Imply (plus giveaway)

It’s here! Imply is out today on ravelry. You can get it for 10% off with the code SUGGEST for the next few days. And there’s yarn to give away over on instagram if you’ve fallen madly in love!

So I’m not going to lie. This is not fancy. It is not hard. It is not shockingly original.  But it is comfy and cozy and fun to knit…with just a little bit of drama from those giant cables.  And that sort of sounds like exactly what I want right now!

Normally when you make really big cables, you cross one giant chunk of stitches over another giant chunk of stitches.  That can be fiddly to do (I’m very good at dropping the centermost stitch in a cable and then swearing loudly while I rescue it), and it can draw your fabric in quite dramatically.  But on these you do something a little different.  You actually work the cable in small steps over several rows.  So instead of crossing 6 stitches over 6 stitches all at once, you do a series of 3 over 3 crosses, carefully arranged to look like one big cable.

Not only is it easier to do, it also makes your fabric draw in much less (and it gives you that adorable little divot in the middle of your cable which I just kind of love beyond all reason).  Plus it lets you do some absolutely delightful shaping at the top of the hat.  I swear it looks like a soft serve ice cream cone.

If you want to make one of your own, the pattern called Imply, it’s up today on ravelry, and you can get 10% off with the code SUGGEST.  And, if you wander over to Instagram, I’ve got a skein of the lovely Coventry DK by June Pryce Fiber Arts in Speckled Soul Searching to give away.  It’s a 510 yard skein, which means there’s plenty to either make two hats or to make a hat and matching mitts (that’s what I did…the mitts should be out in two weeks).

And with that, I’ll leave you to cast on.  I went on a yarn field trip yesterday, and it’s snowy today, so I think I’m morally obligated to curl up in front of the fire and swatch all day long.