Peregrinate (plus giveaway)
You know when your knitting hits that perfect, meditative place? The spot where your fingers know just what to do and your stitches flow perfectly and all you have to do is sit back and admire your work? Well Peregrinate totally hit that spot for me, and I’m so glad to have them back out!
Things get a little more interesting when you get to the foot. The main pattern slowly meanders off toward the side, leaving a swath of purl stitches in its wake. And of course I included instructions for just continuing the pattern all the way down the foot (in case you’re madly in love with it and can’t bear to stop), but I think the purl stitches are rather fetching.
Whenever you have a big stretch of purl stitches like that, your yarn choice becomes extra important. Any color variations in your yarn looks more pronounced on the purl side. That can be fun if you’re in the mood for something energetic, but for these I wanted something a bit more mellow. One of the marvelous semi-solids from the folks at Vice was the perfect choice. (These use Carnal, now sadly discontinued, though Paradigm is a great substitute.)
I know Vice can be a bit hard to track down (you can only get it in stores, not online, so if you want it you have to ask your LYS to carry it). So I’m going to help someone out there fall as much in love with it as I am. I’ve got a skein of Carnal to give away to one of you. Just leave a comment telling me what gets you to that meditative state in your knitting. Is it row after row of garter stitch? Or do you like stockinette better? Does ribbing do it (I’ve met some people who swear 1 by 1 ribbing is their therapy)? Or would you rather have a bit more pattern? There aren’t any right answers (and if you’re new enough to knitting that it still puts up too much of a fight to feel that way, that’s ok too!), I just want to know what does it for you.
And while I can’t quite manage to yarn to everyone, I can give everyone a discount. You can use the code MEANDER to get a dollar the price between now and Friday. Just put Peregrinate in your ravelry cart, click on the ‘use a coupon code’ button, and type in the code MEANDER. You’ll see the change in price reflected right away.
Comments left between now and the end of the day (eastern time) Friday, April 22, 2016 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.