Visit the ancient stone city of Petra with our "Lost City" Socks ...
Featuring Mountain Colors' River Wash Sport yarn ... 20% OFF!
One of the New 7 Wonders of the World, Petra is a famous archaeological city in southern Jordan and is the country's most-visited tourist attraction. Founded by the once-nomadic Nabataean tribe as early at 312 BC, the city is carved out of rose colored sandstone and includes a sophisticated water collection system. At its height, 30,000 people thrived in this desert oasis!
Petra was lost to the outside world for over 600 years ... from the time of the Crusades. Then, in 1812, Jean Louis Burckhardt made his way thru the narrow valley leading to the lost city. Discoveries are still happening in Petra today with only 15% of the city uncovered while the remaining 85% sits untouched underground.
The Nabataean tribe used their knowledge of the desert to establish trade routes which allowed contact and influence from other civilizations. As a result, the architectural style of Petra is a mixture of Egyptian, Assyrian, Hellenistic, Mesopotamian and Roman infused with Nabataean flourishes.
Knit in the perfect color to reflect the rose sandstone of Petra, Amy translated the geometric shapes of the city's most famous attractions, The Monastery and The Treasury, into the textural design seen on the Lost City Socks!
Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of Mountain Color's River Wash Sport ... 20% OFF!
Thank you to Colleen for suggesting the ancient city of Petra, Jordan as inspiration for this month's sock!
by Amy Loberg
Pattern FREE with purchase
of River Wash Sport
The toe-up, sport weight Lost City Socks knit up quick! The easy textural and ribbing pattern make for a cozy fit. Simple knits and purls create the pattern and a full gusset and eye of partridge heel make this a classic boot sock ... did we mention they are machine washable and great for both guys and gals?
7” (8”, 9") approx. foot circumference
1 (1, 2) skeins) of River Wash Sport
Shown in Arya
Approx. 300 (325, 375)
2 x US 2 [3.00mm] circular needle OR size needle to obtain gauge
27 sts = 4" in stockinette stitch
US E [3.50mm] crochet hook for cast on
River Wash Sport ... 20% OFF!
Mountain Color's "River Wash Sport" is a 100% superwash merino wool yarn. Mountain Colors' amazing colorways are wrapped up in this wonderfully versatile machine washable yarn. A great option for any sport weight project ... make a pair of colorful mittens or a cozy, cute baby sweater today!
100% Superwash Merino Wool
Yardage / Weight
345 yds in 100g
22 - 24 sts over 4" on US 3 - 5 [3.25 - 3.75mm]
Machine Wash, Cold, Dry Flat
Keep warm in the "Nightwatch Hat and Mitts" ...
this kit features Mountain Colors' Fever River Lite!
You're going to love this hat and mitt set featuring a beautiful cable and eyelet pattern. Knit this set and you'll be warm and stylish all winter. It makes a great gift too in our exclusive “Fever River Lite” yarn and colorways!
Get the pattern and all the yarn you need for both the hat and mitts
in our Nightwatch Hat and Mitts Kit!
Nightwatch Hat and Mitts Kit
by Amy Loberg
The hat sports a deep ribbed brim and an interesting offset cable and eyelet pattern. The mitts have left and right thumb gusset shaping and the pattern is charted. These hat and mitts are a small project that knit up quick ... making it perfect for yourself or to knit as a gift!
Note: the hat ribs are worked on the smaller needles, and the body (of both hat and mitts) are knit on the larger needles, so be sure to knit your gauge swatch on the larger needles.
Hat: 22" circumference slightly stretched
1 x Nightwatch Hat and Mitts Kit
22 sts = 4" in Stockinette on larger needles (blocked)
This yarn knits up into a light fabric and feels scrumptiously soft and warm against your skin. Choose from 5 fantastic colorways inspired by Game of Thrones and designed for FiberWild by the great team at Mountain Colors!
The kit contains the pattern and 2 skeins of this exquisite sport-weight half-merino wool, half-alpaca blend ... enough for both the hat and the mitts!
50% Merino, 50% Alpaca
Yardage / Weight
200 yds in 2oz
24 sts over 4" on US 4 [3.50mm]
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Daenerys, probably wishing
she was wearing a shawl on
that breezy boat.
You can access our website anytime ... 24/7. But at 5 o'clock we close up our Main Street store in Galena, turn off the lights, and go home. While we pride ourselves on our customer service, if we were in the store on Sunday evenings we would be very tempted to ignore the our customers and let the phone roll over to voicemail ... while we all watch Game of Thrones!
We're addicted ... we all freely admit it. But how do we at FiberWild express our fanaticism? With a direwolf tattoo on our left shoulder? With a promise to name our first born son Rhaegar? By bleaching our hair snow white like Daenerys?
No. We express our fandom with a knitting pattern!
Winter is coming ... and you're gonna want a shawl to throw over your shoulders! Our Game of Thrones inspired Winter Fire Shawl has the dramatic scalloped shape of a dragon's wing, and we have the Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk Plus yarn in over 30 colors ... choose the colorway that matches your dragon!
BONUS: The pattern is free with the purchase of Serenity Silk Plus Yarn, and right now it's on sale at 20% off - but only until July 31st.
Jon Snow came back, but this sale may not ... so order your yarn now!
Happy Knitting! ... Scout