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
Knit the stately "Queen's Shawlette" ...
Featuring Mountain Colors' Fever River Lite yarn!
The Queen's Shawlette is knit in a gorgeous shade of Royal Purple with hints of Spring Green and Fuschia ... this shawl is fit for a Queen! Fever River Lite yarn shows off the cables and lacework perfectly and creates a fabric with delicate drape. You will love wearing this exquisite shawlette this spring ... or anytime of the year!
by Amy Loberg
Pattern FREE with purchase of Fever River Lite
This V-shaped shawlette hugs your shoulders, making it an elegant and easy to wear accessory! It features simple cables, easy mesh lace and a neat applied cable bind-off. Start off with stockinette stitch and cables. Then contrast that with an airy mesh stitch pattern. The shawlette is finished with a cabled edge that echoes the design at the top of the shawl. The simple patterning lets the glorious hand dyed colors speak for themselves!
|Finished Size||15" x 46" blocked|
2 skeins of
Mountain Colors Fever River Lite
Shown in Queen's Robe
|Yardage||380 yards (2 skeins)|
32" Size US 6 [4.00mm] and US 7 [4.50mm] circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
|Gauge||18 sts = 4″ in Stockinette Stitch on US 6|
Mountain Colors' “Fever River Lite” yarn is a beautiful blend of soft merino wool and alpaca. This sport weight yarn knits into a lovely fabric that feels wonderful against your skin. With Mountain Colors' fantastic colorways, this exquisite yarn looks great as anything! Create cozy scarves, cowls, sweaters, hat, or mittens!
|Fiber Content||50% Merino Wool / 50% Alpaca|
|Yardage / Weight||200 yards in 50g|
|Gauge||24 sts over 4″ on US 4 [3.50mm]|
|Care Instructions||Hand Wash, Dry Flat|
Join us in our latest Sock of the Month adventure ... World Traveler!
Twelve Sock patterns inspired by places around the globe!
First Stop: Japan ... May, 2017
Our 2016-2017 Sock of the Month: World Traveler Series promises unique and colorful patterns based on exciting destinations from around the world. Amy's plan is to feature several different sock techniques along with super yummy yarns in 12 adventurous designs ... inspired by your travel suggestions!
Join the sock knitting fun and see where our newest Sock of the Month series will take you!
Spring in Japan Socks
Our first World Traveler destination is a spring time trip to Japan, featuring the "Spring in Japan" socks. It's easy to join the fun. There is no monthly commitment or subscription. Just a new sock every month to keep you knitting!
World Travler Series
Colleen Grant "Nuances
of the Nabataeans"
"Stranded in Mykonos"
"Springtime in Amsterdam"
"Chapel's Holy Twilight"
Scout's Mystery Destination!
Scout's Mystery Destination!
Thank You to everyone who made travel suggestions and congrats to the winners!
Winners will receive a free PDF copy of all 12 World Travel Series Sock Patterns as they are released over the next 12 months ... and for the sock project you inspired, we will gleefully send you the yarn!
Thank you all for the amazing design ideas. We were blown away by your feedback ... sock knitters are such a creative bunch! We had a blast going through them and coming up with ways to bring your travel destinations to the world of sock knitting.
Above are the winning ideas! We have indicated winners with your name and the suggested sock name. If there is more than one name listed, that means there were two outstanding entries mentioning the same place ... and we are using aspects of both in the design.
Note: Scout has two exotic mystery destinations in mind, but he's not talking! All I we can get from him is a meow and a puuurrrr!
Amy, our Sock Knitting Guru
Amy's at it once again with her popular monthly sock designs ... this time inspired by places around the globe. Our 2016-2017 World Traveler Series, will start May 2017 with a new sock pattern each month through April 2018. For updates on each pattern as they arrive and fun giveaways, follow us on social media.
You're also encouraged you to create project pages and share progress photos with the FiberWild and Friends group on Ravelry ... or share pix on your favorite social media with hashtags #FiberWildSockoftheMonth and #SockKnitAdventure
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