Winwick Mum Sockalong 6th birthday

Happy birthday to you,

Happy birthday to you,

Happy birthday dear Sockalong,

Happy birthday to you!

A pair of feet modelling blue stripey socks. The model is standing on a stone flag surrounded by plants. The words on the photo say Winwick Mum Sockalong 6th birthday

Well, can you believe it?!  It’s six years since the Winwick Mum Sockalong started and I couldn’t be happier to know that the tutorials and the pattern are still so useful to people who are just starting out on their sock knitting adventures.

When you create something like the Sockalong, then of course you hope that it will be more than a short firework fizzle in the endless sky of the internet universe, but I can honestly tell you that apart from wanting to make sure that I tried to make it as easy as possible for someone to knit a pair of socks, there was never any grand plan – certainly never any six year plan! – and it has been wonderful to see how everything has evolved.

If you’re new to the blog, you might wonder what has evolved in those six years …  Well, in the same year as the tutorials were written and published on the blog (always with the intention of them being freely available on the blog for anyone who wanted to use them), I turned them into paperback form as Super Socks for those who couldn’t or didn’t want to be online all the time, and also e-book form for those who prefer that format.  I started the Winwick Mum Sockalong Facebook group so that people could ask questions in real time and that’s been amazing – there are thousands of people from all over the world in this group and thanks to the magic of time zones and people’s generosity in helping others to learn, this really is a group that works in real time – whatever the time!  There’s also the Winwick Mum Knit n Natter group on Facebook which came about as those who were knitting socks also wanted to chat, to share other project pictures and to just connect with other people.  Both groups have been quite a lifeline during our recent lockdown situation, and it’s been brilliant to see how many people have decided that now is the right time for them to be learning to knit socks.

What else?  Well, a bit later on I wrote More Super Socks for people who had knitted their first basic pairs and wanted to move onto a different pattern, but still felt that other patterns were a step too far.  It contains four of my in-depth tutorials (with videos!) and four exclusive patterns which are more wordy than many you will find, but those extra steps have made it easier for people to step out of their comfort zones and to branch out with their knitting.

I’ve also won a few awards now (you can see them down the left hand side bar – I’m very proud of them!), I’ve been delighted to be invited to write articles and design socks for magazines, yarn shops and of course, my favourite yarn company, West Yorkshire Spinners!  What I never could have imagined those six years ago and best of all is that I’ve got my very own Winwick Mum yarn designed in collaboration with my lovely friends at West Yorkshire Spinners, and I have loved seeing it being knitted up, knowing that people have enjoyed using it and have been able to support their local yarn shops by buying it.  And let’s not forget all the people I’ve met and the friends I’ve made along the way too … it truly has been an incredible time!

It still blows me away to think about everything that has happened over the last six years.  I have been very blessed, and I never forget that how much of that is down to you – thank you for knitting the socks, for sharing the tutorials with others who want to learn, for giving your time to help others once you have learnt yourself, for buying my books and my yarn … thank you! xx

So what happens now?  Well, the Sockalong tutorials are staying on the blog for free – I have always said that if someone has the money to buy the yarn and needles or buy the book then I would much rather than they bought the yarn and got started – so there’s no change there.  Super Socks is still available for anybody who wants to buy a paperback or ebook version.  More Super Socks, the follow-on book with more techniques and patterns, is also still available in paperback and e-book versions.  West Yorkshire Spinners are still producing Winwick Mum yarn which is available from WYS stockists worldwide and now there are two collections, so that’s eight colourways to choose from.  There are some more videos on my YouTube channel, but because I move at a snail’s pace where videos are concerned, it’s taking some time to get everything I want to finished 😀

Another thing that hasn’t changed is the Winwick Mum Sockalong birthday giveaway.  Every year, I get to do this and every year I think how fortunate I am to be able to even think about it!

As usual there are two prizes …

There’s a signed copy of Super Socks, a ball of Winwick Mum yarn in one of the new Seasons colours, a pack of accessories to help you get your sock knitting started, a knitter’s mug with some drinks to go with it and a Winwick Mum Sockalong badge.

An orange book on a cream background surrounded by a mug, tea and coffee bags, a pack of knitting accessories, a purple pin badge and a ball of green and yellow striped yarn

An orange book on a cream background surrounded by a mug, tea and coffee bags, a pack of knitting accessories, a purple pin badge and a ball of blue and white striped yarn

The yarns that you can see pictured with the prizes are Spring Green and Winter Icicle, but don’t worry if they’re not your colours as I have one of each of the Seasons colours and can swap the ball if you win and you don’t want one of those pictured.  I am very accommodating! 😀

Four balls of yarn - one green striped, one pink striped, one blue striped and one brown striped on a cream background,

You can find out more about the yarn colours – pictured above from the left are Spring Green, Summer Sunset, Winter Icicle (at the top) and Autumn Leaves (underneath) – through the posts I wrote about the yarn when it was launched earlier this year.  The first post about the collection is here, the colours and inspirations post is here, and the post about the patterns I wrote to go with the yarns is here.

Also included in the prize is an accessories pack.  There are LOADS of useful accessories in this pack – sadly not in a more imaginative colour – but they’re great for someone who is just starting out on their sock adventure, or perhaps needs a few more things to add to their own toolkit.

Grey knitting accessories spread out on a cream background

There’s a needle gauge with a ruler (perfect for those tension swatches! 😉 ), a tape measure, locking stitch markers, yarn spools (ideal for colourwork), wool needles, a cable needle, stitch holders, row counters and two different sizes of needle protectors (just the thing if you’re using one of those really tiny short circulars!).  That’s a lot of kit in one bag, isn’t it?  I think we can forgive it for being grey!

To keep you going whilst you’re knitting your socks, there’s a mug with a sachet of hot chocolate, a coffee bag (I have it on good authority from the coffee drinkers in the house that these ones are really good!) and because I drink loose leaf tea these days and didn’t think you’d thank me for tea leaves in your parcel, I’ve included my other favourite tea which is Turmeric Gold.  If it sounds a bit healthy, trust me that it tastes better than it sounds – at least give it a go!

The mugs are a generous gift from Peter at Express Mugs who got in touch to ask if I’d like to some mugs from their huuuuuge range to add to my giveaway.  I think that a brew is pretty much compulsory when you’re knitting, so I was delighted to choose two knitting mugs to be able to give to you.  Thank you very much, Peter!  Please do go and take a look at their range if you know someone who knits (there are more than these two!), crochets, bakes, golfs, does yoga, is a relative … oh, there are LOADS of them!

A hand holding a mug with To Knit or Not To Knit.. that is a silly question written on it. In the background are tea and coffee bags

A hand holding a mug with Wool you just let me knit in peace written on it. In the background are tea and coffee bags

There is, as always, a signed copy of Super Socks.  If you’re new to the blog and to the Sockalong, then Super Socks is the paperback version of the Sockalong tutorials that you can find if you click the purple picture in the top right hand corner of the blog.

An orange Super Socks book lying on a wooden table. To the left is a partly knitted sock, to the right is an orange mug

The book contains the same information as the online tutorials but is set out by needle type rather than across sock sections as the online tutorials are.  It’s a good big size to prop open with your brew (and I’m giving you a mug to do just that – handy, eh?!) and there are pages at the back to make notes.

There is just one sock pattern in there – the Basic Sockspattern – given in both 4ply and 6ply versions, and this is because this is a book for beginners.  The point of the book is that it’s a tutorial, the best way I could think of for you and I to sit together and knit a pair of socks without confusing everything by trying to cram lots of other patterns in there as well.  You can go and find other patterns at any time, but my intention with Super Socks and the Sockalong tutorials is to help you knit your first pair so that you understand what you are doing and you feel like a sock knitting superstar when you put them on your feet!

If you want to see inside the book, take a look at this post here as it shows you what’s in there and how the book was put together.  If you want to see the online tutorials as well so that you can compare, and check out my writing style if you’re a Winwick Mum newbie, you can find those here.

The last item is the Winwick Mum Sockalong badge which goes with both prizes – ideal for project bags and also for wearing to festivals (when we can go to them again) so that you can spot other Sockalongers.

A purple pin badge with Winwick Mum Sockalong engraved on it in silver

What do you think?  Does that look like something you’d like to have winging it’s way into your letterbox?  Here’s how to enter the giveaway!

For the last five years, I’ve been asking you to tell me how many pairs of Sockalong socks you knitted since the last Sockalong birthday.  I’ll never know for sure how many pairs of socks have actually been knitted using the Basic Socks pattern and tutorials, but it’s nice to get at least some idea so this year will be continuing the tradition of the Annual Sock Count.  So far, our running total through the blog stands at 13,385 pairs – how many more have been knitted this year?!  It’s not a competition with previous years, it’s just a bit of fun (and might also tell me how close we are to really taking over the world with hand-knit socks 😉)

To enter the giveaway, please comment how many pairs of basic Sockalong socks (not other patterns, please) you have knitted since May 2020.  Don’t worry if you’re still making you first pair or are about to cast on, just write that information and your comment will count too.  Because there’s a choice of yarn, don’t forget to tell me which one you would like too!

Entries to the giveaway will close at 8pm BST on Friday 7 May 2021 and I will let you know the winners as soon as possible after that time (it may get to Saturday or even Sunday but I won’t have forgotten! 😀).  I am happy to post the prizes anywhere in the world so don’t feel that you can’t be part of this because you don’t live in the UK.  Don’t worry if you don’t have a Google or blog account to leave a comment, you can leave it as “anonymous” but don’t forget to put your name in the comment so that when I post the winners I’ll be able to identify you so that you can get in touch for your prize (and please do come back to check if you’re a winner)!  Oh, and also don’t worry that your comment doesn’t show straight away – the comments are set for me to check them before they upload to the blog to make sure that no spam gets through so they are all safely stored in my blog messages until I’ve seen them.  I’ll make sure they’re all uploaded on time!

Happy birthday Sockalong, here’s to many more years of socking all over the world! 

