Sock Knitting Giveaway!

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 thoughts on “Sock Knitting Giveaway!

  1. Maggie McGuire

    I love the yellow socks on the cover! Definitely getting this book and knitting those up.

  2. Randi

    These patterns are so beautiful, and I have so much sock yarn in need of projects! Perfect match.

  3. michaela

    i am so ready to get out of my beginner sock knitting rut! this looks like a great way to do it.

  4. Heidi Laws

    I love the socks pictured! I hope I get lucky and am chosen. 🙂 I sure would be grateful.

  5. Anna

    Just looking at the pictures are inspiring! I am going to go directly to ravelry to see the rest!!

  6. Laurie Duvall

    I would love to win this prize. I knit but haven’t tried socks yet. I hope the skill testing question isn’t a hard sock knitting related question. lol

  7. Angela

    What beautiful patterns. When I was a noobie, I bought tons of sock yarn (who can resist the self striping and wild colors) Now I’m on a mission to use up all that sock yarn.

    Thanks for allowing me to enter the contest. Good luck to everyone.
    -Ang

  8. Amy

    I’m thinking the Loasa socks are the perfect Christmas present for my sister! The Silk Road socks would be perfect for me. 😀

  9. Erica

    I am a sock knitter who swore when first learning how to knit that I would NEVER knit socks. Now I have more hand knit socks than store bought ones, and I live in the south!

    I would love to have a new book to draw my sock knitting from.

  10. Julia

    Sock knitting is the best. Someday I wanna replace all my store bought socks with hand-knit ones!:D

  11. Robin Huggett

    I love these socks. i have only been knitting socks for 6 months and I love it. Nothing is more wonderful than a pair of handknit socks!

  12. Emily

    Oh man, I’ve been meaning to pick up that book since it was in pre-orders – I would LOVE to win a copy!

  13. littleredrobyn

    Looks like I just found another sock book that I need. I especially love the yellow socks on the cover!

  14. Sara

    What an interesting idea, sock patterns inspired by vintage botanical illustrations! The socks look lovely. Thanks for the great giveaway(s). Sara in AL

  15. Katie G

    I would love this! I own 3 pairs of handknitted socks and they are amazing. I can’t wait to make more!

  16. Tanya

    Socks are my obsession! I loooooooove these. This is one giveaway I would be so stoked to win. Thanks for posting this! 🙂

  17. Sarah

    Lovely socks! I really like the title of the book – makes me think it should be read while in a Victorian parlor surrounded by fossils.

  18. Kim

    These look amazing. I don’t always like lace socks (so many of them are too lacy and hole-y for my style), but these look like they’re just my scene!

  19. Colleen Hudson

    I would LOVE to knit up these socks! My sock-needles are currently EMPTY – which is VERY rare; usually I have two different WIP socks going on! So I’m going to hold off casting on another pair of socks until after the winner of this contest is announced. And MAYBE it’ll be me! Who knows? Someone’s got to win!!!

  20. Allison

    Both of the books look fantastic! So many patterns have caught my eye… Thanks for a great contest!

  21. Patricia

    Oh, oh, oh MY! I am speechless (well almost 🙂 ). Those yellow socks are so gorgeous, I can hardly sit still. What would it take for me to be knitting a pair just like them? They would be an amazing addition to my sock drawer. May I, Please?

  22. Melissa

    Those socks on the cover are gorgeous! I can’t wait to see what’s inside. I just knit my first pair of socks in July and have been looking for my next adventure.

  23. Amy

    Need to start doing more advanced socks. This looks like just the ticket! Can’t wait to get started.

  24. Shannon

    I <3 knitting socks. I just wish my feet weren't of the bigfoot variety, as I am still mastering sizing.

