Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Smooth Operator Socks Pattern ~ Sale Price & Must Stash Yarn Giveaway!


Hi, Knitters,
Today is an exciting day. First, I have randomly selected a winner for the Morning Bright Yarn giveaway. The winner of a skein of choice from Morning Bright is.... Molly Cline! I have contacted both Molly and Becky from Morning Bright and prize planning should be on its way soon. Thank you to everyone for entering.

There is more good news to go along with my new sock pattern release. Stacie of Must Stash Yarns has offered a very generous giveaway to go along with the pattern debut. Stacie is giving me two skeins of the Family Reunion colorway, the same as the socks in the photos, and one more skein of choice from her fantastic online shop to give to you! Three winners with a prize of one skein each of the hard-to-get Must Stash Yarn!! Hooray! Thank you, Stacie, for adding to the fun.

Details for entering are at the end of the post.

See how the Smooth Operator Socks match exactly? In the pattern I show and tell you how to get matching socks with your self-striping or patterning yarns whether or not your yarn was divided into two balls and dyed for matching socks or if you have one skein of sock yarn that you need to figure out how to match. 


Why the name Smooth Operator Socks you might ask? Just look at the socks in the photo above. These are the smoothest looking socks I have ever knitted. The heel transition is almost undetectable. And the toe is just as smooth with only a small line of decreases. They look clean and crisp but best of all they fit like a glove!

The pattern is on sale for a discounted price starting today, Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 through Sunday, July 10th, 2016. I have listed the pattern for $3.50, no code is necessary. On July 11th, 2016, the pattern will be set at the regular price of $5.00. 



I love the look of the Smooth Operator Socks and I loved knitting them just as much. 

FYI about the clogs: Birkenstock, Bern (style name), wool (I've had mine for years and I can't remember where they were purchased. I think they might be discontinued at this point.)

The yarn is from Must Stash Yarn in the Perfect Sock base and it is the Family Reunion colorway. I purchased this at the DFW Fiber Fest last spring. It is a lovely yarn. Be sure to enter to win by leaving a comment on this post. 


Here is some information you might like to know about the pattern:

Sock blockers are from theloopyewe.com

Smooth Operator Socks



Knitting

July 2016

Light Fingering / 3 ply ?

8 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch

US 1 - 2.25 mm

440 yards (402 m)

To fit: extra-small (small, medium, large) OR to fit the circumference measurement at the ball of the foot at: 7 (8, 9, 10) inches. The patttern is written with 1-inch of negative ease for a snug fit.
 This pattern is available for $3.50.
Discounted release price: Starting Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 through Sunday, July 10th, 2016 the pattern is priced at $3.50. No code is necessary. On July 11th, 2016 the regular price will be set at $5.00.
Sizes included in the pattern:
Extra-small (will fit a large child)
Small
Medium (this is the size I make for myself!)
Large (will fit men or a woman’s larger size foot)
I love knitting top-down socks and I love self-striping and patterning sock yarn. I also love it when the patterning in the yarn doesn’t get broken up or rearranged on the front of the sock. This often happens when you are knitting the heel section of the sock. To avoid this problem I started exploring the afterthought heel, where the heel stitches are placed on waste yarn and saved for later. With a little variation of my own, I’ve found that this heel is a clever and perfect solution for your striping sock yarn woes.
What’s different about the Smooth Operator Socks you might ask? The pattern is written for four different sizes and includes instructions for both double-pointed needles and Magic Loop. The tutorial pattern is written in conversational style with tips and tricks along the way. The pattern includes step-by-step tutorials with photos but also has a quick read version at the end for those who don’t need the tutorial or want to have a printed version. The quick version is 3-pages long without photos.
I have a modified twist for placing the heel waste yarn that makes it much easier to remove later. Also, I’ve never loved the look of the bars of stitches in between the decreases that run along both sides of the heel and toe. I’ve found a sleeker decrease sequence to eliminate those bars so the sock looks almost completely seamless and so smooth. I like to complete the afterthought heel before the foot of the sock is finished so taking accurate measurements for the foot length is much easier.
I hope you enjoy knitting the Smooth Operator Socks as much as I do. This is now my go-to sock for self-striping or patterning yarn although it will work for variegated, solid or tonal yarns just as well.
Yarn: 100 grams of fingering or sock weight yarn
Needles: US size 1 or 2.25mm, set of 5 dpns or a long circular for magic loop or your preferred method for working in the round on a small number of stitches. Be sure to check your gauge and adjust the needle size as needed.
Gauge:
8 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch
13 rows per inch in stockinette stitch
Materials:
An extra set of needles in the same size (optional) Detachable stitch marker
Yarn needle
Ruler or tape measure
Smooth waste yarn in the same weight, about 3 yards

