There are so many things to love about my crafty hobby, but one thing that I particularly enjoy is the abilitiy to create handmade gifts for loved ones as well as for those in need. What I knit most often to donate to charity - usually to local homeless shelters - are socks. There are so many unfortunate people living on the streets, and it makes me happy to imagine that my craft helps a little to give them at least warm feet.
So I was glad to be chosen by Knitter's Pride for a cooperation for their first charity craft-along in 2020. I wrote up my go-to sock pattern for socks I knit I plan to donate and I called it: Warm Feet, Warm Heart.
The socks are knitted from the cuff down, almost entirely in ribbing patterns with an integrated heel. They have sufficient elasticity to fit differently shaped feet and even accommodate to the needs of people with swollen ankles. I developed the pattern especially for those of us who enjoy knitting for charity, having unknown recipients in mind.
The pattern is available for free from the Knitter's Pride website and there is a craft-along for socks running from now until May with awesome prizes to win. Please see this blog post for all the details.