  25. Bonnie

    Those look like beautiful sock books. But let me tell you why I should win … I knit so many pairs of socks at the beginning of this year that I managed to sprain my finger. How’s that for sock dedication? 🙂

  26. LauraBeth

    I loved Silk Road Socks, and anything with Curiosity Cabinet in the name has to be fantastic too. 😀

  27. Ale

    Those Loasa socks look great! I just finished my very first pair and I think I got sock craze, I so want to knit many more 🙂

  28. Aimee

    I love Hunter Hammersen designs. I absolutely love this book – I’ve been drooling over it since it was first announced!

  29. Meredith

    The world needs more socks. And it DEFINITELY needs more socks inspired by botanical influences. There are so many possiblities for designs that I’m really looking forward to seeing what this book has to offer! 🙂
    Also, Barking Dog yarns! YUM!

  30. Gaie Orton Kennedy

    What beautiful patterns and socks. I have always admired people who can turn their ideas into knitting patterns.

  31. Sylvie Philippart

    I’ve never knitted socks but I’m more and more tempted to try to knit some. I think that my next project will be socks.

  32. Jackie

    Those socks are lovely! I heard an interview with Hunter about the book (Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet) and it was fascinating–I’ve been meaning to check it out!

  33. Sharon K

    OH!! I want to knit them all, in a variety of colors and yarns. After all doesn’t everyone need a 100 pair of hand knit socks.

  34. Sharon P

    I would love to win a great sock book and the yarn to make socks – thanks for the great giveaway.

  35. Rachel Russ

    This book looks like its a great one to add to my sock library! And I haven’t tried that kind of sock yarn yet but I am eyeing them with much envy.

  36. Kristy

    Socks are my go-to gift for my sister ever since she told me that some of the socks that I knit for her several years ago are her favourites for work! These would definitely help to spice up her sock selections…and mine too!

  37. Camille

    Socks are great gift projects! It may be 90 degrees, but it’s never too early to start Christmas knitting. 🙂

  38. Irene

    I really hope I can get this book and improve my sock knitting skills ! I love knitting socks but these patterns seem amazingly fun !

  39. The Blue Ewe

    I am just about to embark on my sock journey and would love to have this to enhance that journey.

  40. noell

    I’ve not yet entered into the world of knit socks, but this would definitely help push me over the edge 🙂

  41. Lillian Henegar

    I’m finishing up my 3rd pair of socks and finally getting in the groove! I’ve just done the Ann Norling basic adult socks. The pair I am working on now I added a cabled cuff and what fun! This would be the best to keep the momentum going!

    Lillian

  42. Venice

    What sock knitter doesn’t drool over a new sock patterns?! I’ll happily squeeze one more on my shelf.

  43. Janice

    Sock knitting. I remember sock knitting, I used to do it all the time. This prize package will motivate me to pick up my dpns again. Thanks Amy!

  44. Mel

    I am a new sock knitter- and am hooked. First pair completed and am now working on two at a time. Would love more patterns to try

  45. Sierra

    I have just recently gotten into sock knitting-I had no idea what I was missing! Now I understand all of the obsession!

  46. Shrlebrd

    Nice design on the cover. I like the botany based pattern. I would love to get a peak into the rest of the book and try my hand at knitting a few pair.

  47. Amber Lynn

    I have a sock problem… This book gives me the itch to go dig through my stash and start some more socks! *scurries off*

  48. Seanna Lea

    These are awesome. I wouldn’t consider it super obsessive of me, but the only project I have in my current bag is a pair of socks!

    (Sock related, I really need to buy the Enchanted Sole, because I need to make those Firebird socks!)

  49. Anita

    I really like Hunter Hammersen’s designs – remarkable is not too strong a word. Fingers crossed that I get lucky here!

  50. Nancy

    Count me as one of the sock obsessed! I always have a pair on the needles. The socks on the cover are gorgeous!

  51. Lori

    I can’t believe the way I got here. I was on Ravelry joining Hunter’s knitalong on this book (which I don’t own) and flipped over to check Facebook (for no particular reason), and saw the Knitty post about this blog entry. Synchronicity. The rest of you might as well give up now, because I’m obviously meant to win this book. 🙂

  52. tracy van wormer

    I am just starting to get back into knitting socks again….and would love this book & yarn!!

