Sock-A-Palooza returns this June!! 🧦

A lot of the Sweet Yarnies are obsessed with knitting socks. So for the month of June, we'll be working away on making as many pairs of socks as we can.
You are welcome to join in the fun whether you've never knit a pair or knit 100 pairs. We'll be doing draws for different skill levels. (Check out the details below.)
Want to learn? Sweet Yarns is offering our first official in store classes again with socks. There's a few days and times available for this two-part class. (If you need a different time, let me know and we'll see what we can work out.) Contact the store to book your spot.
  • Saturdays June 4th and 18th, 10:30AM - 12:30PM
  • Tuesdays June 7th and 14th, 10:30AM - 12:30PM
  • Tuesdays June 21st and 28th, 10:30AM -12:30PM
Need supplies? I'll be sending in our last order soon for needles. The store is well stocked with Opal sock yarn. Fingers crossed our wool-free sock yarns arrive soon.

Opal sock yarn

My First Regia sock yarn

Vintage DK


Vintage Chunky



Sock-A-Palooza is a sock making competition for the month of June. It's just some fun to see how many socks we can create in 30 days. And there will be prizes.

Make sure to join in our Virtual Knit Nights on Facebook. I'll be sharing tips on sock knitting and answering your questions throughout the month. And the winners will be announced on our July 7th Virtual Knit Night.

Below are all the details for the fun. Whether you've knit 100 socks or starting your first pair, there is a place for you.


Sock-A-Palooza Rules:

Beginner - anyone who hasn't knit socks before or is just learning. You will get an entry for each sock you complete. (A sock needs to weigh 35 grams or more.)

Intermediate - anyone who has knit a few socks but isn't obsessed with knitting them. You will get an entry for each pair you make. (A pair needs to weigh 75 grams or more.)

Advanced - those sock knitters who always have a pair on the go. You will get an entry for each pair you complete. (A pair needs to weigh 75 grams or more.) Try challenging yourself with something new (ie. new pattern, add a stitch pattern to your plan socks, try a different method, etc.).

A "pair of socks" can be baby socks, kids socks, shorties, etc. but you'll need to knit more than two socks per entry. The entry needs to weight at least 75 grams.

Sock pairs don't have to match. If you've got lots of single socks that need a mate, you can work on them. (Please snap a pic of the singles prior to working on them and then another pic of the matched-up pairs when you are done.)

One WIP (work in progress) per person is allowed. The WIP needs to be less than halfway through the pair. (Please snap a pic prior to working on it.)

You can use any weight of yarn from fingering to worsted weight to make socks. They can be knit or crocheted.

All entries must be posted in our Sweet Yarnies group by June 30th at 11:59PM. (If you can't do this, let me know and we'll work it out.) Make sure to include:

  • which group of sock makers you are in
  • the sock pattern and yarn you used to make them

WIP entries - we'll have WIP posting days on May 30th and 31st. Watch for the reminder.

If you have any questions, please contact the store and I'd be happy to answer them.