Back in January 2011 I started a wonderful mitered square blanket using leftover scraps of sock yarn. There was a small group of us on Ravelry working on similar projects; we swapped yarn leftovers and enjoyed lots of online chat and encouragement. For some reason, I haven't worked on this project for a very long time. I don't really know why, as it was so satisfying. It was easy to complete a square in an evening. Thanks to some very generous yarn swappers I also have a lovely selection of sock yarn to choose from.
So I have decided to re-launch this project and I am inviting you to join me.
I have written up my "Sock Yarn Patchwork Recipe" and it is now available as a free pattern on Ravelry: Sock Yarn Patchwork Recipe. Here's the download link: download now. The pattern is also on Craftsy. It's available in English and French.
Big thanks to Libby from Truly Myrtle for proofreading the pattern for me.
You'll see from the pattern that it's a really simple "recipe". You don't have to make a blanket. You can make a scarf, a cushion cover... whatever you fancy.
Each square uses up a very small amount of sock yarn - a ball about the size of a walnut. So if you'd like to get involved with a little sock yarn swapping and sharing, as well as lots of online chat and encouragement, hop over to the iMake Sock Yarn Patchwork Ravelry thread. I am hesitating to call this a knit-a-long as it's the sort of project I am likely to be knitting for the next few years... but if you'd like to join in then it would be great to hear from you. I have lots of yarn to share.