Socks Revived Design Contest Winners!

Voting has officially ended in the Socks Revived Design Contest! At long last, I can conclude this design contest and share with you the lovely prize baskets. Moving from Kansas to Ohio a few weeks ago, we packed two adults, two kids, two aging dogs, the mortgage papers, the kids’ vaccination records, and contest prize yarn into a tiny car. I know you would have done the same; after all, fancy yarn is important!

As all of the judges will attest, picking winners was quite challenging because there were so many terrific patterns from which to choose. I had hoped that a large panel of judges would result in a little something for everyone: easy, hard, simple, complex, mindless, and anything but. Happily, the winning patterns do indeed reflect the diversity of sock interest on the panel. I hope you will see work you like too! It is my pleasure to announce the five winners in order of the number of votes received followed by the beautiful prizes the contest sponsors generously donated. Each winner will receive yarn for three pairs of socks, a gift certificate for yarn for another pair, a Wee Lil’ Pouch from Splityarn, either a circular or DPN set in sock sizes, and tasty baked goods from me. I would like to add that I stalked the winners’ Ravelry pages for their color preferences when divvying up the yarn into five equal prize baskets; that is, I made no value judgments in deciding which yarns went to whom, only color judgments. Without further ado, here are the five winning designers and their patterns:

Congratulations to the winners! I wish to thank all entrants, judges, and sponsors for contributing your time and efforts. All participants will receive a free copy of the goofy little sock pattern I designed for the contest, Culture Socks, which can also be found on Ravelry for those of you who did not participate in the design contest. I hope you like it. More importantly, I hope you feel this was a valuable experience.
Culture Socks
This contest could not have come about without the generous support of the following sponsors. Please thank them for their contributions! Now, let’s go queue and knit some socks, shall we?

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14 comments so far

  1. maryse on

    congratulations to the winners! these were some of my favorites too!

  2. anne on

    Congratulations to all the winners – enjoy your gorgeous prizes!

  3. dclulu on

    Wow! I love them all — want to knit (four of these) five, plus Elinor’s pattern. Well deserving winners, though in truth, I was impressed by all of the entrants!

  4. lauren on

    Thanks so much for hosting this contest, Elinor! It was great motivation for me, and looking through all the entries has me itching to cast on about 9000 new pairs of socks. :)

  5. Ruth on

    Oh, I love them all! Great work, everyone, and congratulations!!

  6. Wendie on

    Congrats to all the winners – those are some really great looking socks!

  7. Pinneguri on

    Hurrah! to all the participants, and especially to the winners :D) Glad to hear Elinor has got her sock mojo back, that was the deal, right?

  8. mai on

    what an awesomely fun contest! i love all of the winning designs. those prizes are awesome, too.

  9. Laura Brodbeck on

    Congratulations to the winners! They are all beautiful.

    An important question: Is there anything the rest of us can do to cash in on these Elinor-baked, sugar-fat-chocolate-containing goodies? :)

  10. Michelle on

    Yay — my favorite won a prize! (Angler’s Loop)

  11. whitney on

    Congrats to all of the winners! Geek that I am, I’m pleased to see a fellow science-y pattern win a prize, but they’re all spectacular…perhaps I’ll get some of my sock mojo back, too, with all these great patterns to choose from.

  12. Maryse on

    The Brocade socks are super cute! Congratulations to the winner, but also to all those of you who created such beauties!!!

  13. Em on

    I can’t believe I missed this announcement. Congratulations to all the winners, there was some stiff competition.

  14. Kathy on

    Wow, so same time next year, right Elinor? :~)

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