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Mystery Sock XI KAL

Mystery Sock XI:  It Goes To Eleven

The Fun Starts February 13th!

ms11-logo.pngThe 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: The decade of Eighties music was categorized by Hard Metal, Glam, Pop, and all sub-varieties of Hair Bands.  Even the fictional band, Spinal Tap, shaped the decade's music into a memorable celebration of anthems, riffs, costumes, and hairstyles.  "It Goes To Eleven" became the term for taking sound to the next level.  Bigger.  Louder.  Outside the boundaries of the norm.  In this design, we'll be taking our socks To Eleven, and, of course, they will be Totally Tubular.

This year's Mystery KAL 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 $26 in your choice of many colors by scrolling below. Or, if you prefer to visit your stash, you can download the pattern for free on Ravelry beginning 2/13/19!

Kits Include:ms11-sm.jpg

  1. One 100g skein of Sock-aholic II yarn in your choice of 32 colors.
  2. A sufficient supply of clear, silver-lined size 06/0 Czechoslovakian Rocaille beads to add sparkle to your tour wardrobe.
  3. A commemorative musical stitch marker to remind you to listen to your favorite songs as you knit.
  4. Clue 1 of the Mystery Sock XI 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. There is also the option to add beads - Size 06/0 are used in the kit.
  4. Gauge: Approximately 32 sts = 4” in Stockinette Stitch using recommended needle size US 1 in your circular method of choice.
  5. Standard knitting tools will be used, along with a few stitch markers, and either a US12 (1.0mm) crochet hook or thin piece of wire for attaching the beads..
  6. Our KAL will be using the Mystery Sock XI: It Goes to Eleven pattern by Wendy Gaal, which will be released through free Ravelry downloads on the following Wednesdays:
  • Clue 1:  2/13/19
  • Clue 2:  2/20/19
  • Clue 3:  2/27/19
  • Clue 4: 3/6/19
  • Clue 5: 3/13/19
  • Clue 6: 3/20/19
  • Clue 7: 3/27/19 

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, April 12, 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 enjoy this trip back to the 80s!!