I am really pleased with the tutorial photos for the pattern. The pattern was definitely a labor of love that I hope will help you evolve and gain more techniques for your beloved sock knitting.

For those of you not as interested in the tutorial section I have a knitty-gritty only short pattern version for you at the end of the pattern. It is only 3-pages without any photos. This way you can print out that section only or refer to that section only and have a quick complete pattern at the ready. 

Let me know what you think about the new pattern. I am considering a knitalong so we could share our awesome socks along the way. Let me know if you'd be interested in a knitalong, too. I'm sure I could get Stacie of Must Stash to throw in another skein of her impressive yarn for a prize (if not I'll share one of my skeins). 

Click here for the Smooth Operator Socks pattern on Ravelry! Remember the discount is only available through the weekend, July 10th, 2016. 

To enter to win a skein of Must Stash Yarn please leave one comment on this blog post that includes your Ravelry username or an email address so I can get in touch if you win. Please only enter one time. Only click on "Publish" one time and please be patient. There is a delay before your comment will appear on the blog. There will be 3 randomly selected winners, two for the Family Reunion sock yarn, and one winner gets a skein of choice from the Must Stash Yarn shop. So exciting! I'll randomly select winners next week after the sale price closes.

Thank you for your sock support if you purchase the pattern. If you have used my free How I Make My Socks pattern through the years I really think you will like the Smooth Operator Socks pattern even more.

Good luck if you enter to win Must Stash Yarn.

Let the comments begin!
xo ~ susan

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Anonymous said...

Love these socks & am very excited to try your new pattern!! Thanks Susan!!

Connie
connknits @ ravelry

Laurel said...

These are amazing!!!! I love the Must Stash Yarns!!
Lkgervitz on Rav

Anonymous said...

I'm going to take a closer look at the pattern when I get home, I'm such a fan of toe up but I'm tempted to try something new after so many fish lips kiss heels

Ravelry ID knitonepugtwo

Kelly said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Ordering the pattern! Ktlovin@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I've never really been interested in doing the afterthought heel. Maybe this yarn and pattern could convince me to give it a try!
KnittenSmitten on Rav

Anonymous said...

What a great pattern!!! Thank you for the chance to win!!
Stephanie
Hotpinksocks

Ellen Z said...

It's getting too hot to knit big projects so a pair of socks on the needles as I sit in front of the fan would be wonderful!

Ravelry ID: SparklinR

Annie said...

Well, how could feet be any happier than in socks in this yarn?!
Annieqst on Ravelry

Shelley said...

Your new pattern looks really great - loving that heel!
Rav ID Shelleyb63

martha {chickadeenest} said...

Purchased and looking forward to using it! (Ravelry name is chickadeenest. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity too!

Maureen Lefebvre said...

I immediately bought your sock pattern! It would be even better if I could knit it with yarn I won :) teachermom on ravelry

Chronic Ennui said...

I don't know why it took so long for me to find your podcast, but I am enjoying the binge watching; and you've reignited by interest in sock making. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Your free sock pattern is my go to pattern. Love it! I have been looking forward to this pattern release and can't wait to start. MustStash yarn is beautiful! Thank you for the giveaway! Ravelry id: sophie375

phoenixfire said...

Beautiful pattern and yarn. I can't wait to knit my own pair. Thanks for the discounted pattern and the giveaway!
~phoenixfire on Ravelry

Gaby said...

I love the socks and would love to make them. I'm going to buy the pattern today and hopefully I'll win some yarn. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win. Rav. I.D.: gabyj

Leanne said...

Love the new sock pattern! Can't wait to try it. What treat it would be to use the Must Stash yarn. Thanks for the pattern discount and fun giveaway too.
RAV ID: leannegoddard

Anonymous said...

