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Kerri Blumer  Knitwear designer, food maker, outdoor lover. - Get 20% off Keuka Socks through Oct 20th ✨⬇️✨

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Summer temperatures hung on for weeks after the official start of fall, but the last few days it's finally feeling consistently fall. This is definitely one of my favorite times of year as the leaves are turning in full force right now, and it's also when I get to start wearing my hand knit socks all the time! What's your favorite part of fall? 🍁🍂✨
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I'm wearing my Keuka Socks in this photo, they're my newest addition to my sock drawer (and my catalogue of sock patterns available on Rav!) the chevron cable at the cuff hugs the leg just right, and it's 1x1 cable twists gives you the perfect opportunity to practice cabling without a needle. The rest of the sock is in mock rib which is ✨almost✨as mindless as stockinette - so after the cuff these socks will fly off your needles just as fast as a regular vanilla pair. Keuka Socks are 20% off through Friday, so make sure to pick up your copy if you haven't yet - click the link in my profile to buy!
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I've made lots of progress on my Keuka Shawl over the last week, but I've been busy sharing my 3 recent pattern launches that I kinda forgot to share any photos of the shawl in progress! I'm already diving into my second 50g skein of @quinceandco Tern and I'm loving how this is turning out! The chevron texture is beautiful in this yarn, and I'm so excited to see how this will look blocked.
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I'm kind of toying with the idea of making a 2nd shawl in worsted weight (maybe using quince and co Owl) - what are your thoughts on worsted weight shawls? Do you love wearing them in the wintertime, or do you prefer fingering weight? For fingering weight shawls, do you like smaller shawls (100g) or bigger ones (200g+)? Let me know your shawl preferences in the comments!
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I hadn't yet taken the time to feature the second pattern I designed for @knitspot's Red Scarf Fundraiser. I had originally just sent in the cowl idea, but Anne knows my love for coordinated pieces and asked me to create a scarf design too. And just like the cowl, 100% of sales through 1/1/2018 go to support Foster Care to Success. You can get your copy (and read more about the cause) at the link in my profile!
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Andiron Scarf takes some of the design features of the matching Andiron Cowl, and rearranges them into a classic scarf that will fit perfectly into your winter wardrobe - and your S.O. might want to steal it for his, too. Andiron is a highly textured scarf with cables running along the edges, creating a gansey inspired piece with classic appeal. The scarf only uses 2-3 100g skeins of worsted weight yarn, so it's a great piece for gift knitting and you can whip one up in a weekend. Swipe to see the gorgeous texture of this scarf in high relief!
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The sample was knit up in Festivus 4.0, a special yarn created especially for this year's red scarf patterns. It starts out with the new @barenakedwools Patchwork Gradient base, and then is lovingly hand dyed by @julie_asselin into a gorgeous cranberry shade. 5% of sales from each skein will also go to the scholarship fund, so it's a great way to do a little stash enhancement while also doing good!
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These feet carried me 13.1 miles this morning - this half marathon was one of the hardest races I've ever done. High humidity made it hard to stay cool - I slowed my pace significantly to make sure I wouldn't overheat, and there was lots of walking involved. But I did it!
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After my shower I made sure to spend a little time on self care after such a tough race, massaging lavender and tea tree essential oils into my feet to help soothe the hot spots and sore muscles, and then slipped my feet into my Keuka Socks. I knit these up in @anzulaluxuryfibers Squishy, a super luxurious merino cashmere nylon blend. It is heavenly slipping your feet into these after a long run, the soft stitches cradling your tired arches.
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Don't trick yourself into thinking that it's a waste to use luxury yarns in socks, because they'll just be hidden away. While you may not always be able to appreciate the visual beauty of your knit, your feet will thank you over and over. Your feet will carry you thousands and thousands of miles throughout your life - and they most definitely deserve cashmere.
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Keuka Socks are 20% off through October 20th - get your copy at the link in my profile!
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🍃Keuka Sock Closeup🍃
I find myself wearing my plainer socks more often - all over patterns can be beautiful, but nothing beats the ease of a vanilla or lightly textured sock. They're no fuss - fit well, stay up all day, and the patterning stands up to the wash without losing any beauty.
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Vanilla socks can get a little ... vanilla though, so I'm always looking to make those one-step-above socks - pairs with a little bit of patterning to keep the knitting fun while still maintaining that vanilla wearability.
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Keuka Socks hit that sweet spot, with a handsome chevron cable at the cuff, and then transitioning to a mock rib pattern at the leg and foot to keep that textural interest going. One warning though - you might find your S.O. lusting after a pair of these socks too! My partner is definitely sock worthy, but these ones are all mine. Maybe he'll get a pair for his birthday in November!
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Keuka Socks are 20% off through October 20th - get your copy at the link in my profile! There's no coupon code needed, just add the pattern to your cart and checkout 🍂✨
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🍂New Pattern Release🍂
Keuka Socks are live on Ravelry! These handsomely textured socks will jump to the top of your #socktober knit list, and they're 20% off through October 20th to help you cast on right away. No coupon code needed - just click the link in my profile and check out!
