Use the Rare Breeds and Products directory to find sources of heritage breed fiber.
Support the Shave 'Em to Save 'Em (SE2SE) Initiative while knitting socks. The Socking Up for Winter Challenge will kick off October 16 and end October 26.
How Does it Work?
Make a pair of socks using wool from a rare breed of sheep on the Conservation Priority List. You can use wool that is already in your stash, so if you are a current SE2SE artist who spun up roving as an official SE2SE project, you can use that yarn for your socks. If you don’t have any rare breed yarn, you can buy it from SE2SE fiber providers in our Breeder and Products Directory.
You can use whatever pattern you choose. There will also be free patterns available in the Socking Up for Winter Challenge Facebook group.
This challenge-specific Facebook group will feature daily Facebook Lives with fiber artist and author Deb Robson October 19-23. She will cover all the sock-making basics, including needles, yarn weight and gauges, fabric structures (plain, rib, lace, colorwork), heels and toes. Bring your questions!
We’ll also have other special surprises for you throughout the challenge to celebrate.
After you sign up, you'll receive an invitation to be a participant in the Socking Up for Winter Challenge Facebook group.