I swear by your How I Make My Socks pattern, so if you like this pattern that much, I must try it! Thanks for such a generous giveaway.
Esther RavID: emrubin

angelbis said...

Those are really lovely! I have knit an afterthought heel just once, so would be glad to try it again with a different strategy.

Tamarack sewing said...

Awesome surprise! I wasn't expecting the pattern till Fall. Thanks so much!
2TheWoods on Ravelry

Suzette said...

Great job Susan!!
sixcannons@gmail.com

Cindy Miller said...

I just bought your pattern, now I hope to win the yarn to go with it!

Cindy

Nini52497 on Ravelry

GerryART said...

LOVE ♥️♥️♥️ The look of this heel ❣❣❣❣
I am an afterthought-heel gal and have fallen for you SMOOTH result.

GynnaB said...

I love afterthought heels! I knit two at a time, toe up with magic loop and cannot to do your heel and toe! Thanks for such a great pattern (I can tell just by flipping through it)

Gynnab (ravelry or gynnab @ gmail.com)

Penny said...

So glad to see this pattern! I have some yarn that is dyeing to be a new sock!

pennyj on Ravelry!

Dorothy said...

Just bought the new pattern. Thanks for the discount! Love that sock yarn. Thanks for the giveaway!!
Freddameow on Ravelry

Dorothy said...

Love the pattern, just bought it. Maths for the discount!
Freddameow on Ravelry

oneopinion said...

Thank you for all the giveaways! The socks and yarn look so cozy!

Ravelry ID: knittedtangles

Awa said...

Awesome! They are so cute! I'm charlottek on ravelry, woot!

Rose said...

I'm very excited to try your new pattern. Just put it in my shopping cart. I haven't found a way of making self-striping yarns match with a heel that I like. Excited for all the detail your pattern will give and the sizes. And, how exciting to win some Must Stash yarn. That would be awesome. Rav ID: RosieL

Amber said...

Oh yes please - been madly knitting your 'how I make my socks' socks - would love to try an update and stripes!

Rav id: griflet
email: griflets at gmail.com

Susan C said...

The yarn you used is exquisite. I just went over the Must Stash and bought three skeins. I will get the pattern too. I am sure the yarn will go to a deserving person. I am so glad that such beautiful work is available!

smcoe on Ravelry

mgladueflys said...

I can't wait to try out your pattern. And Stacey's yarn, yum!! (mgladue)

Dani said...

Pattern purchased (giving me another reason I need to finish my current WIP ASAP!) and I have a skein (or 623, but who's counting? It's sock yarn!) of self striping yarn that would be perfect.

Thanks for all the love and work you put into your patterns, and to you and Stacie both for the generous giveaway!
Dani (YeaIKnit on Rav)

Sonja Musterer said...

Great looking sock pattern, I'm getting it!

RADinNH said...

Hi Susan. Thanks for a cool giveaway. I am radinnh@gmail.com and radinnh on Ravelry.

Anonymous said...

I have purchased the pattern and would love to have this yarn to make some socks!
(Froknits on raverly)

NEKnitsandbeads said...

Love all those beautiful stripes!

Neknitsandbeads on rav.

Sheri said...

Looking forward to this knitalong! Thanks sooooo much for all your hard work!!!

Sheri - Rav. ID Craftyslm

Anonymous said...

Very good looking stripes, I must say!
I would LOVE to win!
Her yarn looks stunning, but I have never got my hands on a skein. Would love to try this yarn.

Will try your pattern.

Kathrin, bedofroses on both Instagram and ravelry.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Looking forward to trying the new sock pattern! Jeneer on ravelry

Knitter Kitter said...

Thank you for the opportunity! Love the sock pattern!

KnitterKitter on Ravelry

Miskate said...

OMG, I love this sock pattern and I love Must Stash yarns! I've managed to get my hands on a few precious skeins, but Family Reunion is one of my favorite colors of hers and I don't have it! My other favorite is Kama Sutra, and I think they'd both look glorious in this sock pattern! I'm ktsmurf on rav.

Karen Budnick said...

I used to think sock knitting was boring. Nah...Love these, Susan! karenswb on Rav

Karin said...

