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Another Mystery Sock!

Yarn Cake, originally uploaded by throughtheloops.

It's time to wind all of your sock yarn into pretty little yarn cakes. Socktoberfest is one week away!

After a bit of gentle nudging from the kind folks who visit the Through the Loops group on Ravelry, I've decided to do another Mystery Sock KAL again this year.

I sat down to swatch on Monday, and a day and a half later I had a sock. I hope it's as much fun to knit as it was to design.

The first clue will go up here on my blog on Thursday, October 1 at 9 am (ish). I hope you join us!



The pattern is free. It will be offered in 5 parts: the cuff, the leg, the heel, the foot and the toe. I will post a new part here on my blog every Thursday during the month of October.

The pattern is worked in fingering weight yarn. I used Schaefer Yarns Nichole for the original design. (By the way, this stuff is really lovely to work with and the semi solid colorways show patterning really nicely.)

I worked the sample on a US #2 (2.75mm) needle. Relaxed the sock measures 6” it will stretch to fit 9.5”.

My gauge is 29 sts=4” (10cm) in stockinette.

My sock used a 64 stitch cast on. I will try to adapt it for 68 sts & 60 sts. But I can’t make any promises until I play with the charts a bit.

I will offer both charts and written instructions for the stitch patterns.

There will be prizes. The winner(s) will be chosen from a random drawing of those who complete their pair by the end of November. More details to follow.

That’s all I can think of for now.


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That's gorgeous green yarn! I love its richness. Looking forward to see your mystery sock unfold. I'd love to participate, but right now, I don't have time to carft at all. :o(

I'm ready! And very excited, hence the !!!

So exciting! I am going to try and swing this.

Ooh, I think I might be IN! Will you list weights soon so that we know what kind of yarn to have caked?

You're so generous to all of us! Thank you!!

oh yay! i'm so excited :)

Sad to say,but I have not knit even one pair of socks this year.Maybe I can talk myself into the kal.Love the green!

I finished the TTL Mystery Sock 2008 just in time!! www.woolnest.blogspot.com

I think I'm ready, then... thank you for 2008 and for 2009, too!


Sounds fun and possibly the only way I wont end up with SSS - lol

I've only knit one pair of socks... EVER. But, I happen to have some sock yarn in waiting that I wanted for knee highs but I might try this instead!

I'm so glad to see the return of this! I didn't finish mine quite in time for the drawing, but maybe I'll be able to this time. Can't wait!

Kirsten - thank you for being so generous with your patterns! I love your sock patterns so i think I will try this.

Thanks so much for doing this again! I really enjoyed it last year, so I'm definitely in!

This might be the inspiration I need to get back on the sock wagon! Should I read into your yarn choice that you recommend a solid or semi-solid as opposed to something crazy?

Oh yeah, right on!! Loved doing this last year (even though my sock was finished in March) and am looking forward to this:)

Intriguing! I like the time line too. I may just have to give this a go and knock out a Christmas gift at the same time.

Yes, Emily, a solid or semi solid would be best.

I had really wanted to participate last year, but didn't feel I had enough knowledge to tackle socks. This year, I'm ready. Just don't have any solid, or semi-solid in my stash.... only variegated. I'll see what I can come up with - very excited! :)

That sounds like so much fun! I already have a yarn picked out! :)

I may be totally crazy and expecting a baby in October but I WILL knit those socks dang it!!! Can't wait!

This was lots of fun last year. I'll be knitting along again.

Woohoo! Do you know, I think I have been looking forward to this all year... TTL Mystery Sock, FTW!

I think it's so cool that you are doing this again! Also, how cool is it that you have so many designs that you can offer them up in bundles now? Pretty cool.

Sounds great, so I think I try it :)

Awesome! I discovered your mystery KAL too late last year to be part of the festivities, and I'm so glad its on repeat this year!

PS: I wanted to mention that I checked out your kids band on myspace, and whoa, they are in high school? It is very decent stuff.

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