Refraction (plus giveaway)

Refraction is out on ravelry, it’s 10% off with the code BOUNCE (or you can get it as part of a set for a bigger discount, details on the rav page), and I’ve got yarn to give away!  But first I want to talk about the hat a little.  This is the knitting equivalent of opposite day. Wait, that takes a little explanation…

So, earlier this year I fell hard for brioche. I was (and remain) hideously smitten. I had a hard time knitting anything else. But, I know not everyone shares my current obsession. Which I suppose is fine…probably (but really, have you tried brioche? It’s keen…).  But, as I was playing with brioche, I realized that brioche is basically just 1×1 ribbing with some peculiar yarn overs thrown in there. And that means that a lot of the stuff you can do with brioche, you can do a version of with just 1×1 ribbing.

So, when I got done with Incidence, I figured I’d try and do a version in ribbing instead of in brioche. But I wanted to really run with the whole opposites thing. So for this one I made it super thick and cozy (instead of light and wispy), and I gave it a delightfully deep folded brim (instead of just diving right into the pattern with no brim at all). The result is a hat that is somehow the total opposite of the first hat…but one that I love just as much!

If you’re smitten with the pair, you can get them both together as a set for a discount (all the info is on ravelry page for Refraction).  Or you can grab just the new pattern for 10% off with the code BOUNCE.  That all works through the end of the day (eastern time) on Friday.  After that, the code stops working and the price of the set goes up.  And if you’re smitten with the yarn, head over to instagram and you can enter to win one of the skeins I’ve got to give away!