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296 Responses

  1. Angemai says:

    Good morning and Happy birthday Winwick Mum Sockalong!
    Since May 2020, I have knitted 3 pairs of basic socks (two of which TAAT!)
    I casted on my first pair of basic socks last summer while on the beach, so I look forward to making socks with the Summer Sunset yarn one day 🙂 Angelica

  2. Targanielle says:

    Still knitting my first pair as the kitten chewed a hole in the original sock I knitted! Faint but pursuing as the saying goes, I'll get there in the end!

  3. Unknown says:

    Congratulations Christine WOW 6 years, just imagine all the joy and feeling of accomplishment you have given loads of happy people.I have completed 5 pairs of socks in the last year and I would choose the Autumn sock yarn. Thank you Christine. Mary Murphy (Tipperary)

  4. Liz says:

    Happy Birthday! I *think* I’ve knitted 9 Winwick Mums since last May….

  5. Gail says:

    8 pairs. Spring yarn please.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for this sockalong . I have nearly finished my 3rd pair of socks . I am now thoroughly enjoying choosing more sock yarn! Stephanie Dennison

  7. Jennifer says:

    One in the making. Congratulations!

  8. Ali Hagger says:

    Hello Christine, very excited about the giveaway. I was a newbie last year but have completed six pairs using your pattern. A friend recommended your tutorials. They are so easy to follow.

    My name is Alison Hagger and I would like the spring yarn if i were chosen x

  9. Jo Nevill says:

    Many congratulations on your 6th Birthday ! I am very new to sock knitting and only started my first pair a couple of weeks ago. Its been restarted a number of times but I'm slowly getting the hang of it all through your brilliant tutorials and advice on your Facebook pages. Thank you for bringing a new interest into my crafty life ! Your yarns are gorgeous too. I particularly love the Summer Sunset, so wow !! Enjoy your celebrations !

  10. Knitty says:

    I'm on my 1st pair. Thanks so much for book! Your time with us on the Facebook page and the book!I like the winter icicle yarn color yarn.

  11. Margaret says:

    Haven't managed to cast on the basic sock yet because I knitted my first socks over 20 years ago and then started again 9 years ago. I love all the colours in the range.

  12. Heidijo says:

    I surprised myself 14 pairs completed and 1 on the needles, I very rarely knit other types of socks as the heel flap and gusset fit so well. This group has been a life saver over the last year the highs and lows reminding me that we we all in it together.
    Thank you.

  13. Heather M says:

    Happy birthday! 🎂 I've made 3 pairs and have a 4th on the needles just now. I'd like the spring or summer yarn please. And thank you for sharing your skills so I can be more confident in my skills 🙂

  14. Anonymous says:

    I am a newbie who fell into knitting my first pair of socks when I saw some sock wool on offer from a craft site. I started my first pair at the beginning of April and now just finished my fourth (but have wool for 5 more!). I love the sock along and the basic pattern is brilliant. Julie West

  15. Kath says:

    Happy birthday! Wow over 13k pairs made, just shows how fab your pattern is x Another 3 pairs made by me last year 🧦🧦🧦

  16. Tsai says:

    Congratulations on all your successes, Christine. Very well deserved. Since May 2020 I have knitted 6 pairs of socks. All gifted! Thank you for helping me on my sock journey. Tsai x

  17. Mangle173 says:

    4 pairs of basic socks, and Autumn Leaves, please.

    Happy Birthday Winwick Mum Sockalong! Well done, and, thank you.

  18. Nanpantanpeach says:

    What an achievement Christine! It's so lovely knowing you are always there to help whether through the tutorials or the groups. I have knitted three pairs of your socks in the last year and I would love the summer sunset sock yarn.

  19. Claire says:

    Just completed my very first sock and currently shaping the gusset on its neighbour…so that'll be half a pair from me in 2020! The great thing is I bought the wool and needles years ago to try and knit socks but at the time my attempt was so bad I gave up. Then in April 2021 after finding your Sockalong pattern, posts and videos I got that wool out all over again and succeeded. Yeh! Can't wait to buy some multi coloured wool to knit my second pair because plain beige is really not my thing. Thank you for all the content mentioned above which has successfully started my sock journey.

  20. Liz says:

    Technically 2 pairs, but more likely 4 (I used the eye of partridge heel for 2 pairs). The Winwick mum basic sock pattern tends to be my go to, as I always have a hard copy to hand, saving me from the screen! I really like the 'Spring' colourway, as it really encapsulates the colours at the moment; glossy bluebell leaves, pale primroses, grass green and the like.

  21. Carol Fieldhouse says:

    Two pairs since last year- one a Basic pair and one a Basic pair using a pattern that I bought- but didn’t fancy their socks pattern, so I used yours!!! I also have four single socks knitted and ready to have their “pair” done… so I don’t get bored!!

  22. KJ says:

    I can’t believe how fast time is passing, happy 6th birthday! Since last year I have knitted 6 pairs but only 1pair for me, I am lucky to have such amazing knit worthy people in my life. I would like the Autumn Leaves colourway please, I would keep these for me lol
    Karen John. 🎂🧶🎂🧶

  23. Anonymous says:

    On to my second pair, from the other side of the world, New Zealand. Love the autumn colours yarn. Thanks. CARLA

  24. amanda says:

    Well done happy birthday i just made 2 pairs basic socks i was trying your other patterns love all the colours winter is my favourite
    Amanda izzard (mayo Ireland)

  25. Anonymous says:

    Hi! I'm Jean Fenton and I've made 6 pairs using your pattern �� my favourite yarn is wildflower but I love all of your collection

  26. Anna says:

    The sockalong socks on! I knitted two pairs over the last year because thanks to you I could also try more complicated socks now. I’m wearing my blue Winkwick Mum socks right now, actually! I love all the colours but feel very much like Spring right now, so that’s what I would choose.

  27. Dawn says:

    I have knitted 12 pairs, and on my 13th now – super addictive hobby! x Happy Birthday x

  28. SueC says:

    Hello Christine and Happy 6th Birthday! Well done on a brilliant job! I made my very first pair of socks using the sock along in November and I’m now on my 10th pair! Spring yarn would be my choice please.

  29. Shirley Liderth says:

    I have knitted one pair of basic socks, but am trying some with a pattern now. I would be happy with any yarn ��

  30. Caro Bates says:

    I've knitted 11 pairs of socks since May 2020. One pair on the needles at the moment. So glad I found the Winwick Sockalong FB group and the Knit&Natter. I've made some long, some short. For grown ups, kids and one as part of a set for a baby! Family and friends are on the waiting list for more! My favourite ones were in the Silent Night WYS yarn for Christmas 2020. So pretty…

  31. Book Squirrel says:

    Since May 2020 I have knit 24 pairs of socks. In between knitting for family and friends and baby knits for a baby bank in Stratford E15 which is very close to my heart. If I won I’d like the autumn yarn please.

    Happy Birthday!

  32. MrsCraftyMoo says:

    I have knitted 8 pairs of Winwick socks since May 2020! Really helped me to have something to focus on this year in times of anxiety (and lvoely to wear afterwards!) – thank you for the fab pattern! I'd love to win the blue a winter Icicles yarn. Sally Cowling

  33. Craftywitch says:

    Happy birthday winwick mum 🥳 four pairs knitted since May last year, all for my new partner !! But in the two years I have been knitting them, about 20, all for family and friends, the next pair are for me !! Love sunset or autumn in the new colours, here’s to many more years of winwick mum ! 😊 Lyn x

  34. SueC says:

    Congratulations Christine – 6 years wow! I’ve made 10 pairs of Winwick Mum socks since November 2020 – never made socks before, now addicted! Spring yarn would be my choice please.

  35. Esskay Dee says:

    I started knitting your socks last October and it's been a huge pleasure. I kept the first pair for myself but I'm on my seventh pair having given all the others away to family members. They are treasured! I love knitting socks so much – thank you for sharing your patterns so freely and every best wish for the future x

  36. Crazy sock lady says:

    I have knitted 2 complete pairs using the sockalong pattern, cos I love it. I have 2 different socks that are each waiting for their 2nd friend to be knitted. Any colour yarn – I love them all

  37. Anne says:

    Hi Christine – congratulations on six years!!! I have so far knitted 3 pairs of basic socks. One was good enough to give to a friend for her birthday (although I found it hard to part with them!!). I have also just finished a lace pair for my daughter and am so pleased with how they turned out. If I won I would love the Winter Icicle yarn. Thank you for such clear instructions- I would never have knitted socks without you!
    Anne

  38. Pam says:

    Happy sockalong birthday. I enjoy all your blog posts. Just one pair completed and another on the way. My eyesight is poor so the clear and simple instructions really help me. The Autumn Leaves wool would be my choice please. Best wishes and many thanks, Pam

  39. Rachel Williams says:

    Happy birthday Winwick Mum Sockalong, & thank you Christine for holding so many pairs of hands & persuading us we could knit socks. I’ve knitted 1 pair of basic socks since last year but I use your recipe with lots of patterns. I particularly like the autumn & winter yarns.

  40. Kirstie Lynch says:

    Sadly only one pair. Had plans (and yarn!) for more but get life!

  41. Val says:

    Well, Christine, I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't even started knitting socks yet. I read your blog and admire your socks, but knitting on four needles frustrates me. I so want to make some socks as yours are so beautiful, and I have sock-envy, but I need really big push to get started. Can you do that for me? 🙂 Val

  42. Polly says:

    1 pair ….not yet finished! I intend to knit everyone socks for Christmas. I am happy to take any yarn!!
    Happy birthday.

  43. Lisa's Pine Notes says:

    Congratulations! I'm the slowest knitter ever, in two years I've been knitting I've made 2 1/2 pairs all with your pattern. I hope to keep up the tradition of 1 pair of socks a year to keep track how long I've been knitting.

  44. Tzarina says:

    Happy birthday! Think it's 5(heavy on the ish!). The Autumn Leaves looks lovely!

  45. Polly says:

    1 pair. Not yet finished! I am going to knit socks for everyone for Christmas!! Any wool is acceptable. Happy birthday. Anna

  46. Anne says:

    2 pairs. Spring or autumn please.
    And thanks so much for the pattern and guidance.

