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Summertime Flip Floppers Knit-Along with Katie Rempe

Katie Rempe's new "Summertime Flip Floppers" KAL ...
Featuring HiKoo CoBaSi Yarns ... 20% Off!

Are you ready to cast on some super cute "toe-less" socks? The Summertime Flip Floppers are the perfect summer socks for sandals or flip-flops! These socks are a fun and portable project for summer knitting ... the KAL starts July 6th!

Veteran designer Katie Rempe is hosting her third KAL sponsored by Skacel. You may know her from last winter's "Betwixt Blanket Cape" KAL or from Skacel's “The Fiber Factor” design challenge a couple of years ago.  As always, we're delighted to help you find all the info you need to knit the project and participate in the knit along.

This is not a Mystery KAL but the pattern pattern will be released in parts over 4 weeks starting on on Thursday, July 6th at noon eastern time.  You can download the free informational PDF from Ravelry now ... just put it into your Ravelry Library to automatically get the actual pattern and any updates during the KAL.

​Download the Free PDF from Ravelry

You can connect, ask questions, share photos, and get help via the Skacel Collection, Inc. Ravelry group. Questions are typically answered daily. It's like having a knitting tutor 24/7! You're also encouraged to share progress photos to the FiberWild and Friends group on Ravelry.

Don't miss out on the fun! The KAL is FREE and Skacel is sponsoring a drawing for one grand prize and two second place prizes. For more information on prizes and how to enter visit SkacelKnitting.com.

Summertime Flip Flippers Knit-Along
Starts
Thursday, July 6th
Order your yarn Today!

The Project

Summertime Flip Floppers

by Katie Rempe
Pattern Free on Ravelry

The Summertime Flip Flopper socks are knit ‘toe’ up ... even though there is no toe! If you prefer tighter ribbing, use one needle sizes smaller in those areas. These socks can be worked two-at-at-time with Magic Loop or two circular needles. Just note that you will either need to split the solid color hank into two balls, or pull from the inside and outside of a caked yarn.

Katie will also include notes if you would like to use DPNs. We can't wait to see all the fun color combos for these summer socks! 

Finished Sizes

6.5" approx foot circumference (stretches to 10" around), 7" from foot ribbing to heel, and 8.25" from heel to cuff

Materials

2 x  HiKoo CoBaSi Multi

1 x  HiKoo CoBaSi Solid

Shown in ... we'll know soon!

Yardage

440 yards color A (2 skeins) and 220 yards color B (1 skein)

Needles

40" US 1 [2.50mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge. Double check the millimeter size of your needle to ensure accuracy!

Gauge

32 sts = 4" in Stockinette

Skill Level

Intermediate

Materials

CoBaSi and CoBaSi Multi - 20% Off!

HiKoo's "CoBaSi" yarn is a cotton, bamboo, and silk blend that also has a generous amount of elastic. If you have been looking for a wool-free sock yarn, look no further! This soft yarn will not irritate or overheat, and it is machine washable. Use it to create cute but hardy baby items or add some fun colorwork to your summer knitting!

Katie recommends picking a solid color that does not appear in the multi color to retain a clean look. We put together 6 of our favorite combos below, but there are lots of other options to choose from ... call if we can help!

Fiber Content 50% New Zealand Merino / 25% Nylon / 10% Angora / 10% Alpaca / 5% Silk Noils
Yardage / Weight 160 yards in 50g
Gauge 20 sts over 4″ on US 6 - 8 [4.00mm - 5.00mm]
Care Instructions Hand Wash, Dry Flat
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Power Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Knit or Crochet Shawls featuring HiKoo Rylie - 20% Off ...
Choose Power Pink to donate to Breast Cancer through the end of May!

Knit the Rose Wedge shawl or crochet the Byzantine ... either of these stunning shawls will turn heads ... and the e-pattern is FREE with purchase of HiKoo's Rylie yarn. In honor of Mother’s Day, we are featuring the hand-dyed Power Pink colorway with a donation to Breast Cancer Research through the end of May!

For every skein of HiKoo Rylie yarn sold in the Power Pink colorway, FiberWild will donate $5.00 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Each project takes 3 skeins, so that’s a $15 donation per project.

"Rose Wedge Shawl" and "Byzantine Shawl"   |   Shown in Rylie - "Power Pink"

FiberWild Cares

We have all been touched by someone who has been affected by breast cancer.  So, for every skein of HiKoo's Rylie yarn in the Power Pink colorway, FiberWild will donate $5.00 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through the end of May!

The mission of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world's most promising research.  BCRF is the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S. with 91% of all donations going to research and awareness programs.

With your help, we were able to donate $210 to the BCRF on Mother's Day. The donation was matched dollar for dollar bringing the total donation amount to $420! Thanks to all who helped us donate.

Breast Cancer Research Foundation

For every skein of
Rylie in Power Pink
sold we will donate $5.00
to the
Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Donate Directly 

Power Pink Giveaway Winners

FiberWild Power Pink Giveaway

Knit or Crochet? ... You Choose!

