Sock of the Month: “Mammoth Hot Springs” Socks!

Make a Splash in the "Mammoth Springs" Socks
Featuring Mountain Colors Hand-Dyed Twizzlefoot Yarn
Yellowstone National Park in the northwest corner of Wyoming is famous not only as the first National Park in the U. S., but for its spectacular geothermal activity … especially the colorful hot springs and the Old Faithful Geyser. The springs were created over thousands of years as hot water left layer upon layer of calcium carbonate residue. Algae living in the warm pools tints the limestone shades of brown, orange, red, and green.
Thank you to our good friends Diana and Leslie who took these great snapshots while visiting Yellowstone … more adult fruity drinks for Mountain Colors!
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Mammoth Springs Socks
by Amy Loberg
Pattern FREE with purchase of Twizzlefoot
Inspired by the amazing colors of Yellowstone's Mammoth Hot
Springs
, Amy's socks capture the layered limestone in blocks of ribs and Garter stitch. Knit top-down, these socks start with a rippled cuff designed to capture the movement of the springs' waters.
Women's Size Medium (Large)
Foot Circumference 7¾″ (8½″)
Yardage 350 (400)
Materials 1 (1)× Mountain Colors Twizzlefoot
Shown in Birch Tree
Needles
2 × 24″ or longer Size US 1 [2.50mm] circular needles or Size US 1 [2.50mm] double pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge 32 sts = 4″ in Stockinette stitch
Skill Level Intermediate
YARN
Alpine Twizzlefoot
Birch Tree Twizzlefoot
Harmony Mist Twizzlefoot
Harmony Moss Twizzlefoot
Harmony Quartz Twizzlefoot
Harmony Waterfall Twizzlefoot
Osprey Twizzlefoot
Pine Cone Twizzlefoot
Poppy Trail Twizzlefoot
Red Tail Hawk Twizzlefoot
Skyline Twizzlefoot
Spring Thaw Twizzlefoot
From the wonderful folks at Mountain Colors, Twizzlefoot is a sock-weight version of their popular worsted-weight Twizzle. The yarns take their name from the lovely barber-pole effect that results from one ply in the yarn being entirely silk.
The silk takes dye differently than the wool it's plied with, and the resulting fabric has a vaguely tweedy look. Your knitting will also have more drape than if you had used a basic wool-nylon blend sock yarn.
On top of all that, add Mountain Colors' rich, super-saturated dyeing, and Twizzlefoot has become a classic sock yarn!
Fiber Content 53% Superwash Merino Wool, 17% Domestic Wool, 17% Silk, 13% Nylon
Yardage / Weight 450 yds in 100g
Gauge 24 – 28 sts over 4″ on US 2 – 4 [2.75 – 3.50mm]
Care Instructions Hand Wash, Dry Flat, or Dry Clean
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