  53. KayGridley

    Ooh I’m on an utter sock knitting kick at the moment and the curiosity cabinet looks amazing

  54. Reanna

    I’ve never knit socks before! I’ve been too scared. These look lovely though. I would be excited to try

  55. Ashleigh B.

    I am new to sock knitting so it’s nice to discover awesome designers/patterns! Thanks for the chance to win!

  56. Sarah

    Socks! I hope to get better at socks as they’re quicker projects and I have a little guy I’m chasing around…

  57. Jenn H

    Love them! I am teaching myself to knit socks and once that became public knowledge, the requests started rolling in. LOL

  58. Betty Christiansen

    I would love some socks to knit. As part of the deal, can I get some time to knit them?

  59. Sara M

    Mmm socks! I hope I get this, and the question isn’t too hard! I’m new(ish) to sock construction but LOVE IT!

  60. Peggy aka PickleSoup on Rav

    Whee-hoo!! Lovely book. 😀 Would love to give the skill test question a go. Thanks so much! -Peggy

  61. Kristen Kelso

    I LOVE socks and am totally obsessed with knitting them! This book would be a wonderful addition to my collection and the Loasa socks are gorgeous – hope I get to make them! 🙂

  62. anad

    Yes, things could well be worse. But when the response to a medical diagnosis is “take a deep breath” this might just keep me breathing. One stitch at a time….one sock at a time. This mantra I know will help keep me on an even keel. I’ll be grateful for every stitch I take, prize or not.

  63. aliceq

    I’ve been yearning for that book! Maybe it’s the photography, but maybe not; I’m a sucker for sock books. So, yeah. If nominated, I will serve.

  64. Laurie Stephens

    What a beautiful book! It would be fun to start with the first pattern and continue until finished.

  65. Sarah

    I love the idea for this book, and super-love an e-book! I have returned to knitting a pair of socks that have waited for far too long.

  66. Theresa

    I’m trying to get back into socks, and this looks like a totally great way to jump back in head first! Great prizes!

  67. Laurel

    Ah, socks! The perfect knitting challenge all wrapped up in an affordable, easily transported project. Can’t wait to read the book. :o)

  68. Kiera-oona

    They look so warm and cozy! I use my handknit socks all the time for camping…especially the colder months,

  69. Lin Reuther

    Wow! THis book and the yarn are inspiring! They will take my sock knitting to a whole new level!!

  70. Pam

    Oh yes, I am a self proclaimed sock-aholic! And I am always looking for new patterns. Knitting socks for everyone in my family for Christmas, need some new ideas! This book would help tremendously!

  71. Michelle Dorn

    Just knowing you knit the socks you’re wearing is like knowing you’re wearing that sexy bra under your shirt. Just gives you that extra boost. 🙂

  72. Carolyn R.

    Those really are pretty and practical socks! I’d love a copy of the book and I alllllways treasure a skein of beautiful sock yarn!

  73. Pamela Alekseyev

    I’d love, love, love to win a copy of this book! Sock patterns are always a delight, and these ones especially so.

  74. Niamh

    Ooh, this looks great. I would be delighted if I was lucky enough to win even one portion of those prizes!

  75. Doris McCoy

    I fall into the obsessive sock knitting group. I haven’t worn store bought socks in over 5 years

  76. Lauran Klein

    These are so pretty. But alas I will end up buying the book as I NEVER win things. I just made my first pair of socks yesterday and now want to make more and more.

  77. Sheila

    I am relatively new to sock knitting, having finished my second pair. I would love to win this prize!

  78. moleymakes

    You definitely can’t have enough sock knitting books. I adore wearing handknit socks and I enjoy making them too.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  79. Karey

    I have only knit one pair of socks so far, and would love to knit more. This books looks spectacular.

