Project Two – Camp Loopy

It’s time to unveil the specs for Project Two! Now remember, you can’t start knitting on it until July 15th.

* The knit time for this one is 7/15 – 8/15, with photos uploaded by 8/16. (Just one extra day for photo uploading, because this project won’t need to be blocked like Project One.)

* International Campers – due to longer shipping times, your project should be done 8/22, with photos uploaded by 8/23.

Project Two is called “Hiking in the Mountains”. Doesn’t everyone have to go on a hike when they’re at camp? I know that it’s not always in the mountains, but it always felt like you were dragging yourself up a steep hill/mountain, by the very end of the hike, waiting for it to be done. (Or was that just me?)

For this project, the challenge is to knit or crochet either a pair of socks or a pair of mittens or a pair of gloves, in an adult size. (No fingerless mitts this time around.) The other part of the challenge is that the pattern you use needs to contain cables, which are always fun to do!

Here are two blog posts (one, two) which contain more information on Camp Loopy and how the projects work. The first one is the original post about it, and the second one has the Q & A.

*ย Once again, we are offering you a 20% discount on the yarn for this project (limit one Project Two discount per person, you’ll need to leave an order note telling us which yarn is for Camp Loopy, and this offer expires 7/8). We’ll take the discount off when we print out your order. Make sure that the discount won’t take you under the $75 free shipping amount (for U.S. packages), if you’re going for free shipping.

* Once again, we are offering you double Frequent Shopper Benefits if you get the yarn from us during July’s Camp Store Week (July 1 through July 8th at midnight, Central Time) and complete the project with photo uploaded by the due date.

* Check your order form for the name of your Hiking Trail Guide. (It will be one of the Loopy Elves.) We’ll have a bit of fun with that this month, too.

So how about some pattern ideas to get your creative juices flowing? Here are just a few cable-y options to get you started:

For socks: Diamonds and Cables, Ribs and Cables, Basket Case Socks, Cables Galore, Twisted Celtic Cable Socks, German Stocking Pattern, BFF Socks, and Taglioni.

For mittens: Bavarian Tulip Mittens, Knitted Mittens with Cables, Glitten, Hugs and Kisses Mittens, Cherry Mittens, Aran Winter Set Mittens, and Wood Hollow Mittens.

For gloves: Knotty Gloves, Three Oaks, Brunnhilde, He’s Driving Me Wild Gloves, Knitted Gloves with Cables and Bobbles, and Lady Sunshine.

Of course there are a lot of beautiful fingerless mitts with cables that could be turned into mittens or gloves, with a little know-how. I’m not linking to them, because someone will then knit them as a mitt and say “but you linked to it in your blog as one of the ideas!!”. ๐Ÿ™‚ ย Just keep in mind that you can be innovative and turn fingerless patterns into regular mittens and gloves by combining a favorite mitten/glove formula (construction and number of stitches) with a fingerless mitt stitch pattern that you like.

We have a winner from our Crazy Campfire Story! Congratulations to Deb from West Virginia who wins two skeins of Claudia Hand Painted Fingering Weight yarn, in her choice of color. (She picked Cabin Fever to remind her of Camp Loopy when she wears the socks). Thanks to all who helped to participate in the storytelling. What a fun time Loopy has had!

So back to Project Two – who’s in and what are you going to make? (And don’t forget to bring along your walking stick and your Deep Woods Off.)

Sheri stillsoimpressedwiththeProjectOnephotosthatcontinuetopourin

P.S. Happy Canada Day to our Canadian Loopies, and Happy Fourth of July to our U.S. Loopies! Have a great, safe weekend, everyone.


  1. I just ordered my very first Madelinetosh for my next Camp Loopy project! I’m torn between Jared Flood’s Woodruff Mittens and Ramble On by Angela Schwen.

  2. I just ordered Skinny Bugga in Charlotte to make Farfalle socks. Also ordered DIC Classy in Lunar Zazzle to make Very Cabley Mittens in case it looks like I will not make the deadline. Now to sit back and wait for my yarn to arrive and the 15th to get here so I can start!

  3. I apologize for the duplicate post. I didn’t see the first one and then they both showed up! ๐Ÿ™

  4. I’m in…I have never, never, never completed a pair of socks in ONE month….This will be a real test for me! I am going to use a light colored yarn to show off the texture of the cables….hmmm. But first I must finish the one scarf of TWO colors before I spend too much time looking for the perfect pattern to go with the perfect yarn! Now,it is time to go back to the cabin and rest up for knitting this weekend!

  5. I have ordered a Plan A and a Plan B lot of sock yarn – Hazel knit’s Olympic Rainforest in honour of my home state, Washington, and Claudia’s Whisper in honour of my cousin Claudia. I have downloaded the BFF pattern by Cookie A (my childhood nick name was Cookie) so this is going to be a significant project, I can tell. I am a little nervous that the Olympic Rainforest may be too dark and strong in colour for the BFF pattern, hence the Plan B of the Whisper. Heck, its winter here in Oz so I might have time to knit both! Wouldn’t that be loverly! Can’t wait for my order to arrive! The 15th is my Wedding Anniversary, so I don’t know if I will be able to get away with winding wool and starting my Camp Loopy project then, but I sure will have a good go at it! Cheerio camp-mates!

