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!

Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of Smooshy with Cashmere!

In February we donated $5.00 from every skein of
Smooshy with Cashmere sold to the
National Park Foundation,
the official charitable
partner of the
National Park Service!

Donate Directly 


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Colorado River Socks

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase of Smooshy with Cashmere

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
2 x Size US 1.5 [2.50mm] circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge 30 sts = 4″ in Stockinette stitch
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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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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Amy’s Designs in Mountain Colors Yarn!

Patty's Fall Knitting Challenge Information

Celebrating 25 Years of Mountain Color Yarns ...
Revisit a favorite project or discover a design you missed!

For the last 25 years, the creative team at Mountain Colors Yarn has brought us beautiful fiber in colors inspired by the Rocky Mountain West! Diana and Leslie each have a unique color sense.  By combining their individual aesthetics they are continually introducing amazing new colorways that sparks creativity in both knitters and crocheters.

We are proud to have supported Mountain Colors in our LYS since we opened in Galena, Illinois in May of 2004. Watching them add to their color and yarn lines has been a continual source of inspiration for many of Amy's designs.

Creating new colors are another way we've enjoyed working with Mountain Colors over the years. To date we offer 15 FiberWild custom colors in 10 yarns, most of which have patterns Amy specifically designed to show off their gorgeous hues! Below is a sampling of Amy's "best of" designs worked in Mountain Colors yarns. We hope you will revisit a favorite project or discover a design or color you missed!

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Happy 25th Anniversary
to Diane, Leslie and the entire team at
Mountain Colors Yarn!

"Best of" Amy's designs in Mountain Colors


Art Walk Series from Zen Yarn Garden

Explore Zen Yarn Garden's New
Painting-Inspired Art Walk Yarns!

Michelle Hunter’s October Mystery Sock KAL

Several times a year, Zen Yarn Garden releases a single yarn in a unique colorway inspired by a classic painting. Their Art Walk Series has become extremely popular, and there's good reason … our friends at Zen Yarn Garden have an impressive ability to capture a painting's palette in yarn … simply amazing!

Don't miss our exclusive Art Walk yarns!



American painter
and draftsman,
Movements: Abstract,
Modern Art

Serenity 20
Superwash Merino, Cashmere and Nylon Sock Yarn
400 yards per 100g hank
Hand Wash, Dry Flat

FiberWild Art Walk Retrospective Blue and Pink Shoe

Diamond Dust Shoes

American draftsman,
filmmaker, painter and
Movements: Pop Art,
Video Art, Postmodern Art

Serenity 20
Superwash Merino, Cashmere and Nylon Sock Yarn
400 yards per 100g hank
Hand Wash, Dry Flat

Tree in Autumn

Canadian painter
and writer,
Movements: Modernism, Post-Impressionism, Expressionism

Serenity 20
Superwash Merino, Cashmere and Nylon Sock Yarn
400 yards per 100g hank
Hand Wash, Dry Flat

The Red Room

French painter,
Movements: Fauvism,
Expressionism, Moderism

Serenity 20
Superwash Merino, Cashmere and Nylon Sock Yarn
400 yards per 100g hank
Hand Wash, Dry Flat

Walking to Church

American author,
painter and illustrator
Movements: Realism

Serenity 20
Superwash Merino, Cashmere and Nylon Sock Yarn
400 yards per 100g hank
Hand Wash, Dry Flat

If you're a fan of the Zen Yarn Garden's Art Walk Series, don't miss our FiberWild Exclusive Private Showing colorways developed by Zen Yarn Garden and our selection of some of their most popular colorways featured in Zen Art Walk Retrospective.

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