Magical Mystery Sock Tour
David knit 'Hamer's Humdingers -- Fulled Socks' for the MMST. The Humdingers are a variation of the famous Joan's Two-Strand Wool-ease socks but are made out of bulky wool knit on large needles. David says he would rate the pattern as quick and easy, perhaps not a first or second sock, but easily a third or fourth. David mentioned that gauge is not critical when knitting these socks, as you shrink them to fit and he says each sock took less than six hours to knit. I agree. They are Humdingers! http://www.benefitslink.com/knit/patterns/fullsock.shtml
Linda N's Ocean Sock from a pattern created by Jan Moreno. This one is made from Paton's Canadiana Colours - DK weight although the manufacturer calls it worsted - on size four needles. The color has the very descriptive name of #7366. Linda says the "seaweed" pattern is very nice, but doesn't show as well as it could in this photo and that she didn't have the energy to embroider the little fishes among the seaweed, but probably will in the future. http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/oceansox.txt
This is the Texture and Lace sock, which was knit for the MMST by Megan. Her yarn choice was chestnut heather (woolease), and she used #6 needles only.
Jackie knit the Comfort sock for the MMST and it's a cutie. She used Cleakheaton Country 8 ply (DK) in Navy and Taupe. Size US 4 dpn. The pattern is Linda Shoup's. She says the pattern is easy to follow.
Sheila's Socka Socks. The Socka sock pattern was originated by Grace L. Judson for 1996 gift list, courtesy of KnitCat@AOL.Com. Sheila used number 2 needles and her yarn choice was "Opera Lana merino multicolore" which is a multicolored merino wool from Italy. She also added Stahl SOCKA to reinforce the heel and toe.The pattern can be found by clicking on the link below. http://knitting.about.com/hobbies/knitting/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.keyway.net/crafts/giftsockaSocks.htm
This short anklet was adapted by Janice Lam from 'The Pine Tree Toe Up' sock pattern by Kim Salazar. Very nice! On her version of the Pine Tree socks Janice used a fingering weight cotton blend at a gauge of 8 stitches to an inch. She used size 1 1/2 Brittany Birch dpns. She says this pattern was great and fun to do.
This is Judi's offering to the MMST from E. Slayton's Wildfoote sock pattern. This is so pretty! Judi said she knitted these socks on size one needles using Wildfoote yarn by Brown Sheep in the color Purple Splendor.