  6. Even though I screwed up on project one, I am going to do this anyway. I believe I am going to do Emma’s Mittens–free Ravelry project–in either Madtosh Vintage or Malabrigo Rios (2nd pattern choice s the suggested Cherry Mittens). I am going to wait til the last minute to order my yarn because I am not home–lengthy vacation.
    Although I have done numerous cables, I have never made mittens, gloves, or socks! I think mittens will be my easiest choice.

  7. I am going to knit Belle Epoque from the book titled -“2-at-a-time Socks ” by Melissa Morgan-Oakes which I have been wanting to do for a long time. Already have some sock yarn from Loopy, so will use one of those. Thanks for the great ideas!

  8. I’m so excited to be on time for this second project (came in about a week late on #1). I’m going to make mittens. One can never have too many warm mittens during a Wisconsin winter. ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. I’m in! And I’m looking forward to this project! I think I’m going to do Wendy Johnson’s Wrought Iron socks. Now to order my yarn!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Course I still need to finish my shawl for project 1! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Yeah, socks ๐Ÿ™‚ And socks with cables, double yeah! Off to find a pattern, then pick out the yarn.

  11. I found a nice pattern that does not require a large number of cast ons. My feet are not that big! If you have smaller feet, you might consider “Calendula Cable Socks”.

  12. I just finished some cabled socks last night and I can’t wait to start my next pair! I spent hours narrowing it down and finally ordered some jitterbug. I have a couple of patterns that would work for, haven’t decided for sure which one yet. I did not think it was going to be this hard to choose.

  13. Question: Do traveling stitches, bavarian twisted stitches or mock cables count as cables? Can the rule be if it looks like a cable it counts? ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Traveling stitches count, but twisted stitches and mock cables don’t. The basics are: hold some stitches, work the next stitches, then work the held stitches.

  15. I think I am going to make my first pair of mittens I picked Firstfall
    Convertible Mitts
    running jack knits
    by Wendy Poush
    I have always wanted to knit convertable mittens now I have a good reason that will keep me working on it now to go look for yarn my favorite part.

  16. I’m in!!! Just finishing up Whippoorwill shawl for Project 1 ๐Ÿ™‚ with a little shout out to “Cabin 6” we may need quiet, but we still can party ๐Ÿ™‚

    Project 2: Yarn=Claudia’s Handpainted “Steelers”
    Project=”In the Diagonal” from Antje Gillingham’s Knitting More Cirlces Around Socks.

    Made these for a friend, I liked them so much I’ve been wanting a pair for myself SO Camp Loopy is a great excuse ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. I enjoy creating sock patterns, so I’m wondering if it would be acceptable to use one of my own (with cables, of course) rather than one designed by someone else?

  18. OOhhh, I want in! I’m been wanting to knit Cookies BFF’s so I think I’ll do with it Bugga. Off to shop now!


  19. Definitely Knotty Gloves for me. I had a black pair, wore them all the time and then lost one of them. I knew I was going to have to make another pair before it got cold so this is perfect. I’ll be using Loopy Solid Series this time but still in black.

  20. I’m in. I’m going to design a sock for this one. Luckily I finished project 1 early enough to allow for lots of swatching before project 2 knitting time starts. I just hope I can manage sock madness speed again so soon after it finished.

  21. Hey Sheri, two questions. Do twisted stitches count as cables? And have you considered pulling the best original patterns knit during Camp Loopy into a book?

  22. So Basket Case Socks it is… Just picked up Wendy’s book with the pattern in it… Thursday or Friday I will head to Loopy Ewe to pick out some yarn. One month to make a pair of socks will challenge me but I am up to the challenge. Thanks for hosting the Loopy Camp Sheri!

  23. I’m knitting my first project like crazy – thanks to the Canada Post lockout I just got my yarn Monday ๐Ÿ˜ฎ However, I’m also planning this next one, I’m think the Love Letters socks by Irish Girlie Knits ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope everyone’s having as much fun at camp as I am.

  24. I’m in! I’m going to make knotty gloves using Three Irish Girls Padraig. This will be my first time making gloves so it will be interesting!

  25. Deep woods OFF dry! Not greasy! And man are the bugs crazy this year! We had record snow and rain so it’s very wet and green. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Can’t wait for camp project II! WooHoo!

  26. I was one of the Canadian Knitters scambling to knit my first project as my yarn showed up Thursday and I managed to get it done over the weekend but can not figure out how to upload my project pictures – HELP

  27. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh noooooooooooooooooooo I take forever with socks and am woefully ignorant about double-points….what shall I do? something because I am determined to finish camp. No running home to mamma for me….

  28. I’m excited to join the fun. I have Cascade Fixation in my stash, now to find a fun pattern ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Hi, camp counselors! I tried to get to a computer yesterday (7/15!) to send you a couple of pics of my June project, but the branch library was closed. Anyway, I am in like Flinn for project two, with a pair of adult mittens with cables on the backs. I had thought about socks, but as I haven’t got a lot of time to use for knitting I thought mittens would be better. I’m using stash yarn this time, three colors of Red Heart’s Stitch Nation Full ‘O Sheep. I think I need to use my email to send you the pics of the June project.

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