Ellipse Cowl Kit in Zen Yarn Garden’s Serenity Silk Single

FiberWild's Ellipse Cowl Kit in Serenity Silk Single!

How about a little bit of luxury? ... knit the “Ellipse Cowl” Kit ... 30% Off
Featuring Zen's Serenity Silk Single

This simple, quick-knit cowl features Zen Yarn Garden's lace weight, soft merino-cashmere-silk blend, three colorways in each easy to shop kit.  Get the pattern and all the yarn you need in our Ellipse Cowl Kits ... 30% Off!


Ellipse Cowl Kit
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by Amy Loberg
Pattern included in Ellipse Cowl Kit

The kit is a beautiful blend of three colors of Serenity Silk Single.  Two colors are in half-skein put ups and the third is a full skein. We have crafted four colorways that you're going to love!

The cowl is knit by alternating two colors in a bias-knit interrupted rib pattern. It is then bordered on both sides in the third colorway.

Finished Size

12” x 54” circumference after blocking


Color A: 215 yds

Color B: 215 yds

Color C: 420 yds


1 x  Ellipse Cowl Kit

Shown in Green Teak


1 x 40" US 7 [4.50mm] circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge


20 sts = 4" in Stockinette stitch after blocking


Stitch marker

Skill Level


"Ellipse Cowl Kit"   |   Zen Yarn  Garden Serenity Silk Single   |   Shown in Green Teak

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Combine the gorgeous hand-paints that Zen Yarn Garden is known for and the exquisite merino-cashmere-silk single base yarn, and you get one of the softest lux yarns you'll ever use.

Fiber Content

75% Superwash Merino Wool, 15% Cashmere, 10% Silk

Yardage / Weight

430 yds in 100g


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

Care Instructions

Hand Wash, Dry Flat

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Sock of the Month: “String Mandala” Socks

FiberWild String Mandala Socks

Seek balance with our "String Mandala Socks" ...
Featuring Schoppel Woole's Zauberball Crazy yarn

Our next exciting travel destination takes us to the colorful region of Tibet! The home of the Himalaya Mountains and Mount Everest, Tibet is the highest region on earth, and offers stunning high-altitude views.

Its rich culture is closely tied to Tibetan Buddhism, the dominant religion, and it's symbols show up everywhere in the culture including art, music, and festivals.

One of the primary symbols in Tibetan Buddhism is the beautiful and colorful mandala, and we pay tribute to this colorful figure with Amy's String Mandala socks! Mandala literally means "circle" in Sanskrit, but within Buddhism, it is symbolic of the universe, and can be an aid in meditation. It's basic form is symmetrical and balanced and consists of circles and squares moving out from a center point, often with four gates on the sides. More pictures of Tibetan Mandalas (Google Images).

The unique String Mandala Socks reflect the traditional circular mandala with simple colorwork and a self-striping yarn ... the effect is ... well, ethereal !

Thank you to Sue for your suggestion of a Tibetan Mandala that inspired this month's sock!


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String Mandala Sock Kits

by Amy Loberg

Pattern included in Kit

The spectacular colorwork of these socks is deceptively simple. Only two colors are used - a solid color and a self-striping color - to create these unique and fun socks.

Worked from the top down, you start with a little ribbing, then you create the beautiful mandala on the top of the leg using stranded colorwork. Then knit in the rest of the way down to the toes, letting the self-striping Zauberball Crazy yarn do all fabulous color shifting for you. Throw in a eye of partridge heel and these socks will be ready for your next Himalayan travel adventure!


Small 7.5" (Large 8.5") foot circumference


1 x String Mandala Sock Kit

Shown in Cloud-8 and Magenta


2 x 2.75mm and 2 x 2.50mm circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge


30 sts = 4" in Stockinette stitch

Skill Level


"String Mandala Socks"   |   Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Crazy   |   Shown in Cloud-8 and Magenta

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Schoppel Wolle's Zauberball Crazy

Schoppel Wolle's “Zauberball Crazy” is a superwash wool and nylon blend yarn dyed in crazy, fun color combinations! Two differently colored plies join together to give this yarn a sometimes marled look that is also self-striping. An excellent yarn for socks, Zauberball Crazy also looks good as a fun shawl or other colorful accessory!

Amy needed a bit of solid color yarn for the Mandala colorwork, and Zen Yarn Garden's Serenity Silk Single proved to be the perfect match for the Zauberball Crazy.  Approximately 25g / 100 yards of Serenity Silk Single is included in our easy to shop kits ... take a look at all the terrific colorways below!

If you have any color questions, please give us a call!

Fiber Content

75% Superwash Virgin Wool / 25% Nylon

Yardage / Weight

459 yds in 100g


30 sts over 4" on US 0-2 [2.00-3.00mm]

Care Instructions

Machine Wash Warm, Dry Flat

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Vermilion Shawl in Elemental Affects’ Civility Fingering

FiberWild Vermilion Shawl

Easy Elegance with the Vermilion Shawl ...
featuring Civility Fingering from Elemental Affects ... 30% Off

Ideal for an evening out and equally comfortable with a white blouse and jeans, this gorgeous lacey stole is easy to knit. Put it with just about anything for a splash of color, or toss it over your shoulders to ward off the chill of the office or the theater!

Knit in Elemental Affects Civility Fingering … a soft American-sourced, spun, and dyed merino wool and mulberry silk blend. This is one of those soft accessories you'll want against your skin at every opportunity!

Bonus: ... the pattern is Free with Purchase!

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Vermilion Shawl

by Amy Loberg
Pattern Free with Purchase

This elegant rectangular stole has the drape and sheen you can only get from silk, and as with so many things in life, its beauty is its simplicity. A straightforward eight-row pattern repeat gives the Vermilion Shawl an almost meditative knitting rhythm. The lacey pattern repetition lends the shawl a beauty that can be hard to put into words.

Finished Size 16" x 66” after blocking
Yardage 1000 yards (2 skeins)
Materials 2 × Elemental Affects’ Civility Fingering
Shown in Vermilion
US 6 [4.00mm] Straight needles or Circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge 19 sts = 4″ in Pattern stitch blocked
Skill Level Intermediate

Yarns 30% Off and the Pattern is Free with Purchase!

"Vermilion Shawl"   |   Elemental Affects Civility Fingering | Shown in Vermilion

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Elemental Affects' Civility Fingering ... 30% Off!

This light-weight merino wool and mulberry silk blend is hand-dyed and sourced right here in the USA! The generous percentage of silk offers durability as well as sheen and drape. While any yarn may eventually pill, the fiber content and spinning process make Civility Fingering all but pill-free. It's perfect for socks and shawls … the textured stitches and lace look fantastic!

Fiber Content 70% U.S. Merino Wool / 30% Mulberry Silk
Yardage / Weight 500 yds in 4 oz.
Gauge 24 - 32 sts over 4″ on US 1 - 3 [2.25 - 3.25mm]
Care Instructions Hand Wash, Dry Flat

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