  47. Louise says:

    Happy 6th birthday. I think I have knitted 4.5 pairs of socks. Summer or winter yarn please

  48. SueB says:

    Happy Birthday!! I’m about to cast on my first pair hopefully successfully while following your book after seeing all the lovely photos and colour combinations.🤞🏻🧶 (I would like Autumn Leaves or Spring green please)

  49. Wainwright and Wright.Co says:

    Congratulations Christine, I always recommend your tutorial to novice sock knitters, it's so straightforward. I've knitted 5 pairs.
    Caz

  50. Samantha Joryeff says:

    I'm knitting my first pair. No doubt there will be many more!

  51. TeamWorrall says:

    Happy birthday! I've just cast on my 4th of sockalong songs. My mum is obsessed with them and asked me to make her 20 pairs, so I'm trying to get cracking! This is such a lovely blog, I've recommended it so many times! I'm not fussed on yarn colours as I'm a big fan of a surprise!

  52. Ciara says:

    Halfway through my first pair of basic 4ply doing TAAT. I would love the Spring Green. Congratulations on your 6th birthday, your online resources are fantastic!

  53. addiebabe says:

    I only started sept 2020 (but have been knitting for far longer than that, just never managed socks before!). This pattern is the best – happy sock along birthday! Now at pair #10 and loving it!

  54. MandellaUK says:

    I’ve knitted one pair, and would choose Winter Icicle.

    Happy birthday Sockalong, and thank you Christine. I was late to the party and only found you this year when a friend wanted to knit his first pair of socks. Since then I’ve not only enjoyed the pattern and bought the Super Socks book, but loved being a part of the supportive and fun Facebook groups – one of the nicest places to hang out online, such a joy in lockdown. Here’s to many more years, and many thousands more pairs of socks.

  55. Helen Lynch says:

    I have been a member since the very beginning, I have made 10 pairs this year and no sign of slowing down!

  56. Ginger says:

    5 pairs for me, 4 of which have been in the WYS bird yarns for my husband who is now a handmade sock snob lol. I love the summer sunset x

  57. Unknown says:

    I've never had the courage to try knitted socks- only crocheted ones. But I'd love to try!! Cathy. Sydney Australia.

  58. Mynx says:

    Happy birthday Sockalong! I’ve just started my first pair and trying to come to grips with dpns. Your tutorials are easy to follow. If I had to choose the yarn it would be Autumn leaves as it will take me till autumn to finish this pair!

  59. Michelle Gladwish says:

    Aww I share my Birthday with you too – thats made my day x I have knitted lots but since May 2020 I have made 27 pairs xx love the Spring Green xx

  60. Anne Rees says:

    Happy 6th birthday. I've knitted 6 pairs of socks most as Christmas presents. I would choose the Autumn yarn xx

  61. Pj says:

    3 and a half pairs of winwick mum socks this last year❤️ Autumn yarn please

  62. Jenny says:

    Happy Birthday Sockalong!!! Congratulations!! I'm still making my first pair of basic socks, having found you during lockdown. I love the autumn yarn. Thank you ��

  63. CraftyBee says:

    I've done 1 pair, and only very recently. Plan is to do more.
    I'd be happy with any of the season colours, as I don't have any of them and plan to get them all at some point ��

  64. CMott says:

    Happy birthday! Socks are my portable knit and I am forever grateful for your pattern in getting me started on socks. In the past year I have finished 14 socks, 3 in the basic pattern. I would love to win the autumn ya.

  65. Shelley Young says:

    I found sockalong in January this year and took forever to knit my first pair (it seemed) but was hooked and am on pair 4 with enough wool for at least 6 more pairs. Thankyou for all your help and well done on the 6 years.

  66. Patricia says:

    I am a new sock knitter and have knitted one and a half pairs but that does not include the number of times I have had to undo a sock to get it looking as it should! If I include those I have knitted about three pairs at least in total!

  67. thestitchersnook says:

    Happy Birthday.
    I think I’ve made 18 pairs. This includes a few I’ve made as gifts.
    I love the Winter Icicle colourway

  68. Karen says:

    I started in lockdown last year and have knitted 12 pairs from the basic pattern. I always wanted to knit socks but couldn't master it before buying the basic book. So pleased I can now do it. Thank you for your help.

  69. Carrie197 says:

    Happy Birthday! Congratulations! And thank you for all that you have done.I'm still on my first pair but have lots of yarn lined up for more. I'm so enjoying knitting socks and its all thanks to you for getting me going!��

  70. Karen says:

    0 pairs since last May because I have moved on to having fun with Robin and falling leaves but I still use the tutorial especially for Kitchener stitch

  71. Grens36 says:

    Happy 6th birthday. I don’t know what I would have done without you. 10 pairs I have knitted never having knitted socks before. I love knitting them now I think I like Autumn closely followed by winter then summer and last spring but I love them all really

  72. Jade Angell says:

    Happy Birthday!
    I’m so glad that I found your SAL. I cast on my first pair in January and have since made 4 and a half pairs adapting the sizing each time! I am currently knitting sock 2 of my 5th pair
    Thank you for such a fab resource 🧦

  73. Marie Foulk says:

    Happy birthday!
    I’ve done 42 pairs since May 2020

  74. Gaynor White says:

    Happy Birthday! I have made at least 15 pairs since last May (one positive to come out of Lockdown means lots more knitting time…!) and I always have a new pair on the needles. I would love the SPRING colourway. Thank you from the bottom of my ever-increasing stash for your tutorials and help…sock making truly is one of life's greatest pleasures. ❤💜🧡💛💚💙

  75. Christine says:

    What an amazing 6 years! I’m only on pair 3 at the moment. Loving the WZyS colours and hoping eventually to get the hang of Kitchener stitch!

  76. Jane Ainscough says:

    Congratulations on your 6 th sock knitting birthday.The basic sock pattern is my go to pattern still and brought comfort to so many family and friends. I have completed 13 pairs over the last 12 months. Thanks again Christine for all you do and if I was lucky enough to win please could I have a ball of the autumn colourway, thank you x

  77. Unknown says:

    I am on my third pair. After my Mum passed last December I inherited all her crafting things. I could crochet very well but had forgotten how to knit. She had taught me lots of crafts as a child.
    I took up her needles and along with the sock along I relearn my mother's favourite hobby. I am now addicted.
    Helen x

  78. Bex3183 says:

    I only recently discovered your sockalong and so far I have made 2 pairs and just started my 3rd. I find them so easy to make and has also encouraged me to start knitting more (I used to only crochet)
    I like all the colours so any yarn is good for me!
    Thank you for creating these wonderful patterns

  79. Anonymous says:

    Wow 6 years! 7 pairs in the last year. Love the new yarns. Autumn is my favourite.

  80. Jenny says:

    Congratulations and Happy 6th Birthday! Every year I say I'm going to learn how to knit socks and, thanks to your wonderful blog, 2020 was the year I did it! Since May 2020 I have completed 2 pairs from your basic sock pattern and getting ready to cast on a 3rd. Autumn leaves would be my colour of choice
    Thank you
    Jenny Livingstone

  81. Ruth says:

    I'm on my fourth pair this year, still learning and experimenting. I'd love winter icicle and summer sunset🙂

  82. Tuatara says:

    Congratulations on your milestone. I have made 12 plus a half made pair of socks for myself (and 3 pairs for my grandson if they count) since last October. Your clear instructions have made my journey very smooth and I wonder why I didn’t try sock knitting earlier – probably listened to people I shouldn’t have!
    I love all the WYS sock yarn colours.
    Christine Dodgson, Suffolk

  83. Poppypatchwork says:

    I have knitted 5 pairs mostly for Christmas gifts, please pop my name in the winter giveaway, thank you.

  84. Snipe1201 says:

    Two pairs. Any yarn would be greatly appreciated.

  85. Susanna Locati says:

    Happy birthday! 😊 I think I have knitted about 6 pairs this year, but I'd have to recheck to be sure! All your yarns are beautiful but I think my favourite is Spring! Thank you

  86. Melanie says:

    9 pairs; Congratulations on all you have achieved. You have been an inspiration to so many of us starting our sock making journies. I’d love the Winter Icicle or Sping Green yarn if I am lucky enough to win.

  87. Elaine says:

    8 pairs, and thank you Christine for helping me get started knitting socks during lockdown. Sadly you didn't tell me how addictive it is, or did I miss that? I'd like Summer Sunset, please. Yorkshire Yarn for a Yorkshire lass.

  88. Joanne Boden says:

    One pair for me! Thank you so much for making the pattern available for free online and making such a helpful community Facebook page! Joanne Sarah

  89. Becca Gulliver says:

    Happy Birthday Sockalong.

    I've completed 1 pair of socks since May 2020.

    If I am lucky enough to win I'd like the summer sunset colourway please 🙂

  90. Pat Williams says:

    Happy 6th Birthday 🎂 I hope you've celebrated with cake and a cuppa. I had to go to my photo library to check (my son thought it would be a good idea to keep a yearly album of what I knit during the year, turns out it's quite a lot!) and since last May I've knitted 18 pairs of basic socks. What can I say? It's been a long year in lockdown and I made socks for Christmas as they were easier to post to family we weren't allowed to visit. Thank you for your blog, it brightens my day when it arrived in my in box.Regards, Pat Williams

  91. Susan says:

    5 pairs in the last 3 months since I found the Sockalong, including a child's pair. Been knitting for 50 years and this is the first time I have enjoyed socks!
    Autumn is my favourite (as I already have Spring and Summer waiting in my stash!)

  92. Mrs aeo says:

    Good morning Christine thank you for creating such a wonderful knitting experience. I cast on my first ever pair in December 2020 and am now on pair number 6 ! I would very much like the Autumn yarn if I am lucky enough to win. Thank you.

  93. Wendy says:

    Happy Birthday- I'm currently on my 5th pair – size 11 for my son, my 6th will be a size 9 pair for his girlfriend. I'm totally hooked on sock knitting and can't imagine not knitting them now.

  94. Gill C says:

    Happy Birthday. I have made 7 pairs. I would love the Winter Icicle please.

  95. Unknown says:

    Since last May I’ve knitted six pairs of Sockalong socks. They kept me sane during all the lockdowns. I would love the Winter Icicle yarn.

