Dippers (plus giveaway)

So you know the chat we were having about how to make your more opinionated yarns behave themselves?  Well allow me to show you how that looks in practice!  These are Dippers, and they’re out today (and 10% off with the code BEHAVE).

These were one of the very first sock patterns I ever released way back in early 2009.  Then, some time five or six years ago, I got to feeling a little shy about the photos and formatting of those earliest patterns, so I took them down.  The patterns themselves were lovely…the pictures weren’t.  But I didn’t like having the patterns hidden away on my hard drive, so I’ve been bringing them back out as time allows.  And I’m delighted to have Dippers back out now!

The stitch pattern on these really is magic at breaking up the color on yarn.  You’ve got the general swoopy goodness that happens when you put decreases on the edges and send matching increases tromping merrily down the middle.  But you’ve also got those lovely little coiled stitches (so much fun to do…really they’re nifty) to move things around even more.  The combo is delightful with yarn that would otherwise flash and pool.  I mean of course it looks lovely on solid colored yarn too…but then again so does most everything!

I’ve got a skein of this yarn (Blue Moon Fiber Arts’ Socks that Rock Lightweight in Beach Pebbles) to give away to someone who might like to make a pair of their own.  Now…full disclosure…the yarn came to me before it had an official tag on it.  So I’ll totally write the info I have about it on a card and send it along, but it won’t have the proper label you’re used to.  But as long as you’re cool with that, all is well!

To enter, just leave a comment on this post telling me the most colorful yarn you’ve ever knit with.  There are no right or wrong answers, I just like to hear what’s finding its way onto your needles!

And I can’t send yarn to everyone, but I can give everyone a little discount on the pattern.  If you use the code BEHAVE, you’ll get 10% off Dippers on ravelry.

Comments left between now and the end of the day (eastern time) Friday, November 30, 2018 will be entered to win.  I’ll pick a winner, contact them to get their addresses, and arrange to send the 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.  This is open to adults anywhere in the world, but I need a US mailing address to send yarn to.