Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Funtime socks!

I have finished my new socks! Hooray!

Having been so busy knitting lately knitting garments I needed a little light relief. These socks were knit as part of the X-Factor 2011 Mystery KAL Part One (try saying that with a mouthful of mushrooms!) This has been my first mystery KAL and my first KAL that I have completed on time!

Designed by Jon Dunn-Ballam to commemorate the first 4 weeks of this year's X-Factor (a programme I don't normally watch, but have been since knitting these socks!), these socks are composed of some fab lace ribbing, a fun "X" motif, chevrons, zig-zags and arrowheads, a "Frankensock" if you like (Jon's word, not mine!)

Knit using 2.25mm needles for a 66st CO using Twinkle yarn in Lemon Ice. The only mod I made was to switch in a short row toe (I don't mind the grafting). This, being slightly shorter, gave me more length to play with the zig-zag and arrowhead patterns.

Jon is doing two further X-Factor KALs, the next one begins of Friday and uses 2x100g skeins of sock in 2 colours, and the third begins when the X-Factor live shows begin (not sure when) and uses 1200m of lace - but don't worry, that one's over 11 weeks! You can check out the thread over at

The pattern will be available to purchase from Jon's Ravelry Shop and via the Easyknits website shortly.

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