Patty Lyons’ Costa Maya Knit-Along

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Once again, it is our pleasure to work with Patty Lyons on her latest Costa Maya KAL! Just like her past KALs, Patty's winter project is more like an online class with how-to's and videos for the price of a pattern!

The KAL starts on February 26th and runs through the end of April.

You will need a supply of Classic Elite's Firefly yarn. The yarn is 75% Viscose / 25% Linen, dyed in soft, shimmery colors, it's soft, drapey and a bit dressy.  Take a look at the sizing below for the number of balls you'll need ... and don't forget the needles!

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!

Visit Patty's Ravelry Forum for more information, including prize drawings!

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


Costa Maya Cardigan - Materials

Finished Sizes

Woman’s Sizes: S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)

NOTE: Cardigan does not close in front. Chest measurements are twice the back measurement. Do NOT use your full chest measurement to pick size! Use your cross back measmeasurements. Pick a set in sleeve top that fits you well across the shoulder and measure it shoulder seam to shoulder seam. (See this post)

Cross Back: 13.5 (14, 14.5, 15.75, 16, 17.25, 17.75) inches

Cross Back: 34.5 (35.5, 37, 40, 40.5, 44, 45) cm

Chest: 34, 36, 38, 42, 46.5, 50, 54) inches

Chest: 86.5 (91.5, 96.5, 106.5, 118, 127, 137) cm

Front Length: 27.25 (27.75, 28, 28.75, 29.25, 30.25, 31) inches

Front Length: 69 (70.5, 71, 73, 74.5, 77, 78.5) cm

NOTE: Measured from center back from the base of the collar when the garment is lying flat


10 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) balls Firefly


24" - 40" US 4 [3.5mm] and US 5 [3.75mm] circular needles or size needed to achieve gauge.


25 sts and 33 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Stockinette stitch on US 4 (3.5mm) needle, blocked
Be sure to measure gauge BLOCKED


Stitch Markers

Skill Level


Classic Elite - Firefly

Fiber Content

25% linen / 75% viscose

Yardage / Weight

155 yds in 50g


Sport Weight
24 sts over 4" on US 5 [3.75 mm] needles

Care Instructions

Hand Wash Cold, Dry Flat

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Keep all your options open ... Buy an extra ball. You will need some yarn to swatch or maybe you are 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!

Sock of the Month: “Scottish Heather” Socks

Roam the Moorlands in our "Scottish Heather Socks" ...
Featuring HiKoo's Sueno yarn

Two things come to mind when you think of Scotland ... fields of wild heather and kilts! Amy did not design a knitted kilt pattern (maybe one of these days) but she did create a pair of beautiful socks inspired by both the heather flower and traditional kilt hose!

The perennial flower Heather has played an important role in the history and symbolism of Scotland for centuries. It's branches have been used for everything from roofs to ale and is an important food source for the moors' wildlife, including native sheep and deer.

Kilt Hose are traditional woolen stockings worn knee high and folded to create a thicker cuff. Before the invention of knitting, these socks were made of woven cloth. Knitted stockings became the norm in the mid-nineteenth century because they stay up on the legs much better.

The Scottish Heather Socks incorporate both the colors of Scotland's heathered moors and the design of kilt stockings into a modern sock. The tall legs and decorative tops are perfect to wear with fall boots. Knit in three colors of sport weight, machine-washable Sueno Yarn, these boot socks are perfect for both men and women. So grab your needles and get ready for a sock knitting trip to the beautiful country of Scotland!

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

Thank you to Becky and Sharon for your visions of Scotland that inspired this month's sock!


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Scottish Heather Socks

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase of
Sueno Yarn

The Scottish Heather Socks start at the top with color blocked stripes and a lovely cabled cuff. The wide ribbing on the leg and foot is both attractive and makes for an excellent fitting fitting sock. The toes and afterthought heels are knit in the same color as the cuff stripes, giving the socks a cohesive color story that reflect the beautiful hues of Scotland's glen. You'll love wearing these sturdy but soft socks all winter long!

