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Sierra Sun Hat and Mittens in Classic Elite’s Fresco

Sun motifs adorn the "Sierra Sun" hat and mitten set ...
Featuring Classic Elite's soft Fresco yarn!

Wonderfully warm and supple, the Sierra Sun Hat and Mittens have a classic southwestern style.  Three colors make this set super cute, but only two colors are knit at one time ... making it a fun and easy colorwork project. Knit a set for yourself or some one you love ... they would make an amazing gift!

Get the both patterns FREE with purchase of Fresco Yarn for a limited time!

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Sierra Sun Hat and Mittens

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase of Fresco Yarn

The Sierra Sun Hat and Mittens feature easy colorwork that is perfect for those new to the technique, while still being fun for the more experienced colorwork knitter. The classic southwestern sun motifs are accented with nifty picot edges.

We love the Ozone, Tomato and Brown combination ... but with so many Fresco colors to choose from, we put together four other recommended colorway combos (see below).  Easy and fun knitting you will will treasure for years to come!

MITTENS

Finished Sizes

7" (7.5", 8") approximate circumference

Yardage

140 yards MC, 80 yards CC1 and 30 yards CC2

Materials

3 x Classic Elite Yarns Fresco - 1 skein MC, 1 skein CC1 and 1 skein CC2

Note: to make both the Hat and Mittens you will need 2 skeins of the MC and only 1 skein CC1 and 1 skein CC2

Needles

double point needles or 2 x circular needles to obtain gauge and sizes below ...

Small        Cuff: US 1 [2.50mm]   Body: US 2 [2.75mm]

Medium    Cuff: US 2.5 [3.0mm]  Body: US 3 [3.25mm]

Large        Cuff: US 3 [3.25mm]   Body: US 4 [3.50mm]

Yarn Gauge

26 sts = 4" in Stockinette on US 5

Pattern Gauge in Stranded Colorwork

32 sts = 4” on US 2 [2.75mm]

30 sts = 4” on US 3 [3.25mm]

28 sts = 4” on US 4 [3.50mm]

Notions

Waste yarn

Skill Level

Intermediate

HAT

Finished Sizes

21" (22") approximate circumference

Yardage

120 yards MC, 80 yards CC1 and 30 yards CC2

Materials

3 x Classic Elite Yarns Fresco - 1 skein MC, 1 skein CC1 and 1 skein CC2

Note: to make both the Hat and Mittens you will need 2 skeins of the MC and only 1 skein CC1 and 1 skein CC2

Needles

Small
16" US 2 [2.75mm] and 16" US 3 [3.25mm] circulars
and US 3 [3.25mm] double point needles

Large
16" US 3 [3.25mm] and 16" US 4 [3.50mm] circulars 
and US 4 [3.50mm] double point needles

Yarn Gauge

26 sts = 4" in Stockinette on US 5

Pattern Gauge in Stranded Colorwork

30 sts = 4” on US 3 [3.25mm]

28 sts = 4” on US 4 [3.50mm]

Notions

Skill Level

Stitch Marker

Intermediate

Sierra Sun Hat & Mittens   |   Classic Elite Yarns Fresco   |   Shown in Ozone, Tomato & Alpaca Brown

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YARN

Fresco

Classic Elite's "Fresco" is a blend of wool, baby alpaca, and angora with magnificent colors! This super soft yarn has great stitch definition as well, making it fantastic for lace, color work, or good old stockinette stitch projects!

Fiber Content

60% Wool / 30% Baby Alpaca / 10% Angora

Yardage / Weight

164 yds in 50g

Gauge

26 sts over 4" on US 5 [3.75mm]

Care Instructions

Hand Wash Cold, Dry Flat

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Winter Fire Shawl in Zen Yarn Garden’s Serenity Silk Plus

Knit the vibrant "Winter Fire Shawl" ... 
Featuring Zen Yarn Garden's Serenity Silk Plus ... 20% Off!

Ice, fire and serious dragons!  ... the season previews of Game of Thrones inspired Amy and Vera (our #1 Thrones fan) to design this fun and dramatic shawl pattern. The shawl takes its cue from the shape of a dragon's wing and the color Amy selected is the perfect reflection of ice with sparks of fire throughout.  Winter is finally here with the striking Winter Fire Shawl!

Choose your favorite shade from over 30 colorways in stock ... the shawl takes only one skein, and the yarn is 20% Off! Bonus: the pattern is FREE with purchase of Serenity Silk + yarn!

