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Sock of the Month: “Canterbury” Socks

Step back in time in our elegant "Canterbury" Socks ...
Featuring Knit One Crochet Too's Crock O Dye yarn!

With an impressive mix of Gothic and Romanesque architecture, much of the 1400 year history of Canterbury Cathedral (and England during this time period) can be read within its beautiful walls! For that reason is it often referred to as “England in Stone".

The original cathedral was built by order of St. Augustine beginning in 598 AD. However, most of what can be seen today dates from 1067 due to a fire that all but destroyed the original structure. The cathedral's famed stained-glass windows were created in the late 1100s and early 1200s.

Its role as a monastery lasted until 1540 when King Henry VIII ordered the shrine of St. Thomas destroyed. The cathedral then became the headquarters of the Church of England.

The structure survived the Civil War of the 1640s and heavy bombing during World War II. Through all of this, the Canterbury Cathedral has remained one of the oldest and most famous spiritual buildings in England. It is awe inspiring to anyone who looks upon the expansive nave and intricate architecture of the cloisters ... both of which influenced the design of our "Canterbury" Socks!

Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of Knit One Crochet Too's Crock-O-Dye Yarn!

Thank you to Grace for suggesting Canterbury Cathedral as a theme for this month's sock!

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Canterbury Socks

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase
of Crock O Dye

The cables on the top of the Canterbury Socks were inspired by the Cathedral's cloisters built in the 15th century. And wow ... did Amy do a great job translating the gothic tracery and delicate columns into the design of these socks! 

Knit from the top down starting with a twisted rib, the series of cables are mirrored front and back. Columns run down the back of the leg and the top of the foot. Another set of tracery like cables flow gracefully to the end of the toe. A full gusset and ribbed heel flap give a snug, comfortable fit. You'll love wearing these cozy, elegant socks!

Finished Sizes

7" (8", 8.75") approx. foot circumference

Materials

1 skein of Knit One Crochet Too Crock O Dye

Shown in Amber

Yardage

Approximately 360, (375, 400) yards (1 skein)

Needles

2 x 24" circular needles to obtain gauge and size - SEE SIZES BELOW

Small        Cuff: 2.75mm     Foot: 2.25mm

Medium    Cuff: 3.0mm       Foot: 2.50mm

Large        Cuff: 3.25mm     Foot: 2.75mm or 3.0mm

Gauge

28 - 30 sts = 4" in Stockinette

Notions

Cable needle

Skill Level

Intermediate

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YARN

Knit One Crochet Too Crock O Dye

"Crock-O-Dye" yarn is kettle dyed for a great tonal effect. With a generous amount of silk and just enough nylon this yarn is perfect for making durable socks. It's soft and has great stitch definition as well!

Fiber Content

65% Superwash Wool / 20% Nylon / 15% Silk

Yardage / Weight

416 yds in 100g

Gauge

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

Care Instructions

Machine Wash Cold, Dry Flat

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Patty Lyons’ Soho-Slip-Stitch Sweater Knit-Along

Patty Lyons' Summer KAL

Get your "Soho Slip Stitch Sweater" KAL Supplies
Featuring Tahki's New Nordica Yarn
 
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 Once again, it is our pleasure to work with Patty Lyons on her latest Soho Slip Stitch Sweater KAL! Just like her past KALs, Patty's summer project is more like an online class with how-to's and videos for the price of a pattern!

No mystery here ... we have posted a ton of pictures of this amazing sweater below!


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The KAL starts on July 3rd and runs through September 10th

You will need a supply of the new Tahki Nordica yarn.  Tahki's “Nordica” is a beautiful 100% extra fine merino wool, bonus ... it's an easy care superwash!

It has great stitch definition and comes in a versatile DK weight. Check the sizing below for the number of balls you will need ... don't forget the needles and notions!

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!

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

Soho Slip Stitch Sweater 
Shown in size 34½" chest with 2" of ease over high chest
Nordica - color: Teal (#2736) and White (#51) (Teal pictures coming soon!)

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KAL Materials

Soho Slip Stitch Sweater KAL Materials

Finished Sizes Women's Sizes: S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
Chest: 34 1/2 (38 ½, 43, 45 ½, 49 ½, 54, 56 ½)"
Chest: 87.5 (98, 109, 115.50, 125.50, 137, 143.50) cm
Front Length: 23 ½ (24 ¾, 25 ¾, 26 ½, 27½, 28, 28 ½)"
Front Length: 60 (63, 65, 67, 70, 71, 72) cm
Measured from top of shoulder to hem after pieces are seamed.
Yarn Nordica Color A - 7 (8, 10, 10, 11, 12, 12) balls
Nordica Color B - 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) balls
Needles
Size US 6 [4.00mm] 32" circulars AND straights
Size US 8 [5.00mm] needles
Size US 9 [5.50mm] needles
Size E/4 [3.50mm] crochet hook
or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions Stitch markers
Buttons 1 (5/8 inch) button
We recommend waiting until after you finish your sweater to find and purchase the perfect button.

Tahki Stacy Charles Nordica

Fiber Content 100% Virgin Extrafine Superwash Merino Wool
Yardage / Weight 137 yds in 50 grams
Gauge 22 sts over 4″ on US 6 [4.00mm] to US 7 [4.500mm]
Care Instructions Machine Wash - Cold, Dry Flat

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Need an extra ball? ... you will need some yarn to swatch ... maybe you are just 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: “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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