Just bought the pattern and would love to win the yarn to go with it! kam11 on raw.

vicki said...

These look fantastic, and I've been wanting to try an afterthought heel for my self striping stash! I'm notsocrafty on Rav.

vicki said...

These look fantastic, and I've been wanting to try an afterthought heel for my self striping stash. I'm notsocrafty on Rav.

Kackie said...

So excited about this pattern! Thank you so much, Susan! You're the best! Now, off to Ravelry to make it my own.

Kathie
RAVID: Katnahat

Carolyn said...

I love self striping yarn for socks and this yarn is beautiful!!

Brooklyn-Knitter on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Wowee! Great pattern and awesome yarn. I can't wait to try it out. Thanks, Striderknits on Ravelry

Erica said...

I am so excited about this pattern!

Anonymous said...

My first attempt at sock knitting was a fail - they were too small and I never finished. Ready to give it another go, I'm sure your pattern will guide me there :) Rav id = knitbutterflies

Lynette Wheeler said...

I would love to win this beautiful yarn! I haven't knitted socks yet but this colorful yarn, along with your pattern, will give me the motivation to start and finish!
Email: lynettemia@hotmail.com

zerdiecj said...

What a great pattern. So glad to see it has made its debut. You have teased us with the process pictures. Looking forward to casting on a pair. Thanks for your new patterns and books. Ravelry sevenunderpar

Bookworm Jen said...

This is exciting! I've just ventured into sock knitting and am currently working on my second pair, using your How I Knit My Socks. I can't wait to try this new pattern!
Ravelry - BookwormJen

Lisa said...

Congrats on another fabulous pattern! I cannot wait to cast on! Thank you for your very generous discount.
RAV = llmcguire
Lisa McGuire

Kaarina said...

Awesome! Thanks to both of you for such a nice giveaway!
kaijaknits2 on Ravelry

D Parkman said...

Can't wait to knit the new pattern. I've never tried Must Stash yarn but it looks beautiful. agnesknit on Ravelry.

NW Quilter said...

Oh, I do so love your striped socks - you inspire me in the sock realm!!
(Ravelry: NWquilter49

Christine Kirkman said...

Thank you for the opportunity to possibly win this beautiful yarn.
Congratulations on another successful pattern!
ChristineKirkman@gmail.com

StaceyD said...

Those look amazing. I've been working up socks from scratch lately, but am going to have to reconsider. And the stripes ar fantastic! I've been in stripe mode lately, so the timing is great! - c-villehokie on rav

chelsknit said...

Beautiful colors!
Rav Chels711

Susan Griffith said...

Been waiting for this pattern release before I cast on my next striped socks! Thrilled it made its debut before my long vacation drive!

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
Griffgirls on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Cool socks - love how the stripes match. Hoping to win some yarn! Ravelry i.d. is alexburrito

Mandy McElrath said...

These are FANTASTIC! (mrsmcelrath on Rav)

Anonymous said...

Those heels are amazing. I can't wait to try this out.
Ravelry ID is sleuthy

BCGramma said...

Just bought the pattern! I am sure it is fabulous, you are such a wonderful teacher!
BCGramma on Ravelry.
Thanks

Mrs. MacKenzie said...

Love this yarn! Hope to win it.
pmack17 on rav

Melanie said...

I'm excited to try the new pattern! Thanks for the giveaway!! MelanieTN on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I always use your sock pattern! :)
RavID: DrSoy

Kristina said...

Your new pattern looks amazing! I love self-striping sock yarns and am hoping this will become my go-to pattern for striped socks. Thanks for the chance to win! kcyams on ravelry

Andrea said...

Beautiful socks! So excited for the new pattern. Rav id: andreagrunden

Katie said...

Wow Susie! This is pretty cool. It's been eons since I knit a sock, but this is making me want to. Would this technique be Susan's Afterthought Heel? I love it! Ktmay12

michellejoy said...

Running to buy that pattern now! Michellejoy on rav

Johnston4kids said...

Already popped over through instagram and bought! Thank you for taking so much time with this pattern. I will be using my birthday knit circus yarn...or the yarn I win! Johnston4kids on rav and I'd be interested in a KAL!

Anonymous said...

