Shop Update, A Sale and A Party!

“It’s my party and I’ll dye if I want to, dye if I want to, dye if I want. You would dye too, if it happened to you.”

It’s my birthday weekend, readers. Yes, I did say birthday weekend. Once you get a certain age, you can have more than one day if you so want it. And since this one is the big 4-0, I am taking more than one day.

To celebrate 40 years in this wonderful, crazy world full of fun, yarn, color and mountains, I am throwing a 15% off sale in the Teton Knitting Company Etsy Shop. Now from February 11. No coupon code needed. This includes everything in the Etsy Shop including the sale items.

And just to sweeten things up, I just finished putting up a large selection of dreamy Sky Lace in new tonal colors.

Sky Lace in Mountain Stream.

So come over to the Etsy Shop and help me celebrate. Thanks for being part of the party.

Knitting Pattern: Black Diamond Socks

Baby, it’s cold outside but with all this snow, the skiing is great! Which is just the ticket to fighting cabin fever.

Ready for a challenge now that you’ve got your sock knitting basics down? Ready to take your sock knitting to the next level? Hit the ski slopes in the Black Diamond Socks to show you are the baddest knitter on the ski hill. These unisex socks are knit from the top down on two circular needles. The Black Diamond Socks mix textured diamonds of knit and purl stitches capped with cables to make these spicy without being overwhelming.

As always, my socks patterns are available in several sizes for a variety of foot sizes for either gender. Available in Sizes: Small (7”), Medium (8”), Large (9”)/ 18 (20, 22) cm cuff

Gauge: 32 sts x 36 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch

Knits and purls play with cables to add spice while still being an easy to work through pattern.

Yarn: Recommended 1 Skein of Teton Knitting Company Mountain Sock. Shown in Obsidian, 100% Superwash Merino, 438 yards per 3.5 oz/100 grams.

Other suggested yarns: Hedgehog Fibers Sock or Malabrigo Sock

Needles: Circular needles. Suggested size US Size 1 (2.25mm) or size to obtain gauge

Notions: Tapestry needle, row counter, stitch markers, darning needle, cable needles.

Skills: Knit in the round, how to cable, how to read charts, Kitchener stitch.

Download the Black Diamond Socks from my Ravelry Pattern Store and be the envy of everyone on the slopes with these socks.