Socks for Spring – a Knitcircus giveaway

Slanting Rib Socks by Candace Eisner Strick in SweetGeorgia Superwash Sock
SweetGeorgia Superwash Sock in Lakeshore Drive

Ooh, it’s so great that spring is on its way! Launching today is the new Spring 2011 issue of Knitcircus and we’re so happy to see that our Superwash Sock has been knit into the Slanting Rib Socks. The socks introduce some unusual construction methods — some of which should make knitting toes and heels much easier.

Knitcircus has also been really generous and is offering a few of their Pattern Collections as well as a Year Subscription to the magazine (includes 5 full issues of patterns starting with Spring 2011 until Winter 2012). To win one of these prizes, just leave a comment on the blog here and let me know which Spring Knitcircus pattern is catches your eye and might make it to your project queue. We’ll leave this open until Sunday, February 6th at midnight and we’ll randomly draw a few commenters then. Sooo, go ahead and let us know what you think of the new Spring issue!


About Felicia Lo

founder + creative director of SweetGeorgia // designer + dreamer // wife + mama // dyer, knitter, spinner, weaver, youtuber + author // been writing this blog about colour and craft since 2004 // see what I am making @lomeetsloom and @sweetgeorgia.

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74 thoughts on “Socks for Spring – a Knitcircus giveaway

  1. tania says:

    I love the Alcea shawlette by Susanna Pic. This will definitely go in my queue!

    1. Cybersandra says:

      I have to agree the Alcea shawlette is yummy,nice and challenging ohoh.

  2. Cablegal says:

    I too put the Alcea shawlette at the top of my favourites list and to make queue.

  3. Anonymous says:

    That makes three of us! I’m not huge about wearing shawls, but the Alcea shawl is just gorgeous.

  4. Meg says:

    I love these socks and I’ll also try the blue sky socks. And of course the gluten free macaroons!

  5. Natalie says:

    I like the Blue Lupine Mitts. And Alcea is lovely too.

  6. Adriana says:

    I love Fiery and Gerberada and Alcea. I’m such a sucker for lace shawls.

  7. Rachel says:

    I must join the Alcea crowd, I really like the way it looks!

  8. Megan says:

    I love the slanting rib socks. They look stretchy, functional, and yet fancy. I promise I’m not trying to just flatter you! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  9. Scheusie says:

    Wow, those socks are stunning. Love the way the pattern works in that colour. great!

  10. Wooldurham says:

    Another vote for Alcea, but I also really love both sock patterns. I’m trying the macarons, too. Great issue!

  11. Erin L Weber says:

    I think my fav is the Spring Sky Socks, but I’m a sucker for a pair of socks.

  12. Laura says:

    I love the Slanting Rib socks! They are gorgeous (especially in that colorway!). I also love Alcea. So many awesome patterns in that issue, though– too hard to choose just one or two!

  13. Stacie says:

    Alcea is first in my list, followed by the Blue Lupine Mitts.

  14. Joyce says:

    The link isn’t working for me. Darn….maybe something to do with our storm last night. But…..I do love the slanting rib socks you show in your post!

  15. Staceyrothrock says:

    Hubby would look great in the Wandering Oak set!

  16. Escr says:

    I like the Slanting Rib socks and the Alecia

  17. Jeffi says:

    I love the Blue Lupine Mitts, Gerberada and I would love to make Roses are Red for my girls!

  18. Linda M Hebb says:

    The slanting rib socks are beautiful. I want to look closer at the construction techniques as well. The Lakeshore drive colourway certainly caught my eye. I also like the shawlette – Alcea ? Cashsilk lace

  19. CrazyVet says:

    These socks are lovely, ribbed socks are so flattering and comfi, they’re definitely the pattern most likely to enter my queue, especially if there’s an innovating construction technique into them. Other than that, I will surely try the Macaron recipe…

  20. sharmie says:

    i really love the dakota cowl! i totally want one for myself, it looks stunning!

  21. nina says:

    Apart from the Slanting Rib Socks (which show off the yarn just beautifully), I love the Blue Lupine Mitts and the cute little button cuffs. Adorable!

  22. arlene says:

    I love to knit socks so I would add Spring Sky Socks and the Slanting Rib Socks to my queue – all the patterns are tempting. I promised myself that I would not start another knitting project until I finished the cashsilk fern scarf that I am knitting for my daughter – will see if I can resist this sock temptation !!!

  23. lacey says:

    I’m loving the trellis scarfy/wrappy deal. I also like gerberota (spelling?).

  24. Ann says:

    Going out on a limb and promising to make Kalmia sometime soon…although the Slanting Rib Socks are very nice too.

  25. sarah :: greenclogs says:

    I love that sock pattern! I’m curious about her new technique.

  26. Kelly says:

    I love these socks and the spring sky ones!

  27. Jennifer says:

    I am totally jazzed by the Tic Tac hat, but I don’t crochet. I’m dying to see how the Slanting Rib socks knit up. I have some superwash skeins of Tourmaline which would be beautiful, as would Cayenne, Autumn Flame and Violet Hill. Or something like Orchid or Raspberry would let the ribs do the talking. I like Kalmia as well.

  28. Beth says:

    The Slanting Rib Socks caught my eye before I even realized they were in sweetgeorgia yarn.

  29. Dee says:

    Here’s what I think of the new issue: I love it! Those socks are spectacular and I’d love to make them.

  30. bysarah says:

    I havent seen knitcircus before, but these slanting ribs socks will definitely make it into my queue if I can figure out how to purchase.