  80. livvispatula

    Even just the book would be a wonderful prize, and I’m already matching up stash yarns with patterns in my head.

  81. Carol

    I’m always looking for new interesting sock patterns. And sock yarn, too, it goes without saying (although I just did!).

  82. Missy

    I’d love to win 🙂 have been branching out into the land of socks & this book looks fabulous!!!

  83. pocketsize

    I was lusting yesterday after “Dianthus superbus” from that book, so this giveaway couldn’t be more perfectly timed. I also have some brand new sock yarn that needs using!

  84. Patti

    I’ve been sock obsessed for years. Everyone I know got a pair when during the time my kids were in high school and I spent all my time waiting for them to get out of sports practices!

  85. Motte

    These are such stunning socks! I would love to win and try my hands on them, being a somewhat obsessive sock knitter ever since I got started with knitting socks about two years ago. 🙂

  86. Lynn Tamms

    I love both pairs but especially the picot edge socks…..so much more fun to knit than ribbing!

  87. Rebecca

    You can never have too many sock pattern books or too much sock yarn. Would love to win – thanks Knitty:)

  88. Martina

    I love sock knitting. It’s a smaller canvas on which to paint wondrous patterns with gorgeous colors. Love the botanical concept for these socks!

  89. Michele Mountain

    Socks are so very satisfying to knit. And you can never have enough sock books, in my opinion. If I had that book, I wouldn’t stop at one, I’d knit them all!

  90. Gina in the San Francisco Bay Area

    I loved “Silk Road Socks” and I’m hungry for more of her patterns.

  91. Dibble

    Obssessed? No. Usually have a pair on the needles? Yes.

    I “owe” my mom a pair of socks by Xmas and this could be the perfect pattern source.

    Thanks, as always, for all the great giveaways.

  92. Leta

    I love knitting socks! They are such a neat, easy to carry, fun project. I would love to knit several projects from these books.

  93. leesy

    Just because I knit pairs of socks every 5 days and I don’t even wear hand knit socks myself doesn’t mean I’m obsessed, right?

  94. Kieran

    Even if I don’t win I think the book is a must-have! Love the yellow socks! Great color and fantastic design! Hand knit socks are the best treat ever,to have or to give.

  95. Sarah Humke-Mengel

    As a horticulturalist and a knitter I have been coveting this book since I started seeing previews for it! I would love to win it!

  96. Yavanna

    Ooohhh… so pretty! I love knitting socks and would love this wonderful collection. And Barking Dogs yarn Rune, what a treat for the feet!

  97. Bergfrid Skaara

    Wonderful inspiration to knit up more of the sock yarn stash. Would not mind the stash enhancement either 🙂

  98. LaurieM

    I’m addicted to knitting socks. I’ve got 5 pair piled up over the summer. They make me feel smug about the upcoming winter. And yes, there are still 3 more pair on the needles…

  99. Elizabeth

    I love the comfort of hand-knitted socks, and I always carry a small pouch of sock knitting to all events — movies, ball games, and even a concert of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony!

  100. Ann R.

    I knit my first socks earlier this year. I definitely want to make more and this book would help me on my way.

  101. Brianna

    This book looks fantastic! I will definitely be adding some of these socks to my queue!Thanks for the give away Knitty!

  102. Laura

    Ohhh… And had just decided it’s time to knit another pair of socks… Those just look too gorgeous!

  103. Molly Evans

    I love Hunter’s designs! The way she makes the designs pop out of the socks gets me every time! I can’t wait to get my hands on this book.

  104. Krystl

    Oh my sweet gravy gracious, I have developed a sudden burning need to own my very own pair of Silk Road Socks.

  105. Robin F.

    I have been lusting after this book since it came out. My library has ordered it for me but of course I’ll have to share it with the whole community. Hope I win it.