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These beauties are knit up in @anzulaluxuryfibers Squishy, an aptly named Merino-cashmere-nylon blend. There's really nothing like slipping your feet into a pair of cashmere blend socks on a cool fall morning. Your feet ✨are✨ cashmere worthy!
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P.S. If you were reading yesterday's story - all the pine sap came easily out of the socks! Cant wait to wear these once they're dry ✨
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Fall is one of my favorite seasons, but the one thing I'm not so in love with is the onset of darkness. It's been a week full of cloudy mornings and evenings, and with the sun rising after 7am and setting before 7pm, so getting photos on weekdays has become quite difficult. That usually lovely morning and evening light has been enshrouded in cloud cover - too dark for my little point and shoot camera to handle well.
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But last night was only ✨partly✨cloudy and I was able to drive home from work about a half hour earlier than usual - so that means I finally was able to take photos of my Keuka Socks! Assuming all goes smoothly, these handsome socks will be launching 🍃tomorrow🍃Newsletter subscribers will get a 40% off coupon emailed to them when the pattern goes live, so make sure you're on the list! Click the link in my profile to sign up ✨
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P.S. I took these photos below the pine tree in my front yard, and I totally got pine sap alllllll over the soles of the socks. And pine needles. And dirt. They are currently soaking to get all that out so I can wear them for real!
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P.P.S. Since this was in my front yard, right around 6pm all of my neighbors were getting home, leaving for dinner, or out running. Pretty sure I was getting super judged by all the neighbors wondering what the heck I was doing. Why, taking pictures of my socks, just like a normal human 😂😂😂good thing I have no shame when it comes to taking knitting pictures!
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Imagine you are back in college, juggling the daily stress of schoolwork, preparing for a career ahead, and still trying to find time with friends. Now imagine this again, but without the financial or emotional support of a family to help you through it - so you're also responsible for rent, bills, and groceries. This is the reality for many young adults who have aged out of the foster care system and are pursing a college education.
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Foster Care to Success is a scholarship program that helps these young adults as they make that transition into independent living. @knitspot runs an annual Red Scarf Fundraiser, where she releases a few quick-to-knit designs near the holidays, with all proceeds going to support this amazing cause. This year, she reached out to a few designer friends to make an even bigger impact with the fundraiser, and my Andiron Cowl and Andiron Scarf are the first two patterns to go live!
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Andiron Cowl is a playful take on your favorite winter neckwarmer. The knitting starts with an elegant cable panel, and stitches are picked up along one edge to knit the handsomely textured body in the round. The open panel ends create a beautiful notched front, allowing the cowl to lay flat against the body and block out the wind. You’ll need just one skein of worsted weight yarn and a few evenings to whip up this winter topper, making it a favorite for gifting (or keeping)!
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100% of pattern proceeds go to Foster Care to Success through 1/1/2018! If you're looking for a way to give back through knitting, this is your chance! Click the link in my profile to get your copy of Andiron Cowl, and help make a difference in the life of a young college student ✨Tag a friend or share this post to help spread the word even farther!

Next up on the needles: a top down, triangular shawl to coordinate with my recently finished Keuka Socks. Because you definitely need shawls to match your socks! Or at least I do 😂
What's new on your needles?
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Happy Monday! I had two new patterns sneak up on Ravelry over the weekend! Andiron Scarf and Andiron Cowl are part of a really special collaboration with @knitspot and her annual Red Scarf Fundraiser. Every year, Anne designs a new red scarf pattern with all proceeds going to support Foster Care to Success. This year, she reached out to other designers to create patterns for this amazing cause and make an even bigger impact!
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Foster Care to Success is a scholarship program that helps young adults aging out of the foster care system as they navigate the journey to college and beyond. Imagine not only focusing on your college classes, but also having to worry about securing housing, and paying for bills and groceries without parental support or guidance. These scholarships help ease that transition into independent living, and make a huge difference in their lives.
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I am so honored to be able to contribute to this amazing cause - 100% of sales of both Andiron Scarf and Andiron Cowl will be going towards FC2S through 1/1/2018. If you want to upgrade your donation level or purchase a kit for these beauties, the pattern page has info on how to do that! You can find the Rav pattern pages and more info on FC2S at the link my profile!
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Both Keuka Socks are officially done - it's time to cast on something new! My next project will be a shawl in @quinceandco Tern, and the color is reminding me of the green leaves transitioning to yellow just outside my studio window 🍃🍂✨can't wait to finish up chores and errands today so I can settle in with my needles!
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Keuka Socks will be my next pattern release - they'll be out within the next two weeks (maybe even the end of this week!) If you'd like to know when they're live on Rav (and get a 40% off coupon code) make sure you're signed up for my email list! Click the link in my profile to sign up ✨
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Another day, another bit of progress on my Keuka Socks! I just finished up the gusset, so now I feel like I'm in the home stretch on this project! Just a few inches of working even left to go, then onto the toe ✨
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