Michelle designed a Mystery Knitalong for us that uses her favorite sock-making techniques.
This sock was inspired by a fall favorite, fresh from the garden tomatoes on rosemary crackers. Simple knits and purls keep things interesting but are easy to memorize. They feel good to knit and just as comforting to wear.
Sign up for the Mystery Knitalong and we will send you a “clue” on October 13, 20 and 27.
If you work on both socks each week, you will have a new pair to wear on Halloween.
Can I do this?
If you’ve never knit socks before, I don’t recommend the Knitalong. Adding the mystery element to you first pair of socks is asking for trouble. Instead I recommend you sign up for Lindsay’s Basic Sock Class which starts on October. Click here to learn to knit socks.
If you have knit a pair of socks before, YES!
One skein of Fingering weight yarn = about 400 yards. Michelle used Garn Surr Sokke Merino, a 75/25 merino/nylon blend. The pattern works very well with variegated colors, so we recommend Knitted Wit’s Herstory or National Park colors too.
Socks are great because you can knit them to the perfect length for your foot. You always want some negative ease so that your socks stay snug but the sample measures approximately 3.5” around the cuff unstretched
Michelle used a US 1.5, 2.55 mm needle for her sock. If you are an avid sock knitter use your preferred needle for a 64 stitch sock. If you are unsure please knit a gauge swatch
18 stitches over 2 inches in stockinette in the round. You can knit a small tube or try Michelle’s favorite quick technique by Ysolda: https://ysolda.com/blogs/journal/swift-swatching-in-the-round
I hope you will join us for this special edition Mystery Knitalong.
If you would like some company while you knit, Michelle will be hosting the Knitalong group at String Theory on Sunday afternoons starting on October 13. Everyone is welcome.