Sock of the Month: “Continental Divide” Socks!
Feel the Rocky Mountain High in the Continental Divide Socks
Featuring HiKoo's American B.R.A.N.D. yarn!
Inspired by rocky peaks and flowing snowmelt, the “Continental Divide Socks” are our admiration of the Rocky Mountain National Park outside Boulder, Colorado.
Our own graphic designer, Wendi, recently went hiking in the foothills of the Rockies and took these terrific sock pictures ... with a little help from her sister, Lisa and the gorgeous scenery. She had a wonderful time and highly recommends it for anyone interested in hiking and the beauty of the American West.
Continental Divide Socks
by Amy Loberg
Pattern FREE with purchase of American B.R.A.N.D.
These striking—but definitely approachable—top-down socks sport mirrored traveling stitches and simple eyelets. Amy used the “Eye of Patridge” heel that has a firm feel and almost quilted appearance.
HiKoo American B.R.A.N.D.
Shown in Rocky Mountain
|Finished Sizes||7¼″ (8″, 9″) washed and unstretched|
|Yardage||380 (400, 420) yards of a fingering weight yarn|
2× Size US 1 [2.50mm] circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
For a bit larger socks, adjust needle size to US 2 [3.00mm]. For larger calves, start on larger needles and change to smaller needles about ½″ before heel flap.
|Gauge||32 sts = 4″ in Stockinette stitch on Size US 1 [2.50mm] needles|
ePattern now available for purchase
You will love this fingering weight wool made with pride in the United States from start to finish. The wool is sourced from Rambouillet flocks that graze in pastures from Montana to Texas. The yarn is spun in Pennsylvania and dyed in North Carolina. Amazingly, the gorgeous palette comes from using only natural materials, including indigo, cochineal, gall nuts, pomegranate, cutch, walnuts, madder root, weld flowers and rhubarb root. HiKoo American B.R.A.N.D. is an all-American yarn: Born, Raised And Naturally Dyed.
|Fiber Content||80% Superwash Rambouillet Wool, 20% Nylon|
|Yardage / Weight||440 yds in 100g|
|Gauge||24 sts over 4″ on US 5 [3.50mm]|
|Care Instructions||Hand Wash, Dry Flat|
Because of the artisanal dyeing process of this yarn, there may be some color transfer. We highly recommend washing your yarn before winding it into a ball to minimize this transfer. The manufacturer also suggests using metal needles. Also make sure to hand wash your finished socks!