Sunday, November 9, 2008

No Longer a Mystery

TTL Mystery Socktoberfest Sock 1

October was Socktoberfest in the virtual knitting world! I mentioned I would join in the fun and since it was my first knit-along, I also decided to jump on the Mystery Sock bandwagon.

The way it worked was neat: every week a new clue was posted on Through the Loops' website. Knit-along participants downloaded the clue and knit furiously throughout the week (or not) and awaited the next clue. I got just a teensy bit behind and finally finished the socks on Friday night.

Thankfully Kristen and Lolly were nice enough to extend the deadline to end of November and for that I am eternally grateful. With the completion of the socks I am eligible, along with the hundreds of other participants, to win a free skein of Colinette Jitterbug sock yarn. This just sweetened the entire experience, it's fun to have a motivating incentive to go along with the group experience.

TTL Mystery Socktoberfest Sock 2

I like these socks very much. It's the most complicated sock pattern I've attempted so far. At first I had some struggles with the cables and the different ssk / k2tog intervals, but after about three false starts it all began to make sense and from then on, smooth knitting. I am enamored of the Eye of Partridge stitch in the heel. This was my first time using this heel variation and I like the dimpled effect.

TTL Mystery Socktoberfest Sock 4

There's alot going on with this pattern. First you have the offset ribbed cuff. Then the leg is a combination of the undulating cable with a ribbed lace background. Then the Eye of Partidge Heel, followed by the continuation of the lace and cable pattern down the instep. By the time I finally got to the toe, I was so relieved to knit stockinette!

TTL Mystery Socktoberfest Sock 5

Thanks to Kristen and Lolly for a really fun project! I will use this pattern again, though I might consider doing the non-cabled version, for a variegated color and a faster knit.

Project details:
Pattern: TTL Mystery Sock by Kristen Kapur, Through the Loops; Socktoberfest 2008
Yarn: Madeline Tosh Sock, Lapis, 1 skein
Needles: Size 1 dpn
Started: October 2, 2008
Finished: November 7, 2008


Nettie said...

They look great! I especially love the color.

Katie M. said...

Gorgeous! The color is great!

Eliza said...

those are awesome! I love the color especially

Sara said...

you should be very proud of these- that's a whole lot of cables. They came out great! Too pretty to wear with shoes.

a friend to knit with said...

ahhh.....those are gorgeous! i LOVE that color.

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Really lovely, love that blue. Now I need to finish mine:)

Rosi G. said...

OOOH I LOVE THOSE!! Must. Queue.