"Cashmere"

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

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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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Sock of the Month: “Colorado River” Socks

Explore Grand Canyon in our "Colorado River Socks" ...
Featuring Dream in Color's Smooshy with Cashmere yarn!

The Grand Canyon in northern Arizona, is one of the largest canyons on earth.  The immensity of its landscape is hard to grasp … even when viewed from the best vantage points accessible in Grand Canyon National Park!

At the heart of the 277 mile long canyon runs the Colorado River, whose course through the area was established 5 to 6 million years ago. Since then, the river has been at work creating depths over a mile deep and widths up to 18 miles wide ... and it's still going! It is no surprise that this awe-inspiring canyon is a holy site for the Native Americans who have continuously inhabited the area for thousands of years. 

The Colorado River Socks pay homage to the powerful river that helped shape this natural wonder. To celebrate one of America's favorite parks, our friends Nancy and Veronica at Dream in Color yarns created this gorgeous custom color reflecting the beautiful hues of the canyon ... and then road-tripped to take some terrific pictures!

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Colorado River Socks

by Amy Loberg

Worked from the toe up, the Colorado River Socks have a flowing slip stitch and cable pattern running up the center on both front and back. This is framed on each side with a lace chevron stitch reminiscent of the many layers of rock in the canyon. The socks also feature a full gusset and a robust slip stitch heel. Visions of the glorious canyon and the river that runs through it will greet you each time you wear the Colorado River Socks!

Finished Size 7 ½" (8 ½") approximate foot circumference
Yardage 330 (350) yards
Materials 1 ( 1) skein of Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere
Shown in Grand Canyon
Needles
2 x Size US 1.5 [2.50mm] circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge 30 sts = 4″ in Stockinette stitch
Notions
US C [3.00mm] crochet hook to cast on
Notions Cable Needle
Skill Level Intermediate
Notes Sock can be made a bit smaller or bigger by adjusting the needle size

"Colorado River Socks"   |   Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere  |   Shown in "Grand Canyon"

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YARN

Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere

Dream in Color's Smooshy with Cashmere yarn is lusciously soft blend of wool, cashmere, and nylon. This yarn is perfect for wrapping your toes in a luxurious sock, but it is also a great choice for lacy shawls or anything that hugs the skin. Uniquely hand dyed in Tucson, Arizona, Smooshy with Cashmere has many exquisite colors you are sure to love!

Fiber Content 70% Superwash Merino Wool / 20% Cashmere / 10% Nylon
Yardage / Weight 400 yards in 113g
Gauge 30 - 36 sts over 4″ on US 0 - 2 [2.00 – 3.00mm]
Care Instructions Hand Wash Cold, Dry Flat

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Patty Lyons’ Tortola Knit-Along

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Get your "Tortola Sweater" Knit-Along Supplies

Lana Grossa Yarns ... 15% Off ... Plus Free Shipping!

It is our pleasure to work with Patty on her upcoming Tortola Sweater KAL! Patty has taken the idea of a KAL to a whole new level ... think of it more as an online class with how-to's and videos for the price of a pattern!

No mystery here ... we have posted a ton of pictures of both the Cap Sleeve and Tank Top version of this amazing sweater below! You can even knit the sweater with longer sleeves ... Patty will be posting pattern modification notes so you can make 1/2, 3/4 or long sleeve lengths!


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Use code TORTOLA365 at checkout
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The KAL started on February 20th and runs through mid-April.

You will need a supply of either the Lana Grossa: 365 Cotone or 365 Cashmere yarns. Both yarns are mostly cotton with a touch of polyamide for strength ... but the 365 Cashmere has a helping of soft cashmere to give it a little more luxury. Check the sizing below for the number of balls you will need ... don't forget the needles and notions!

Registration is easy, simply purchase the pattern along with your yarn!  You will be automatically registered for the KAL ... just remember to add the pattern to your Ravelry Library during the download process!

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Join the KAL anytime ... the KAL info will stay live on Patty's Ravelry Group forever,
and the video tutorials will never expire!

Lana Grossa 365 Cashmere

Tortola Sweater KAL - 365 Cashmere Materials

Finished Sizes Women's Sizes: S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
Chest: 33 (35, 39½, 43, 46, 50, 54) inches
Front Length: 23 (23¼, 23¾, 24¼, 24¾, 25¼, 25½) inches from the lowest edge of the short row hem.
Tank Version 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) balls 365 Cashmere
Cap Sleeve Version 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9) balls 365 Cashmere
Longer Sleeves? Add 1-2 balls!
Needles
24″ or 32" Size US 6 [4.00mm] circulars or straights
16" Size US 6 [4.00mm] circular needles
or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions Removable stitch markers

Lana Grossa 365 Cashmere

Fiber Content 77% Cotton, 15% Cashmere, 8% Polyamide
Construction Unique Chainette
Yardage / Weight 190 yds in 50 grams
Gauge 20 sts over 4″ on US 6 [4.00mm]
Care Instructions Machine Wash - Cold, Dry Flat

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Lana Grossa 365 Cotone

Tortola Top KAL - 365 Cotone Materials

Finished Sizes Women's Sizes: S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
Chest: 33 (35, 39½, 43, 46, 50, 54) inches
Front Length: 23 (23¼, 23¾, 24¼, 24¾, 25¼, 25½) inches from the lowest edge of the short row hem.
Tank Version 6 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) balls 365 Cotone
Cap Sleeve Version 7 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11) balls 365 Cotone
Longer Sleeves? Add 1-2 balls!
Needles
24″ or 32" Size US 5 [3.75mm] circulars or straights
16" Size US 5 [3.75mm] circular needles
or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions Removable stitch markers

Lana Grossa 365 Cotone

Fiber Content 88% Cotton, 12% Polyamide
Construction Unique Chainette
Yardage / Weight 153 yds in 50 grams
Gauge 20 sts over 4″ on US 7 [4.50mm]
Care Instructions Machine Wash - Cold, Dry Flat

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Keep all your options open ... buy an extra ball or two! ... especially if you want to make the longer sleeves! You will also need some yarn to swatch ... maybe you are just a “tight” knitter? Running out of yarn can be a real pain.  Getting more yarn, in your color, with the same dyelot can be impossible! Purchase an “insurance” ball. We're glad to accept returns on full, unused balls of yarn!

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