  106. Knitting Socks Sue

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOh! please add this new book to my collection. I have knitted socks for the whole family without repeating any because of wonderful sock books by wonderful designers!!!! Sue

  107. CookieR

    I am always on the lookout for a new indy yarn designer. It’s so important to invest in small business.I will check you out!
    The book looks terrific .

  108. Faith Love

    DO WANT – looks like I’m going to need lay in a stock of semi-solid sock yarn (I’m a sucker for variegated).

  109. JoannaB

    I’ve not yet caught the sock-knitting bug, but I’m sure winning this book (and yarn!) would inspire along the path!

  110. Sonja

    What lovely patterns! I love botanical illustrations like Pierre Redoute’s. Would love to have these patterns. =0)

  111. Tami

    oh my goodness — what a lovely book and patterns. Louisa is gorgeous! Thank you for the fabulous and generous giveaway.

  112. Andrea

    I love ribbing and I love the Loasa Socks… I love that it goes all the way to the toe. I’d totally knit thoses…

  113. Heather

    I would so LOVE to win that book! It’s gorgeous! The yarn I’m sure would be VERY nice too 🙂

  114. Karen B.

    What a generous and beautiful giveaway contest! I love the botanical patterns! I would love to knit them all!

  115. nina

    Love this book! It’s top on my list of knitting books to buy. Socks are such a perfect take-along project, I always seem to have one on the needles.

  116. Karen

    Great looking socks! And who doesn’t need another sock….or another skein of yarn for that matter!

  117. Stacy Mitchell

    The socks pictured are beautiful! They look to be a challenge that I would enjoy tackling!

  118. Evelyn

    I´ve already looked the pattern of this great new book up on ravelry and I have to admit I think I love them all. But the yellow wocks on the cover are my favourites. I´d love to win the book!

  119. Pam Love

    This socks look fantastic. Maybe it is time to expand my sock knitting from the plain to the wow!

  120. Carolyn

    WOW!!! What beautiful socks…I need this book!! Love the Loasa sock pattern. This is on my to do list for socks. Love color of the socks also!!!

  121. kcscrapper

    Just getting into socks so really love these. I am taking my first class in September and this would really help!

  122. Jessica Kline

    I would love this – I’m actually knitting my very first pair of socks right now, since I’m in an air cast boot for the next few weeks, and wanted pretty socks to have with it since it’s so maddening 🙂

  123. Jennifer

    What beautiful socks! I can’t wait to see what the rest of the patterns look like. Socks are definitely one of my favorite things to knit.

  124. Lizzie

    Oh, pick me, please! If I could win any giveaway ever it would be this one. I LOVED Silk Road Socks and would love to make more of Hunter’s patterns!

  125. Erin

    I have never knitted b4 but I would love to learn..I am trying to quilt like my Granny. I want to be as self sufficiant as I can be and theis would be an amazing Gift to get me started. Thank You So Much..BE Blessed Always..
    Erin Elizabeth 🙂

  126. moiraeknittoo

    Oooo that’s an amazing offer. I might actually try knitting something besides plain vanilla socks with a gift like that! 😀

  127. kit mason

    I would love to have that book and knit those socks; I knit socks more than anything else, because I like warm feet.

  128. Erin

    I have never knitted b4 but I would love to learn..I am trying to quilt like my Granny. I want to be as self sufficiant as I can be and this would be an Amazing Gift to get me started. Thank You So Much..BE Blessed Always..
    Erin Elizabeth

  129. Kirsti

    I’m new to sock knitting (only a pair and a half under my belt) but I can see why it could be an obsession! Lovely patterns!

  130. Guen Kelly

    Wooo contest! I love contests, even though my number is never random enough, I still love the thrill of maybe. It’s kinda like the thrill of trying a new lace pattern for the first time!

  131. lunabug

    I too have been bit by the sock bug…I’m on my fourth pair, and have secret plans and ideas on socks for everyone in my family…the beauties in this book sure would make some nice additions!

  132. Linda Rumsey

    I love knitting socks – trying to make a whole drawer full for me – then start on some for my daughter. The Loasa Socks are gorgeous!

