The question is, where won’t we be?! From all over the Sock Summit Marketplace, to the world famous Powell’s Books, to knitting stores all around Portland, Oregon (and yes, definitely stopping by Voodoo Donuts!), STC Craft will have holes in our socks by the end of this exciting weekend! Stalk us via our sock trail below, or follow us on Twitter @ STC_Craft to get up-to-the-second updates on what we’re up to!
Can't make it to the Sock Summit? Don't be sad! We've got something to keep you busy as well. Etsy has partnered with us to offer a complimentary copy of the Tatami Socks pattern from Knitted Socks East and West (shown above). Click here to download.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 6
7-9pm: Sock Summit Opening Ceremonies, Introductions, and Reception
Mixin’ and minglin’ with the teachers, organizers, and, ohh . . . just thousands of knitters. Someone is going to get their knitwear snagged for sure!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7
8:30am-1pm: Sock Summit Marketplace @ Abundant Yarn Booths 506 and 508
Larissa Brown will be signing her book, Knitalong: Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together and raffling blankets for the Knitalong Barn Raising QuiltFundraiser for Doctors Without Borders.
11am –noon: Close Knit 2140 NE Alberta Street (corner of 22nd and Alberta); 503-288-4568
Book-signing and trunk show with Judy Sumner, author of Knitting Socks East and West, a compilation of 30 sock designs inspired by stitch patterns from Japan, most of which have never been seen by Western knitters until now. So many beautiful socks to fondle!
1:30-4:30pm: Sock Summit Book-Signing (Hall A1)
Larissa Brown will be signing copies of Knitalong, alongside knitting greats such as Cat Bordhi, Clara Parkes, Amy Singer, Barbara Walker. and many more!
6-9pm: Knit Purl 1101 SW Alder, (503) 227-2999
Portland Designers Showcase: Mix and mingle with local knitwear designers, including Larissa Brown and Leigh Radford—author of AlterKnits, AlterKnits Felt, One Skein, and the upcoming One More Skein. Cocktails are rumored to be here. Ooh, and do check out their site; they’ve got all kinds of fun things planned for this weekend!
7:30-8:30pm: Powell’s Bookstore 1005 W. Burnside Ave.
A Night For Knitters: Book-signing and Q&A with Judy Sumner, author of Knitted Socks East and West, and Larissa Brown, author of Knitalong. A night, and a bookstore, not to be missed!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8
8:30-10:30am: Sock Summit Marketplace @ Abundant Yarn Booths 506 and 508
Larissa Brown will be signing Knitalong and raffling blankets for Doctors without Borders
9am: Sock Summit Lecture (Room: C123 (AV) (L))
Attending the lecture, “How I Became a Knitter” with the prolific and inspiring Barbara Walker
11am-noon: Close Knit 2140 NE Alberta Street (Corner of 22nd and Alberta); 503-288-4568
Book-signing and Knitalong Trunk Show with Larissa Brown
Noon-1pm / 1:30-2:30pm (same class twice): Knit Purl 1101 SW Alder; 503-227-2999
Judy Sumner, author of Knitted Socks East and West, will be teaching a workshop on four different Japanese stitch patterns used in her book. Call to register. Fee of $35 includes a signed copy of the book.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 9
1:30-4:30pm: Sock Summit Luminary Panel (Oregon Ballroom)
Rubbing elbows and needles with knitters who’ll be ga-ga for these folks!
And…be sure to scout out the following booths for signed copies of both Knitalong and Knitted Socks East and West!
Abundant Yarn: Booths 506 and 508
Close Knit: Booth 214
Knit Purl: Booth 1022
Knitwear and Dyeworks: Booths 801 and 803
Fiber Rhythm Craft & Design: Booth 307
Village Spinning & Weaving: Booths 901, 903, 1000, 1002
Twisted: Booth 812
Cherry Tree Hill Yarn: Booths 715, 717, 719
Hope to see you there. Remember, to follow our tweets @ STC_Craft!