  96. Gill C says:

    Happy Birthday. I have knitted 7 pairs . I would love the Winter Icicle please

  97. Ruthietwoshoes says:

    I'm just about to cast on! I've only knitted one pair of socks so far and although they turned out OK, I'm going to try your pattern, I have a feeling I'll get on better. @ruthietwoshoes13

  98. Reading Mummy says:

    I knitted my first pair of basic socks in August 2020 and have knitted TWO pairs of basic socks since then. I have knitted a total of 9 other pairs to other patterns since then but I always use the basic sock instructions for heel flap and turn, gusset and toes. Thank you for your fabulous easy to follow instructions 😊

  99. Chris says:

    I’ve made 6 pairs (2 given as gifts) but then got ‘hooked’ on crocheting Lucy’s blankets so haven’t made any for a while. Funnily enough, I ordered 2 balls of WYS sock yarn only last night to start more socks! I already have the Super Socks Book, which I can highly recommend.
    I like the Winter Icicle please.

  100. Andrea says:

    Congratulations on your 6th Birthday. I have knit 2 pairs of socks in a sock along. Your wool new wool colours are lovely.

  101. Melanie says:

    9 pairs. I’d love to win and my favourite yarns are Spring green or winter icicle. Congratulations on all you have achieve. I has been a privilege to learn from your tutorials and patterns. I am continuing my sock making journey now by trying the ‘easy cable’ pattern from your catalogue.

  102. Margaret says:

    Happy birthday! And thank you. Two years ago I had never knit a sock but found your brilliant tutorial- and never looked back! I always have a pair of socks on the go. Since May 2020 I have knit 5 pairs of your basic sock pattern. I need to try to up my game now – I fancy your cable pattern. Watch this space.

  103. Unknown says:

    Hello, I've knitted 3 pairs with the sock a long pattern since May 2020. Thank you for making it so accessible, how lovely it is to knit a pair of socks! Happy Birthday x

  104. Knitsfrommysofa says:

    Happy birthday! 6 years… so many socks!! I love your basic pattern and have knitted my first socks with it this year during lockdown…
    I've mad 4 pairs.
    I love the winter icicle colour x

  105. Unknown says:

    Happy birthday to you, I found his great group in January of this year. The pattern and videos have been a godsend and since then i have knitted 7 pairs. One with a design feature lol.. I love the summer sunset wool

  106. RhianPennant says:

    Penblwydd Hapus – just casting on my first pair since 2019. Spring yarn please. Diolch

  107. madlady says:

    6 pairs I think spring yarn please

  108. Susan Rayner says:

    Congratulations on a very Happy Six Years!! Just love everything about the Sockalong and the Knatter and the patterns and the lovely company!! I think I have knitted about 10 pairs – sadly I tend to give them away as fast as I knit them and don't keep good track! They included one pair in 6ply!

  109. Anonymous says:

    Happy Birthday I started knitting last year and on my 4th pair. Crochet has taken a back seat very addictive!! Loving the blues. Estelle Hollis

  110. Helen Tawn says:

    Very happy birthday! I've made 5 pairs (1 for me, 4 as Christmas presents) and would love the Autumn leaves yarn. Thanks for all your hard work, resources and wonderful blog.

  111. Evelyn says:

    Congratulations Christine! I've not yet plucked up courage to knit socks despite reading your blogs and following the Winwick Mum facebook pages. Maybe now is the time? I'm more of a dk knitter. Winter Icicle for me please. Evelyn (Kent)

  112. Unknown says:

    Congratulations on 6 years of Winwick Mum Sockalong. I found you completely by accident late last year when browsing the Black Sheep Wools site. I hadn't knitted socks for 40 years but was totally inspired by your incredibly clear instructions so I bought a small circular needle and some wool. I've managed 2 pairs so far and I plan to carry on. I really enjoy reading your blog. I would choose the summer yarn, if I were lucky enough to be picked. Jacqui Birnie (Warrington)

  113. Marion says:

    Happy birthday Christine. Wow 6 years has flown by. Well I've knit 25 pairs using your basic sock pattern and I have to say that 13 pairs are mine 😂 think I'm a bit obsessed with sock knitting. I started knitting socks not long after you bought out your basic sock pattern and I'm so pleased that I had a go as now I just can't stop knitting socks. Love Marion Handsley xxx

  114. Paul in N15 says:

    2 pairs finished. P03S01 on the needles.

    Thank you so much, Christine. I’d be happy with any of your yarn designs.

    (Apologies if duplicated post – I tried to preview initial message and disappeared)

    Paul in N15

  115. Coconut says:

    Congratulations- 🎉 Just finishing my 3rd pair! I taught myself to knit at age 10 using string and a pair of pencils! But the notion of knitting socks was inconceivable to me until this last year and here I am at age 72 and I’ve learned to knit socks because of your simple to follow pattern and the Sockalong group! Thank you! I would be thrilled to win Summer Sunset! Thank you for the inspiration and joy in every knit and purl. Knitting and baking sourdough were truly my lifelines during the pandemic lockdown. – Kat Maeda (south California USA)

  116. The Puddle Stone says:

    Congratulations Christine, I’ve been with you since the start, but in the last year I’ve knitted 34 pairs of socks and I have two more pairs as WIP on the needles, I’m truly addicted! I like the summer sunset colour best of your new ones, thank you! Lissie Wales

  117. Manny says:

    Happy Birthday. What a lot you’ve accomplished! I am a newbie at sock knitting and have found Super Socks invaluable. I am on my fourth pair and loving it. I love all your different coloured yarn equally and would be thrilled with any of them.

  118. Penny says:

    Very many happy returns. I am knitting my first pair from your pattern which I hope will be the first of many.

  119. Jan says:

    Thanks so much for creating the patterns. It's kept me relatively sane over the past year. I've made at least 17 pairs. I'm much better at making them than recording what I've made. 🙂

    If I'm lucky, I'd like the Autumn Leaves colourway, please.

  120. Becky B says:

    I've managed 3 pairs of your fabulous socks, as a crocheter im so proud of myself and it's all down to your amazing instructions! Love the spring colour.

  121. Stellarknits says:

    Happy sockalong birthday! In the last year I knitted 10 pairs of the basic pattern and I currently have one pair on the needles plus the summer pattern too! Basics are always my go to when I want a project to knit in the car or at the hospital! 🥰 I’d love the spring colour way please as I gifted the pair I knitted and want some for me! 🤣

  122. Fudge says:

    It would appear that I have made 13 pairs of socks since May 2020 with another set on the needles as I type! Not bad for someone who only learned to knit socks March last year!

    Happy Birthday Sockalong

  123. Unknown says:

    Hello Christine, and happy 6th Sockalong birthday!
    A total of 9 pairs for this year. All destined for Christmas presents.
    If I were lucky to be chosen as a prize winner, I would be delighted with any colour yarn, they are all fabulous.
    With my best wishes,
    Mandy M. Xxx

  124. okeydoughkee says:

    Happy birthday! I used your tutorial for my first ever pair of socks and it was invaluable. Even if I am knitting another pattern, I tend to refer back to your tutorial to do the heel. I am a pretty slow knitter, so have only made one pair this year. However, I have just got some Hue Loco yarn from a friend and that will become my next pair.

  125. Emily says:

    I knitted my first ever pair (for myself) this year, and I'm almost done my second pair (for my bf). I'm hoping to make lots more for parents/friends. Thanks for writing such a lovely tutorial!

    If I win, I would like Winter Icicle please.

  126. Anne says:

    Hi Christine- congratulations on six years!!! I have knitted 3 pairs of the basic socks – 1 pair I have reluctantly given away as a gift. I have just finished a lace pair for my daughter that turned out really well. If I was to win I would love the Winter Icicle yarn. Thanks for making the instructions so easy to follow, Anne.

  127. fluffy says:

    Happy Birthday !!!!!!!!!!!
    I am on sock no 8 since aug 2020 ..
    thanks for all your info and pattern
    blue is 1 of my favorite colors
    congrats on 6 years .. Debi Canterbury

  128. Carol Ann Copp says:

    Hi Christine, I’ve made five pairs this year. Each pair is like coming home!

  129. Shelly says:

    Happy Birthday. I have knitted 3 pairs. X

  130. Julie T says:

    Happy birthday to the sockalong! I'm working on my 4th pair since learning socks from your tutorials in December 2020. Thank you again! Summer sunset is my favourite of the seasons 🙂

  131. CTJ1973 says:

    Happy birthday. I have knitted 3 pairs. Two were the basic pattern, one were the basic pattern as ankle socks. I am on my 4th pair now. They are fab to wear on the sidelines in the cold at football and also for something to do at football when I am meant to be watching my 16 year old play.

  132. tink says:

    Happy Birthday, thank you for your patterns, i am i reckon on about my 50th pair of socks, i think i am addicted,good job my girls love em!

  133. Kate says:

    Happy sockaversary! Your sockalong helped me knit my first sock ever. And I always recommend it to others who are thinking about knitting socks. It's fantastic.

    In the past year I've knit 13 pairs using the basic pattern. Lucky for some 😀

    Winter icicle would be my colour of choice 🙂

  134. Angela M - Garden Tea Cakes and Me says:

    I'm on my second pair of socks. I'd like the lovely icicle blue yarn please.
    Can I just say I love Kitchener stitch 😀

    Angela

  135. Kazc59 says:

    I've made 4 pairs since may 2020, and been adventurous enough to try a very lacy outlander sock pattern too. Thanks Chritine for helping me through those early days when I thought I'd never get one sock done!!! All the yarn is lovely so I would be happy with a lucky dip. Xx

  136. Karen Evans says:

    One pair – my first ever pair of socks and my knitting pride and joy!

  137. Flavoursafloat says:

    Wow 6 years!. Im a relative newbie then because I started knitting my first pair of Basic Socks a month into the first lockdown in the UK. Since then I've knitted 15 pairs!! Must be an addiction going on there. Some have been for me or the SOH. Some have been presents last Christmas and some I gifted just because I could. I wouldn't have got this far if it wasn't for the Sockalong tutorials. If I'm lucky enough to win I dont mind which colour yarn. I'll let you choose. Here's to the next 6 years!

