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Mystery Socks 2010

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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It’s a wonderful thing to have a new pair of socks and the perfect way to end Socktoberfest.

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  1. There is something about the spice color that draws me in this time of year! Two socks at a time on dpn? That’s a lot of needles!

  2. They were fun once I got past my issues post gussett involving repetitive rippage. I find the little boxes adds some needed width and give at the top of the sock as they are longer than my usual sock.

  3. Weaving in the ends on my baby blanket, whew! Now I can hunker down and get to some sock knitting a month late. Ah well, they won’t be such a mystery to me this year. Your color choice couldn’t be more perfect for Socktober. Wonderfully done!

  4. Glorious color, and those twisted cables are very pretty. Wish I’d been as diligent at knitting my October socks as you were!! At the rate I’m going, I’ll finish them by Valentine’s Day hehe!

  5. I love your spicy colorway and the socks have a very nice texture from the yarn, too. Last year I knit from both ends of the ball and it turned out better than I thought. I was happy to have two balls this year, however. Way to go! The socks were fun and I’m glad we both finished “in time”!

  6. Very nice socks!

    I’m trying to decide whether or not to follow the pattern for the toes. Is all that ribbing comfortable, noticeable? I’m tempted to “jump ship” and do my usual plain toe.

  7. Oh, I love that yarn – and it’s perfect for that pattern. You must have magical powers to knit from both ends of the ball without tangling.

    (Pssst! How come we don’t see the toes? Did you pre-photograph?)

  8. How lovely, Carole! They look amazing in that yarn!
    I hadn’t seen a finished pair yet – and these are just wonderful. Thanks for doing another year of Socktoberfest!

  9. Do I get half credit because I knit the 2nd sock from last year’s mystery sock? Didn’t think so. Yours are lovely.

  10. Love the color of your socks. I had to bow out of the KAL after my socks were just an eensy bit too tight. I’ll re-knit, though … it is a great pattern.

  11. i printed the instructions every week but i never started. hmmm. maybe next year.

    nicely done. i love the color of these socks.

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