I love the family reunion color way. My kids had a Sesame Street brand sweater in exactly those colors, and the yarn makes me think of those lovely toddler days. I'm off to download the pattern. Thanks for the opportunity.

Jennie
Rav name dayartist

Jennifer D said...

This is a brilliant pairing! I look forward to trying out this pattern ๐Ÿ˜ (Doxie on Rav)

Vickie said...

Love the yarn and the pattern! (VickieJean on Ravelry)

H said...

I'm anxious to try this pattern with some lovely striping yarn!

hazelpurls (ravelry)

Jennifer Tripp Mead said...

I've done toe up and cuff down socks, but haven't tried an after thought heel yet. Yours looks like fun!

Rav ID: jentm

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to trying Your new sock pattern. The striped socks look awesome.

Naomi969 ravelry

Barbara H said...

The socks are beautiful. Can't wait to get started on a pair.
NewJerseyBarb on ravelry.

Debsnubs said...

Great pattern thanks so much and the yarn is great to thanks for the offer of the giveaway.

Friender said...

Wow! Those are stunning! (Yarnplaycafe on Ravelry.)

cstein said...

These look amazing! I can't wait to try them. And it gives me an excuse to buy yarn! Even better!
Hugs,
Carrie
(cstein)

Sara said...

Thank you for working so hard to make all of the knitters happy, happy, happy! I can't wait to download the pattern and find the perfect yarn!
Sara in Platteville (Survivor)

Carol Desrochers said...

Oh I love the socks! I want to make some! I just bought the pattern! Now to win or buy the yarn!

Carol

fiberfasscinations Ravelry

fibrefairy@gmail.com

Ana said...

I hope to win! I just keep trying......Ana (Anah)

Heather Crawford said...

I love the look of this pattern, a must try for sure :)

rav. id mommytofive
crawfordgang@hotmail.com

Kay said...

Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a skein of yarn!! My Ravelry name is: Morningthaw.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your lovely sock pattern and a chance to win some fabulous Must Stash yarn.

Rav ID: Misty07

Wendi said...

Beautiful socks, pattern and yarn! Bought the pattern and cant wait to give it a go. I knit my 3rd pair of socks with your "How I Knit My Socks" pattern and they were perfect. They were my first pair knit cuff down and turned out so well, I was able to gift them. I would love to try beautiful Muststash yarn and I love your patterns, Thank You!

KAL - Yes, please!
wendih on Ravelry or w.wendih@verizon.net I've never posted on Ravelry, I joined without "getting it" and now it seems too late for me to start posting :)

KCarney said...

I love your How I Make My Socks pattern (which I've now shared with several friends!) so I know I'll love this new pattern. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity too! KCarney on Ravelry.

Texas Girl said...

Love the socks, downloaded the pattern. Have one pair of Must Stash Yarn socks, would love another pair! Marilyknits on Ravelry.

Renee Anne said...

Lovely socks. I just got a skein of Must Stash with my Indie Yarn Carnival shipment and now I want more and I don't need any more yarn but I wants it, precious, wants!

~ renny1780

Kristebee said...

Cute socks! Got the pattern so I can try this on my next pair! Thanks so much... Hugs... Kristebee

Rachelle said...

Gorgeous socks. I'm sewsable on Rav

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win that wonderful yarn!

robercg@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Love the idea of this pattern. Can't wait to try it with some self striping yarn that I have.
Blackcatyarn on Ravelry.

TracyK said...

I love a good self-striping sock! Can't wait try out your pattern on my next pair. Rav: elephantsknit

Babette Accorti said...

Love socks and can't wait to knit them up in this yarn. Revelry. sweetmint. Email. babsaccorti@gmail.com

Can't believe how generous every one is

Alison Martin said...

I love your easy sock pattern "how I make my socks" I have it memorized!! Thank you for another giveaway!!! My email address: alisonm0728@gmail.com

Tricia said...

Thank you for the new pattern - I'm sure it will be awesome! I love Stacie's yarn! It's some of the best self-striping around! triciau on Rav.

Anonymous said...

I'm addicted to self striping yarn! What a great giveaway! (janie-margaret on Rav)

Anonymous said...

I love those stripes!

Farflegirl on Ravelry

Lauren said...

