It is officially October, my favorite month of year. Not only is it really, truly fall weather, but it’s Halloween and my birthday as well. So many great things to celebrate and be happy about!
Which brings us to sOcktoberfest! Neely O’Hara is the first pattern for sOcktoberfest.
- Knit one sock, or a pair of socks, from the Neely O’Hara pattern by October 16.
- Take a photo and add it to your Ravelry page.
- Submit your FO here.
- Get The Sock Thief free (normally $6). The Sock Thief preview available here.
Poor Neely. She had all the talent in the world in Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls and she ended up getting addicted to pills. It’s a story we’re all familiar with now: rising young star gets ad- dicted to toxic substance and destroys her career in the process. But, like Judy Garland, Neely will always hold a soft spot in my heart as one of the original Hollywood drama queens. Neely’s downward spiral comes to life in the stitch motif, which flows down the sock.
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Yarn shown: Little Red Bicycle Hipster Sock (80% superwash merino, 20% nylon; approximately 430 yards per 100 grams). Shown in Columbine.
Needles: One US 0 (2.0mm) 32″ circular needle (for magic loop), or two US 0 (2.0mm) 16″ circular needles.
Gauge: 32 sts per 4 in/10 cm, approximately 40 rows (some test knitters reported 48 rows per 4 in/10 cm – this is ok!)
Notions: Darning needle. Finished sizes: US women’s size 7–9 shoe, expect 8
Notes: Due to the nature of this pattern, sizing is adjusted by going up a needle size. Be sure to select a sock yarn that is slightly thicker and plan to use the larger needle. This pattern is written using the Magic Loop method.