  138. Kristi D. says:

    Congratulations on 6 years and I am thankful to have found you 4 years ago. I do many other patterned socks now, but still fall back on the Basic Sock from time to time and always use heel flap and gusset method. I knit 2 pairs of the Basic Sock since last May. I love the Winter Ice yarn. Thank you, Kristi D.

  139. mbgmonkey says:

    Many Congratulations Christine and thank you for all the help you have given us all. I wonder how many thousands you have helped over the years? I have knitted 5 pairs of basic socks and as many shorties. My favourite is Autumn Leaves x

  140. Vicki says:

    Congratulations on six years! Sad to say I'm only on my first pair. I would love the Winter Icicle yarn!

  141. Tashaknits86 says:

    I am just starting! I would like the pretty blue ball! Congratulations on 6 years!!!!

  142. Pam Ralston says:

    Happy Birthday!I've knit 2 pair following your tutorial and used several more times on parts of other socks! Thank you! Love all the yarn colors. I would choose winter ice.

  143. michelle says:

    happy happy birthday Sock a long

  144. Nichola C says:

    Wow 6 years! I have completely knit 1 pair and I will soon finish my second! The sockalong tutorials are brilliant. I love the Winter Ice yarn (and Summer sunset too)!

    Thank you, Nichola C

  145. Doodlebug Gail says:

    Congratulations Christine!

    You know I love your patterns and always prefer to knit a plain pattern with pretty wool. Knitting socks keeps my anxiety at bay and gives my hands something to do – when I refer new knitters to your blog I'm always so pleased when they come back to me to tell me that they've accomplished their first pair of socks.

    I have knit : 10 in fingering weight and 5 in 6 ply for a total of 15 pairs since July 2020.

    Enjoy your Bank Holiday today and if I am fortunate enough to win I'd choose the pretty Autumn Leaves colourway.

  146. Jo Williams says:

    Gosh has it really been six years! Happy Birthday Winwick Mum, I joined the FB group when I got made redundant in 2015 and had time on my hands for learning something new. I had knit before but crochet was my thing. That 1st sock changed all that! I didn't make many socks last year as I had a tub full, but Christmas and the pandemic changed that and I needed and easy project to work on over a very strange festive season. So this year I'm on pair 18. I always use my version of your basic sock pattern as I learnt very quickly patterned socks are lovely to look at but not comfortable to wear (for me anyway) so if it ain't broke why fix it! Happy Birthday Christine and thank you so much, you really did change my life and helped me in ways you would never know. Thank you

  147. Treva Epple says:

    Happy 6th Birthday!! I have made 3 pair since this time last year. I made my first boot socks this year and love them! The fall yarn is so beautiful!!

  148. Claire says:

    Happy Birthday Sockalong!
    I think I'm on my 6th pair this year (Lockdown knitting!) I'd love the summer yarn, although I'd be delighted with any of them.
    Claire

  149. KatiaB says:

    Congratulations on 6th Birthday! I have knitted 1 pair of socks, my very first! Am planning 3 more for my family. I would love to get Spring green set and Super Socks book.

  150. Kindred Crafts says:

    Happy birthday!!
    I had a quiet sock year as I've been making more time for spinning.
    My total for this year is 7

  151. Jen Heald says:

    Jen Heald….I've made 15 more pairs in the last year. Can't believe it's six years!!!Summer or winter yarns
    would suit me best.xx

  152. 1 more stitch says:

    I am so happy you published all of this over the 6 years. I haven't been knitting too long (a few months over a year), and I always look for the basics first before I do the fancy. I have one sock on my needles, but I'm not worried about finishing because your instructions are so good. I can't wait to finish my socks and wear them with pride. Also, I really love to read your blog. I walk with my dogs and I can always relate to all of your stories. Thank you for all that you do. I love the Winter Ice yarn.

  153. Helen Irwin says:

    Congratulations on your Sixth year, I can't believe how fast it's gone!
    I've made 3 pairs of basic Winwicks since the last count. I like all the yarn colours, but Autumn is my favourite x

  154. Avie says:

    Happy 6th Birthday Sockalong! Six years of knitting joy you have given people Christine – that’s quite an accomplishment in this current miserable old world. I have knitted half of one sock! It ground to a halt when Janice died and also because I was at the heel turn and my brain froze. In the last week however, I have given my sock-self a stiff talking-to and have turned the heel and am now shaping the gusset, all stitch-markers in place and amazingly, so are the stitches! Am so proud of myself and grateful to you and the marvellous Sockalong family I belong too. Am now doing starting something I never thought I’d be able to do – build a sock-yarn stash. Thank you Christine (Summer Sunset is gorgeous). Avie xx

  155. Unknown says:

    Happy Birthday i am half way through my first sock xx

  156. Tiffany McLean says:

    I’m still on my first sock. I’m just practicing on a square to build my confidence up (especially fixing mistakes) as I’m a more confident crocheter.
    All the colours are fab but always drawn more to the autumn colours

  157. Lapis says:

    Congratulations!! I have knitted probably 10+. Some of my family love my socks. It is so lovely someone appreciate my work!

  158. BD_Twenty5 says:

    Congratulations on 6 years �� I'm just about to start my first pair of socks for myself. Only made Christmas stockings before so hopefully it won't be too much harder. Any colour would be lovely to try ����❤️��

  159. Bethany says:

    Hello and thank you Christine! Since I discovered the sockalong last year I’ve knitted 6 pairs 😁 I would love the Autumn Leaves wool, I think my husband would enjoy a pair in that colour scheme! 🍂

  160. Teresa S says:

    Going to start my first pair soon….never knitted socks before.

  161. aspiemum says:

    I've knitted 5 pairs. Icicle blue please.
    I never thought I'd be able to knit socks but then I discovered your amazing sockalong. Happy 6th birthday

  162. cjkeil says:

    I am still trying to get up the nerve to start my 1st socks. I really want to knit a pair but am still afraid. If I am chosen I would like the autumn colors.
    Cheryl cjkeil@msn.com

  163. elaine allerton says:

    Congrats , christine,,,,, I have knit about 10 pairs!!! The basic is my fav , especially with all the fun yarns,,,, elaine

  164. Jane says:

    Happy Birthday
    One pair on the needles and one pair finished as a gift in Jan.
    Any colour is fine
    Thank you

  165. irune says:

    Happy birthday!! Mine was yesterday😊
    Those prizes you are giving away are incredible. All the colours are really beautiful, I couldn't choose only one😉

    I have knitted more than ten pairs since May, most of them gifts for family and friends.
    I always have your Super Socks book next to me, it's so easy to follow the instructions!!
    Thanks a lot for your blog.

  166. Maddy says:

    Happy Birthday. I have made 3 pairs of socks in the last year and my colourway would be Autumn, thank you.

  167. Anonymous says:

    I’m ashamed to say I’m still on my first pair of socks (I was doing them in your last giveaway, so over a year in the making ☺️). There always seems to be something else that needs starting and my poor socks get shoved to the bottom of the basket. But I love your sock tutorials – so easy to follow and understand, and even better – free! Xx Claire Carter (Worcestershire)

  168. Leemari says:

    Happy Birthday! I do not know how I discovered you and your book but it has been life changing. I have knit 5 pairs of the basic socks for my daughter. I made a copy of your instructions and travelled from Florida to Alaska and Canada knitting socks!
    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with all of us.

  169. Jackie says:

    Congratulations. I've knitted three pairs since May 2020. So glad I found your blog and started on my sock journey.

  170. SuseSmith says:

    Congratulations 🎉🎉 what an achievement, I have been struggling for a while now on the heel into the foot, even after watching your tutorials. Have lost count of how many times I have undone in the last year. Let's hope, if I win, the book helps me along, would love to finish a pair 🤞💗. Blues or autumn are my fav colours 💙🧡

  171. Amanda says:

    Happy blog birthday 🎂🥳 I bought WYS collection sock wool at Yarndale in 2019, then I wanted a lockdown challenge and taught myself using your blog and YouTube videos. I've done 9 pairs so far! I saw you debut the Winwick Mum collection on Yarn Lane TV, the Spring Green makes my heart sing and I'd like to try the cabling as well! Thanks for all you do!

  172. CelMac says:

    Happy Birthday!
    I am attempting my first pair.
    I love the winter icicle.

  173. The Carters says:

    Happy birthday Sockalong! I’ve knitted 2 pairs of the basic sock pattern. Thank you so much for taking the time to write it and your other patterns(which I’m working my way through right now).

    My name is Heidi Carter and if I was to win I would love the Spring yarn 😊

  174. Unknown says:

    Happy Birthday Blog, I have knit six pairs of basic socks since May 2020.
    Easiest and best written pattern yet. I love the Autumn Leaves yarn, but they are all lovely. Thank you for your socky wisdom!

  175. Jeanne Bryan Insalaco says:

    Wow 6 years! It was with your help that I learned to knit socks. I’ve knitted 2 pairs in past year and have TAAT on needles now. I’d love the spring green. Happy Birthday 🎂

  176. Unknown says:

    I have knitted 4 pair of socks using your Basic sock pattern since last May. I always use your pattern. They are simple and feel good on my feet. Thankyou!

  177. Asha V says:

    Hi Christine, Happy Birthday Winwick Mum. My sock knitting went on the way side due to lopsided 'heeling' repeatedly. My break is over and I will start a pair with your tutorial and upload a picture if I finish it. Thank you for all your encouragement to your followers.

  178. Unknown says:

    Hello Bet here. I started making socks this year so since May 2020 I have made 8 pairs of Winwick Mum basic sock, all with WYS yarn. I just ring the changes so each pair look a little different. As to the colour of yarn I would like if I won. Any they are all so lovely. Thank you for starting this group, I would never have had a go at socks without your tuition, and I have knitted for 60+ years. Thanks Christine.

