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Mystery Sock IX KAL

Mystery Sock IX:  Crazy Quiltms9-square.png

The Fun Starts January 27th!

The annual Mystery Sock KAL is our most popular knit-along each year!  Join us for some fun, and you might even win a prize! 

Description: Crazy Quilts, all the rage in the late 1800s, were characterized by visually interesting details in random piecework, varieties of angles, diverse stitch patterns, and happy directional confusion.

This year's Mystery KAL captures the spirit of crazy quilting, and translates it to yarn and sock knitting.  Boredom is not an option with this toe-up design, that is being presented in a series of Seven Weekly Clues that will keep you entertained and maybe even teach you a new trick or two! The pattern contains instructions in text and charts, and, as always, there will be video support to help you with techniques that might be new to you.  The pattern is written for three sizes:

  • Narrow Width:  6.0 - 7.5 inch circumference at ball of foot
  • Medium Width:  7.5 - 9.5 inch circumference at ball of foot
  • Wide Width:  9.5 - 11 inch circumference at ball of foot
  • And foot length is determined by the knitter.

No yarn purchase is required to participate in the KAL, but kits are available for $24 in your choice of 32 colors and three sock yarns by scrolling below. Or, if you prefer to visit your stash, you can download the pattern for free on Ravelry beginning 1/27/17!

Kits Include:ms9-sm.jpg

  1. One 100g skein of Sock-aholic II, Sock-aholic Sparkz, or Sock-aholic Old No.8 yarn in your choice of 32 colors.
  2. A commemorative project stitch marker to show that you love a good mystery knit! 
  3. Clue 1 of the Mystery Sock IX pattern by Wendy Gaal in pdf so that you can get an early start!  Subsequent Clues will be delivered via free Ravelry downloads.

How to Play Along:

  1. To sign up, just Click Here to find the Ravelry discussion thread for this KAL, and let us know You’re In! All KAL related pattern clue releases, chit chat, pattern support, show and tell, and prize awards will be managed through this Ravelry group.
  2. Purchase your kit by scrolling below, or decide what yarn you are going to use, and set a reminder to download your pattern.  You will need approximately 350 to 375 yards of fingering weight yarn.  Solid or semi-solid colors are recommended over variegated yarns for this design.
  3. Gauge: Approximately 32 sts = 4” in Stockinette Stitch using recommended needle size US 1 in your circular method of choice.
  4. Standard knitting tools will be used, plus a few stitch markers.
  5. Our KAL will be using the Mystery Sock IX: Crazy Quilt pattern by Wendy Gaal, which will be released through free Ravelry downloads on the following Fridays:
  • Clue 1:  1/27/17
  • Clue 2:  2/3/17
  • Clue 3:  2/10/17
  • Clue 4:  2/17/17
  • Clue 5:  2/24/17
  • Clue 6:  3/3/17
  • Clue 7:  3/10/17 

The Moderating Brewmistress also reserves the right to add any needed guidelines that she may have overlooked. She is blonde, you know.  She has also been known to release clues early if the group whines loudly enough!

Prizes!

At noon (Pacific time) on Friday, March 24, the names of all participants who have posted a photo on the Ravelry discussion board of at least one completed sock will be entered into the random drawing for prizes.  No yarn purchase is necessary to participate in this KAL, however the Grand Prize will be awarded to a knitter who uses any Knitters Brewing Company Sock-aholic yarn. Knitters who use other brands of yarn are eligible for the Runner-Up prizes.

Runner Up Prizes (2 to be awarded): A $25 Gift Certificate from Knitters Brewing Company.

Grand Prize (1 to be awarded): A $50 Gift Certificate from Knitters Brewing Company.

We hope you can join us for the quilting circle!!




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