Chrissy Gardiner designed and knit her Hurricane Socks after the devastating hurricanes in the summer and fall of 2008. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the pattern went to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
Since the storm called Sandy caused such great damage on the East Coast, Gardiner is ramping up her fundraising efforts again, and has pledged to donate the full $6 pattern cost to disaster relief efforts when people buy the pattern through Ravelry (that’s the link above) from now through the end of November. (Ignore that part on the page about helping earthquake victims; I’m sure it just wasn’t properly updated.)
The pattern is worked top down and involves stranded knitting to make the white hurricane motifs on a blue background. The pattern isn’t so literal as to be creepy, and it is an easy way to support a good cause and get a cool knitting pattern to boot.
You can learn more about the pattern on Gardiner’s website, but remember to buy through Ravelry for the donation to count.
[Photo by Chrissy Gardiner.]