Foot Size

7" (7.75", 8.75", 9.5") approximate foot circumference

Cuff Size

12" (13.5", 14.5", 16") approximate cuff circumference

Leg Length

10.5" (10.75", 11", 11.25") approximate leg height


Main Color: 135 (175, 220, 225) yards
Contrast Color 1: 75 (95, 120, 150) yards (cable cuff)
Contrast Color 2: 135 (145, 165, 180) yards (heel, toe, cuff trim)


3 x HiKoo Sueno each in a different color

Shown in Plum, Slated and Evergreen


2 x 24" US 2.5 [3.00mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge


26 sts = 4" in Stockinette stitch


Cable needle, Waste yarn

Skill Level


"Scottish Heather Socks"   |   HiKoo Sueno   |   Shown in Plum, Slated and Evergreen 

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HiKoo Sueno

Sueno is a cozy soft, wool and bamboo blend that has wonderful stitch definition. It's great for cables and textured stitches, and it has the perfect amount of spring, which lends itself to a variety of gauges. Choose from any of the gorgeous colors and create snugly socks, a cozy cowl, or super soft children's garments!

Amy used Plum, Slated and Evergreen to evoke the colors of the moors, with fields of wild heather and moody skies, but these socks would look great in lots of other combos. We put three suggestions together below. Or browse the 30+ colors of Sueno we have available and build your own color palette. If you have any color questions that we can help with, please give us a call!

Fiber Content

80% Superwash Merino Wool / 20% Viscose from Bamboo

Yardage / Weight

255 yds in 100g


20 - 24 sts over 4" on US 3-7 [3.25 - 4.50mm]

Care Instructions

Machine Wash, Gentle, Cold. Dry Flat

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Sock of the Month: “Muldrow” Socks

Visit the Sled Dogs in our "Muldrow Socks" ...
Featuring HiKoo's Sueno Tonal and Sueno yarns

Denali National Park in southern Alaska is turning 100 this year and we're celebrating with the beautiful "Muldrow Socks" named for one of the largest and longest glaciers in the park.  The gentle, cool colors and flow of the lace pattern reflect the feel of giant glaciers moving down the mountain side!

The Denali National Park gets its name from the tallest mountain in North America, rising to 20,310 feet within it's borders. Denali is an Alaskan native Athabaskan word meaning “the tall one” or “mountain-big”.  The park also features a spectacular mix of forests, tundra, and several glaciers. Hundreds of species of plants and animals fill the park, including grizzly and black bears and herds of caribou just to name a few. Over 400,000 visitors are awed by the beauty of the place every year! 

We love kittens, but while learning about Denali, we found these terrific pictures and videos of Sled Dogs and their puppies ... click here for cute! but ... we digress ...


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Muldrow Socks

by Amy Loberg

Worked from the toe up with two colors, the Muldrow Socks have flowing lace patterns and small ribbed panels. A generous ribbed cuffed completes the look while keeping the sock in place.

The heel is worked last and is constructed as an "after-thought" heel.  "After thought" you ask? First you work the toe, then the foot, knitting up the leg and the cuff ... and then you go back and work the heel.  It sounds harder that it is ... any intermediate knitter will have no problem! ... and learn a new sock knitting technique!

Finished Size 7 (8", 9") approximate foot circumference
Yardage 180 (210, 250) yards main color, 52 (55, 60) yards contrast color
Materials 1 (1, 1) skein of HiKoo Sueno Tonal and 1 (1, 1) skein of HiKoo Sueno
Shown in Succulent Tonal and Cream
2 x Size US 2 [3.00mm] circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge 27 sts = 4″ in Stockinette stitch
US E [3.50mm] crochet hook to cast on and aproximately 3 yards of waste yarn
Skill Level Intermediate

"Muldrow Socks"   |   HiKoo Sueno Tonal and Sueno   |   Shown in "Succulent Tonal and Cream"


HiKoo Sueno Tonal and Sueno

Sueno Tonal and Sueno are soft wool and bamboo blends that have wonderful stitch definition making them perfect for cables and textured stitches. These yarns have just the right amount of spring, which lends to a variety of gauges.

We used the beautifully subtle Sueno Tonal for the main body of this sock and a solid Sueno for accent on the toes, heel and cuff. There are tons of gorgeous colors to choose from ... which can sometimes be overwhelming ... but no worries! We put together five fabulous color combos that will look great in the Muldrow Socks. If you have any color questions that we can help with, please give us a call!

Fiber Content 80% Superwash Merino Wool / 20% Viscose from Bamboo
Yardage / Weight 255 yards in 100g
Gauge 20 - 24 sts over 4″ on US 3 - 7 [3.25 – 4.50mm]
Care Instructions Machine Wash, Gently, Cold, Dry Flat