  133. Jillan Edwards

    I looooove knitting socks! I always have two pairs on needles. I would truly appreciate this book!

  134. Susan Blankenheim

    Now this proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that I should be a vampire, just to knit everything I want.

  135. Stephanie Hovlik

    Yarn, sock patterns, a pretty new book. What else could you want? Besides world peace, I mean.

  136. Chris

    I fell by the wayside knitting socks this year but that would definitely get my sok mojo back so me please.

  137. Becky

    What gorgeous patterns! Lots of sock yarn in my stash, and I’ve been itching to do a pair of socks — it’s been a while!

  138. KatieNell

    Ooooh! I’ve just recently gotten back into sock knitting. I would LOVE a shot at these patterns!

  139. MELINDA

    i love the second pair and i think that for me this would be a great pair for my first pair of knitted socks!

  140. angela

    Socks are great traveling projects too… i usually buy a skein of a sock yarn at a lys when i am a tourist

  141. Erin

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Would love the Book, One of my close friends knitts all sorts of things and we were talking about socks just the other day!! I would def share with her!!

  142. Niki

    I love portable projects, especially socks. These designs look great, thanks for the opportunity to win!

  143. Bonnie

    I just went from, I’ll never knit another sock 3 years ago, to knitting 3 socks on one month in August! I’m on a roll with the socks and ready for more challenging patterns. These all are gorgeous!

  144. Crystl

    Oooh! I have wanted this book for months! The first time I saw it advertised in Ravelry I put the book in my wish list!

  145. Kai

    As a stay at home mom socks are the best project– small , portable and much more simple than shawls and lace! Not to mention they go straight from the needles and onto the feet of my family! I would love to see what vintage patterns could spice up my needlework!

  146. Debbie

    I need, want, have to have, this book. I knit sock all the time and I need some new patterns. I would love to have that yarn to add to my stash, but I would knit it up fast I`m sure

  147. Kate

    Yay, another giveaway! My sock yarn stash is dangerously large, but mostly packed away in storage right now while I’m in between moves. Color me drooling over the book & yarn 🙂

  148. MaryAnn

    Knitting socks make them so personal. You can always tell when Fall is here, that is when I seriously break out the socks. These two are gorgeous.

  149. Noelle Barrick

    I’m glad I haven’t won anything before and am eligible to enter, because THIS is the contest I want to win! Obsessed sock knitter right here! The little needles, the skinny yarn . . . I just love it all!

  150. Elisabeth

    Gorgeous socks! Despite the four pairs I have on the go right now, I’d love to try one of those patterns…

  151. Rosemary

    What a gorgeous book! I love botanical illustrations, and this looks very tempting, especially having the mix of sock and not-sock patterns.

  152. AUDREY

    Wow this book would be a fantastic inspiration and challenge, I love these patterns! Would be a real privilege to win a copy of this new book.

  153. karen

    This book looks awesome. I have so much sock yarn I could make a pair a day and still not be done with it all. Wait, did I type that out loud???

  154. Jodie

    Oh what fun! I have been toying with the idea of buying ebooks for knitting, but I’m never sure how it will work for me.

  155. Susan L

    Simply gorgeous! I am new to sock knitting, and quickly discovered how satisfying they are to knit and give. I’d love to knit these for my mom; she deserves a snazzy pair 🙂

  156. Robbie

    I love knitting vanilla socks. It’s time to stretch to more challenging ones. This book would be a perfect way to do that.

  157. Karen Hirschfeld

    I love to knit socks they are perfect to carry around and I can try different yarns and new patterns. So far I have knit around 10 pairs and still knitting.

  158. Jan

    I still haven’t knit socks for anyone except a child, but I’d be willing to start with these! Beautiful yarn and patterns! Thanks for the contest!!!

  159. Peggy Graham

    Ooh, I’d love to knit those socks! One can never have too many socks – or too many sock patterns!

