2023 Year of Socks KAL Kit - Pre-Orders
Socks! All the toe up socks you can handle.
For 2023, the in shop KAL will be toe up socks. In order to be an official participant, you must purchase Socks from the Toe Up by Wendy Johnson from us. Each month you make one pair of socks from the book with yarn purchased from our store.
PRIZES - Each month we will do a drawing amongst those who have completed socks for a 10% discount to use in the store or online. At the end of the year if you have completed 12 pairs of socks with us, you will receive one skein of sock yarn in a colorway ONLY available to KAL participants who finish.
Each month bring in your completed socks for us to track. If you do not finish each month, you can still be eligible for the final skein as long as you have completed 12 pairs in the year. But for the monthly drawings, your socks must be finished by the end of the month. The first 6 months socks should be from the KAL book. After that, feel free to make whatever socks you want as long as you are using yarn purchased from our shop.
KAL - We will meet every other Saturday from 5-7PM to work on our socks together in the store.
THE BOOK - this option includes the book alone.
BOOK & TOOLS - This option includes the book and a set of metal sock DPNs from Knit Picks, a row counter, view sizer and stitch markers.
LEARN TO SOCK - This option includes the book, DPNs, row counter, view sizer, stitch markers, one skein of Rebel Purl on 4 Plies of the Apocalypse and the 3 session Toe Up Socks Class that will take place in January. I knit 2 at a time toe up on DPNs, so that is how I will teach you. Must have basic knitting knowledge before taking this class.
- First session (Saturday January 7th at 11AM) will go over the tools, book and get your toes started.
- Second session (Saturday January 14th at 11AM) will be turning your heels.
- Final session (Saturday January 21st at 11AM) will be for any additional help needed and to bind off your first pair of toe up socks.
*Class may be purchased alone if there is room left after KAL signups are finished. If there is not room in January, we will plan another sock class another month.
To retain bright colors, do not store in direct sunlight. Items crafted from this yarn should be handwashed (or machine washed in delicate /handwash cycle) and then either laid flat or hung to dry.
Colors should be bright and permanent, but if you find any of the dye running from your fabric or yarn, soak in hot water with a bit of acid citric acid or vinegar) then rinse well. Do not dry in a machine.