Let's knit together! Our cast on day is December 26th and I cannot wait to share this experience with you all. We are going to chat along in our brand new Community Forum.

Just 10 days until Clue #1 and we cast on for this MKAL. Victoriana is a toe up sock pattern that will be released in installments. I prefer to use a long circular for toe up patterns but you can certainly use DPNs if that is your jam. I will post two very helpful videos below from Nancy Wynn on how to cast on JMCO either way. What size needle works best? Most folks use US #1 or 2.25mm to get gauge but your mileage may vary so swatch if you are new to Must Stash so your socks will turn out perfectly. Victoriana pattern gauge is 36 sts, 44 rows = 4"/10 cm in stockinette stitch in the round.

Want to join our MKAL but you didn't get the kit? No worries! The pattern is available in Sivia Harding's Ravelry store and you can use any self striping (fingering weight) Must Stash skein you may have in stash with the caveat that I would suggest a colorway that has regularly spaced stripes like Gingerbread and not one with irregular stripes like Intergalactic or Stardust. 

    Our MKAL schedule:

    • 12/26/21 Cast on - Clue #1
    • 12/31/21 Clue #2
    • 01/03/22 Clue #3
    • 01/08/22 Clue #4

    A few good tutorials from Nancy Wynn:

    JMCO with DPNs

     JMCO with Magic Loop

    And, just in case you are interested in knitting your socks two at one time via magic loop:


    Stacie Dawson