Mystery Sock X: Xtreme Knitting by Wendy Gaal
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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 begins 1/12/18 with the release of Clue 1 as a free Ravelry download from this page. Subsequent clues will be released as updates on the following Six Fridays!

Kits for this Mystery KAL are available for $24 to $29 in your choice of many colors and four sock yarns by CLICKING HERE.

The annual Mystery Sock KAL is our most popular knit-along each year! Join us for some fun, and you might even win a prize!

To sign up, just Click Here to find the all the details on the Ravelry discussion thread for this KAL, and let us know You’re In! All KAL related pattern clue releases, chit chat, pattern support, show and tell, and prize awards will be managed through this Ravelry group.

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 year’s Mystery KAL is being presented in a series of Seven Weekly Clues that will keep you entertained and maybe even teach you 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.

No yarn purchase is required to participate in the KAL, but kits are available for $24 to $29 in your choice of many colors and four sock yarns by CLICKING HERE. Or, if you prefer to visit your stash, you can download the pattern for free on Ravelry beginning 1/12/18!

Kits Include:

  1. One 100g skein of Sock-aholic II, Sock-aholic Old No 8, Sock-aholic Sparkz, or Sock-aholic Confootie yarn in your choice of many colors.
  2. Shimmering Mother-of-Pearl and sparkly red rondells are the ingredients in this year’s commemorative stitch marker. Bowling uses ten pins, and winners who knock them all down record their strikes as “X!”
  3. Clue 1 of the Mystery Sock X pattern by Wendy Gaal in pdf so that you can get an early start! Subsequent Clues will be delivered via free Ravelry downloads from this page.

Yarn Choices:

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® Old No.8 is dyed by hand at our brewery using a wonderfully soft 8-ply Luxury Sock Yarn made from 90% Superwash Merino and 10% Nylon. Each 100g skein contains approximately 410 yards, and knits at a gauge of 7-9 stitches per inch using size 1-2 needles. This yarn has a smooth and refined appearance, and will help you create elegant fingering weight projects.

Sock-aholic® Sparkz is dyed by hand at our brewery using a wonderfully soft and Sparkly! 3-ply Luxury Sock Yarn made from 63% Superwash Merino, 20% Silk, 15% Nylon, and 2% Polyester Glitz. Each 100g skein contains approximately 420 yards, and knits at a gauge of 7-9 stitches per inch using size 1-2 needles. This yarn is soft yet durable, has great stitch definition, and is perfect for your most special projects and occasions!

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 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.