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.
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!
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!
6.5" approx foot circumference (stretches to 10" around), 7" from foot ribbing to heel, and 8.25" from heel to cuff
Shown in ... we'll know soon!
440 yards color A (2 skeins) and 220 yards color B (1 skein)
40" US 1 [2.50mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge. Double check the millimeter size of your needle to ensure accuracy!
32 sts = 4" in Stockinette
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|
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.
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.
Power Pink Giveaway Winners
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
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
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
by Amy Loberg
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!
Crochet the Byzantine Shawl
by Amy Loberg
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!
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|
More Projects on Ravelry
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!
Spring in Japan Socks
by Amy Loberg
Pattern FREE with purchase of
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!
7" (8", 9") approximate foot circumference
350 (370, 400) yards (1 skein)
Shown in Pink Orchid
24" US 2 [2.75mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge
32 sts = 4" in Stockinette
US C [3.00mm] crochet hook to cast on
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.
70% Superwash Merino Wool / 20% Cashmere / 10% Nylon
Yardage / Weight
400 yds in 100g
28 - 32 sts over 4" on US 1– 3 [2.25 – 3.25mm]
Hand Wash, Dry Flat