October Featured Pattern and Knit-Along: Luckenbach Socks!

Well, this month's Featured Pattern is what I hope is a very timely re-release: the Luckenbach Socks.  These knee-high socks, first published in Nomadic Knits issue 10,are perfect for the colder fall weather.   And for those of you who don't already have the pattern, it's 50% off for the month of October!

A pair of grey knee-high socks knit in fingering-weight sock yarn. Honeycomb Cables surround a central cable that runs along the instep and front of the leg
Photography: Nomadic Knits

These beautifully cabled socks are perfect to show off with a skirt or a pair of walking shoes. They come in two sizes, a standard 6 inch (15 cm) leg length, and a knee-high (10 inches / 25.5 cm) with calf shaping! 

There are knit from the cuff down on circular needles or double-pointed needles. The heel flap is knit flat and stitches are picked up and knit from the slipped stitch edge of flap, then decreased to form
the gusset. The toe is decreased, and the final toe seam is grafted together.  This pattern also has an accessible large print option that is compatible with screen-reading software.  The version available in Nomadic Knits also has both written and charted instructions (and absolutely counts for the October Featured Pattern Knit-Along, of course!) 

 Sample was knit in Gritty Knits Hombre in "Catahoula" (60% Superwash Merino, 20% Yak,
20% Silk) and shown in size XL. Any wool/nylon fingering-weight sock yarn should work up well as a substitute.

You can buy the pattern through Etsy, on Ravelry, in my Web Shop, or, on my (new!) Patreon Shop, the discount is available on all platforms. (Psst, Featured Pattern Subscribers and above on Patreon can just download the pattern for free from the Patreon Shop!)

 Now, onto the Knit-Along!

 For the month of October every finished pair of socks has a chance to win a $25 Gift Card from Knit Picks (US/Canada only at the moment, sorry!) or, 4 patterns of the winner's choice from my Web Shop!  To enter on the blog, simply post a link to a picture of your completed pair of socks by October 31, 2023.  Please note that the socks don't have to have been started in October, just finished in October -- so it's a good reason to pull out any WIPs!

Please note, due to the seizure/migraine risks, you may not post links to Ravelry.com in the comments of this blog. Such links will be removed and will not count as entries to the Knit-Along. IG posts, public Facebook posts, blog posts, or even direct image links are all acceptable alternatives.

You can also enter to win by posting to the giveaway on Facebook, Instagram, and, Discord, giving 4 chances to win in total!

I always look forward to seeing your Finished Objects! Please post them to various social media with #SarahDawnsDesigns, and #SarahDawnsDesignsOct2023 and/or share them to the Facebook Group or to the Discord! That way, I can see the awesome that you folks make!

**One entry per person for each project per platform (four possible entries total for each completed project). One Winner will be drawn at random using random number generation. Prize will be distributed by e-mail, Participants may enter the same project on more then one platform, but may only enter each project once per platform. Not sponsored or endorsed by Knit Picks/WeCrochet