Here are the rules for SOCKtober!
Listeners will earn points for each PAIR of socks they finish. You decide what a pair means :). Works in Progress will count, so now is a great time to pull out those single socks and make them some mates. You must do some KNITTING on the sock. Finish the toe on a top down, finish the ribbing on a bottom up or finally get that afterthought heel put in.
There will be three threads in the Ravelry group where prizes are drawn from. You must be a member or the group to win a prize.
The FO Thread. Here you will have one post per person. Edit that post with each finished pair and total up your points. The top 5 points earners will automatically win a prize. See an example HERE.
The Sock Doctor Thread. Need help with your heel turn? Can’t figure out the cast on? Don’t know how make a well fitting sock. This is a great place to get help from some of your fellow knitters.
SOCKtober2016 is coming Thread. Chat away about matching yarn to pattern. Share your FOReals!?!?!? or contribute to the debate on favorite sock needles.
Prizes will be drawn from each thread as well as from Instagram using the #SOCKtoberisComing, #SOCKtober and #CarolinaFiberGirls
Points system based on a PAIR:
Shortie / Kid Socks (less than 50 grams) – 5 Points
Socks (51-94 grams) – 10 Points
Knee High / Leg Warmers (95+ Grams) – 15 Points
Use a Sponsors item – 5 Bonus Points*
Use an item won or purchased from a 2015 SOCKtober sponsor – 5 Bonus points**
*Bonus points for bags/tools can only be counted once per bag. If you have 25 That Purple Girl bags and 18 Poke Me Nots, you can count each one once…but you can’t make the same bag count over and over.
**This is a great way to earn points from your prizes that year.
Sponsors can earn points by using other sponsors items. But do not earn points for using their own items.
Each project earns bonus points in four categories:Yarn, Pattern, Project Bag, Notion. You can earn bonus points in each category with each project. If you use the same sponsor for all 4 categories it’s 20 points. If you use the same sponsor in the same category it’s only 5 points. If you use two sponsors in the same category that is 10 points.
If a sponsor is participating in more than one category you can count them twice in the same project. Example Alana Dakos is a pattern AND notions sponsor. If you use her pattern and one of her notions in the same project you earn points for both.
If you use two yarns from two different sponsors you earn bonus points for each sponsor. If you use two yarns from one sponsor you only earn bonus points once.