Sock knitting is an obsession for a lot of people. I know it is for me.

For some people, sock designing is the obsession. And one of those people is Hunter Hammersen, author of the remarkable Silk Road Socks, and her latest book, The Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet.

I want to knit them all.

This new book features 20 patterns inspired by vintage botanical illustrations, and all feature Hunter’s fabulous patterning and attention to detail. There’s a great mix of socks and accessories.

The Loasa Socks. I definitely want to knit these. And if you do, enter the contest!

And for today’s giveaway, we’ve got two prizes for obsessed socks knitters:

The Big Prize: a copy of the book + an e-book copy (value: $26.95), and a skein of Rune sock yarn from Barking Dog Yarns to make the Loasa socks (pictured above) from the book (value: $26.95). Total prize value $53.90.

The Excellent Second Prize: a copy of the book + an e-book copy (value: $26.95)

You know how it works: leave a comment on this post between now and midnight eastern time, September 5th. Two comments will be chosen at random to answer a skill testing question, one for each prize. If the commenters answer correctly they will win the prize. If you have already won a prize from us in the past year, please do give other knitters a chance.

Thanks to Hunter and Suzanne at Barking Dog Yarns!

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1,682 Responses to Sock Knitting Giveaway!

  1. Becky L. says:

    Whew! Squeaking in under the wire. That’s what I get for not taking the laptop camping. Those socks are gorgeous!

  2. Sam says:

    I’ve been eyeing this book!

  3. Wendy Ellis says:

    I love botanical prints and gardening. Oh and sock knitting. Crossing my toes so I can use my fingers to knit!

  4. hotshoe says:

    I’ve never knit a sock with a turned cuff, so I would enjoy getting the book and giving that lovely one a try.

  5. Mary says:

    I’m knitting socks for everyone for Christmas-would lo e to have this!

  6. All her socks are to die for! :)

  7. Leesa Gentry says:

    I am so addicted to making socks would love to make all the socks in this book.

  8. Zoe says:

    I love the socks on the cover, and I would love to win a copy of this book!

  9. Kim says:

    Those socks are beautiful! I would love to knit the Loasa socks.

  10. Savannagal says:

    So many great patterns in that book. I’d sure love to win a hard copy of the book. I’m an old fashioned book lover. Thanks.

  11. Joan says:

    Would love to grab a book/ebook duo- still in the beginning stages of working through her first book, but why should that stop me from diving into the second?

  12. Susan K. says:

    These are beautiful! I hope I win!

  13. Elizabeth says:

    I did not know that the The Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet book was available and it does look delightful. Silk Road Socks book is a treasure so I look forward to this new book.

  14. Ruth Whisenant says:

    I love these socks! Here’s to hoping :)

  15. Tricia H says:

    That book looks great!

  16. Flan says:

    This book looks gorgeous~!

  17. elizabeth says:

    I always have at least one pair of socks on my needles
    sox rock

  18. Heidi says:

    I love knitting socks!

  19. Cat says:

    So pretty, in time for the cold winter toes!

  20. Joanne G says:


  21. Myriam says:

    What a beautiful book!

  22. Jess says:

    Love Hunter’s socks – this would be just lovely!

  23. Vicky M says:

    The socks look so beautiful!! I’m so excited!!!!

  24. Lani says:

    Socks and plants! Sounds like fun.

  25. Bridget says:

    Thanks for the giveaway–I’ve got my toes crossed!

  26. Kathy says:

    I love sock patterns! I wish I was better and could knit more pairs.

  27. Erica says:

    I keep seeing this book. I feel like the fates are encouraging me to get it!

  28. Heather says:

    Those are some gorgeous socks, I’d love to try my hand at them. Especially loving the Loasa socks.

  29. sixsox says:

    I am obsessed too. I’m always trying new techniques, and finding cold feet to cover. oh, and

    Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

  30. Nikki says:

    Those socks are beautiful! I’ve just finished my first pair of socks and I’m hooked. Sock yarn is my favorite. I can’t wait to make more socks!!

  31. AmandaJayne says:

    Her sock patterns are so amazing! Would love to win this time for sure. :)

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