Thank you! I love the pattern and the yarn. Can't wait to pick out yarn and cast on.
Rav: laureni526

Lucia Maล™รญkovรก said...

Absolutely love this socks. And your pretty work.
I hope to win :)
RavID laeela

Allison said...

Such beautiful socks, Susan! I can't wait to make some as smooth as these! I'm especially excited about those toe decreases.

fieldwonderful on rav

Anonymous said...

I'm addicted to self striping yarn. Thank you for the great giveaway.
janie-margaret on ravelry

Jessica Hodges said...

These are gorgeous socks! I'll have to get the pattern to learn your trick! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Hodges00 on ravelry

Jennifer said...

I think this is the sock pattern I've been waiting for. Thank you, Susan! : )
- jennifer@craftsanity.com

Beverly said...

The pattern sounds great. I'm in if you decide to do the knitalong. I'm looking forward to learning your methods for making the heels and making the socks match. Thanks for another great giveaway.
Beverly
bszen on Ravelry
beverlymay@roadrunner.com

Anonymous said...

Bought the pattern and cannot wait to cast on. Awesome socks.
dianesmyth on ravvelry

Holly said...

Two words, Happy Socks, thanks for the chance to win -- Holly/Grannyslove (Rav)

Kris Stafira said...

Susan, you are an amazing designer. The amount of thought and care you put into this pattern is fantastic. KrisMarie on Rav.

Nikki said...

Gorgeous socks! There is something special and happy about stripey socks. Nikki4 on Ravelry :)

Cora Story said...

I just got my pattern and can't wait to get some of that beautiful striping yarn on my needles. Always enjoy your blog. Fellow Wisconsin knitter,

dornydorndorn said...

Beautiful socks! I love how you've dealt with the heel.

Dornydorndorn on Rav

Kristina said...

Beautiful stripes! Live your pattern and can't wait to try it!
Kmruybalid (ravelry)

ladybugblue said...

Just bought the pattern - I love how clearly you write instructions. I've done a few pairs of socks, but never striped. Should be fun! aladybugblue on Ravelry.

Jennifer Chichester said...

I can't wait to. Knit these sock! The colorway is fantastic! I would. Love a skein. Knitdarling on ravelry

Norma said...

I'm excited to have a chance to try must stash yarn and your pattern! Nespolonm on ravelry

vielka said...

Love the heel on these socks! Also, a Must Stash KAL would be awesome! Thanks for this great giveaway!!

Cheers!
scbeachchik on ravelry :)

Lisa DeLora said...

Oh yay!I have been wanting to start some socks ! On my way to buy your pattern . Thanks for the discount !
Ldelo on rav

Velda said...

Can't wait to get the new pattern. The socks are gorgeous. vjferguson@frontier.com

seestephykint said...

What an amazing pattern and the yarn is to die for. (seestephyknit on Rav)

Anonymous said...

I love Must Stash yarn (I'm knitting Kama Sutra right now) and I love your podcast too! (kellymcfitz on Ravelry)

Becky said...

What a great giveaway! I always use your sock patterns as a foundation for my socks.

Becky (gathersnomoss)

Katina said...

So pretty! I love that the new pattern is so in line with my need for matchy matchy socks! (Kamamo)

Sue said...

Pattern and yarn are both great!
Summ on Ravelry

Lisa said...

Beautiful socks and pattern. I have lots of self striping so I purchased the pattern (Mochaknits on Rav)

Julie said...

I bought the yarn a few weeks ago, waiting patiently for your pattern. I can't wait to get started. Ravelry name is cashmerejulie.

Alison said...

What gorgeous yarn and a beautifully simple pattern to knit it with.

Rav ID KnitsandWords

C.A. Jensen said...

Beautiful pattern - I want to try it immediately :-) and such lovely yarn - LOVE

Amy said...

I'm so excited! I've been eagerly awaiting the pattern since your first Instagram photo. They sure are smoooooth. Amy. Amybadgerk on rav

Scully said...

Susan, those socks look fab in Stacie's lovely yarn. I'm going to try the pattern with some Fab Funky Fibres yarn. Scully aka scullybunbun on Rav ๐Ÿ’—

Katoke said...

I started only recently with sock knitting and still trying out different techniques of heel and toe knitting. I definitely want to try out the afterthought heel sonit would be wonderful to be able to use this wonderful striping yarn doing it!

