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THE SOCK JOURNAL: Knit the Year in Socks
All-in-one full color multi-year calendar, write-in journal, and pattern book!

February's featured design: Sweet Valentine
Love is all around! Wear your heart on your sleeve -- or your ankle.
Sweet Valentine, the February pattern in The Sock Journal Click to enlarge

The Sock Journal is an encore collection of twelve all-new monthly-themed sock knitting patterns presented in the tradition of The Sock Calendar book series.

There's something for everyone, in sizes ranging from newborn to adult extra-large. The designs feature myriad different styles and techniques. All patterns are supported by clearly-written, generously-illustrated instructions, making these socks a delight for the beginner to knit, as well as offering inspiration and flexibility for the experienced knitter.

The Sock Journal cover and pictures of the 12 month by month sock designs included

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Models were knitted in yarns by Lorna's Laces, Brown Sheep, Louet, Dale of Norway, Mountain Colors, Garnstudio, Ornagh Filati, Lang, and Heirloom. Both generic yarn specifications and the brand-yarns used in models are indicated to assist you in substituting your own favorites or choosing to knit as pictured.

As with the original The Sock Calendar book, other popular features of The Sock Journal are the beautiful full-color photographs, write-in perpetual daily journal pages for personal entries, and handy sets of monthly reference calendars through 2009. Full color, soft cover, 30 pages heavy gloss stock, 8½" by 11". ISBN: 0-9726940-1-3

Kudos – A small sampling of the songs of praise for The Sock Calendar book series.

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January - Renaissance Begin an elegant and shining new year with beaded diamonds from another time and place.
February - Sweet Valentine Love is all around! Wear your heart on your sleeve -- or your ankle.
March - O'Socks In honor of ancient Celtic designs and just in time for St. Patrick's Day.
April - On the Avenue Spring marks the beginning of strolling season. Get ready with handsome new socks for you and yours.
May - Mother & Child Every mother and baby deserves a gift knitted with love. Here's a set of pretty, matching socks to please.
June - Promise "Something old, something new ..." and something pretty.
July - Carnival Did someone say Rio? Here are tropically-inspired socks to have you dancing on the beach!
August - Coolers Summer heat doesn't stop the knitter! Try these quick, air-conditioned short socks.
September - Varsity Sox Rah, rah, sis boom bah! Support your favorite team by wearing their colors.
October - Cobblestone A comfortable walking sock inspired by memories of Beacon Hill.
November - Tenderfoot Remember Jack Frost, hayrides and new slipper sox every winter? Continue the tradition with these comfy, all-knitted ones.
December - Hearth & Tree Deck the halls with boughs of holly and sockfuls of good cheer!
Appendix Round Heel
Peasant Heel
Spiral Toe
Wedge Toe
Kitchener Stitch
3-Needle Bind Off
Varsity Sox Variation
Beaded version of Sweet Valentine
Tree Ornament
Abbreviations and Terms
Yarns Used substitution table

HeartStrings FiberArts is a wholesale pattern company. I encourage individuals to visit your local yarn store or check the Store Locator to purchase patterns. If you don't already have a favorite retailer from whom to buy, you can use the HeartStrings online catalog at Shopatron to automatically route your order to a retailer who has the patterns in stock.

Jackie Erickson-SchweitzerQuestions? Comments? - I love to hear from you, whether it be to get advice, make suggestions, or sharing news of your accomplishments. Kind regards, Jackie E-S
Email address: Jackie@HeartStringsFiberArts.com
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Last revised April 4, 2011