Stock Up on Stripes!

It’s that back-to-school time of year again and what better way to celebrate than stocking up with a little yarn?! A little less than a year ago I placed my first order with String Theory Colorworks and as soon as it arrived I knew it was special. This first order was actually placed in order to work on a test knit for Jane Richmond’s Linden Mittens, but knowing I was going to launch the Socks with Sarah KAL shortly I threw a couple sock yarns in my basket, too.

The Linden Mittens — knit with the sport weight Momentum base — turned out great.

Of course, that’s an understatement — this yarn & pattern are a perfect match for a lightweight mitten. Quick, easy, and fun, you just can’t beat this combination for a fall/early winter/spring mitten.

As for socks, I knit up a pair of tube socks for my daughter in the super girly Gamma Ray colorway.

Red + hot pink?  Never was there a more perfect colorway for my girl!

And recently I started my own pair of AfterThought Heel socks in the Meissner Effect colorway…


This is the 80% SW merino/20% nylon Inertia base and it is so much softer than I expected! The colors — well, I’ve learned to be spoiled by the richness & depth of color in String Theory Colorworks yarn and this colorway is no exception.

Just in case these don’t make you want to start knitting with this fab yarn, the winner of the String Theory Colorworks skein from the Socks with Sarah May Challenge  hasn’t wasted any time knitting her new yarn up. In fact, Chloe (who writes the super fun sparklyshoesarefaster blog), treated herself to a couple extra skeins in addition to her prize and she was kind enough to let me share her photos with you.

linesThese are her vanilla socks in Spectral Lines colorway on the sport weight Momentum base.

resistorAnd another pair of vanilla toe-ups in the Resistor colorway on the luxurious 80/10/10 merino/cashemere/nylon Continuum base.

And last but not least,

pink greenChloe’s latest socks-in-progress, another vanilla number in the Event Horizon colorway on the 100% BFL  Tachyon base. Aren’t these beautiful socks?!  Nicely done, Chloe!

I have a few skeins in my stash, but that doesn’t stop me from eyeballing the beautiful cool hues of Pluto…


As well as the electric Strontium-90…


And I have to admit, the kid in me whose dad worked in a nuclear plant for 30 years is oddly drawn to Uranium…


And, really, who couldn’t use the Christmas-y stylings of Kinetic Energy?

Kinetic Energy--Entanglement

Whatever stripes draw you in, now’s your chance to add some stripe-y goodness to your sock drawer (and your stash, too)! String Theory Colorworks has graciously offered Knitting Sarah readers & Socks with Sarah knitters 15% off their total cart today, September 1st through September 19th! Simply use the code   backtoschool   when you checkout to receive your discount.  September 19th with be the last update of 2014 for this fab shop, so now really is the time to stock up!

Have fun, treat yourself, and I can’t wait to see all your super fun stripes!

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