I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Socktoberfest than by knitting Kirsten’s Mystery Socks. I have participated in this event every year for the past 3 years and I always enjoy it. This year I even managed to start on 10/1 and finish on 10/31. Amazing.
This year I used Have You Any Wool sock yarn in the color Spice. I used DPNs (which I haven’t used in ages) and I knit both socks at the same time – one from the inside of the center pull ball and one from the outside of the same ball. Miraculously, I did not wind up with a tangled mess and the socks knit up perfectly.
I’ll admit I wasn’t crazy about the textured stitches after the cuff but once I saw the completed sock I decided I really like them. They add some great shaping and interest after the twisted ribbing.
I did, however, love the wide twisted cables that go down the leg and then foot of these socks. It’s stretchy and fun to knit and visually very appealing.
It’s a wonderful thing to have a new pair of socks and the perfect way to end Socktoberfest.