  179. Claudia says:

    I've found your blog last year. I couldn't figure out the pattern I was using so was looking for some help and found your instructions which helped a lot. I've done three pairs and currently are making the spring pattern with the new yarn. Socks with cable on! I'm very proud of myself that I managed that, just the second one now…

  180. jderouin55 says:

    Happy Birthday 🎂. I have knit 1pair

  181. Lorelei says:

    Hi Christine I am newish blog reader and I love your daily musings – they are a joy to read in these dark times. I have finished one pair and cast on a second pair. I would love to have wool in purple colourways

  182. Unknown says:

    I have made 10 pair of socks. My family loves them and I love your pattern.
    Thank you.
    Judy Knorr

  183. Pat says:

    Just starting my first pair using your instructions. Have used other patterns with mediocre results.
    So far, I’m loving your pattern. I love the Autumn Leaves colors!
    Happy Birthday

  184. Anne says:

    Happy Birthday! I have knitted two pairs of socks. I love the winter yarn but would be very happy with any.

  185. Elizabeth Brown says:

    I've made 3 pairs since May 2020 – one using your basic DK boot socks pattern for my husband and two using your basic 4 ply pattern for me (with your instructions for contrast cuff, heel and toe). Thank you for your clear tutorials. I might try your easy lace socks next. If I were lucky enough to win one of your prizes I would like Winter Icicle please. Elizabeth Brown

  186. Jeanne says:

    Love your podcast. I have knit one pair of Sockalong socks -hoping to start the Seasons set soon. Love the Ice blue colorway. J

  187. Anonymous says:

    Good Morning from Canada. Love your blog posts even though they make me jealous of all the lovely wool you can get your hands on. I am working on my 3rd pair of socks and my favourite colour is Summer. Sharon Middlehurst

  188. Penelope says:

    Dear Christine, happy birthday to the sockalong! Your basic pattern taught me to make socks some years ago, and I still rely upon it. Thank you for the Kitchener Stitch instructions – so useful! I love the Autumn Leaves colour.

  189. Sharon says:

    Good Morning. I am currently working on my 3rd pair of socks. I love your blog posts even if they make me a little jealous of all the lovely yarn that you get your hands on. I would love the Summer yarn if I was lucky enough to win.

  190. Cate G says:

    Hi Christine, I love you basic socks. Last year I made about 6 pairs not to mention all the other ones.
    Was great to meet you at Yarndale 2019, hope to get there again when we all can.

  191. helena says:

    Since last year I have knitted 6 pairs of basic socks. So far this year I have knitted 18 pairs of walking socks. You have a lot to answer for!

  192. Judith says:

    Hello Christine. I discovered your book last year and made a pair of basic socks for myself before Christmas and am now making a pair for my husband. The book has helped me a lot ��. Thank you. I would choose the Autumn colour.

  193. Unknown says:

    Happy birthday!! I am about to start my first pair of winwickmum socks yay!!! Can't wait! I love the autumn colours if I won, gorgeous colours!

  194. Unknown says:

    I have knit one pair of sockalong socks since last May, would love to have the spring green yarn 🙂

  195. Angeline Schnare says:

    Pairs of socks: 6.
    Yarn choice: Winter or Autumn.
    The only pattern I use for socks: Winwick Mum basic sock pattern.

  196. Shell says:

    This year is my first sockalong, I’ve been tempted by the lovely Lucy from Attic24.

  197. Margie says:

    Haven't been doing as much knitting this year as I did the year before so am still working on my first pair. Have learned the 2 at a time, so no one sock thing! Happy Birthday and Take care

  198. Berji's domain says:

    I am thrilled you took on the challenge of creating an easy- to -follow tutorial on how to knit socks and were generous to make it free. I've made 3 1/2 socks following the basic pattern to date. (The other half is getting cast on today.) I love both the spring green and winter icicles yarns. The colors are gorgeous!

  199. Unknown says:

    Hi, Happy birthday to your baby. I have knitted one pair since May 2020. I knitted another pair before then and I'm just about to start my third pair. Thank you so much for holding my hands along this journey. X

  200. ale says:

    i worked 10 pair of socks with circular needles and one with dpn (it's not for me) now i'm trying to do more and i finished a pair of socks with braid and i have started one with a lace pattern

  201. Anne J says:

    Happy birthday!
    I’ve knitted 4 pairs of adult socks and 3 pairs of children’s ones!
    I love the new WYS seasons yarns – if I win I’d knit myself a pair as vey note knitted myself a pair during the last year!

  202. Jo cav says:

    Happy birthday! I have made 3 pairs since I found sock along in August, first items I have knitted since I was a kid! Such an easy to follow tutorial, I was so happy with myself when I made my first sock, I thought I would never manage to complete 1 let alone 3 pairs, thank you xx
    I would love to knit a pair in summer sunset for my husband.

  203. Unknown says:

    What a wonderful thing to celebrate! You were so generous to help me understand how to use your tutorial to recreate a Christmas stocking from one my mum knit many many years ago! Since then, I really got the knitting bug and I've been so anxious to start knitting my first pair of socks… likely to cast on some time this month or next. You're so supportive and inspiring. The Summer Sunset is my favorite of your beautiful yarns!

  204. Briana says:

    Happy Birthday! One pair of socks in progress…work is getting in the way. Surprise me on the color. Briana Ruckart

  205. Unknown says:

    Knitted two pairs for small person! Always love reading your cheery posts and gardening tips. Keep making sock knitting fun and thank you, Ruth W. Spring has Sprung so let's your birthday celebrate with Spring shades! ;

  206. Claire says:

    Wow, congratulations on going strong for 6 years! I only started socks less than a year ago, guided by your advice and will admit my basic sock count stands at a woeful one. I made my first pair for my mum but then moved onto challenging myself a little more with patterns and the Christmas 2020 designs (couldn't resist the whole kit and caboodle, although I'm still scared to attempt Robin). Five pairs in now but all in the spirit of Fearless Knitting you advocate, although I'd argue every pair is a sockalong as each is grounded in the tutorials on your blog (I trust those more than patterns that can be rather…odd!). I too am deeply grateful for this resource and your kind advice.
    Long may the Sockalong thrive! My next pair will be from the Seasons pattern book (wonderful!), with your blog as an open tab on my browser as ever (forever wishing I had it on paper��) -it truly is an invaluable reference point for those woolly-brained moments!
    And what a prize! All that's missing is the biscuits.

  207. Grain of sand. says:

    Happy 6th Birthday. After a shaky start I have knitted four pairs, first pair don't have identical toes, second pair had the gussets going off at a tangent but got help from you, third pair I am delighted with and fourth pair so confident I did them for a friend. Itching to get started with a new pair. x

  208. Jan Maier says:

    I've never knitted a pair of socks but long to do so. I'm scared though. I've been a beginner knitter for several years with various life altering changes getting in the way. I've followed your blog for a couple of years. I love the way you write about knitting and your day to day life. Truth be told, I'm an Anglophile stuck in Connecticut, USA!

  209. Jan Maier says:

    PS. I'd take any season of yarn! Whatever it is will be my first socks!!!!!

  210. Skylark says:

    Well, this is a happy coincidence! I've only just found you (from Lucy aka Attic 24) and joined the Sockalong FB group (which is how I found out about the giveaway). I've downloaded the pattern, read the prep posts and ordered my yarn and needles. So as soon as they arrive I will be venturing into my first pair of socks which I hope to make for my daughter's birthday in June. If I was lucky enough to be chosen as a winner, I would like the Autumn Leaves yarn colourway. Thank you so much – what a fab idea! ~ Stef Adams

  211. jetset says:

    Happy Birthday! I found your blog in the past year when I was upset with how a pair of socks turned out and decided I needed my hand held on re-knitting them. I became a mom shortly before the pandemic started so I'm still finishing my first pair of socks whilst juuggling my little one but am already planning the next pair! Ideally in Spring Green from winning your knitting package 🙂

    So happy to find you and this community, happy knitting! Jessica aka jetset

  212. Charmaine Goddard says:

    Happy birthday! I stalked your page and bought the e book about 5 years ago… and FINALLY last year in October I cast on my first pair! I think I am on pair #6 or #7 now and still loving the basic sockalong pattern! Thank you so much for this awesome blog, book, space xxx

  213. Beverly says:

    This year I have knitted two pair and one sock with the other 1/3 of the way done. This is my favorite sock pattern. I have tried others but frogged because I didn't like them. That blue yard is gorgeous. Happy Birthday Sockalong.

  214. Unknown says:

    I have knitted 3 pairs of warm socks for my daughter-in-law who is currently having chemotherapy treatment and gets very cold feet. Happy Birthday and thank you for the cheerful posts throughout the past difficult year. All the colours are lovely, but Summer Sunset please.

  215. karen says:

    Happy birthday! Love seeing all the beautiful yarns knitted into socks. I have my yarn and needles and am ready to get started. Any colour yarn would be greatly appreciated, your colours are lovely

  216. Unknown says:

    Hi! Christine, what a lovely give away. I have knitted one pair of socks since May, i need to make more, I love the look of the Spring Green yarn xxx

  217. Skippersue says:

    Hi Christine! Happy birthday! I only discovered your amazing Sockalong in December. Since then I’ve knitted 9 pairs. It’s my birthday on Sunday and I’m hoping to receive more sock knitting goodies. If I was lucky enough to win one of your fabulous prizes I would love Winter Icicle. Thanks for the chance x

  218. Blk says:

    I love your pattern and have knitted 12 pair since last May. I love the sea color or wildflowers. Happy birthday and my wishes for many more!🎂

  219. Roz says:

    Happy birthday. Sadly I haven't had the chance to make many socks this year. Despite Covid-19 I just can't seem to fit everything in. I can't believe it is May already, where does the time go to? Anywhoo, I have managed one pair, plus one and a bit socks. I keep trying to alternate it with a shawl I am knitting, but after a bit of a disaster with a crochet throw, having had to frog at least 8 rows, I am even further behind than I should have been. Oh well, tomorrow is another day……. it is another day I hope! 😉 I love the spring green, but if I win I would be more than happy with any of them.

  220. Margaret Jeffrey says:

    Three quarters of the way through my first sock – getting towards the "be brave" part!
    Love the Spring Green choice. Congratulations on bringing so much pleasure to so many people!

  221. Lyndle says:

    Congratulations Christine! What a great journey! I just recommended your tutorial to someone yesterday who’d tried another pattern and got stuck,
    I’ve knitted my first 3 pairs of socks this year and am about a dozen rows awayfrom finishing my 4th. I love all the colours but Spring is my favourite. What a great set of prizes!