When we shared our plan with our friends at Skacel, their response was amazing! To make things even more interesting Skacel sponsored our Ultimate addi Giveaway. Thanks so much for the amazing prizes!

The Drawing: Scout picked winners at random on May 16th. See the lucky winners below. Thanks to everyone for entering and helping us donate to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation!

Ultimate Knit Addi Click Set

Rylie Power Pink Knitting Prize

The Prize: addi Rocket Click Set,
addi HeartStoppers, and an addiClick
Crochet pack ... a $268 value!

Our lucky Knit winner: Susan B.

Ultimate Addi Crochet Set

Rylie Power Pink Crochet Prize

The Prize: addi Swing Hook
Standard Set (A through L)
... a $270 value!

Our lucky crochet winner: Judith L. 

Sponsored by Skacel Collection, Inc.

Knit the Rose Wedge Shawl

Rose Wedge Shawl

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase
of Rylie

A beautiful lace pattern triangle sits atop a solid garter stitch wedge to create this slightly asymmetrical shawl. The wedge is knit first, then short rows are worked to create the lace triangle. The Rose Wedge Shawl is large enough to wear wrapped, drapey enough to lie beautifully around your neck, and soft enough that you will wear it all year long!

Finished Size 88" x 24", blocked
Yardage 750 yards (3 skeins)
Materials 3 × HiKoo's Rylie
Shown in Power Pink
Needles
US 5 32" or longer Circulars or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge 21 sts = 4″ in garter stitch
Notions Stitch Marker
Skill Level Intermediate

Crochet the Byzantine Shawl

Byzantine Shawl

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase
of Rylie

Looking for a simple, toss-on accessory to keep warm? Check out this elegant shawl! The relatively simple but well designed shawl looks both stunning and timeless but is not hard to crochet. With a gentle crescent-shape, a lovely half circle stitch pattern and a beautiful openwork edging inspired by Byzantine architecture ... this shawl is a joy to wear!

Finished Size 60" x 22", blocked
Yardage 775 yards
Materials 3 × HiKoo's Rylie
Shown in Power Pink
Hooks
US g [4.00mm] Circulars or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge 18 sts = 4″ in pattern stitch
Notions Removable Stitch Marker
Skill Level Intermediate

Yarn

HiKoo's “Rylie” is a unique, luxurious natural blend yarn. Linen adds a rustic look to Rylie, baby alpaca adds softness and the mulberry silk adds drape and a hint of sheen. Great for any season, this sport weight yarn would make a soft cozy shawl or fun unique top.

Fiber Content 50% Baby Alpaca / 25% Mulberry Silk / 25% Linen
Yardage / Weight 274 yds in 100g
Gauge 24 sts over 4″ on US 3 - 4 [3.25 - 3.50mm]
Care Instructions Hand Wash Cold, Dry Flat

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Sock of the Month: “Spring in Japan” Socks

Meander through a cloud of pink blossoms in our "Spring in Japan" socks ...
Featuring Zen Yarn Garden's Serenity 20 yarn!

The ethereal blossoms of cherry trees are celebrated around the world, including in Washington, D.C. whose famous cherry trees were a gift of friendship from Japan in 1912 and 1965. But the most magical place to enjoy the blossoms is in Japan!

Every spring, people across Japan flock to parks, gardens and temples to partake in the annual ritual known as Hanami. This long standing custom of welcoming spring with a picnic and viewing of the beautiful "sakura" blossoms is a wonderful tradition.

In Japan, cherry blossoms are a symbol of clouds and an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life. With our "Spring in Japan" Socks you can capture the essence of the beautiful blooms to wear year round!

Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of Zen Yarn Garden's Serenity 20 Yarn!

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Spring in Japan Socks

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase of
Serenity 20

These delightful toe up socks feature an exquisite blossom lace pattern that runs up the front of the sock, with a smaller blossom running up the back. Panels of stockinette stitch on each side accentuate the beautiful blooms. Knit in sumptuous Serenity 20, the sock also features a full gusset and pretty eye of partridge heel. You'll love wearing these socks anytime you need a burst of spring color!

Finished Sizes

7" (8", 9") approximate foot circumference

Yardage

350 (370, 400) yards (1 skein)

Materials

1 x  Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20

Shown in Pink Orchid

Needles

24" US 2 [2.75mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge

32 sts = 4" in Stockinette

Hook

US C [3.00mm] crochet hook to cast on

Skill Level

Intermediate

"Spring in Japan" Socks   |   Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20  |   Shown in Pink Orchid

Shop Serenity 20

YARN

Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20

Serenity 20 is wonderfully soft and squishy wool blend yarn. Beautifully saturated colors add depth to this tightly plied yarn.  It has a good helping of cashmere, so anything you knit will feel cozy against your skin! Create a pair of soft, warm socks or a lacy, luxurious shawl.

Fiber Content

70% Superwash Merino Wool / 20% Cashmere / 10% Nylon

Yardage / Weight

400 yds in 100g

Gauge

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

Care Instructions

Hand Wash, Dry Flat

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