A bit of alate start on these- my printer broke down....but now they're done. Rather a quick knit, but I struggled a while before I understood p inc! Modelled by my daughter. I used Sisu, 2-at-a-time, magic-loop, 2,5mm needles.
Thanks for taking over, Tama. Looking forward to November's pattern...
Wow! These knit up fast. I didn't think I would have time this month. I had to finish a sweater so it could go to its new home in Oregon when my sister came down for a visit. Before she left she said she would like a pair of wool socks. Hmmm, there is two weeks left I should be able to do that. So I took a skein of Anni's sock yarn and Tama October's pattern. I have never knit with out a chart, my eyes kept dancing around and I would loose my place. I stuck a ruler on the row I was on and it helped out, until someone walked off with my ruler. LOL These were fun, looking forward to Novembers Socks
Here are my finished Autumn Leaves socks. Sadly the photo doesn't do them justice. They look much nicer when they're on.
I used Rico Design's Superba Klassik in a forest green colour from my stash. I used 2.5mm Hiya Hiya needles. This was a lovely pattern that took me just out of my comfort zone enough to keep me on my toes. Loved it! Thanks Tama for a great pattern. Looking forward to next months.
I chose to only do the ankle in the pattern, leaving the rest of the sock in stockinette stitch. I was afraid that I wouldn't have enough yardage on my skein. Now waiting impatiently for the November pattern.
I know you are all busy knitting away on the October pattern, but my mind is thinking about November! The pattern is almost done and I have just listed several yarns that are perfect for the November pattern in my etsy store.
The November sock is unisex. So for those of you wanting to make something up for that "Outdoorsman" in your life, or on your gift list, you will definately want to get in on making this sock! Any sport weight yarn will do, but Haneke makes a wonderful merino/linen blend that I LOVE! Super soft, but all the durability and strength of linen. Sport weight yarn means that the November sock will knit up quickly--you will probably have time to make a couple of pairs in fact!
I haven't wanted to do many changes to the KAL because it is set up perfectly. But, I do have two changes I want to make: #1. We will only have one monthly winner instead of two. I know this is not necessarily a "good" change, but the reason for it is............ #2. We will have a "GRAND PRIZE" drawing every six months. Everyone who completes all six patterns in six consecutive months and posts their socks to the blog will be put into the drawing for the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize will be a surprise! All kinds of goodies like stitch markers, needle bags, yarn, a sock pattern, etc. will show up in your mail box should you be the winner of the semi-annual Grand Prize!!!!!! So, let's get busy and get going! October is the first month and March will conclude the first six months set. At the end of March everyone who has knit all six months of patterns will have a chance to win the Grand Prize!!!!
Remember to pick up your yarn for November early so that it has time to reach you before the November pattern comes out. You will need about 350 yards of sport weight yarn for the socks.
It worked this time. The yarn is much prettier than the picture shows--warm taupe, teal, peach, and cream. And the leaves show up well, even though they don't in the picture. The yarn is from my stash and the label was gone--maybe Lorna's Laces?
My socks are finished and they are gorgeous! Having trouble uploading the photo--Blogger says there is an internal error. I did them toe up, so the leaves are climbing rather than falling, but the friend to whom I've giving them for Christmas won't know the difference. I will take another pic and try to post it tomorrow.
Once you have made your choice, please e-mail either Anni or Tama and let them know that you have chosen your prize from their shop and which yarn you have chosen. Make sure you include your shipping address.