Calcareous (plus giveaway)

We’re totally on a roll.  I told you I had a lovely stack of early patterns to bring back, and today’s is Calcareous!

calcareous main smallThese sort of hit that sweet spot between cabling and ribbing.  The cables keep the ribbing from getting boring (because I can’t be the only one who would go mad with boredom before I reached the end of a pair of plain ribbed socks).  And the ribbing keeps the cables behaving nicely and makes sure the socks fit beautifully.

calcareous internal 5 smallAnd there’s something rather tidy going on with the gusset there too.  See how the decreases are snugged in there, hidden away in the larger stitch pattern?  It’s kind of nifty!  I was apparently having a ‘hide the gusset’ phase for a while there (Anemochory takes a similar approach).

calcareous internal smallI find the overall effect almost irresistibly dapper!  They yarn totally helps with that too.  It’s Top Draw Sock from an awesome company called Skein (yes they’re in Australia, yes this makes their yarn a tiny bit harder to come by, and yes it is totally worth the effort).  I’ve got a second skein of their yarn to give away to introduce one you to their awesome goodness.  Just leave a comment telling me how you feel about ribbing on socks to be entered to win.  (Too boring to bear?  So hideously comfy you struggle through anyways?  You’re madly in love and don’t know why I hate ribbing?  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 DAPPER to get a dollar the price between now and Friday.  Just put Calcareous in your ravelry cart, click on the ‘use a coupon code’ button, and type in the code DAPPER.  You’ll see the change in price reflected right away.

calcareous internal 2 smallComments left between now and the end of the day (eastern time) Friday, October 16, 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.