Gramercy (plus giveaway)

You know how some knitting projects just sort of seem like little magic tricks?  Either they come together faster than they should, or they use less yarn than you’d expect, or they look so much fancier than they have any right to given how easy they are.  Well Gramercy pretty much does all of those things!  I’m delighted to bring them back out. gramercy internal 1 smallThey use a marvelous little lace motif that has a lot going for it.  It’s easy enough to be a perfect introduction to fancy socks, but interesting enough that you won’t get bored, even if you’re a sock pro.  It’s astonishingly stretchy, which means your socks will both fit comfortably and stay up all day.  And it’s awfully pretty (which is half the fun of hand knit socks if we’re being honest)!  gramercy internal 2 smallAnd, while this is a bit subjective, these totally feel like fast socks to me.  All that open work means you use way less yarn than you’d expect, and using less yarn means you’re done in less time.  Those are my size 11 feet up there, and that sock has a 7.5 inch leg, and it used all of 300 yards of yarn.  That’s pretty much unheard of.  gramercy internal 3 smallI want one of you to see for yourself how much fun these are, so I’ve got a skein of the beautiful Carnal yarn by Vice in this amazing blue to send to someone.  Just leave a comment telling me the magic trick you most want your knitting to do to be entered to win.

And while I can’t send yarn to everyone, I can give everyone a discount.  Just use the code MAGIC to get a dollar the price between now and Friday.  Just put Gramercy in your ravelry cart, click on the ‘use a coupon code’ button, and type in the code MAGIC.  You’ll see the change in price reflected right away.gramerch long smallComments left between now and the end of the day (eastern time) Friday, September 4, 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.