Let me count the ways to knit up spectacular gifts:
• with Jen Geigley, the Queen of the Bulky Yarn and designer starring in Field Guide No. 12: Big Joy.
• with Thea Colman’s juicy quick projects of Field Guide No. 8: Merry Making.
• with easy sock patterns by Wendy Bernard from Field Guide No. 11: Wanderlust.
Why I choose Socks
Maybe you’ve been watching all the socks erupting from Field Guide No. 11: Wanderlust since we launched in June. Maybe you have amassed a mighty store of sock yarns that you adopted simply because they blinked at you and broke your heart with their tender beauty—despite the fact that you haven’t ever knit a sock.
We get that. We used to be like that, too.
Even Kay Gardiner, one of the great handknit sock skeptics, has succumbed to the spell of the handknit sock.
Once you’ve knit a sock, you will find yourself feeling very clever. You’ll want to make more. It’s the best feeling. If you’re embarking on your first socks, we’ll help get you through.
Reasons to Knit Socks for the People You Love
Customize! Pick a color, a stitch pattern your recipient will like.
Fit! Find out the shoe size of your recipient, knit accordingly, and your socks will be the tastiest fit.
Surprise! These will very likely be the only handknit socks your loved one has ever received.
Speed! You may think that socks are a commitment of time, but once you get cranking, you’ll find it hard to stop.
Portable! Two rounds here, two rounds there—before you know it, you’ve turned time at the oil change place into Productivity.
…And: Free Gift Tag Download
Complete your present with our gift tags: four pages of variously sized tags for you to print out as you like, including a band to wrap around the socks you so lovingly made—with a gentle reminder built in . . .
And instructions for how to care for those socks.