Sock Hunt (Contest #1)

During the next three months, I have five pairs of gift socks to knit.? The yarns I will be using are from the Opal Rainforest 2005 collection: Tiger, Zebra, Ladybug, Flamingo, and Parrot.

I could knit all the socks in plain rib or stockinette because of the variegation/striping. But that’s not very exciting, and I know I would struggle to meet my goal.

So, I’ve hunted down several patterns I believe will complement the Rainforest yarn. Can you guess which pattern and which yarn I will use for the first pair?

Some information and rules:

  • The socks will all be adult-sized, and will be gifted to both men and women.
  • The pattern is available free on a webpage, or as a free PDF. (Edited to narrow down the field a little bit more, and to add the following hint.) The Socks pattern directory at Knitting Pattern Central would be a good place to sockhunt.
  • Deadline to enter: Saturday September 30.

It’s only appropriate for this sockhunt that I give away sock yarn as a prize, right? The lucky sockhunter to guess correctly will receive a skein of Opal Petticoat in color 1291 (red/green/blue striping). If there is a tie/no correct guesses, there will be a random drawing.

Opal Petticoat

Ready? Send me an email with your guess at lime AT limedragon DOT com. Have fun, and may the best sockhunter win! : )

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5 Responses to “Sock Hunt (Contest #1)”

  1. Chris Says:
    September 23rd, 2006 at 10:41 pm

    Yikes! That IS a challenging contest.

  2. lorinda Says:
    September 24th, 2006 at 9:03 am

    Opal Tiger socks would be too obvious, and too easy for your socky expertise. I’m guessing you will use the reptilian sock pattern from Knitty with the Zebra print. Thanks for the sock pattern directory link–excellent resource! And happy knitting. I LOVE that Opal Rainforest yarn.

  3. Susan Says:
    September 25th, 2006 at 10:11 am

    I am guessing the “purl when ready”.

  4. stariel Says:
    September 25th, 2006 at 1:35 pm

    I guess that you’ll knit the Zebra yarn first in the Jaywalker pattern. Because Jaywalking Zebras, what could be better?

  5. Guest Says:
    September 27th, 2006 at 10:35 pm

    So many sock patterns to choose from.

    I love sock patterns and knitting socks ~sigh~ so I picked a pair I thought were neat and if I had Opal rainforest 2005 color type yarns I would hands down knit the Eagles Flight Socks.

In progress…

Sock Count (Pairs)

  • 2009 ~ 2
  • 2008 ~ 7
  • 2007 ~ 18 (1 baby)
  • 2006 ~ 20 (14 adult)
  • 2005 ~ 2
  • 2004 ~ 5
  • 2003 ~ 1
  • Total (sans 2009): 53

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  • zTSFB


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