Marie Curie Sock Quest logo

Marie Curie Sock Quest logo and banner by illustrator Sam Goodlet -

This is the original #slightlybonkersidea from the wonderful Sarah Holmes, who’s also behind the Flower Power Fund.

It started last year, when Sarah set out to knit a pair of socks for everyone in the Marie Curie hospice in Bradford (where she works as a doctor) for Christmas.  As she posted about it on Instagram, she was joined by other knitters around the world and ended up with 229 pairs of socks!  Every patient in every Marie Curie hospice in the UK got a pair of hand-knitted socks as a present last Christmas.

Isn’t that amazing?  Sarah is one of the most inspiring women you could hope to meet, and you can find her JustGiving page here.

This year, The Marie Curie Sock Quest is running again, and there are lots of people knitting already!

I’ve created a logo for the project, a knitting line of colourful socks and some printables to help all the knitters.

There’s a special wrapper band to go around the socks:

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Two pairs ready and one to go for the #mariecuriesockquest If you don’t know already this is a wonderful idea from @sherlock_knits to supply every Marie Curie hospice patient with a pair of socks at Christmas. You can buy the @westyorkshirespinners yarn from @cityknits2 and an amount from every ball is donated. I did this last year and am so delighted to be able to help again this year. The labels are downloaded from @samdrawsthings where there is also a card. More info @flowerpowerfund #mariecuriesockquest2018 #mariecurie #westyorkshirespinners #mariecuriesockyarn #mariecuriesockquest #flowerpowerfund #helptoday #brightensomeonesday #knitsocks #handknittedsocks #knittingforcharity #startsometoday #cityknits2 #sherlockknits #sockquest

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and a card to go with them.

If you fancy joining in, there is a special yarn by West Yorkshire Spinners that’s available from City Knits here.

And you here’s where to send your socks…

Marie Curie Sock Quest illustrations by illustrator Sam Goodlet -


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