Sock Week 2023

Sock Week is an 8-day make-along (loosely shark-related) where the challenge is to knit or crochet one adult sock from start to finish.

Dates: July 9th – 16th, 2023

Sock Week Rules

  • The Goal: Complete one adult sock during Sock Week. (July 9th -July 16th)
  • Cast on no earlier than 12:00 AM Sunday, July 9th and complete the sock by Sunday, July 16th by 11:59 PM. (8 FULL days)
  • Shortie socks allowed. Any pattern is good. Must make socks in fingering weight yarn.
  • EACH INDIVIDUAL SOCK = ONE ENTRY … a pair of socks is two entries, three socks = three entries, and so on.
  • Bonus entries are available for sponsored items and shark or beach-themed items. Details are in the Google Form.
  • Submit your finished sock(s) via the Google Form by 10:00 AM ET on Monday, July 17th. (This is to allow for multiple time zones to finish and submit the form.) Pleases submit one entry PER SOCK.

Exclusive Products

***All items go on sale on Friday, May 26th starting at 11:00 AM Eastern Time (New York)- Accessories at 11 AM, Bags at 11:30 AM, and Yarn at 12:00 PM. Shop Updates are in individual shops.***


All items go on sale on Friday, May 26th in each individual shop. See below for links and times!

Accessories – 11 AM Eastern (New York) 5/26/23

Bags- 11:30 AM Eastern (New York) 5/26/23

Yarn- 12 PM Eastern (New York) 5/26/23

Australia-Friendly Yarn Update – Saturday, May 27th at 10 AM (Canberra) / 8 PM ET 5/26/23 (New York)


Here is the suggested schedule for knitting or crocheting one sock during Sock Week. See more how this works in the 2020 Survival Guide.


Free Tutorials

Sock Patterns


Is there a leg length requirement?

  • Nope! Shorties are allowed. Knit/crochet a length that is manageable for you! Remember that you must use fingering weight yarn and knit/crochet an adult-size sock.

Do I have to use sponsored yarn?

  •  Nope! Please feel free to use stash yarn, other yarn, or (of course!) your favorite sponsored yarn in fingering weight.

Do I have to follow a specific pattern?

  • Any pattern is allowed. Just follow your heart!
  • Multiple videos for how to knit vanilla toe-up and cuff-down socks are available on the Knitty Natty YouTube Channel here.

What is “finished”?

  • The knitting on the sock is completely done AND the toe is grafted (for cuff down) or the cuff is bound off (for toe up).
  • Ends DO NOT  need to be woven in. (Meaningless bonus points for weaving in your ends!)
  • Sock DOES NOT have to be blocked. (More meaningless bonus points for blocking your sock!)

What supports are available for new sock knitters?

  • Multiple videos are available on the Knitty Natty YouTube Channel here.
  • Sock recipe blog posts here and here.
  • Join the private Discord group for additional help!

Do I have to watch Shark Week?

  • Absolutely not! In fact, you don’t even have to like sharks. Let’s just all appreciate the association to Shark Week for the wonderful word play it gives us.

Do I need to stick to the suggested schedules?

  • Nope! Do whatever schedule works best for you. The schedules above are just a starting point. You can do the entire sock in a day if you want. (Meaningless bonus points for finishing the sock early- you quick knitter, you.)

Are the prizes available to participants outside of the US?

  • Most are! We don’t want you to miss out on the fun! All prizes will ship directly from sponsors.
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