Many knitters are familiar with the Sweater Curse: if you knit your true love a sweater before you are formally committed to each other, the relationship will end. Is it true? I don't know. If you've fallen victim to the sweater curse, or if you've proven it wrong, let me know in the comments. According to an informal poll in the #SockStar Facebook group, 30 respondents aren't superstitious, 9 say the curse is real, 4 say the curse is a myth (some included proof in the comments of the poll) and 3 respondents have never heard of it.
A looong time ago, someone posted in a Ravelry thread about a similar curse for hand knit socks. Apparently, if you knit socks for your true love before you are formally committed to each other, they will use them to walk out on you. Someone else responded by saying that if you knit a strand of your hair into the sock that it will break the curse and will bind your true love to you forever. If the last part is true, there are a lot of people walking around who are bound to my cats.
Do you believe knitting superstitions? What other knitting superstitions are out there?
In Other News...
Caffeine hat was released into the world yesterday! This is the 2nd pattern in the Caffeine Collection. This is my first accessory collection, and I'm super excited about it! The hat pattern is graded for 4 circumferences and the universally flattering shape requires no crown decreases, so it's a relaxing knit. You can download the hat with a 20% discount (no coupon code required) until Monday, or you can pre-order the entire collection at a discount here. (if you've already purchased Caffeine socks and/or Caffeine hat, those purchases will be applied against the purchase price).