WIPWed #35: Knit-a-long’s Everywhere!

Guess what, guys? It’s October! That means it’s time for Malabrigo October Stockpile on the Malabrigo Junkies board! That means there are KALs and contests and plans and schemes to stockpile as many one-skein knits for holiday gift-giving as possible. Also, lots of lovely Mal Junkie designers offer discounts off their patterns (myself included: 20% off any of mine until the end of the month with code “MalStock13”) so there really is no excuse not to join in on the fun. Hence, I have a new WIP:

Striped Comfort:

IMG_5112Thanks to a wickedly long morning meeting, I’m nearly finished already! (I love bulky hats.) The pattern is my free Giving Comfort knit in Malabrigo Chunky Mariposa and Bobby Blue leftovers. I changed color on the knit/purl rows specifically to get that dashed look along the blue stripe. The color combo is a little wacky but I think my niece will like it!

October is also apparently all about socks (Socktober!) on Cassy’s blog and I can’t say I disagree, with most of my holiday gift recipients wanting socks this year it seems like I’m destined to participate. Goodness knows I have enough SIPs to finish up! Hence, my second WIP.

Ribby & Blue:

IMG_5108This pattern is coming out of my head. The yarn is BMFA Socks that Rock Heavyweight in a fabulous, fabulous mistake colorway. I love how the swirl of the colors is interacting with the swirl of the rib pattern. Fun!

Finally, we have Light Blue Sea:

This WIP has obviously not gotten very far yet, but it will become a Deep Sea Wanderer cowl so I can join in with Audry’s KAL on Ravelry.

Phew! Is that enough KALs for you? Check out other WIPs this week by visiting Tamis Amis.

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8 thoughts on “WIPWed #35: Knit-a-long’s Everywhere!

  1. What lovely WIPs, I especially like how the socks are pooling. That hat is really fun too, I actually like those colors together, and the dashes add that extra pop to it!

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  2. I’d forgotten about Socktober! I guess it is a good excuse to keep knitting on the sock I was already working on.

    I LOVE that color you have in your socks. Is it really not one that can be repeated?

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