The New Year is a great time to start something new, and here is a great way to anticipate the warmth and beauty of springtime.
This project has been brewing for over a year, as Kate Bachus and I worked to make the perfect handful of colors to make a sock into a Spring Garden. Her kits normally contain 7 colors, and the Astoria sock has 8 stripes, so you helped to choose the 8th color, Sunshine!
The kit is a wonderful deal, as you will get the extra color, and enough of each color to make the complete pair of socks and some left-over. The additional yarn is important, because you might want to make your ribbing out of a different color, or some other modification. I wanted you to have enough to play with. And, with the 15% discount Kate is giving you, the price is the same as her 7 color kits, so you are getting a whole color FREE!
Everyone who buys the kit will get a PDF download with the Astoria Sock pattern, especially made for this yarn and KAL. The pattern just tells you how to knit the sock, though. It assumes you know how to do Annetarsia ITR. So, if you don’t already have the book, or have taken a class from me on the technique, there is a code in that PDF that will give you a 15% discount on the PDF for Annetarsia Knits. That’s right, the ENTIRE book. That way, you will have all of the information you will need to learn the technique, answer any questions, and use your new skills for other projects.
Here is the link to get more information on the kit.