Mystery Sock X: Xtreme Knitting by Wendy Gaal

Mystery Sock X: Xtreme Knitting

Knitting
December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 375 yards (320 - 343 m)
Three Widths: Narrow (Medium, Wide) See specifics below
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Our 2018 Mystery Sock KAL has come and gone, but you can still have fun knitting the pattern!

Description: “X,” the Roman numeral for ten, is a perfect theme for our Tenth Mystery Sock KAL! Criss-crossing stitch patterns are some of the most fun to do, and can be found in cables, lacework, and other special stitches. This top-down design incorporates lots of Xs that are fun to knit, and pretty to wear!

This Mystery KAL was presented in a series of Seven Weekly Clues that kept knitters entertained and maybe even taught a new trick or two! The pattern contains instructions in text and charts, and, as always, there will be video support to help you with techniques that might be new to you. The pattern is written for three sizes:

  • Narrow Width: 6.0 - 7.5 inch circumference at ball of foot
  • Medium Width: 7.5 - 9.5 inch circumference at ball of foot
  • Wide Width: 9.5 - 11 inch circumference at ball of foot
  • And foot length is determined by the knitter.

Yarn Recommendations:

Sock-aholic® II is dyed by hand at our brewery using a super soft and smooth 4-ply Luxury Sock Yarn made from 75% Superwash Merino and 25% Nylon. Each skein contains approximately 470 yards, and knits at a gauge of 7-9 stitches per inch using size 1-2 needles. This yarn maintains beautiful stitch definition when used for pattern stitches, is strong enough to support lace work, and its softness makes it a pleasure to handle and wear.

Sock-aholic® Confootie is dyed by hand at our brewery using a wonderfully soft 2-ply Luxury Sock Yarn made from 85% Superwash Merino and 15% polyamide in a rainbow of nep colors. Each 100g skein contains approximately 435 yards, and knits at a gauge of 7-9 stitches per inch using size 1-2 needles. This yarn has a festive neppy texture and appearance, and will help you create super fun fingering weight projects.

Washing Instructions for all Knitters Brewing Company Sock Yarns: Hand washing in cool water is recommended to prolong the life of any hand-knit or hand-crocheted item. This yarn may also be gently machine washed in cool water. Roll in a towel to remove excess water (do not twist or wring), and lay flat to dry away from direct sunlight.