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Winter Fire Shawl
by Amy Loberg
Pattern FREE with purchase of Serenity Silk Plus 

Worked in a rhythmic lace pattern, this crescent shaped shawl starts with just a few stitches and fans out into dramatic points to create an eye-catching silhouette. Rows of garter stitch add interest and structure to the design ... and the soft and silky Serenity Silk Plus has amazing drape. You'll love throwing this fierce little shawl around your shoulders!

Finished Sizes

17” top of neck to bottom, 60” across top edge, blocked

Yardage

475 yards (1 skein)

Materials

1 x  Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk Plus

Shown in In Blue 1925

Needles

US 4 [3.50mm] in any length (for cast on edge) and US 5 [3.75mm] 40” circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge

20 sts = 4" in stockinette stitch on larger needles, blocked

Skill Level

Intermediate

"Winter Fire Shawl"   |   Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk Plus   |   Shown in "In Blue 1925"

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YARN

Serenity Silk Plus 

Zen Yarn Garden's “Serenity Silk +” is a wonderful blend of superwash merino wool, soft cashmere, and luxurious silk. This 2 ply yarn boasts great stitch definition and wonderfully saturated colorways. Serenity Silk Plus is a great choice for delicate fine gauge garments, beautiful lace shawls, or a pair of luxurious socks!

Fiber Content

75% Superwash Merino Wool / 15% Cashmere / 10% Silk

Yardage / Weight

500 yds in 100g

Gauge

28 - 32 sts over 4" on US 1– 3 [2.25 – 3.25mm]

Care Instructions

Hand Wash, Dry Flat

Thanks to HBO for the use of the Game of Thrones pictures!

Sock of the Month: “Canterbury” Socks

Step back in time in our elegant "Canterbury" Socks ...
Featuring Knit One Crochet Too's Crock O Dye yarn!

With an impressive mix of Gothic and Romanesque architecture, much of the 1400 year history of Canterbury Cathedral (and England during this time period) can be read within its beautiful walls! For that reason is it often referred to as “England in Stone".

The original cathedral was built by order of St. Augustine beginning in 598 AD. However, most of what can be seen today dates from 1067 due to a fire that all but destroyed the original structure. The cathedral's famed stained-glass windows were created in the late 1100s and early 1200s.

Its role as a monastery lasted until 1540 when King Henry VIII ordered the shrine of St. Thomas destroyed. The cathedral then became the headquarters of the Church of England.

The structure survived the Civil War of the 1640s and heavy bombing during World War II. Through all of this, the Canterbury Cathedral has remained one of the oldest and most famous spiritual buildings in England. It is awe inspiring to anyone who looks upon the expansive nave and intricate architecture of the cloisters ... both of which influenced the design of our "Canterbury" Socks!

Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of Knit One Crochet Too's Crock-O-Dye Yarn!

Thank you to Grace for suggesting Canterbury Cathedral as a theme for this month's sock!

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Canterbury Socks

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase
of Crock O Dye

The cables on the top of the Canterbury Socks were inspired by the Cathedral's cloisters built in the 15th century. And wow ... did Amy do a great job translating the gothic tracery and delicate columns into the design of these socks! 

Knit from the top down starting with a twisted rib, the series of cables are mirrored front and back. Columns run down the back of the leg and the top of the foot. Another set of tracery like cables flow gracefully to the end of the toe. A full gusset and ribbed heel flap give a snug, comfortable fit. You'll love wearing these cozy, elegant socks!

Finished Sizes

7" (8", 8.75") approx. foot circumference

Materials

1 skein of Knit One Crochet Too Crock O Dye

Shown in Amber

Yardage

Approximately 360, (375, 400) yards (1 skein)

Needles

2 x 24" circular needles to obtain gauge and size - SEE SIZES BELOW

Small        Cuff: 2.75mm     Foot: 2.25mm

Medium    Cuff: 3.0mm       Foot: 2.50mm

Large        Cuff: 3.25mm     Foot: 2.75mm or 3.0mm

Gauge

28 - 30 sts = 4" in Stockinette

Notions

Cable needle

Skill Level

Intermediate

"Canterbury" Socks   |   Knit One Crochet Too Crock O Dye  |  Shown in Amber

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YARN

Knit One Crochet Too Crock O Dye

"Crock-O-Dye" yarn is kettle dyed for a great tonal effect. With a generous amount of silk and just enough nylon this yarn is perfect for making durable socks. It's soft and has great stitch definition as well!

Fiber Content

65% Superwash Wool / 20% Nylon / 15% Silk

Yardage / Weight

416 yds in 100g

Gauge

28 - 32 sts over 4" on US 1– 3 [2.25 – 3.25mm]

Care Instructions

Machine Wash Cold, Dry Flat

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