Olympic Giveaway 1: The Sock Knitting Kit

the sock knititng kit giveawayHello, freebie fans, and welcome to the first giveaway of the Craft Gossip Olympic Giveaway! I thought I’d start things off with something really fun that I know, sadly, I am never going to use, so it needs to get in the hands of someone who will.

This is The Sock Knitting Kit from Chronicle Books. (That link is to the publisher’s website.)

The kit includes:

  • a 64-page book with sock knitting tips, techniques and patterns for six socks
  • a skein of yarn that I think is supposed to be enough to knit the socks pictured on the cover (though there is only one color, a kind of greenish blue)
  • 5 steel double-pointed needles, which logic dictates should be size 3 US (3.25 mm)
  • all in a slightly smooshed but still useable cardboard box with a cute ribbon handle

If my sample of the kit weren’t mashed up, this would be a great gift. Instead, let it be a great gift for yourself, especially if you don’t know how to knit socks yet!

To enter, leave a comment on this post. Tell me about your sock knitting experience, if you have any, or why you want to learn, if you don’t. This giveaway will be open today only and I’ll have another one for you tomorrow! Good luck and enjoy the Games.

[Photo by Chronicle Books.]


  1. Beth Walker says

    I dont know how to knit socks, but it would be fun to learn because I have large feet and finding cute socks is almost impossible. :)

  2. Candice Klasen says

    I knit toe up socks on 2 circs because I had trouble getting top down to fit.

  3. joyce says

    I have only tried to make one sock and it came out way too big. I have yet to try socks again, but they are on my bucket list.

  4. Karen Murphy says

    I made 1 pair of socks a few years ago during a sock knit along that went very very slowly so that everyone could keep up. It was for people who were new at sock knitting. This looks like a great kit with all the things in it.

  5. Anne Marie says

    I’ve knit socks before, but could certainly use some more practice and instruction.

  6. says

    i have knit several socks but always use the same pattern. it would be nice to change it up a bit with that book :)

  7. Dorothy Smietana says

    Would love to win this kit so I can learn how to knit socks. I need something to challenge my mind.

  8. Julie Runova says

    I have never knitted socks before, but would love to learn. I have two kiddos and one on the way and I would love to master sock knitting so I could keep their footsies warm:)

  9. Sandy L says

    Hi! I’ve never knitted socks with a heel, but I’m game to try – thank you for the chance to win this kit!

  10. dianne killeen says

    Great giveaway,would love to be able to knit socks,thanks for the chance x

  11. says

    I would LOVE to learn to knit socks since I’m always wearing them, regardless of the weather. They also make great gifts.

  12. Kathrynn says

    I have tried many times to knit socks but haven’t had ant success yet. Hopefully I could win this kit and have better success.

  13. Lisa McClellan says

    I would love this book! I am knitting socks now, but only have 1 pattern. Thanks for this giveaway!

  14. Colleen McCaffrey says

    I would love to learn how to knit socks, so far I have been afraid of trying. Thanks for the chance.

  15. Stephanie says

    I love knitting socks. They are the perfect portable project and I always keep one-in-progress in my bag for time that would otherwise be wasted (like standing in line at the store, or before a movie starts, etc). I’m always looking for more patterns, and of course can always use another skein of yarn!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Delores says

    I am a novice knitter, but I would love to learn to make socks. I am the type of learner that needs a book to help me along, so it would be fantastic to win.