  222. Anonymous says:

    6 years – wow. I've made 3 pairs since finding your wonderful blog. If lucky, my husband would love the Spring green. Thanks, Jill

  223. Lisa Cooley says:

    Happy Sockalong birthday Christine. Thankyou for your wonderful pattern and support. Learning to knit socks has literally enhanced my life so much and fills me with joy. I joined last October and am amazed that I am now knitting my 18th pair of basic socks. I love the summer and winter yarn. xx

  224. ClairePowisHR says:

    Happy 6th Birthday! I think I have knitted 5 pairs and not all for me. I love the bright red colour wool best. I love happy socks!

  225. The other Lynne says:

    Happy 6th birthday. Wow I can’t believe it is that long I’ve been enjoying your blog. I’ve only managed 1 pair this time as I had a lot of other knitting stuff on the go. How ever I have my sights on a few more once I get this “grand baby “, knitting out of the way. The icicle blue is a lovely colour. So is the green fields. Thank you

  226. knitty44 says:

    Hi Christine. Congratulations on your "6th" Birthday. That has flown by. I am embarrassed to say I am still knitting my first pair.Just need lots of practice, my challenge for this year. Your prizes are brilliant. I would be happy with just the badge that so looks like a mini chocolate bar, it's gorgeous. Thank you for all your help and encouragement Christine. Good Luck to all your members🤞👍😊 xx

  227. Anonymous says:

    Happy 6th Birthday, I am a sock newbie, just one pair made and I'm onto the second. Autumn leaves is a lovely coloured yarn. Sarah E

  228. Pippa - SewWelsh says:

    One pair in reality but I’ve celebrated as if I’d made a dozen! I’d love to try a pair in Winter

  229. Alexiel says:

    Hello, Happy birthday sockalong to you too !!! I've only knitted two pair of sockalong socks so far since I discovered your masterpiece only last fall. I plan on doing a pair of Basic 8 ply socks for next winter and try your wonderful new 4 seasons yarn but with the patterns book and I haven't found it in France yet.

  230. Unknown says:

    Happy Birthday Sockalong. I've knitted my first pair of lovely socks. Can't decide which yarn – they are all gorgeous!

  231. Unknown says:

    Hi Happy Birthday
    I started last year and have made 3 and a half pairs of sockalong socks and just casted on the 2nd sock of the 4th pair.
    I would love to win Spring Green wool for the Fresh Shoots pattern to make my first cable socks from

  232. Sandra Dain says:

    Happy birthday to this wonderful group. I have knitted 28 pairs of socks since May 2020. Your pattern is great. I sell the socks in a cooperative I belong to.

  233. Karla Morones says:

    Hello! Happy birthday! I am a little embarrased to say I have not knitted any socks since May 2020. Actually I have started several times but I get so intimidated by the heels. I try to find help online and there are so many different types and I've gathered they all have their ups and downs. I believe though if I win any of your prizes that would definitely give me the motivation I need to finish a pair of socks. I love all the colors.

  234. Unknown says:

    Happy birthday! I knitted two pairs and gave them to my son’s girlfriend for Christmas. She won’t take them off and wants more so I’ll have to get my needles out again. I know she’d love the Autumn leaves colour way. They were the first socks I had ever knitted, so thank you for giving me the confidence and guidance.

  235. Claire H says:

    Happy birthday Sockalong! Long may you continue. Knitting socks is an ongoing habit of mine now and it is to the original basic sock pattern that I regularly return though I do use other patterns. Most of the socks I knit are given away – they are a blessing for the feet. As for many pairs I have knitted – that is a difficult one to answer because I cannot remember how many pairs I knitted. I reckon about six pairs using the basic pattern. WYS signature 4ply has become my favourite sock yarn – such beautiful colours that compliment each other so well! I have indulged in some of the Winwick Mum sock yarns too. I used Wildflower and Brightside to knit socks for friends with cold feet while the original Fairy Lights (without the sparkle) went down really well with the females in my family and I still have enough of the yarn left to knit to knit myself a pair for next Christmas! Thank you for promoting sock knitting and creating such clear instructions and patterns. Without your resources, I would never have discovered the joy of knitting socks. x

  236. Gillian says:

    I have made two pairs of socks thanks to your basic sock book. One pair for me and one for my hubby. He liked them so much he wanted another pair which I have almost finished. So that's 3 pair. They helped me through a difficult time during lockdown, as did reading your blogs. Love them. Winter or autumn colours are my favourite. I am truly hooked on knitting socks. Small circular needle next challenge. Thankyou for the lovely blogs.

  237. katrit says:

    I am on my seventh pair since last May! I love your pattern and its my go to. I have it printed and in every sock project bag. I can't thank you enough for all the tutorials and help I needed at the beginning of my sock quest. 🙂

  238. Jennie says:

    Happy Birthday 11 socks here this year!!

  239. diaryofadizzygirl says:

    At the moment – half a pair. I started them, got to the first half of the foot and then realised that they didn't fit and after all the problems I'd had, I suspected that the yarn was telling me that it just didn't want to be socks. So, I've frogged them back to the ribbing and re-knit with another yarn.

  240. Anonymous says:

    Happy Birthday! I have cast on for a pair of socks since May 2020, but have not
    gotten much further. I will get going this year. Lynn B in IL

  241. Melissa says:

    Happy Birthday!!! I have knitted 2 pairs and have a third on my needles, though I'm branching out for the heel on the new pair. My mom wants to learn to knit socks so I sent her the link to your tutorial. She'll be getting needles and yarn for Mother's Day.

    I love the winter color way.

  242. Rosie Gear-Hollis says:

    Hi Christine, happy sock a long birthday.I have completed 3 pairs of socks since last May, with four more pairs in progress. If I should win I would love the autumn colour please. Keep on doing what you are doing thank you.x

  243. Regi says:

    Hello, So glad I found these blog posts as I am getting ready to cast on my first ever pair of socks. I love the summer and winter colors. Thank you ever so much for a chance at the give a way, but more so for the outstanding tutorials.

  244. Gui Trigo says:

    Congratulations on your success and achievements! Your journey is long and plenty of emotions and you definitely deserve all this recognition 🤩
    Thanks for another giveaway! If I'm the lucky one, I think I would like to knit my GS a pair of Winwick Mum socks with Autumn Leaves – and this would be my first pair since last year, because I usually go for complicates patterns

  245. Gabi says:

    Wow I can't believe this has been an active group for six years, that awesome! I'm almost finished with my first sock and super excited for it, now I want to make all the socks. I think Spring Green or Autumn leaves is my favourite colourway. Anyway, Hello from Australia!

  246. Unknown says:

    Hi. 😊 Happy birthday. I am currently on my 26th pair since May 2020 (first knee highs) I had some amazing support through your sockalong Facebook page with my first pair in 2019. I may have a little addiction. Hahaha.

  247. Paddy Garrett says:

    Isn't it amazing how things can snowball! Congratulations on all your success! I only use your basic pattern and have knitted 12 pairs over this past year, starting with 2 pairs for my sister who came for a ten day recuperation visit in late summer, I'm in South Africa, and got stuck for 3 months because of the lockdown! She felt the cold very badly and really needed warm socks.This was my catalyst and included some scrappy socks too which was good fun.Sadly,I cannot buy your yarn in South Africa as I do not know of any stockists who keep it!

  248. Lynne Chinnock says:

    Happy Sockalong Christine.
    I’ve been knitting since I was 8, but now at the grand age of 66, I’ve discovered SOCKS ! I am so addicted I’ve just knitted 9 x pairs of your easy 1st socks since Christmas….plus 2 x pairs of shortie socks, all given away to family & friends , I raised £125 for my Versus Arthritis Charity, I just wanted to say a very big thank you xx

  249. Hersham Girl says:

    Hi Christine, Happy Sockalong Birthday! I have just cast on my second pair of socks, and could not have finished the first without your excellent tutorials 😁. If I were to win an don’t mind which colour I have as I love them all xxx

  250. Rachel M says:

    Happy Birthday Sockalong! I have knit 4 pairs of basic socks and the 5th pair is currently on the needles. Thank you so much for creating such an easy to follow tutorial, as you say you really do feel like a superstar when you get to wear your own hand knitted socks

  251. NIC says:

    6 pairs for me this year without variations on the pattern.

  252. Mary says:

    Hooray for you! I have bought your first book and several skeins of your yarn – except the new collection as it seems to be stuck on a ship but I’ll keep looking. I haven’t started any socks yet. I’d love the spring or summer color ways.

  253. Unknown says:

    I was lucky enough to find Winwick Mum via Lucy (Attic24). I started in Nov. 2020 and have completed 7 pairs of multicoloured socks so far. I love it, thanks to your fab tutorials. The autumnal colours are gorgeous.

    There was a young mum from Winwick,
    Six years ago she gave us the pick
    Of a plethora of knits
    For socks that fits,
    That young mum from Winwick.
    She called it the Sockalong,
    We followed it like a song,
    Now we have plenty of socks,
    That nobody knocks,
    From that young mum from Winwick!

    Debbie S.

  254. Raelene says:

    Happy Birthday WM Socks! I've only made 1 pair. No matter what I just can't love making socks. Perhaps next winter my daughter will complain of cold feet and I'll churn them out. Thank you for all of your hard work and love for us.

  255. Sarah Murray says:

    Happy 6th birthday! This is my first year with you but I'm so happy to have found your fab sockalong as I'm new to sock knitting. I'm still knitting my first pair but I'm half way there, I have one sock. Thank you for the very generous giveaway. I would be happy with any yarn as I would be happy and surprised to just win 🙂

  256. knitty44 says:

    Hi again Christine. Forgot to mention in my first comment, that if I am a winner, I would love the Autumn colours yarn. 😊 xx

  257. Arty Beginnings says:

    Hi, Happy 6th Birthday to Winwick Mum Sockalong. Knitted my first ever sock in October from your very easy to follow sockalong instructions, loved the process and challenge so much that I made 2 more, and 2 more pairs from your cable patterns. Your goody bag would come in so useful – love your summer sunset yarn 🙂 Rachel x

  258. Linda Philp. says:

    Happy birthday. Thanks to your clear instructions and no fuss pattern I have become an evangelical sock knitter, sharing the joy with several craft friends. You are to sock knitting what Delia Smith is to cooking and Mary Berry is to baking. Praise where praise is due! 7 and a half pairs have been completed. Winter icicle would be my first choice, however would be honoured and very grateful to receive any of the colourways.