Katoke on Ravelry

Deb said...

Stacie & Susan, thank you both for the wonderful giveaway, and congrats on the pattern release Susan! :)

Christy said...

What an awesome looking pair of socks!!!!!! HaveKnitting on ravelry

Haze said...

Wow stripy goodness!
Rav : hazysummers

Sarah (3trees) said...

Thanks for the giveaway, Susan! Your socks look great and I look forward to knitting up your new pattern. Thanks for the discount, too! Sarah / 3Trees on Rav

Sheila said...

I'm knitting my very first socks now with your Craftsy class. Woolenknots on rav.

lmiller said...

I just finished my first pair of socks using your "How I make my socks" pattern. Looking forward to this new pattern. (Chocolab on ravelry)

Cornflower said...

Splendid socks!
(Cornflower on Ravelry)

Hannah said...

Wow. That yarn is absolutely amazing. And the afterthought heel on your pattern looks great! (Hannahr on Rav)

Emily said...

I'm super excited about this pattern! Can't wait to knit a pair of smooth operator socks :)
EmilyP on Ravelry

Kim Pierce said...

Can hardly wait to knit these. I may have a case of startitis about to break out. I would love to have the Family Reunion yarn.

Barbina said...

I have just bought and read through the pattern and I love it! Thank you so much for the giveaway!
Barbina on Ravelry

Lorna Cooper said...

I love this pattern Susan. Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous yarn!

porcupineknitter

Josie said...

I'm pretty new to sock knitting, I am making my first pair using the pattern from your toe up Craftsy class. I'll definitely be trying your new pattern too! JosieE on ravelry

Lee said...

Of course I'd love to win some of Stacie's yarn and make your fun new pattern!! Thanks for the giveaway! Mamagiff on ravelry.

my Beautiful Little Bird said...

Oh! I need this yarn!!

Anonymous said...

These are so awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

Debbie

(RavID-DebFLgal)

Scrapfaire said...

I love knitting with self striping yarn! I bought your pattern as soon as I saw it pop up on Ravelry... those heels look divine! You also inspired me to try using DPNs again for sock knitting, and I'm enjoying it! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win some Must Stash!

Barb T. said...

I have purchased the pattern--can't wait to try it. The yarn is gorgeous; I'd love to win!
barblt99 Ravelry ID

Connie Tessier said...

Just got the pattern, I would love to win the yarn. I've never made striped socks, yet, but who could resist with that yarn.

Jill said...

I love the yarn and can't wait to use this pattern! Thank you for the pattern and giveaway! I wish I could knit socks as fast as you.
RavID jillypox

aggie325 said...

Love the socks, love the pattern and the yarn....beautiful!
diann325@gmail.com

JackieLemon said...

Love this pattern. Going to download and start these socks asap. Jackielemon on Ravelry

Wendy Wilken said...

Love these socks! The colors are amazing!
ravid= nendy

Dolores Marie Marron said...

Dolores55 on Raverly The socks are beautiful, I like the name and the yarn is shown off so beautifully with this pattern.

Peg said...

I love Stacy's yarns, but you are correct that they are very difficult to obtain even for those of us who live in San Antonio and know her. The socks are lovely and exactly what I've been looking for to work up the stash of self-striping sock yarns in my stash.

Joanna Taylor said...

I am on a quest for the best fitting sock pattern and have never tried an afterthought heel. Will add this one next!
Knitterjo2 on Ravelry

New Jersey Laura said...

Thank you! Your socks are so fun. Love the heel.

spbardwell said...

So excited to try this new sock pattern. Just purchased it. Thanks for all the work you do.
spbardwell on Ravelry.

Kazzy73 said...

These socks are just gorgeous looooooove them. And would love to make a pair ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€
Karen.everton@hotmail.co.uk

dfoley99 said...

Love the socks and the yarn!
Ravelry: dfoley99

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to the new twists in the pattern; enjoy the must stash vcast.
Ravid: boilerup

Renee Blanchard said...

Can't wait to try it! Rrculbertson at hotmail.com

Nancy said...

