Thursday, June 13, 2013

Fiber Festival Stash Knitdown Update

Remember this?

It's finally become this:

Here are the details for my Zig-Zagging Around the World.

Cast on: August 21, 2012
Blocked and photographed: May 28, 2013
Pattern/Designer: Zigzag Wanderer by Kimley Maretzo
Yarn: Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in the Seattle KAL colorway
The yarn was purchased at Sock Summit 2011. Only 8 yards remained after bind-off.

Project Notes: I love how this turned out, but if you decide to knit this pattern, beware! The pattern lists the yardage amount as 400 yards of fingering weight yarn (but the scarf shown in the pattern used Malabrigo sock, which is 440 yards). I ran out of yarn about halfway through the final pattern repeat, and I wasn't the only one; there are numerous projects on Ravelry that had the same fate. That being said, it didn't really matter. The scarf blocked out beautifully, and I'm looking forward to wearing it when the weather gets cooler.

I've written before about my idea to knit down my fiber festival stash by Sock Summit 2014. There is a slight problem with this: sadly, there isn't going to be another Sock Summit. I haven't exactly been speed knitting my fiber festival stash, so I'm giving myself a few extra months, until December 31, 2014 to try to get the task done.  I'll be casting on my next project shortly, so watch for an update post soon.


  1. Yes I remember this beauty. Kind of a bummer that your ran out of yarn, but still a beauty.
    The fact that there will be no Sock Summit 2014, has me soooo sad. I was planning on going and it would have been my first. :(

    1. What about Madrona or Stitches West instead of Sock Summit? Let me know if you plan to go to either, because I'd love to meet up with you.I had such a good time at Stitches West this year that I am am for sure going in 2014.

  2. Ouh, that seems like a lot of work! Love that green!