Circle of Stitches

Purveyors of yarn and cozy gifts! Hand-knitting, crochet, weaving, and beautiful gifts & souvenirs in Salem, Massachusetts

Socktober - Help us make a difference!

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For us sock knitters, October is "Socktober," the month where we cheerfully knit as many pairs of socks as possible. After all, wearing hand-knit wool socks helps us make it through the dreary winter months!

This year, we want to use Socktober to make a difference in our community. Many people are unaware that the homeless shelter desperately needs, and rarely receives, socks. This article from Points of Light is a couple of years old, but speaks of the importance of socks to the homeless population.

Salem is home to Lifebridge, an organization that provides transitional housing and helps those in need move into permanent housing. They serve over 1,000 people a year, and provide 300 meals a day, 365 days a year. So how can we help?

This Socktober, Circle of Stitches will purchase and donate one pair of socks for every 100 grams of sock yarn sold. Most skeins of sock yarn are 100 grams, so that's just one skein per pair! Help us spread some Socktober love this month and check out our selection of sock yarns! Can't knit socks? Join us for a class, or use your sock yarn for shawls, hats, mittens, whatever inspires you!

Our goal is to donate at least 50 pairs of socks - do you think we can make it to 100?