I can't wait to try the new Smooth Operator sock pattern. I love to knit socks for my children and family so I'm sure this new pattern will be a hit with them and me! Thanks for the great pattern and tutorial!
Nancy
Snapdat4 on ravelry

Heidi Hillman said...

Gorgeous socks! I love both the pattern and the yarn. Can't wait to start a pair of these myself. hillman.heidi@ gmail.com

Theresa said...

love these socks, would love to have a skein of family reunion. tpressman@epix.net

tjf said...

Love the socks! I can't wait to try the new pattern and, of course, I would love to try it with the Must Stash yarn. So fun. :)

Tricia
tfankell6@gmail.com

Mary Claire said...

I've tried the afterthought twice and just wasn't loving it - I look forward to trying your pattern! I've downloaded and just have to pick out some yarn! splendorfalls on Rav

Carla Delgado said...

Great looking socks, already checking out the pattern :)


RavName:Moriko

Trisha Bullock said...

So excited that this pattern is finally released. I was smitten from the first time I saw it on Rav.

Trisha B-tyedyediva on ravelry....

Val said...

This pattern looks great! And, I love the Must Stash yarn - family reunion!
AuntVal on Rav

AnnK said...

Love the smooth look of your new socks And the bright colors. (Rav: Lenabenie )

Pam Ellis said...

I adore your sock pattern, I am popping over to purchase it. My ravelry name is Wildheart. I would be extremely honored to win. Also my email is Pam.ellis06@gmail.com. Thank you again!
In stitches,
Pam

Natasha said...

I would love to win the yarn. I'm LadyShopsalot on Ravelry. Now, I'm off to purchase the pattern!

Anonymous said...

I love the colors of this yarn!

PepperAnne
Kerr1997@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Intrigued by this new pattern. Will purchase! LynnIL rav

Anonymous said...

Love these socks and can't wait to try the heel!
Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Swellknitter on Rav

Anonymous said...

That's so cool how neat the stripe transitions are!! Can't wait to learn how to do this. RavID: mikron

Rachel said...

Thanks for the great pattern and the chance to win!

--Rachel (knittinground on Ravelry)

Suzanne said...

I'm sewrunknit on ravelry and delighted to see your new pattern. Your socks are inspiring and the conversational tone of the pattern sounds right up my alley. Thanks for the pattern and giveaway. Love the photos too!

Copper Patch said...

The socks are gorgeous and that yarn is amazing, I'd love to win!
Off to buy the pattern - thanks for the discount!
Abbe

Copperpatch on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Just got the pattern. Can't wait to try it out! ---mimake3 on rav

Joanie said...

These are fabulous! I need them in my life. Than you for the discount.

Joanie said...

These are fabulous! I need them in my life. Thank you for the discount.

DebrafromMD said...

This pattern arrived at the perfect time. I just received a ball of self striping yarn and was wondering how to proceed. Can't wait to get it on my needles. DebrafromMD

Kathie said...

I have your other pattern memorized but it is time to learn something new. I'm currently trying to stock the sock drawer and would love more Must Stash yarn.
kathied5732 on Ravelry

Unknown said...

I would love to learn the techniques in this pattern!
jenaburges@gmail.com

Rachel McKinney said...

Love all the colors in those socks. Off to look at the other must stash colors. It is grey here today, need a bit of color!

100Creations on ravelry

Linda Salow said...

How wonderful! I'm currently knitting my first pair of toe-up socks. I'd love to make my next pair with this beautiful yarn!

Christelle said...

Congratulations on the new pattern and thanks for the chance to win this beautiful yarn! (angel85qcca on Ravelry)

Shelley Chase Olsen said...

Bought the pattern immediately. Love it!
RavID:vermiliongirl

Sunrise Knitter said...

Love the new pattern. Love the yarn....ordered when I first saw your socks (in progress) on Instagram. Knit along would be fun.

Rav: knittersgetaway

Melanie Perez-Lopez said...

Love, love, love these socks! Thanks for the chance to win. Ravelry name is Melanie1.

linda in chicagoland said...

Going to cast on today! I'd love to try Must Stash, too.
pawsandknit on Rav

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for your enthusiasm for knitting, your expertise that is shared so willingly, and your generous giveaways. I LOVE KNITTING SOCKS!!! mrsladybr on Ravelry.

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