Sunday, August 06, 2006

Mystery Sock


I recently joined a new KAL located here called the Mystery Sock KAL. You choose a sock pattern on the web that doesn't have a picture of the finished sock ( I know, a scary thought). I've never knit anything before that I didn't know what it was supposed to look like when it was done. So, I threw caution to the wind and went for it. This is what I've knit in the last 21 hour period (yes I did sleep). The pattern is called Rustic Arrow Socks. The pattern calls for WoolEase (which I do have, but it is destined for something else). I used Knit Picks Merino Style in the Cornflower colorway instead. On Knit Picks site they list this yarn as DK wt, but trust me, it's really Worsted wt. The pattern also calls for 3 pattern repeats on the leg (which I did) but I wish I had done 4 (the leg is much shorter than I like). It does make a nice zig-zaggy design around the leg and they will be nice warm socks for this winter. I have a few more mystery patterns printed off I may still give a try. Some cable ones ( I love cables) and some lacey ones too. Do you think it would be cheating to graph some of these out ahead of time (that would take some of the mystery out of it)? Have a great week everyone!! More later.

6 comments:

monica said...

Wow, that was quick. I didn't even know you had started those. They look great!

trek said...

I think they look really great.

Shelley said...

Those socks are awesome!I wonder what they would look like with varrigated yarn - if the arrows would show up as clearly...

Elaine said...

Those are adorable socks. Love the color! I'm attempting my first sock pattern tomorrow!!

aija said...

Wow! I joined that kal too but I haven't even picked out a pattern yet!! :)

Anastacia said...

Great sock! They look fab, though I think I agree with you about the length of the socks. I like really, really tall socks myself! But now I think I need to knit these - and join the mystery sock group, too!