Sisters United Socks by Caitlin Hunter

Sisters United Socks

Knitting
October 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
256 - 672 yards (234 - 614 m)
Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) Foot/Leg Circumference: 6.5 (7.25, 8, 8.75, 9.5, 10.25, 11)” 
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This pattern is available from Sisters United. All proceeds from this pattern will benefit Sisters United, please visit the site to learn all about this initiative!**

These cozy boot socks are quick to whip up and warm and wonderful to wear. Knit in Pishkun, a rustic heavy-DK from The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers, they are written for 7 sizes, from 6.5-11” 16.5-28 cm circumference and adjustable to any foot length.  You can also substitute a superwash DK like Juicy DK if you prefer, just make sure to check your gauge!

These socks are designed to harness the warm and loving spirit of the knitting community. I came up with this project in conjunction with my friend Candice, the creative force behind The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers. She has created an amazing initiative called Sisters United which supports Native American women. In Candice’s words:

Sisters United is a community based initiative supported by fellow makers to raise money to support organizations that are dedicated to support Native American Women. Due to trans generational trauma, cultural genocide, and colonization, Native women are one of the most at risk minorities in the United States for domestic violence, rape, murder, human trafficking, health related problems, suicide, and drug abuse. We believe that a spark of change in a community begins with strong women and positive family foundations. Our goal is to bring a small offering of financial substance to programs who support Native Women, Youth, and Communities. We also pledge to do the ground work for these issues, including bringing education and awareness on our platforms and working with local Human Trafficking and MMIW task force.

I have been honored to work with Candice regularly since the very beginning of Boyland Knitworks, and through our work together we have developed a wonderful friendship. When she created this initiative I knew I wanted to contribute somehow, so I designed these socks to be warm, cozy and fun and quick to knit. Nothing is more comforting than a pair of handknit socks, in my opinion, especially when they are knit in a thicker weight yarn like Pishkun. Sisters United Socks are perfect as boot socks or for just lounging around the house on chilly winter days.

Sisters United Socks will be available to purchase at https://sistersunitedmt.org/ on Tuesday, 10/22. My hope is that knitters will choose to knit these socks and send a pair (or several pairs) to The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers to be included in Sisters United Healing Bundles that are be distributed to Indigenous women in need. You can learn more about the Healing Bundles here.

Finished socks can be mailed to:

The Farmers Daughter Fibers
C/O Sisters United
210 17th Street N
Great Falls, MT 59401

We thank you for your kindness and generosity <3