  259. Yvonne MacBeath says:

    I knitted 1st pair for myself then a longer foot pair for my son n finally a short pair for his partner with the left over wool Knitted another pair with sparkle Christmas yarn & 2 shawls with Silent Night sparkle 4 pairs done
    Yvonne MacBeath

  260. Unknown says:

    I have made 9 pairs of basic socks, currently doing myself a pair, I loved the rum paradise, one matchy matchy pair and one random, with contrast heel and toe, used the whole ball, no waste, love the magic loop too, many thanks for your help and support

  261. Unknown says:

    I discovered your pattern in lockdown 1, as I rediscovered knitting and am now addicted to sock knitting. I've just completed pair 11 of your basic socks – most have been given to very happy friends and family. I've used WYS yarn, Opal, Regia, Drops and even some hand dyed Riverknits striped with WYS. Going to try some shortie socks and then some easy cabling next, as it might be time to branch out a little. I've also introduced my sister to your pattern and she's done 1.5 pairs so far. Rachel in York x

  262. Unknown says:

    Hi, I have my first sock on needles, need to turn the heel but keep being distracted by other things, like cardigans for my baby niece!! Is that a good enough excuse not to have finished? I also need to find some time to sit undisturbed and work out how to turn the heel. WYS keep bringing out such lovely colour ways.

  263. Meg says:

    Happy 6th Birthday. I have just cast on and finished the ribbing of my first ever basic socks in Autumn Leaves and am wondering why I've never tried before. My next choice will be Winter Icicle

  264. Simone says:

    Happy Sockalong Birthday!
    I’ve always wanted to try knitting socks, so sadly my sock count is zero (but I learnt to crochet a few in December). However this year I am determined to give it a go and not let other people put me off. I’ve gotten as far as purchasing some second hand circulars and will use sock yarn from my crochet endeavours for my first inevitably wonky and uneven pair. Your Autumn sock yarn is lovely (they all are) and is likely how long it will take me to finish one sock! May the knitting spirits be with me. Thank you for providing valuable information and having a nice blog to read. -Simoné R-F

  265. Unknown says:

    5 pairs so far. The Spring Green colourway is perfect for this time of year.

  266. Cumbriancaff says:

    Happy Birthday! I finished the second sock of my very first pair in May 2020. Since then I have completed 3 more pairs trying different needles and yarns and have almost completed my first pair of TAAT. I love the autumn leaves colourway 🙂

  267. Rada says:

    Happy 6th Sockalong Anniversary Christine! I found your Basic sock pattern in January 2021 when I searched for an easy sock pattern. I like yours because it is easy to follow and contents some smart details. I have knitted one pair following your pattern and now I use it to re-knit a pair which I knitted long ago but could not wear because the shape was strange and didn't fit my foot. Your pattern fits my feet well. Thank you! I like Autumn leaves yarn most, but both Spring and Winter are great colours and would make me happy. Kind regards Radana.

  268. Judith says:

    1 pair and just casting on another. Autumn leaves is my choice of wool

  269. Jennie Carlow says:

    Started in October, 2020, and on my 12h pair thanks to your wonderfully clear pattern! Winter would be my yarn choice (already bought summer and autumn) Thank you Christine.

  270. Unknown says:

    Wow, thank you I was really helped by reading this

  271. happy hooker says:

    Sorry, only just caught up with your posts. Happy (belated) birthday Sockalong! No new socks knitted this year, too many other things going on, but plans to unpick a pair that have developed holes in the toes and re-knit them. Waste not, want not! xx

  272. Hersham Girl says:

    Hi Christine, Happy Sockalong Birthday. I finished my first pair of socks earlier this year using your excellent tutorial, and have now cast on my second pair 😁. I have found that socks are perfect to pick up in between larger projects. If I am fortunate enough to win I don’t mind which colour I have as I love them all. I can’t choose so you can choose for me xxx

  273. Kerrie says:

    Happy birthday! I'm on my second pair.

  274. Unknown says:

    I was lucky enough to find Winwick mum via Lucy (attic24). I started in Nov. 2020 and have completed seven pairs of multicoloured socks so far. I love it, thanks to your fab tutorials. The autumnal colours are gorgeous.

    There was a young mum from Winwick,
    Six years ago she gave us the pick
    Of a plethora of knits
    For a sock that fits,
    That young mum from Winwick.
    She called it the Sockalong,
    We followed it like a song,
    Now we have plenty of socks,
    That nobody knocks,
    From that young mum from Winwick!

    Debbie S.

  275. Webbpots says:

    To add to my last attempt to post, I like all the yarn colours 😜

  276. Louise says:

    Happy Sockalong Birthday! Your basic sock pattern tutorial is so easy to follow, I’ve used it several times. Since last May I have made two and a half pairs of basic socks. I love all four yarn colours, with a slight preference for Autumn. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us, take care, Louise xxx

  277. Jan Rose says:

    Happy 6th birthday … I have knitted 4.5 pairs since May 20 & without you I’d still be knitting on single pointed needles and have a seam…now my socks are seamless!! so thank you x

  278. Anonymous says:

    Congrats on 6 years. Because of your great tutorials I make alot,(I mean alot) of socks for my family. I even made "mother/daughter" for Christmas for youngest son's wife & baby. I think I've made around 6pair this year with more to go�� would love the winter ice yarn. Don't ever stop teaching us your secrets to the "perfect sock" pattern.
    Jennifer from oklahoma

  279. Anonymous says:

    Hi Christine! Maribeth from New Mexico-USA I don't remember how many pairs I said last year, however I did finish one pair, still a few socks in progress. I have your lovely book & pin��
    The summer yarn is do pretty. Currently I have the A B C cowl in the works in purple. I was do happy to be able to learn socks from you. Happy Birthday sockalong

  280. Laura says:

    I am a fairly new knitter, I have just made 2 pairs x

  281. Unknown says:

    I'm on my first pair. I've knit socks before but this is my first time with your pattern. I love all the colorways!

  282. Hafsa Mahmood says:

    Happy Birthday 🎂
    I have knitted 3 pairs since May 2020.
    I wud like to thnku for ur Facebook group and tutorials ❤️
    Luv Hafsa Ahmed

  283. Josephine says:

    Happy Birthday Sockalong, and congratulations Christine! I’ve finished 2 more pair of socks, but without you I’d never have even finished my first one. Thanks so much for all you do. My favorite of the Seasons yarn is the Winter Icicles.

  284. Meg says:

    I'm working on my first ever pair following your tutorial (just started the heel flap!). My friend and I made it a goal to learn how to knit socks this year, and I've already promised I'll make some more for my family. Thanks for writing such a clear and easy to follow tutorial! Splitting it up by different types of needles is SO helpful.

    If I win, I would like Autumn Leaves please.

  285. selina says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the SOCKaLONG & CONGRATULATIONS!
    6 years wow, i've knit several Winwick socks but only one basic with one just started recently (have to admit, plain are faster to knit)
    BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE
    thanx for sharing

  286. maya says:

    🎉Happy birthday to the Sockalong! I love this pattern and I’m casting on my first pair of basic socks since last May. Your tutorial has given me the confidence to try all sorts of different socks since my first pair a few years ago, but I always come back to the basic socks. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge so generously. I love the Spring Green and Summer Sunset equally!

  287. Anonymous says:

    Hi granjinx here. Happy Birthday Christine. Many thanks for all your help. I have knitted 10 basic pairs, one easy lacy, and yet another pair on the needles. Can't stop��. Any socky prize has to be a good prize. Jean Sturtivant.

  288. Unknown says:

    Happy 6th sockalong birthday Christine!

    I have not knitted as many socks, by a long way, as the last time I entered, but I have completed two pairs of Winwick Mum socks in the time period. I have tried other patterns, but always check back to the Winwick instructions when in doubt, to keep me on the right lines. In that sense, there is a definite legacy for me, both in terms of a constant reassuring reference point and in terms of getting me on the sock knitting path for life. Thank you Christine!
    Were I lucky enough to win, I would like the Autumn leaves colourway – I just love the autumnal colours in whatever I am knitting.

    I don't think this will appear as anonymous, but just in case,
    Angela Kimyongur
    Happy Birthday and thanks again!

  289. Wendy W says:

    I am on my first pair, a friend recommended you. Summer sunset is my favourite.

  290. PatT says:

    Oh hope i win! Happy birthday 🎂 I’ve made 9 pairs this year. Always got a pair on my needles.

  291. Mel says:

    Happy Birthday Winwick Mum Sockalong! I'm knitting my first cuff down sock and really enjoying it! I've knitted my heel flap and russet and have got to the point where I'm about to start decreasing for the toes. I really love the yarn second one in from the left. Its gorgeous. Thanks so much.

  292. Janet says:

    Congratulations on 6 years of helping everyone to find out how much fun it is to knit socks. I have made 5 pairs and love the Winter Icicle colour.

  293. Ce says:

    Happy 6th birthday! I'm still working on my first pair of socks! I love the winter icicle yarn!

  294. Unknown says:

    Happy birthday sockalong! I've realised I haven't knit any pairs of the basic pattern in 4-ply, but I've knitted 2 pairs in DK yarn and 1 pair in 6-ply.
    I find I still rely on your basic pattern for any patterned socks I knit. Effectively I work out the pattern for the leg & patch that in to the Winwick mum recipe for cuff, heel and toes.
    Thanks for the pattern, tutorials and inspiration.
    Heather
    (My favourite colourway is the winter icicle)

  295. Linda says:

    Congratulations! I have knitted 6 pairs of socks and taught two sisters to knit, one of whom has knitted her first pair of socks. Knitting is a relaxing pass time and I love the little round needle method. Thanks.

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