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Feather Dance Shawl in Mountain Colors’ Silkdance

Care to Dance?  Knit the "Feather Dance Shawl" ...
Featuring Mountain Colors' NEW Silkdance!

Amy pulled out all the stops when the ladies at Mountain Colors asked her to come up with a design to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. On top of that, they asked her to knit it in their brand new and totally luscious fingering weight Silkdance yarn. Seriously, wait until you see the sheen on this new yarn ... drool!

The beautiful Feather Dance Shawl takes inspiration from a doily Amy's grandmother designed back in 1942. She transformed the petal designs of the original pattern into large, beautiful feather motifs. This elegant shawl is perfect for a evening out or the theater and is exquisite enough for a bride to wear!

Be the first to knit with this new yarn!
Pre-order Silkdance ... it arrives in May and will be on your needles a few days later.

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Feather Dance Shawl by Amy Loberg

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This crescent shaped shawl has four meticulously designed lace motifs that flow gracefully from one to the next ... an enjoyable knit for the more experienced lace knitter. Instructions are provided in both written and chart form with additional notes for a few lines of the chart. The shawl is finished with a crochet bind off for a neat edge. The luxurious wool/silk blend and gorgeous hand dyed colors of Silkdance yarn lend themselves perfectly to this show-stopping shawl!

Finished Size 56" wide and 21" tall, blocked
Materials 2 skeins of Mountain Colors Silkdance
Shown in Icicle
Yardage 820 yards
Needles
32" or longer Size US 5 [3.75mm] circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge 22 sts = 4″ in Stockinette Stitch
Notions
US D [3.25mm] crochet hook for bind off
Skill Level Experienced

"Feather Dance Shawl"   |   Mountain Colors Silkdance   |   Shown in Icicle

YARN

NEW! - Silkdance 

Mountain Colors' “Silkdance" yarn is a beautiful merino wool and silk blend yarn that moves effortlessly through your fingers! Very soft and cuddly, Silkdance has beautiful silk sheen and drape, and it has natural strength and durability without stuffy man made fibers.  Best of all it has the washability of a superwash wool!

This fingering weight yarn begs to be made into an exquisite shawl, but would also look fabulous as an elegant sweater or pair of cozy socks!

We've got eight beautiful colors of Silk Dance to tempt your needles ... see them below. Silkdance is also available for special order in almost all of the current colorways from Mountain Colors!

Fiber Content 75% Superwash Merino Wool / 25% Silk
Yardage / Weight 430 yards in 100g
Gauge 24-28 sts over 4″ on US 2-4 [2.75-3.50mm]
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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Queen’s Shawlette in Mountain Color’s Fever River Lite

Knit the stately "Queen's Shawlette" ...
Featuring Mountain Colors' Fever River Lite yarn!

The Queen's Shawlette is knit in a gorgeous shade of Royal Purple with hints of Spring Green and Fuschia ... this shawl is fit for a Queen! Fever River Lite yarn shows off the cables and lacework perfectly and creates a fabric with delicate drape. You will love wearing this exquisite shawlette this spring ... or anytime of the year!

Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of Fever Rite Lite yarn!

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Queen's
Shawlette

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase of Fever River Lite

This V-shaped shawlette hugs your shoulders, making it an elegant and easy to wear accessory! It features simple cables, easy mesh lace and a neat applied cable bind-off. Start off with stockinette stitch and cables. Then contrast that with an airy mesh stitch pattern. The shawlette is finished with a cabled edge that echoes the design at the top of the shawl. The simple patterning lets the glorious hand dyed colors speak for themselves!

Finished Size 15" x 46" blocked
Materials 2 skeins of Mountain Colors Fever River Lite
Shown in Queen's Robe
Yardage 380 yards (2 skeins)
Needles
32" Size US 6 [4.00mm] and US 7 [4.50mm] circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge 18 sts = 4″ in Stockinette Stitch on US 6
Skill Level Intermediate

"Queen's Shawlette"   |   Mountain Colors Fever River Lite   |   Shown in Queen's Robe

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YARN

Fever River Lite

Mountain Colors' “Fever River Lite” yarn is a beautiful blend of soft merino wool and alpaca. This sport weight yarn knits into a lovely fabric that feels wonderful against your skin. With Mountain Colors' fantastic colorways, this exquisite yarn looks great as anything! Create cozy scarves, cowls, sweaters, hat, or mittens!

Check out the other four colors of Fever River Lite below. Other great designs knit in this yarn include the Dragon Tooth Shawlette, Lion's Mane Cowl and Night Watch Hat and Mitts!

Fiber Content 50% Merino Wool / 50% Alpaca
Yardage / Weight 200 yards in 50g
Gauge 24 sts over 4″ on US 4 [3.50mm]
Care Instructions Hand Wash, Dry Flat
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