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Sock of the Month: “Saudade” Socks

Take a trip to beautiful Brazil in our colorful "Saudade" Socks ...
Featuring Mountain Colors' Perspectives in Crazyfoot yarn!

The vibrant country of Brazil, with its layered and colorful history, is the inspiration for our gorgeous "Saudade" Socks. The former Portuguese colony has a diverse population of indigenous Americans, descendants of African slaves and European settlers. The country's landscape is just as varied ... from white-sand beaches to lush rainforests and large urban centers ... the country's diversity is famous around the world!

History and landscape combine to create the unique culture of the Brazilian people. It seems they are adept at celebrating happiness and sadness in tandem. For example, the annual Carnaval celebration is a feast of merry-making before the more sober 40 days of Lent ... and Bossa Nova, a genre of Brazilian music featuring the rhythmic patterns of Samba that originated in former African slave communities.

Saudade is described as a "Portuguese way of life" and is the feeling of nostalgia that brings sad and happy feelings altogether. Celebrate life like the people of Brazil with these beautiful socks!

Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of Mountain Color's Perspectives in Crazyfoot!

Thank you to Rachel for the inspiration for this sock that she gave us from her trip to Pelourinho in Brazil!

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Saudade Socks

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase
of Crazyfoot Perspectives

Knit from the toe-up, the Saudade Socks start with a crochet cast on and move directly into an irresistible stripe pattern. Afterthought heels and a charted color scheme make the knitting relaxing and fun. Finish these colorful socks with a folded rib hem for a super clean look and you'll have a pair of socks that are as easy to wear as they were to knit!

Finished Sizes

7 ½” (8”, 8 ¾”) approx. foot circumference

Materials

1 x Perspectives in Crazyfoot yarn pack

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Yardage

Approx. 90 yards of each 5 colors, for largest size

Needles

2 x US 1 [2.25mm] (US 1.5 [2.50mm], US 2 [2.75mm] circular needles OR size needle to obtain gauge

Gauge

32 (30, 28) sts = 4" in stockinette stitch

Hook

US C [3.00mm] to cast on

Notions

Waste yarn for afterthought heel

Skill Level

Intermediate

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Perspectives in Crazyfoot

YARN

Perspectives in Crazyfoot

Mountain Colors' "Perspective Packs in Crazyfoot" are delightful little packs of yarn for all your color needs! Each pack contains 5 mini skeins of coordinating colors of Crazyfoot yarn, which is a durable fingering weight wool that's machine washable, too! Each mini skein contains 90 yards for a total of 450 yards per pack ... the perfect size for a vibrant striped sock or a colorful shawlette or cowl!

We've got 15 great colorways to choose from, including brights, gradients and neutrals. There's a perfect colorway for everyone!

Fiber Content

90% Superwash Merino Wool / 10% Nylon

Yardage / Weight

5 skeins of 90 yds (450 yds total) and 20g per skein (100g total)

Gauge

28 - 32 sts over 4" on US 1– 3 [2.25 – 3.25mm]

Care Instructions

Machine Wash, Cold, Dry Flat

Perspectives in Crazyfoot

Moroccan Star Hat Kit in Rowan’s Pure Wool Superwash DK

FiberWild's Lineation Shawl Kit featuring Rowan's Summerlite 4ply yarn!

Warmth and style for winter with the "Moroccan Star Hat" Kit
Featuring Rowan's Pure Wool Superwash DK ... 25% Off!

The Moroccan Star Hat is built for cozy winter wear. This cap features a double layer band around the ears and a comfy fit. The striking geometric print is a perfect for both guys and gals ... and makes a great gift! Or knit one for yourself ... it will become your favorite winter hat!

Get the pattern and all the yarn you need with our Moroccan Star Hat Kits ... in 6 amazing colorways!

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Moroccan Star
Hat Kit ... 25% Off!

by Amy Loberg

The hat starts with an inner lining knit in stockinette stitch on smaller needles. Next comes the stranded colorwork. This colorwork pattern is a breeze to knit though, since only two colors are used at once. You may find yourself saying, "just one more row!" ... it's so fun to see the pattern emerge after each round. When the top of the hat is done, fold the inner lining to the inside and sew it to the outer layer of the hat just below the start of the crown shaping. The Moroccan Star Hat is perfect for staying cozy while looking stylish this winter!

