Sockdown Ravelry – January Challenge

Sockdown Ravelry is a year-long personal knitting challenge hosted by the Sockknitters Anonymous group on Ravelry.  The challenge was designed to encourage kntters to try different techniques, master new skills and try new designers. 

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Each month, knitters can choose between a designer or a technique.  The January choices are to either try intarsia knitting or to knit a pattern by one of my favorite designers, Cookie A.   I would love to try intarsia but since I am on a ‘Dale Baby Yoke’ deadline I opted for one of Cookie’s many patterns I have yet to knit.

I’ve chosen the BFF Sock pattern.  The acronym, BFF, stands for best friends forever.  I won’t be knitting these socks for my best friend but will be knitting them for myself.  However, in the spirit of friendship, I have chosen yarn that I received from my Monkey Sock Swap Pal, Chrispy.  And, I am using some vintage Aero double point needles that Ronnie, my sock friend in England, sent me last year.

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One sock cuff finished……….push on……….push on

11 Comments on “Sockdown Ravelry – January Challenge

  1. Love the progress you’re making your bff. I’ve finished my first BFF and loved knitting it. I used Classic Elite Alpaca Sox, gifted to me by a swap pal.

  2. wow and I thought you were hearing the siren call of two of Cookie A’s other patterns.

    Well these look beautiful. I am so happy you chose to use your gifted yarn so soon.

  3. something happened when i started knitting that pattern and i think it’s a mistake i made – seeing how yours is turning out, seems like i need to try again….

  4. Nice socks. The yarn and pattern go well together. Cookie A is also a favorite but I wish she would publish a book.(vbg)

  5. Beautiful sock! You just can’t go wrong with a Cookie pattern either.

    I have been away from sock knitting for awhile, but I keep seeing projects that are tempting me to return to my old love. This one is one of those….

  6. The sock looks lovely – love the pattern – have to go & take a look & maybe put it on my list. Thanks.

  7. I love the colour of your yarn, it’s very rich. I haven’t tried that pattern yet. I must add it to my list 🙂

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