Monday, January 09, 2012

Let's Do the Twist

I love twisted stitches, so when I saw that the design for Kirsten Kapur's 2012 Mystery Sock KAL would include cables and twisted stitches, I signed up right away. I've never done a mystery KAL before—have you?

The pattern calls for solid or semisolid yarn, so it seemed like a good match for the skein of light grey hand-dyed yarn from Fiberphile that I picked up at the Loopy Ewe last summer.

Mystery Sock KAL Yarn

Spoiler alert! Photo of the cuff coming next ... if you're thinking of joining this KAL and you don't want to know in advance what the design looks like, stop reading now.

Mystery Sock Cuff
Pattern: Through the Loops Mystery Sock 2012, by Kirsten Kapur
Yarn: Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy Sock in the Mithril colorway
Needles: US 0/2.00mm

I've been reading the Ravelry spoiler threads for each week eagerly, to see how people's socks are coming along (I don't mind knowing in advance). This week's clue includes a few bobbles, and already there are some great tips on Ravelry on ways to work them.

It's not too late to sign up for the Through the Loops 2012 Mystery Sock KAL (and the pattern is offered at discount through February 1).

Speaking of twisted stitches, there are are fair number in my Pomegranate pullover—they give both the lace panel and the neckband a lovely crisp look. This morning I was excited to see a really beautiful completed Pomegranate posted on Ravelry. Take a look at Katie's awesome Pomegranate:

Pattern: Pomegranate by Bonnie Sennott
Yarn: Quince and Co. Chickadee in Honey
Needles: US 3/3.25mm and US 5/3.75mm

Katie did a fantastic job with the lace panel, the short-row set-in sleeves, and the folded-over neckband:

The Honey colorway of Chickadee is just beautiful:

Doesn't she look happy? Katie modified the pattern by knitting the back in stockinette. This is a nice option if you want the sweater to go faster:

Congrats, Katie, on your expertly knit Pomegranate. Now that I've seen yours, I want one in the same Honey colorway!


Erin Kate said...

Beyond gorgeous! I love twisted stitches.

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KPiep said...

How fun!

Batty said...

Beautiful color/pattern combo! The twisted stitches really pop in this yarn. I can't wait to see more of your sock progress.

the greenhorn knitter said...

Love the design-and the color looks great on you!