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Sock of the Month: “Biscayne Bay” Socks

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!

Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of CoBaSi Yarn!

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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
Materials 3 skein of HiKoo CoBaSi (each a different color)
Shown in Deep Turquoise, Seafoam and Indigo
Needles
2 x Size US 1.5 [2.5mm] circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge 32 sts = 4″ in Stockinette stitch
Hooks
US C [3.00mm] crochet hook to cast on
Notions Cable Needle
Skill Level Intermediate

"Biscayne Bay Socks"   |   HiKoo CoBaSi  |   Shown in "Deep Turquoise, Seafoam and Indigo"

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YARN

HiKoo CoBaSi

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

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All Knit One Crochet Too is 20% Off!

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
    • 2nd Time Cotton is a fabulous green yarn.  Well, it’s not only green, it comes in 11 different colors (although the Avocado Green color is quite pretty).  It is a blend of cotton and acrylic recycled from the garment industry.  It’s very soft and easy, as comfy as an old t-shirt, and an excellent yarn for your summer garment knitting!
    • “Thou Shall Not Covet,” but you can make an exception for Covet yarn!  Alpaca is a super-soft fiber anyway, but using the finest micron fiber from baby alpaca is like knitting a cloud!  Covet knits into a luxurious fabric great for cozy mittens or a snugly cowl that everyone will covet!  Available in 10 cloud-like pastels.
    • A “cria” is a baby alpaca, and Cria Lace yarn has all the softness of baby alpaca plus Tencel to give it strength, drape and a little sheen.  Available in over 20 bold colors, use one strand to make lacy shawls and scarves, or two strands for soft sweaters.
Ty-Dy Socks in Tropicale
  • Ty-Dy Socks is a multi colored, super fine, self striping wool blend in 11 great color blends.  But why hide such great yarn below your ankles?  In addition to socks, use it for terrific, bold, attention-grabbing lace.
  • Kettle Tweed is a wool, llama and bamboo blend with a subtle sheen and tweedy flecks – then kettle-dyed by hand for unique, one-of-a-kind color.  Create a shawl with personality or unique socks!

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