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Sock of the Month: “Tulip Field” Socks

Knit Holland's colorful flower fields with our "Tulip Field" Socks ...
Featuring HiKoo's CoBaSi yarn ... 20% Off!

The inspiration for the "Tulip Field" Socks came from the millions of flowers that transform the fields throughout the Netherlands into bright swatches of color every spring!

Imported from the Ottoman Empire, tulips came to Holland in the 16th century, eventually becoming so popular they created the first economic bubble known as "Tulip Mania". Flowers have been have been a vital part of the country's economy ever since. In fact, the flower business in the Netherlands make up about two-thirds of the total flower sales in the world ... that's a lot of daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses and tulips!

With a unique construction and lots of bold color, our "Tulip Field" Socks are the perfect tribute to Holland's beautiful fields of flowers.  Show off your colors ... wear them this summer with a pair of sandals!

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

Thank you to Pamela M. for her lovely sock idea of spring tulip fields in Amsterdam!

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Tulip Field Socks

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase
of CoBaSi

To create the vertical stripes of color in these socks, Amy reached deep into her bag of sock-knitting tricks! They are knit side to side, starting with the sole and back of the leg. In this section, two colors are knit side by side in each row with an intarsia join. (If you need a visual, check out Tin Can Knits fantastic intarsia color joining tutorial). The toe and heel shaping are achieved with increases, decreases and short rows.

Once the sole and back of the leg are complete, the rows for the top of the foot and front of the leg are knit with only one color at a time. The cast on stitches are grafted to the last row of worked stitches and then the toe is seamed. Lastly, stitches are picked up for the cuff.

It may seem complicated, but if you take it step by step you will end up with a terrific looking pair of socks that show off your mad sock-knitting skills!

Finished Sizes

7" (8", 9") approx. foot circumference, unstretched

7.75" (9", 10.5") approx. foot length, slightly stretched

Materials

5 skeins of HiKoo CoBaSi (each a different color)

Shown in Blarney, VavavVoom Red, Posey Petals, Buttercream and Cotton Candy

Yardage

Approximately 220 yards color A, 110 yards color B and 100 yards of colors C, D and E

Needles

2 x 24" US 2 [2.75mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge

28 sts = 4" in Stockinette

Hook

US C [3.00mm] crochet hook for provisional cast on

Notions

2 stitch markers, scrap yarn for provisional cast on

Skill Level

Intermediate

"Tulip Field" Socks   |   HiKoo CoBaSi
Shown in Blarney, VavavaVoom Red, Posey Petals, Buttercream and Cotton Candy

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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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Summertime Flip Floppers Knit-Along with Katie Rempe

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!

Flip Floppers KAL with Katie Rempe

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.

​Download the Free PDF from Ravelry

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
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The Project

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 size smaller in those areas. These socks can be worked two-at-a-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! 

Finished Sizes

6.5" approx foot circumference (stretches to 10" around), 7" from foot ribbing to heel, and 8.25" from heel to cuff

Materials

2 x  HiKoo CoBaSi Multi

1 x  HiKoo CoBaSi Solid

Shown in ... we'll know soon!

Yardage

440 yards color A (2 skeins) and 220 yards color B (1 skein)

Needles

40" US 1 [2.50mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge. Double check the millimeter size of your needle to ensure accuracy!

Gauge

Notions

32 sts = 4" in Stockinette stitch in the round

Tapestry needle, waste yarn in comparable weight, stitch marker (optional)

Skill Level

Intermediate

Materials

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

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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