Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Mystery Sock KAL!

Our Mystery Sock KAL will be starting May 1, 2009! Join in on the fun and suspense, and you might even win a cool prize!

The Mystery Sock is a fun new pattern by our award-winning designer. We don’t want to give too much away, but the sock features seasonal beaded motifs and is guaranteed to be a rewarding project that will impress all who see it! The toe-up pattern will be distributed free of charge in a series of 7 “clues”, none of which will provide a picture of the finished product. That’s the mystery that you have to solve by completing the project!

Sign up for the KAL on our Ravelry group discussion board
by clicking here. There is no cost to join. All KAL related chit chat, pattern support, show and tell, and prize awards will be managed through this Ravelry group.

The Mystery Sock will reveal itself over the course of seven “clues.” The KAL will begin with the release of the first clue on May 1, 2009. Links to all Clues will be posted here and on the Ravelry discussion board.

The six subsequent clues will be posted on these dates:
Clue #2: May 5, 2009
Clue #3: May 9, 2009
Clue #4: May 15, 2009
Clue #5: May 20, 2009
Clue #6: May 24, 2009
Clue #7: May 28, 2009

No purchase is necessary to participate in this KAL, however the Grand Prize will be awarded to a knitter who uses Knitters Brewing Company Sock-aholic yarn. Beaded sock kits are available on the website in two colors for those interested. Knitters who use other brands of yarn are eligible for all other prizes. Finished socks must be beaded in order for their knitter to be included in the prize drawing.

On June 10, the names of all participants who have posted a photo on the discussion board of at least one complete, beaded, sock will be entered into the random drawing for prizes.

Runner Up Prizes (4 to be awarded): One skein of Knitters Brewing Company Sock-aholic yarn in the winners choice of color. (Retail Value $20 each)

Grand Prize (1 to be awarded): Two skeins of Knitters Brewing Company Sock-aholic yarn in the winners choice of color, and a Debbie Macomber Quilted Single Project Bag. (Retail Value $58.50)

Name the Sock Prize Additionally, one skein of Knitters Brewing Company Sock-aholic yarn will be awarded to the participant who posts the best name for this pattern - once the design is revealed. This decision will be made by the Moderating Brewmistress based on which name most tickles her fancy.

As this is our first KAL, the Moderating Brewmistress also reserves the right to add any needed guidelines that she may have overlooked. She is blonde, you know.

What You Can Do To Prepare:
1. Decide what yarn you are going to use and check your gauge.
2. Get your beads. You will need 200 size 06/0 beads. (Kits containing the yarn and beads are available
on the website if you are interested).
3. Gauge: 36 sts and 46 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch using recommended needle size US 1.
4. Standard knitting tools will be used, plus two stitch markers and a needle for threading the beads onto the yarn.
5. Practice the techniques we will be using that may be new to you. We have made some brief training videos to help you!

Knitting Beads into Your Project Click here to find our brief video of the beading technique used in this project.


SSP and SSSP in the Short Row Heel These stitches sound intuitive but they need to be worked from the back. Click here to find our brief video showing how to do these stitches.

Judy’s Magic Toe Cast On Click here to find a detailed tutorial of this technique on Knitty.com. We’ll post a video tutorial of this cast on soon!

Looking forward to seeing all the sleuths working on this case!

Cheers!

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