Stroll down a beach paradise in our "Biscayne Bay Socks" ...
Featuring HiKoo's CoBaSi Yarn ... 20% Off!
The emerald islands and bright, aquamarine waters of Biscayne National Park features jeweled coral reefs, mangrove forests and tropical beaches. This National Park emcompasses Biscayne Bay and its offshore barrier reefs just south of Miami in the Florida Keys. Beautiful beaches provide nesting grounds for sea turtles ... and the reefs and waters harbor more than 200 species of life, including 16 endangered species!
95% of the park is covered in water, making most of it accessible only by boat. Visitors can camp, watch wildlife or snorkel their way along the underwater Maritime Heritage Trail which links dive sites, including six shipwrecks. The calm waters also offer divers a view of dolphins, manatees and sea turtles ... which are the inspiration for our Biscayne Bay Socks!
Biscayne Bay Socks
by Amy Loberg
Pattern FREE with purchase of CoBaSi
These toe-up, three-color socks have fun and easy colorwork details. Amy has combined three colors of CoBaSi to reflect the gorgeous aquamarine waters of Biscayne Bay. The toe features a cool wave pattern and the leg of the socks have cute sea turtles all the way around it. The sock is finished with a 1 x 1 rib cuff and an easy afterthought heel!
|Finished Size||6¾" (7½," 8", 8¾") approximate foot circumference|
|Yardage||approximately 120 (130, 140, 160) yards each of 3 colors|
3 skein of
(each a different color)
Shown in Deep Turquoise, Seafoam and Indigo
2 x Size US 1.5 [2.5mm] circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
|Gauge||32 sts = 4″ in Stockinette stitch|
US C [3.00mm] crochet hook to cast on
Cotton, Bamboo, and Silk give CoBaSi its name, but it’s the 21% Elastic Nylon that gives this wool-free sock yarn the kind of stretch and bounce that makes CoBaSi a great choice for socks ... for even the most die-hard fans of wool. It’s light-weight, cool, durable, and soft. Plus it stays up your leg instead of bunching around your ankles. All that at a price that’s hard to beat!
|Fiber Content||55% Cotton, 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk, 21% Elastic Nylon|
|Yardage / Weight||220 yds in 50g|
|Gauge||26 – 32 sts over 4" on US 1– 4 [2.25 – 3.50mm]|
|Care Instructions||Machine Wash Gentle & Cold, Dry Flat|
Knit One Crochet Too has, quite literally, crossed the country. They began in 1996 in California, then in 2003 Helene Rush purchased the company and moved to Windham, Maine (just west of Portland).
|Chevron Trim Top by Helene Rush|
The name Helene Rush is probably familiar to you , but even if her name isn’t, her patterns most likely are. She has over 25 years of experience in the industry as a designer for all major knitting magazines, she is the author of five knitting books (all out of print, but available in the collectable market), and was the past editor of McCall’s Needlework and Crafts Magazine and Cast On Magazine.
Knit One Crochet Too’s yarns are selected from around the globe and feature luxury fibers along with everyday staple yarns. Each spring and fall Knit One Crochet Too launches two or three new yarns, along with patterns and kits to compliment the yarn. FiberWild! features about 20 different yarn brands from Knit One Crochet Too’s collection.
So how large is this company? Just how many employees does it take to make this yarn powerhouse a success? Just five. Yup, just five. Helene Rush herself, plus two women (one fiber artist and one shipping manager) and Helene’s two sons. I enjoy working with all of our yarn suppliers, but it is especially fun to do business with a woman-owned company that is small but known throughout the world!
To celebrate this remarkable company, we have put all of our Knit One Crochet Too yarns and patterns on sale at 20% off! So what are some of my favorite Knit One Crochet Too yarns? Well, I’m glad you asked . . . .
|2nd Time Cotton in Avocado|
|Ty-Dy Socks in Tropicale|
And what should you make with all this great yarn? We’ve got that covered, because all Knit One Crochet Too patterns are also on sale at 20% off! They have knitting patterns, of course, but as their name implies they also have great crochet patterns, too.
Happy Knitting . . . . Amy