  160. G.K. Green

    Please enter me in the contest … I’d love to win one of these prizes! Thanks as always for a great giveaway!!!

  161. Beth

    Beautiful patterns! Such a change from my usual plain socks; I’d love to take on that challenge.

  162. Rachel

    I haven’t been knitting many socks lately, but those are lovely and I have quite the sock yarn stash to use up!

  163. nikkapotamus

    I am so totally in love with those socks! I’m putting this book on my wish list now 🙂

  164. zaelia

    Love the Loasa socks! And I’m happy to have been introduced to a new designer and blog. It would be awesome to win the book and obsessively knit more socks.

  165. Michelle

    Beautiful yarn and great book. I need more motivation to knit more socks. This prize will do the trick.

  166. Annie Wilson

    I would love to win either of these! It’s great that you’re giving both. I like reading sock books before I go to bed, but I always need a digital version so that I can enlarge, etc. Great idea!

  167. Nancy

    I LOVE knitting socks, and I have done some of Hunter’s patterns in the past. She is a great designer, and I would love to add her book to my collection!

  168. Norma

    I’m a beginner to sock knitting but love all the beautiful patterns and yarns out there. I would love to win this and make a pair for myself! – or a friend!

  169. nantsyjane

    Knitting socks are a favorite project for me. I’d love to have this book in my collection. The Loasa pattern is gorgeous!

  170. Sara

    Those are gorgeous socks! I hate knitting socks (because there are 2!), but I would do it for those!

    I’ve always wondered what the skill-testing question is like, and if I would pass. Is it like: Which tool do you use for knitting—the pointy sticks or the little hooky-thing?

  171. Kim H

    These patterns are beautiful, and I love that they’re inspired by nature. Thanks for the great offer!

  172. Jeannette Sheerin

    Love the socks, and would love to win the chance to knit them! Woohoo! Thanks, Knitty!

  173. Katherine

    Oh, I would love to win this! I haven’t actually knit a complete sock before. But I’m completely willing to try! 🙂

  174. Florence

    I would love to knit the yellow socks for my mother in a very luxurious wool – kasjmir blend for her birthday.

  175. Sue Nagle

    Would love to knit both of these, now off to Ravelry to see if there are pics of the rest of the designs.

  176. Kathy H

    I keep telling my friends to try sock knitting. When I want to start something that can be finished fairly quickly, I always turn to socks. I would love either prize.

  177. saralynn

    I think I’ll need to shorten all my pants to show off the hip new socks I’ll be knitting.

  178. Chelsey

    Would love to win this, so that I could give it to my sock knitting mom. Maybe, she would knit those socks for me?????????

  179. Mary Kay Smith

    I love to knit socks, and these Loasa Socks are gorgeous! Can’t wait to see the rest of the book.

  180. Marti

    Wow! Great giveaway. I love the color of the yarn, and the patterns in the book look fantastic. Hunter is one of my favorite designers.

  181. RachelG

    I’ve had my eye on this book. Would love to win it! I think I fall into the “love to design sock patterns” category. The botanical illustrations make a great inspiration!

  182. Jennifer

    Lord knows I don’t need help fueling my obsission, but the words giveaway and socks caught my attention and blew caution to the wind.

  183. Christi

    I’ve just finished my first pair of socks and am hooked. The pictures from that book look so lovely!

  184. Irene T

    I held off knitting socks for the longest time. I had heard that it was addictive. Well, I finally caved in, and started 2 years ago. I now have socks on the go most of the time. Simple socks, usually. Well, I can see that this book will be a lovely addition to the knitting library.

  185. susan

    I love Hunter’s designs and really hope I win this giveaway! Thanks so much for the opportunity.

  186. Karen Messenger

    Great pictures! This is a really nice example of using a historical jumping off point but still provide a fresh modern take.

  187. Gretchen

    Love the book and the socks. Well, socks in general – so much knitting satisfaction in such a small package!