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Knit-a-Long with Kollabora and Jill Draper (and me)!

Written by Sarah on August 15th, 2013 Posted in knit-a-long, knits, kollabora, socks, WIP, yarn

New York has been wonderfully cool this week. The weather has me day dreaming about big comfy sweaters and apple cider. And socks! I can’t think of a better occasion than this autumnal preview to announce this knit-a-long! I really love making socks and I want to make them with you!

Kollabora has partnered with Jill Draper Makes Stuff to organize a fun sock knit-a-long to ring in the fall. 

So here are the details I’ve been promising! We’ll be knitting the Hermione Everyday Sock pattern which is available for free under that link. The KAL begins Monday (August 19th) and will end around September 9th. Jill will be helping to select her favorite executions and there are prizes! Three winners will receive Jill’s newest yarn Esopus, a hand dyed fingering weight 100% superwash merino at 500yds/4oz.

scarffacesHermione’s Every Day socks by Scarffaces

I’m really excited to have Jill involved in this KAL. Her yarn is absolutely gorgeous and filled with love and she is just lovely. She recently announced some big changes to her brand and I think it’s going to be wonderful. All Jill Draper Makes Stuff yarns will be entirely sourced and spun in the US. Hooray for keeping small farms and the American textile industry going! I must say that I highly recommend casting on for this with some of her yarn. (Check the update below for ordering info!)

jill draper

To participate, upload your Hermione socks to Kollabora. It’s really that simple. Be sure to post WIP pictures, too! Go crazy, make them your own, and have fun!

And, dear lurkers (hello!), if you’re maybe nervous about starting a sock for the first time but possibly ready to take the plunge maybe! Kollabora has just added this really cool feature for those of us in need! Besides WIP and FO statuses, if you’re having trouble, you can mark you projects as “Stuck” and the lovely people and community at Kollabora will lend you some advice. I am totally loving this feature. It’s such a fantastic way to encourage online knitters to help each other out and hopefully to get those that are tentative to dive in! We’ll be your life jacket!

I’ll also be doing some sock-centric posts along with WIP photos in the upcoming weeks to help you along so check back for more!

So, will you join us? Tell your friends!

Quick update! Jill is offering free shipping in the US for KAL-ers with coupon code KOLLABORATION13. Do it!!!

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Comments (10)

  • August 15, 2013 at 11:15 pm |

    I will! Now for the hard decision of picking out my yarn 😛

    • August 16, 2013 at 6:48 am |

      That’s the hardest part but also the best part!

  • Jamie
    August 16, 2013 at 12:36 am |

    Omigosh! This could not have come at a better time! I’ve been looking at sock patterns for the past couple of days. With the self-striping yarn I had, I was definitely considering Hermione’s Everyday Socks, but then I decided to do a plain vanilla sock instead to showcase the stripes better. Now I’m reconsidering Hermione’s Everyday socks again because of this KAL! I’m doing them toe-up though. I just need to look for my missing needles!

    • August 16, 2013 at 6:47 am |

      Yay! I’d love to see them done toe-up! Toe-up is my favorite!

  • Jessie
    August 16, 2013 at 4:43 pm |

    I’ve been eyeing that pattern for awhile, and have been itching to cast on something new, so I’m definitely in! If only I hadn’t already packed up all of my yarn for my move this weekend… Hmm.

    • August 16, 2013 at 9:07 pm |

      You’ve got a few weeks to get unpacked! 🙂

  • August 16, 2013 at 11:39 pm |

    I’m thinking I want to join in too. KAL keep me motivated and i need motivation with socks. Hmm…I have some cheap sock yarn and maybe enough of a really nice handpainted that I could use.

  • August 19, 2013 at 9:24 am |

    This looks like so much fun! I’ll have to lurk, though. Next time, when I’m not moving, I’ll be a full-out joiner.

  • August 19, 2013 at 11:38 am |

    I love this! I was just thinking about how long it’s been since I’ve done a KAL. I think I’ve got just the perfect yarn hiding in my stash too!

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