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 http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer0.....nlace.html 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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  • Six Sox Knitalong
  • Sockamania Club Knitalong
  • zMeme
  • zRavelry
  • zSock Nation
  • zTSFB

 

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