October has gone by too quickly, here it is the 28th already. The leaves in my corner of NJ have gone from green to vivid shades of red, yellow & gold. Thanks to yesterday's rain my favorite maple has already shed most of its glory.
It's been a busy month at TTL. I started a Facebook Group for my designs. I do hope you'll join, I'll be posting new designs and other news there. We've had the Socktoberfest Mystery Sock KAL - tonight I post the final clue (11:59 EDT). There was Rhinebeck where I happily saw many friends, both old and new. Several new patterns have been created and are in various stages of development - Sofie's Hat & Mitts (should be ready on Monday), the Washington Square Cardigan (the pattern is going out to test knitters soon), Ilsa's Socks for the December shipment of the Yarn 4 Socks Club, a fair amount of top secret knitting and Jagged which is available today.
Jagged is worked in a simple slipped stitch pattern - no need to struggle with two yarns at a time, one yarn rests while the other yarn works. They are worked from the cuff down and have a short row heel.
I made two pairs. For the socks pictured above I used semi-solid kettle dyed yarns (Knit Picks Stroll - sadly the colors that I used have been discontinued but they have some gorgeous "Tonals"). For the pair below I used one semi-solid and one self striping yarn (Scout's Swag 100% Merino Superwash, if you ask nicely she may dye these special ordered colors for you). I look forward to seeing the combinations that knitters choose for this pattern. I think it will be a fun one to experiment with.
Sizes: One size
Finished Measurements: 8.5” at ankle
and foot, length customizable
Yarn: Self striping/multi version: Sout’s Swag 100 % superwash merino, 375 yards per 100g skein.
MC: Dark Violet 1 skein
CC: Self Striping 1 skein
Two color version: Knit Picks Stroll, 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon, 230 yards per 50 g skein
MC: Spruce kettle dyed 1 skein*
CC: Wine kettle dyed 1 skein (unfortunately these colors have been discontinued.)
* for those with larger feet a second skein of the MC may be required
Gauge: 32 sts = 4” in Slipped Zig-Zag, blocked.
Needles: 1 set of 5 US 1.5/2.5mm DPN’s or size to obtain gauge
Additional Materials: Place Marker, Tapestry Needle
Price: $6.00 US