Slant (plus giveaway)

Ready for an oldie?  Slant were one of the very first sock patterns I ever put out (looks like my third one if I’m counting correctly).  They’ve been on hiatus while the pattern was totally revamped (new photos, new charts, new layout, loads more sizes), and now they’re ready for their comeback!

slant 1 smallI loved these when I first made them (they’re still in heavy rotation in my sock basket), and I love them now.  The rib ensures they’ll fit beautifully.  The pattern is mirrored (because when you have lines like that you just have to do it that way, there’s no other choice).  And the long loops used in the cables help coerce yarn that might like to pool into behaving for you.

slant 3 smallMy first pair were in a heavier yarn, and these are in a classic fingering weight (Stroll Tonal by Knit Picks).  The pattern works beautifully with either (and there are sizing notes in the pattern to work at either 8.25 or 7.25 stitches per inch as you prefer).

slant 2 smallThe good folks at Knit Picks want to help one of you make a pair for yourself.  Just take a look at the Stroll Tonal page and leave a comment letting me know which color you’d like (I confess a fondness for Pansy, but you really can’t go wrong with any of them).

And I can’t quite manage yarn for all of you, but I can give everyone a bit of a deal on the pattern.  Just use the code  SLIDE to get a dollar off the price of the pattern between now and Friday.  Just put Slant in your ravelry cart, click on the ‘use a coupon code’ button, and type in the code SLIDE.  You’ll see the change in price reflected right away.

slant 5 smallComments left between now and the end of the day (eastern time) Friday, June 26, 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.