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NEW PATTERNS: THE VINTAGE SILVER MINI COLLECTION

I’m not 100% sure if 2 items sharing a stitch pattern officially makes up a collection but I like to think it does! I’ve been playing with the stitch pattern in these two new designs on and off for over a year and am so excited to finally see them come to fruition!

VINTAGE SILVER SHRUG

The Vintage Silver Shrug is going to be my go-to layer for transitional seasons; when winter turns to spring and the wind is still a bit chilly, this lovely little layering piece over a dress or with jeans will be the perfect answer to Mother Natures indecision. And the socks? Oh boy… don’t even get me started on the socks! The stitch pattern is largely ribbed so they’re very comfortable to wear. Designed in 6 sizes, these socks are great for all genders!

This little collection is done in collaboration with the wonderful dye talents of House of A La Mode Fiber Goods. Oyster is a marvelous neutral gray with the softest of pink undertones; It pairs perfectly with the warmth of Rose Quartz.

Just in time for Valentine’s day, Heather is opening up her shop with yarn JUST for this collection - so you can nab your yarn for both the socks and shrug and get to knitting while the weather is cold and blustery so you’re perfectly ready when the spring finally arrives!

To celebrate the release of the Vintage Silver collection, I’m offering a 10% discount off each pattern on Ravelry or my website, no coupon code needed! When you add the pattern(s) to your cart at checkout on you should see the discount applied!

MKAL ANNOUNCEMENT: CONCHOIDAL SOCKS

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I'm so so so so so so excited to announce the arrival of the Conchoidal MKAL in collaboration with House of A La Mode Fiber Goods. This MKAL is a sock MKAL (mystery knit along) where all you know is that you'll be making socks, cuff down, two at a time (2aat) and that they'll ROCK!

Literally! Conchoidal (or subconchoidal) is the fracturing habit of the topaz family of gemstones. And since the name of the colorway in which I designed the socks is "Topaz", it seemed only fitting that the design itself be named appropriately. Now... if you do some reading up on "conchoidal" and you learn that the fracturing habit is actually due to stress put on the stone... don't equate that to this MKAL. This is a no-stress knit along - lots of photo and video tutorials abound to get you through. Plus... all access to ME to answer all your burning sock questions! 

How to Knit Along!

It doesn't take much! Download the pattern from Ravelry, grab some yarn (House a A La Mode has dyed up a bunch of gorgeousness for this MKAL and her shop update is live at 10am today, PST) and say "Hello" to all your fellow sock knitters in my Ravelry Group: The Unapologetic Knitter. 

The pattern, available for download now, will be pushed out to you for 4 consecutive Fridays, beginning on Friday, March 23rd. Each week we'll learn a new skill and on week 2, the full pattern is revealed. The initial download when you purchase your pattern gives you an eensy weensy bit of homework to get you prep'd for the MKAL start date in just 10 days! 

I hope you'll join me in some sock-knitting awesomeness!