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The Sock Calendar

Socks for All Seasons

designs by Catherine Wingate, edited by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer

Front cover of The Sock Calendar
Front Cover

All-in-one full color multi-year calendar, write-in journal, and sock knitting pattern book!

Something for everyone! It's both a journal and a pattern book with socks for each month of the year. The patterns have interesting stitches and design features to appeal to the seasoned knitter; yet be easy enough for a beginner to feel confident to try. Monthly reference calendars through 2006, a perpetual daily journal for your important dates, and room for project notes. Complete instructions for 12 appealing sock designs in a range of sizes. At only $20, it is a great value that you can enjoy for many years. Makes a nice gift, too.

Sorry, The Sock Calendar hard-copy book is now OUT OF PRINT. However, republications of individual designs are now available (click here for republications listing). An e-book version of the originally published book with all 12 sock designs is also now available here in downloadable PDF format.

Example of pattern instruction and journaling pages for May in The Sock Calendar
Example of pattern instructions and journaling pages
Detail stitch photos on back cover of The Sock Calendar
Detail stitch photos on Back Cover

Press Release: December 4, 2002 - Tall-ship sailor and knitting pattern publisher team up for THE SOCK CALENDAR, a uniquely appealing combo of multi-year calendar, write-in journal and sock-knitting pattern book.

Contents of The Sock Calendar book

January - Sock Therapy

A perfect post-holiday project for de-stressing and much-needed self indulgence...make them for friends if you must, but first make a pair for yourself!

February - Modern Romance

Here's a stitch that curves and meanders but still remains true...not unlike affairs of the heart. Happy Valentine's Day.

March - Vernal Equinox

Here's a classic, tailored, unisex sock using an easy slip-stitch design. We used spring colors for March and the sock is also handsome in other combinations.

April - Rainy Day

Socks in the perfect mood for April knitting, with stitches reminiscent of falling raindrops.

May - Ahoy! Socks

Here's a sailorly sock with a nautical knotted cable and plaited cord rib.

June - Summer Solstice

Get ready before the long, hot days of summer with these airy, lightweight socks in tropical colors.

July - Yankee Doodle

Celebrate the 4th of July, Dominion Day and Bastille Day as Catherine does...or choose your favorite colors for these comfortable sport socks with a different angle on stripes.

August - Kool-Aid(tm) Kidz Socks

A perfect project for the last days of summer. Let children pick out the colors (and scents!) they want for back-to-school socks...and help with the dyeing for a fun science project.

September - Autumnal Equinox

Here's a different take on ribbing that provides a contoured, textured rib...attractive in both variegated and solid-colored yarns.

October - Everbody Wants Sox!

Just in time for gift knitting season...here's a crew sock that's quick, simple, and handsome...in sizes for all your family and friends!

November - Dancing Feet

For dancing in the street or, more likely, whenever feet are feeling whimsical or unappreciated. You can bid on an actual pair of Catherine's Dancing Feet socks donated to Dance as Ever's Annual Knitters Auction.

December - Winter Solstice

We've covered everyone's feet but couldn't just stop there. So here are a stocking to hold Santa's offerings and a wee look-alike ornament for the tree to keep it company.


Dutch Heel
Peasant Heel
Wedge Toe
Kitchener Stitch
3-Needle Bind Off
Kool-Aid(tm) Dyeing
Winter Solstice Ornament
Abbreviations and Terms
Yarns Used substitution table

Visit the TSC Photo Gallery to see what knitters have made from patterns in the The Sock Calendar!

Thank you for interest. I am here to serve you and help keep your knitting a pleasurable experience. If you have questions or need assistance with purchasing or knitting my HeartStrings patterns, let me know. Sincerely, Jackie E-S

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