Compunction (plus giveaway)
Ok…moment of truth here…think about your stash. Do you have a skein of sock yarn you just know isn’t going to become socks? I suspect you do, and I have a feeling Compunction might be just the thing to do with it!
Now I want to be clear…just because a skein of sock yarn isn’t destined to be socks doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with it. In fact, quite the opposite. It could be too lovely to hide away in shoes, or too delicate to be subjected to the rigors of life as a sock. Or it could be something special you just want to see and touch and interact with in a way you don’t normally do with socks.
That’s sort of what happened here. On one of our trips to Maine, The Boy spotted some yarn he really liked. It was made by a local shop and named after one of our favorite places and just seemed too perfect to leave behind. But it also wasn’t the sort of thing I wanted to make socks out of (I tend to favor chunky yarn for socks and this is skinny stuff).
But it would be perfect for a hat. A hat, and just maybe some mitts too. Because really, sometimes you don’t need something huge and bulky, and something a bit lighter is just the ticket.
A simple little herringbone stitch let the yarn shine (and makes the knitting fly, you’re slipping about half the stitches which always feel super fast to me). And I suspect you can get both pieces out of just about any full-sized skein of sock yarn (I got a large man’s hat and cuffs out of mine with yarn to spare).
And one more confession, I totally don’t have this exact yarn to give away (there was only one in the shop!), but I do have two other beautiful skeins of sockish-yarn-that-just-isn’t-destined-to-become-socks to send home to two lucky winners. They’re both yarns I got on various adventures, and they’ll both look amazing in this pattern. Just leave a comment telling me about a special skein of yarn in your stash to be entered to win.
And I am not quite cool enough to send yarn to everyone, but I can give everyone a discount. You can use the code DESTINY to get 10% off the hat between now and Friday. Just put Compunction in your ravelry cart, click on the ‘use a coupon code’ button, and type in the code DESTINY. You’ll see the change in price reflected right away.
Comments left between now and the end of the day (eastern time) Friday, April 7, 2017 will be entered to win. I’ll pick winners, contact them to get their addresses, and arrange to send 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 winners). 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. Sorry, but I can only ship physical prizes to US addresses.
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