Graupel (plus giveaway)

You know how the right yarn and the right stitches can come together to make something that’s niftier than it has any right to be?  That’s totally what happens with Graupel, and I’m so excited to have them back out!

graupel main smallThe leg has a little sample of everything (a bit of cabling, a bit of lace, and a bit of ribbing), all in a four row repeat.  Yet somehow, it manages to feel calm, not busy.

graupel 6 smallThen when you get down to the foot, stitches come swooping in from the side to wrap your foot in soothing stockinette.  Now of course you could continue the pattern all the way down the foot, and that would be lovely (and the pattern does tell you how you would do it) but this way is much more fun!

graupel 2 smallI love how nice big areas of stockinette show off a gorgeous yarn.  You’ll want to pick a yarn with fairly subtle color variations for these.  The columns of purl stitches can be up to four stitches wide, and more heavily variegated yarns can look a bit unruly on the purl side.

graupel 5 smallThis Midsommar Sock from Solstice Yarn is just perfect.  The colors are varied enough to be interesting, but subtle enough to show off your fancy stitches.  I’ve got a skein of it in Catnip to send home with someone.  Just leave a comment telling me how you feel about variegated yarn to be entered to win.  (Pretty in the skein but not so much fun knit up? Love the challenge of finding the right pattern?  Better to stick with solids?  Unable to resist?  There’s no wrong answer, we’re just chatting!)

And while I can’t send yarn to everyone, I can give everyone a discount.  Just use the code SOOTHE to get a dollar the price between now and Friday.  Just put Graupel in your ravelry cart, click on the ‘use a coupon code’ button, and type in the code SOOTHE.  You’ll see the change in price reflected right away.

graupel 7 smallComments left between now and the end of the day (eastern time) Friday, October 30, 2015 will be entered to win.  I’ll pick a winner, contact them to get their addresses, and arrange to send yarn their way.  Be sure to use a real email address so I can contact you if you’ve won (I won’t do anything with those email addresses besides notify the winner).  If I do email you, I need to hear back from you within 72 hours or I will pick a new winner and contact them.  Sorry, but I can only ship physical prizes to US addresses.