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New pattern and a KAL!

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I released my newest pattern Added Elegance Socks two weeks ago. I had some problems with my blog host and the blog itself, and I  wasn’t able to get an announcement up in the time I preferred. I’m now on a new host and a new WordPress install – if any pictures in the archives are missing, just let me know and I’ll try to get it taken care of.

My pattern has been so well received, and I’m excited to announce I’m going to hold a KAL for Added Elegance starting tomorrow! More about the KAL further down.

These socks were designed with semi-solid/tonal and speckled yarn in mind. The delicate climbing cables come with an easy to memorize repeat and is written for both toe-up and cuff down. There are three sizes written and it’s very easy to adjust to them custom fit your feet. I included instructions for a short-row heel but the heel I prefer to use is the Fish Lips Kiss Heel which is the heel shown in the photos. The design itself has charts for the left and right socks for each size, as well as written instructions. The yarn I used for the sample pattern is Malabrigo Sock and my other sample was knit out of A Homespun House Olsen, both are fingering weight yarns.

Now about that KAL…

I’m going to run it through Instagram under the hashtag #addedelegancesocksKAL. It’s going to run from tomorrow July 6th until September 1st. I’ll be reposting entries on my Instagram feed, and I will randomly pick at least three winners for some prizes. I’m still determining what the prizes will be, but I have some ideas and I’ll show them on this blog in the next few days.

And one more thing…

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My Added Elegance pattern was not my only addition to Ravelry in the past few weeks. After many requests, I finally put my vanilla sock pattern on Ravelry! I called it So Vanilla Socks and it’s written for toe-up with a Turkish cast on and a short row heel. Again I prefer the Fish Lips Kiss Heel and that’s what I recommend using but I included short-row heel instructions. This recipe is what I use for nearly all of my socks. I do change it around from time to time depending on gauge.

I hope you enjoy both of these patterns and join me in the Added Elegance KAL!