but I plan on making draws full of handmade socks for me and everyone else in my family.

  33. I just bought needles and yarn last week to make socks. This book looks just like the thing I need to get started.

  34. I make socks for myself and my mom. I always have a pair of socks on the needles as they’re a nice travel project. I’m planning a pair of tights, if I can just find the right pattern.

  35. Allways love new patterns for socks, also my 3 grandchildren, my husband,, children and sons in law. Marja from Almelo in the Netherlands.

  36. Can’t wait to try some of the patterns in the book with Berroco’s wonderful sock yarn. My personal favorite – Ultra Alpaca Fine. love Sox too! Thanks for considering me!

  37. Sock knitting has become my favorite thing – there are so many patterns and yarns to explore, it’s a portable project, and everyone loves getting hand knit socks!

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