Yup, still busy bringing the early patterns back out of hibernation!  Today, it’s time for Whippersnapper.

whippersnapper 1 smallI won’t lie, these are not hard socks.  They’re basically just a pretty rib with a bit of fancy stitch work in a few of the columns.  But sometimes, well sometimes that’s just what you need!  You’ll have them memorized in no time, and the resulting sock is undeniably dapper.

whippersnapper 2 smallI made mine in a thicker yarn (Plucky Knitter Primo Aran) at 7 stitches per inch, but it’s one of those patterns you could easily make at 8 or 9 stitches per inch (if you were using a more traditional sock weight yarn).  These were made as guy socks (and I think they’re a really good example of a sock that your more sedate dressers will wear but that won’t make knitters weep tears of boredom), but I have it on good authority that they look awfully nice in bright pink, too.

whippersnapper 3 smallI’m delighted to have them back up, and I hope you will be, too.  You can grab the pattern yourself right over here.  And be sure to use the code SNAPPY to get $1.00 off the price through the end of the day Friday, May 8.

KCC3 Knit along, Fucus asparagoides projects

The knit along for the projects based on the Fucus asparagoides print is starting over on ravelry.  That’s this lovely curved shawl (I just love that shape far more than is reasonable, it’s so easy to wear) and these super lacy socks.plucky small for blogI am a huge believer in low-stress knit alongs, so this one is pretty laid back.  Come, knit with us, chat, post pictures…I promise we’re friendly!  At the end of September, I’ll find someone who has posted a picture of a finished project in the thread and send them happy mail.  That’s pretty much all there is to it.  If these are going to find their way onto your needles, I’d love to see them!

Oh, and for those who have been asking, these two projects are now available as individual patterns for those who prefer not to have the whole book.  Just click through to the KAL thread for all the links!

More or Less a Sock

The weekend saw some serious sock progress.  The lonely sock now has about 2/3 of a mate (just down past the gusset).  I feel there should be some sort of tasteless joke in there, but I’ll leave filling it in as an exercise for the reader.

For today, I’ll take the opportunity to let Lauren of  Ruthie Pearl and Sue of Adlerwood Quilts know they’ve won the Plucky Knitter yarn (I’ve emailed both to ask for a mailing address).

Now, if I could, I’d send yarn to all of you.  I can’t, but I can give you patterns.  So, from now until Sunday evening my time you can have Whippersnapper for free when you buy any other pattern (I made Whippersnapper with Plucky Knitter’s yarn and loved every minute of it).  To get the pattern for free, just go to my list of patterns, put Whippersnapper in your cart, put something else in your cart, and use the code “Plucky” at checkout.  You’ll see the discount reflected right away.