2017 has been a year for sock knitting for me. I tend to have one focus per year and all of my personal knitting sort of works toward that. It's not usually intentional, it just happens that way, though I did plot a sock plan at the beginning of the year. 2016 was the year of the sweater, 2015 was a very shawl focused year, and 2014 was all about cowls. I think there was a blanket phase before that.
I started the Roll With It socks at the same time as I cast on for the Shine Bright Socks, which were made available back in March. Each features a simple knit and purl stitch pattern, with a repeat of just a few rows, which makes the knitting feel fast. Test knitters cruised right through their projects because it was the perfect thing for carrying along and knitting wherever there was a spare moment.
I don't know how you like to think about your knitting, but I tend to choose projects based on what is going on in my life at the time. Sometimes I like a simple project for when life is overwhelming, but at other times, the thoughts in my brain are so complex that I feel the need for a very challenging project to help quiet the mind.
When I cast on for these two sock pairs, I was doing a lot of traveling, and I had a lot of waiting time, with airports, planes, doctors offices and hotel rooms to consider. I needed projects that could be picked up and put down at a moments notice, with predictable patterns that didn't require me to reference the pattern very often. I had this feeling that life was happening to me, and I needed to roll with what was coming my way, and look ahead to brighter days, when I could shine.
Roll With It features a simple six round repeat, where two of the rounds are just knitting around, so the little hills and valleys stack up quickly. The socks are worked from the toe up, though the creative experienced knitters out there could certainly switch that up. They feature the Fish Lips Kiss Heel, which I love for its great fit and sizing suggestions, but you can also easily change that, if you have another heel style you prefer. Finally, they finish with an irregular ribbing pattern that flows right into the stitch pattern.
I think you'll love knitting these socks, so I am giving you a couple of opportunities to save:
- First, you can take 20% off the purchase price of Roll With It, using the coupon code RollWithIt. This offer is good through the end of the day on Monday, May 22nd, 2017.
- Second, you can get both the Shine Bright Socks and Roll With It patterns for just $6, with the coupon code LifeHappens. This offer is also good through the end of the day on Monday, May 22nd, 2017.
- Finally, subscribers to my mailing list received an exclusive coupon code, giving them the very best sale price on this new pattern. You can subscribe today, and I will send you that same offer, plus you'll get an email with a free Mug Snug pattern.
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