  31. Loriangela says:

    Your socks are the best thing in here

  32. Jill says:

    This colorway is perfect for the pattern. Lovely socks!

  33. Stella says:

    I’m liking the Blue Lupin Mitts myself.

  34. Suzanne says:

    I love both pair of socks and the Alcea shawl is gorgeous!!

  35. Maria MN says:

    blue lupine mitts for sure!

  36. Lynn K says:

    That’s hard! There are some really lovely patterns. I think both the sock patterns are gorgeous and the blue lupine mitts too. :)

  37. Lisabrideau says:

    I love all the lace knitting, but am not quite ready for that yet (with only 2 knitting projects under my belt)… but the TicTac Blanket I would do in a heartbeat! (Those socks also make me want to learn how to knit socks, but I’ve heard that can been pretty addicting. ;) )

  38. There were several patterns that caught my eye, but I have to say that the Slanting Rib Socks were *the* pattern in that issue for me. Others were: Roses Are Red hairband, Blue Lupine Mitts, and the article surrounding the Victoria Vest

  39. Tattva1knits says:

    Definitely the Blue Lupine Mitts. Love ’em!

  40. I love Squirm and I wrongly saw the alcea shawl as a skirt in the first photo and now think it’d make a very pretty one with an fabric underskirt.

  41. Nina Pomeroy says:

    Gotta try those socks!

  42. Kitana65 says:

    I love those socks!! I’m so going to make them as well as the shawls in this magazine :) My new passions are socks and shawls….love love love!

  43. Gina says:

    I think my favorite is either the Spring Sky Socks or the Slanting Rib Socks. Both really nice – and I don’t normally pick out socks as my favorite items!

  44. joan says:

    I would make kalmia and ivy tangle because hats are my favourite things to knit.. I’ve never tried socks, but both slanting rib and spring sky look like a neat way to start

  45. Carla in MT says:

    Wow – what an issue!! Great articles, too. My fav patterns are Kalima Hat, Squirm hoodie, and Sweet Tart top (but I would convert it to a baby dress…)

  46. Faye says:

    I love the Alcea shawlette, but would realistically knit up Kalmia first! There’s nothing like instant gratification with hats!

  47. IrishJenn says:


  48. Hanihoney36 says:

    That is absolutely beautiful…the yarn and the color! I would like to make the Kalmia hat and the slant rib socks! Looks like a great magazine- I am glad you shared it!

  49. Stariel says:

    I really love the Slanting Rib Socks, but the Blue Lupine Mitts are really cute too!

  50. Drifloon says:

    I am new to online magazines so finding Knitcircus today was a real treat. Alana Dakos’s Cedar Leaf Shawlette is wonderful – I’ve already looked her up on Ravelry and marked my favorites.

  51. Jennemmer says:

    It’s a toss-up for me between the Ivy Tangle Cowl and the Spring Sky Socks. Though I do like the slanting rib socks, too.

  52. Minmenk says:

    I know a little girl who would love the 3 ring sweater!

  53. Diane St-Hilair says:

    Definitely Alcea!

  54. Cheri says:

    I really love the slanting rib socks and Alcea!!

  55. Susancats2 says:

    Besides the slanting rib socks I like the rectangular shawl/wrap Firery.

  56. Caryl Kierstead says:

    Love the Slanting Rib socks, and the other sock pattern as well, but then I’m somewhat obsessed with socks at the moment :)

  57. Susan Moskwa says:

    These socks were my favorite pattern! I want to learn new construction techniques so I’m dying to try this.

  58. Kimberly says:

    Kalmia definitely caught my eye :) I can’t wait to make this up.

  59. Cbruff8624 says:

    I like the slanting rib socks! Looks like a fun knit.

  60. Ruth says:

    There are so many great shawls in that issue. It’s hard to pick one. Maybe Alcea. Of course, these socks look great too.

  61. Janna Maria Vallee says:

    I love that colourway!!! So spring.

    Oh, I’ve got it…..”socks that put a spring in your step!” haha

  62. Melissa says:

    Ooohh, I really like the looks of how the Slanting Rib sock is constructed, so I wouldn’t mind giving those a go. But I have definitely and already queued up the Alcea shawl like everyone else!

    On a non-knitting matter, I think I might also try my hand at making some of those yummy Hazelnut Macarons listed in the back of the issue! Yum!

  63. Billicummings says:

    Maybe its time for me to try socks again, loved your sock pattern. The color makes me anxious for Spring. Would love to win the contest !

  64. Carol Rollins says:

    I am still a newbie with socks but I like the look of the Slanting Rib socks. The Blue Lupine Mitts and the Aleca shawl are both headed to my queue.

  65. Robin says:

    Beautiful socks! I really like the Kalmia and the Alcea patterns in the new Knitcircus. Great magazine!

  66. Ikkinlala says:

    The Slanting Rib Socks are intriguing, and the Spring Sky Socks are lovely too.

  67. MayH says:

    Definitely the Gerberada. I can picture it now in your gorgeous Tourmaline merino silk!!

  68. Irene says:

    I too like the Alcea. Also, the socks you showed for the new techniques in knitting the toes and heel. I’m a sucker for new techniques!

  69. Catrina says:

    Wow, love those gorgeous colours!

  70. Heyillini says:

    I’m just finishing up a scarf in one of the lovely SweetGeorgia yarns! going to NY in March and can’t wait. Love the socks!

  71. TamaraG says:

    Love knitting with SweetGeorgia sock yarn! Could use some new socks for spring! Pick, me, pick me!~

  72. Jocelynn says:

    oooh. those look like fun :D

  73. I like the roses are red headband.

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