Finished Sizes

21" (24") approximate circumference, unstretched

Yardage

200 (230) yards MC (2 balls)

65 (70) yards CC1 (1 ball)

35 (40) yards CC2 (1 ball)

25 (30) yards CC3 (1 ball)

Materials

1 x  Moroccan Star Hat Kit

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Needles

16" US 5 [3.75mm] and US 6 [4.00mm] circular needles and US 6 [4.00mm] Double Point Needles OR size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge

23 sts = 4" in stranded Stockinette Stitch on US 6

Notions

Stitch marker

Skill Level

Intermediate

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KIT INFO

Moroccan Star Hat Kits ... 25% Off!

Rowan's Pure Wool SW DK is a 100% superwash wool yarn that comes in a wide variety of colors. Soft but durable, this yarn is ideal for projects for your family or for the home. Colorwork, texture, and simple stockinette look great in one of our favorite DK weight yarns.

We've put together 6 stellar colorways in easy to shop kits ... this hat makes a great gift for guys and gals, so pick your favorite, (or two) and let the knitting fun begin!

Fiber Content

100% Superwash Wool 

Yardage / Weight

137 yds in 50g

Gauge

22 sts over 4" on US 6 [4.00mm]

Care Instructions

Machine Wash, Dry Flat

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Snowbank Hat and Mitts Kit

FiberWild's Snowbank Hat and Mitts Kit

Knit some Holiday cheer with the "Snowbank Hat and Mitts" Kit
Featuring Tahki and Trendsetter Yarns!

This traditional style snowflake hat and mitt set will get you into the spirit of the season and is great for both adults and kids! With kits available in 6 colorways, there's a perfect color combo for everyone. Knit in cozy, machine washable merino wool, our Snowbank Hat and Mitts will keep you warm and festive all winter long!

Get the pattern and all the yarn you need  to knit both the Snowbank Hat and Mitts in one kit!

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Snowbank Hat and Mitts Kit

by Amy Loberg

Looking to kit your first colorwork project? ... This project is for you!  Experienced colorworkers will also enjoy the easy rhythm of this hat and mitts set. Smaller needles are used on all the ribbed sections for a tidy look and the mittens feature a gusseted buttonhole thumb. Top the hat with a merry pompom and you'll be more than happy to face the chilly weather this season!

HAT

Finished Sizes

Youth 20", (Adult 22") unstretched

Yardage

140 (165) yards MC

55 (60) yards CC

Materials

1 x  Snowbank Hat and Mitts Kit 

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NOTE: One kit makes both hat and mitts

Needles

16" US 4 [3.50mm] an US 6 [4.00mm] circular needles and US 6 [4.00mm] double point needles OR size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge

22 sts = 4" in Stockinette Stitch on US 6, after blocking

Notions

1 x Stitch markers

Skill Level

Intermediate

MITTS

Finished Sizes

Youth 7¼” (Adult 8”) hand circumference

Yardage

75 (85) yards MC

18 (20) yards CC

Materials

1 x  Snowbank Hat and Mitts Kit

Shown in Azure and Cream

NOTE: One kit makes both hat and mitts

Needles

16" US 4 [3.50mm] an US 6 [4.00mm]  double point needles OR size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge

22 sts = 4" in Stockinette Stitch on US 6, after blocking

Notions

1 x Stitch markers

Skill Level

Intermediate

"Snowbank Hat and Mitts Kit"   |   Nordica & Merino 6   |   Shown in Azure & Cream

Snowbank Hat and Mitts Kit 

KIT INFO

Snowbank Hat and Mitts Kit

We combined two great yarns to create 6 fantastic color combos for these kits! Both yarns, Nordica and Merino 6, have the same gauge and fiber content so they work perfectly together. Get knitting with your favorite colorway and enjoy the season!

Tahki's Nordica is a 100% superfine merino wool yarn that is machine washable. Boasting great stitch definition and a versatile DK weight, this yarn is a great choice for just about any type of project.

Trendsetter's Merino 6 (or Merino VI) is a lovely 100% merino wool yarn. It is machine washable, cozy soft, comes in beautiful colors, and it is a versatile DK weight.

Fiber Content

100% Virgin Extrafine Superwash Merino Wool

Yardage / Weight

137 yds in 50g

Gauge

22 sts over 4" on US 6 - 7 [4.00mm - 4.50mm]

Care Instructions

Machine Wash, Cold, Dry Flat

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