Scatterling (plus giveaway)
Sometimes, you just want a big cable. A big, bold cable that knows who’s in charge and isn’t afraid to boss you around a little bit. Scatterling fits the bill, and I’m delighted to have them back out. These are one of the very few projects I’ve ever knit twice. I made the first pair for my grandfather way back in 2009. Then I made a second pair for the initial pattern release in 2010. There’s just something about the big cables that sweet talked me into being willing to do them again. (Someone else was kind enough to make these awesome yellow ones for the re-release, even I am not enthusiastic enough to make them three times!)The cables aren’t all these have going for them, the gusset is kind of fun, too. The ribbing on the leg was just too tidy not to carry it down to the gusset a bit. It’s not hard, but it is just different enough to be fun.
The new version of the pattern has an extra size (because a sock like this really does need to be sized for everyone) and a much spiffier toe than the original. And they’re a perfect candidate for your favorite fat sock yarns. The pattern includes sizing info for working at either 8.5 stitches per inch (with a classic sock yarn) or 7.5 stitches per inch (with a fat sock yarn). These are made in Nichole by Schaefer (oh how we miss you), but if you can’t find that, Socks that Rock Mediumweight by Blue Moon Fiber Arts or Cricket by Anzula or Pediboo Sport by Frog Tree are all good fat sock yarn choices.
But for one of you, I have a skein of the original Nichole in the color Dian Fossey (which is a lovely soft green and gray). This is one of my original favorite fat sock yarns, and I’m still totally bummed that Schaefer closed and it went away. But someone’s going to get to see just what the fuss is all about! Just leave a comment telling me where you stand on the whole fat sock yarn versus classic sock yarn issue to be entered to win. (Like your socks skinny? Or do you prefer them super thick and cozy? There are no wrong answers, I just want to see how you guys feel!)
And while I can’t send yarn to everyone, I can give everyone a discount. Just use the code PLAIT to get a dollar the price between now and Friday. Just put Scatterling in your ravelry cart, click on the ‘use a coupon code’ button, and type in the code PLAIT. You’ll see the change in price reflected right away.
Comments left between now and the end of the day (eastern time) Friday, September 18, 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.