Munchkinland Socks

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A long time ago Woolgirl contacted me about doing a sock club pattern for her. Let me just say, working for Woolgirl is awesome. She sends me gorgeous yarns to work with and she always has the neatest themes going for her clubs. Anytime she comes asking, I say yes! And if you haven't had  a Woolgirl club package, well you are missing out. It's not a pattern and a skein of yarn. It's all the fixings. She finds the most amazing people and each package has different little extras, all geared towards the theme and always amazing. So last winter she sent me this:

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This being some Smooth Merino Fine from Kitchen Sink Dyeworks. Beautiful, yes? So soft and so pretty. The colorway is based upon the descriptions of the book, and in the book Munchkinland is decidedly blue. So I got some of that, and I sent her back some of this:

This being the Munchkinland Sock. I wanted something a little different. I didn't want a plug and play sock, so this sock is chart heavy. There are written instructions too, but trust me, it's easier to use the charts. It's got all sorts of details that make me happy. Like the way the patterning comes to a point on the instep:

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And the way the lace pattern extends all the way to the back of the heel. These are great socks to wear with clogs:

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There is no heel flap, no short-row heel. The gusset has an insert panel that does all the increasing for you so everything stays all pretty and organic:

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And here's the beauty part. The skein of yarn that you see below? It's an extra! An extra that I'm giving away to launch the public release of the Munchkinland socks patterns. And sadly, Kitchen Sink Dyeworks is out of business, so this is like a collector's item! All you have to do to be entered to win is comment with your favorite Wizard of Oz character.

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So comment to enter, and you could win this skein of Munchkinland Sock Yarn, and a copy of the Munchkinland sock pattern. The winner will be chosen on Monday, March 19th. Or pick up a copy of the Munchkinland Sock pattern, which is now available for purchase. The details:

Needles: Size 2 needles (2.75 mm)

Yarn: 400 yards of fingering weight yarn, sample is shown in Kitchen Sink Dyeworks Smooth Merino Fine, 100% Superwash Merino – 400 yards

Gauge: 30 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette in the round

Sizes: Small/Medium (64 st) and Medium/Large (72 st)

Munchkinland Socks are available to purchase for $6.00 USD