Mystery Sock XI: It Goes to Eleven by Wendy Gaal

Mystery Sock XI: It Goes to Eleven

January 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 370 yards (320 - 338 m)
Narrow (Medium, Wide) Widths
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Kits for this KAL are available for $26 in 32 colors by Clicking Here!

Our 2019 Mystery Sock KAL begins 2/13/19 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 Wednesdays!

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: The decade of Eighties music was categorized by Hard Metal, Glam, Pop, and all sub-varieties of Hair Bands. Even the fictional band, Spinal Tap, shaped the decade’s music into a memorable celebration of anthems, riffs, costumes, and hairstyles. “It Goes To Eleven” became the term for taking sound to the next level. Bigger. Louder. Outside the boundaries of the norm. In this design, we’ll be taking our socks To Eleven, and of course, they will be Totally Tubular.

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 $26 in your choice of 32 colors by CLICKING HERE. Or, if you prefer to visit your stash, you can download the pattern for free on Ravelry beginning 2/13/19!

Kits Include:

  • One 100g skein of Sock-aholic II yarn in your choice of 32 colors.
  • A sufficient supply of clear, silver-lined size 06/0 Czechoslovakian Rocaille beads to add sparkle to your tour wardrobe.
  • A commemorative musical stitch marker to remind you to listen to your favorite songs as you knit.
  • Clue 1 of the Mystery Sock XI pattern by Wendy Gaal in pdf so that you can get an early start! Subsequent Clues will be delivered via free Ravelry download updates.

About the Yarn:
Sock-aholic® II is dyed by hand at our brewery using a wonderfully soft 4-ply Luxury Sock Yarn made from 75% Superwash Merino and 25% Nylon. Each 100g skein contains approximately 460 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.

This yarn may be machine washed in cool water using a gentle cycle and mild detergent. Roll in a towel to remove excess water, and lay flat to dry away from direct sunlight.