Giveaway: Happy Feet

happy feetCongratulations to winner Dot!

Sock knitting is a lot of fun, and having a variety of different kinds of socks — as well as leggings, leg warmers and other warmers for the feet — is great, especially when you’re a knitter and get to play with all of those designs.

Cathy Carron went a little wild with variety in her new book, Happy Feet, which is the giveaway prize this week.

The book includes 30 patterns of just about any style you can think of, from standard crew socks to knee-highs and thigh-highs, socks without toes for showing off your manicure and without heels and tows for doing yoga. There are long and short legwarmers, slippers and fun designs of every stripe.

For your chance to win this book, leave a comment on this post before the end of the day Sunday, April 13. I’d love to know whether you’ve knit socks before and if you have, if you have a favorite pair. Right now my favorites are a pair of toe-up socks because they probably fit me the best of any sock I’ve ever knit.

Thanks for visiting, commenting and sharing, and good luck!


  1. Linda says

    Just started my first pair of socks, but I’m getting a little confused now that I’m at the heel (toe-up). Would love to get some help and inspiration from this cool book!

  2. Judy Cornell says

    I have knit socks but never for myself. Perhaps with this book I will. Thanks for the opportunity.

  3. Teresa Knittingdancer says

    I have never knitted a pair of socks. My sister has knitted me 3 pairs I love wearing them. I would love to win this book for my sister.

  4. Maxine Miller says

    I have loom knitted a pair of fair isle socks for my great grand daughter that turned out well. My favorite socks are the ones I am loom knitting that are my own fair isle pattern of flowers. Eventually I want to learn to knit with needles to make socks.

  5. says

    I’ve knit a lot of socks and generally love the toe up gusset heel ones. Don’t really have a single favorite pair.

  6. kim says

    Almost everyone in my knitting group knit socks, I have been afraid to try, maybe this book will help conquer my fear!

  7. Pat says

    I am a sock addict. Every pair that I’ve ever made for myself is my favorite…until the next pair comes along.
    I’m sort of stuck on my tried and true top down method,but I’d love to try some others. I’m trying to build up the courage to try 2 at a time toe up.

  8. Chrissy says

    I am obsessed with knitting socks! I will be knitting socks for all of my friends this year.

  9. Joanne Mohr says

    I have knitted 2 pairs of socks, maybe the book would be the boost I need to knit more.

  10. OHSue says

    I love knitting for my feet! And this book would be a wonderful treat for me to win.

  11. says

    Knitting socks has been on my to do list for years…have tried a few times and never got it down pact…despite people saying how easy it is…maybe this time is the charm! I sincerely hope so cause these socks are all so much fun looking and believe me, I need some fun in my life right now!

  12. JO says

    I would LOVE to win this!! As a beginner knitter yrs ago I tried a sock & it ended up HUGE so I haven’t tried again. But just yesterday I told another knitter I think I’m ready to give it another try because I hear so often that once you wear hand-knit socks you’ll never want anything else!

  13. Cynthia W says

    I have knit socks before! My problem is that I have SSS, but I’m still going to try to make more!

  14. Pam Bivens says

    I haven’t knit socks, but I have a friend who loves knitting socks, so I’ve got to try it!!

  15. HawaiianLibrarian says

    While we don’t need to wear socks in HI for warmth, they sure do make our stockinged feet stylish. Mahalo for the op to win this book for our public library.

  16. Iryna B. says

    Hi and thank you for the book!
    I knit socks mostly with thicker yarn. Usually it is cuff-down socks on 4/5 dpns.
    For smaller weight yarn I’d go to knit them on my machine. Love it!

  17. Lee says

    I just took out a library book on learning to knit socks! I am looking forward to learning! thanks!

  18. Lorinda says

    I haven’t been knitting all that long so I haven’t done socks yet but my good friend and mentor told me that I have all the skills I need now, so that is my next quest!

  19. Theresa says

    I have always wanted to learn to knit socks. I was going to take a workshop this winter but the snow cancelled it out.

  20. Michelle says

    Wow! How awesome, I love the booties on the cover! I’ve never knit socks before, but want to try. I’ve made so many hats…this is the next logical item that isn’t knit flat…

  21. Nicole Sender says

    I’ve knitted socks before and my favorite is a bulky denim colored work sock.

  22. Doreen says

    I like knitting socks as presents and am so dying to make the piano key socks for my sister, a musician!

  23. Jessie says

    Toe up. I usually don’t use a pattern, but it is good to use patterns sometimes so you can learn different techniques, I use sock books for inspiration.

  24. Diana T. says

    I’ve not knitted socks yet… but I have already chosen a few sock patterns I will make!

  25. says

    I’ve knit two whole pairs of socks — the first pair took 3 years to finish lol– and would love to knit more. This looks like a fun book, thanks for offering it.

  26. says

    I love socks – they are so so fun to knit! I think my favourites are a pair of Monkey socks by Cookie A in hand-dyed yarn :)

  27. Laura Mackenzie-Hawkins says

    I don’t know why but I’ve never even tried! My sister Crochets and has made us some Gorgeous Socks. I’d love to have a go as with being Smallholders we spend a lot of time outdoors and true pure wool socks just can’t be beat. First a pair of fine knit Pure Cashmeres. Then a pair of chunky thick Lambswool or Shetland Sheep wool Long Welly socks. I have Raynauds Syndrome so keeping my feet warm is a must.

  28. Ronnie Gosnell says

    I would make these socks year-round and give them away as Christmas presents!

  29. Judith (from Israel) says

    I used to knit socks for my daughter and her friends and they’d put them on and “skate” around our living room floor in them.

  30. asteride says

    Knitting socks is addicting! I prefer to knit sweaters or accessories but I tried once and I loved it.
    asteride on Ravelry

  31. Carmen says

    I’ve only made one pair of socks but I enjoyed enough my goal is to make socks for my family this year (I really need to get going on that – thanks for the reminder!)

  32. Shelly says

    I just knit my first pair of socks in the last year, and now I’m hooked. I like trying new techniques and patterns.

  33. teresa w says

    I’m only just learning to knit socks I’ve only just gotten past the toe, I’m very slow at it still, of course it doesn’t help I’ve changed just about everything I could about the pattern.

  34. says

    I have actually been on a sock-knitting kick lately. I collected so many pretty skeins, and figured I better use some up (so I can buy more…).

    I like starting from the toe up because I can maximize using the yarn that way. I’m trying to a bunch of different short-row heel techniques. I think the next one I might try is Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel.

  35. Jess says

    The second pair I knit. I didn’t have a real pattern, just some guideline chart from a German website, but they turned out beautifully.

  36. says

    I can’t lie–if I won this book, I’d promptly give it to my ultra-cool friend Elizabeth who is knitting her way through graduate school. She is whimsical and quirky enough to really enjoy it!

    Thanks for the giveaway!


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