Black Tie, Optional by Adrienne Fong

Black Tie, Optional

September 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8.5 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
360 - 450 yards (329 - 411 m)
Woman's Small, Medium, Large,
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

I admit that knitting socks in plain white or black yarn can be boring. So, I’ve decided to liven up the challenge by adding beads and some fun twists to the socks which I hope that you will enjoy. Come join the celebration of the start of SKA Sockdown 4, this knit is…Black Tie, Optional!

Mystery KAL Sock for Sock Knitters Anonymous. Clues to be posted Sept.1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, and Sept. 22.

Challenge Technique is Black and/or White.

Additional materials:
200 size 8/0 beads (optional)
Crochet Hook for beads

9/3/10: Extra Large Size added as separate PDF. yardage unknown.

9/15/10: errata for medium size chart D. beads should be on round 8 not round 6. if you downloaded clue 3 after 6:25 am, then you have the corrected version (clue 3 v.2).

I used Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Superwash in Jet Black and Black silver-lined beads for my sample sock.

Caution: knitting this pattern may be hazardous to your health. so far, we have had one crochet hook impalement, one dpn stabbing, and one parking ticket.