"Socks"

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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Best of Michelle “Knit Purl” Hunter

New!  The best of Michelle's Knit-Along Designs...
Hardcopy, eBook or individual PDFs ... you Choose!

You already know about Michelle's hugely popular Progressive Needles Knit-Along series hosted over the last 4-5 years ... now, Michelle has collected her most popular KAL designs into one terrific book! The patterns have been re-knit in new yarns and fresh colors to tempt your needles!  But the best thing about the book is each design is supported by the super helpful videos on her website.  So, it's like getting 25 patterns along with the classes, all for the price of one book ... wow!

The hardcopy book is available NOW! The eBook and individual PDFs will be available in July.  You can order the Hard Copy Book now or wait until the eBook is available on Ravelry.  In the meantime, you can browse each amazing design below, get your yarn, needles and notions right away ... check out the introductory video ...

Best of Knit Purl Hunter Designs


Michelle "Knit Purl" Hunter

A few years ago, Michelle pioneered the idea of an online knit-along that knitters around the world could participate in ... supported by the Ravelry community, video instruction and terrific patterns.  The Progressive Needles Knit Along has set the standard for these online gatherings.

A quote from her book ... "I have always considered myself the luckiest person alive because I have a career that combines my two passions - knitting and teaching.  I hope my passion brings success to your knitting and a thirst to broaden your knowledge.  We have lots of fun ahead of us!"

​Here at FiberWild, we feel honored to have supported Michelle over the last few years and hope you will enjoy her new book ... and making a project or two!

Oh, ... we almost forgot to tell you about the Pillow!

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Sock of the Month: World Traveler Series

Join us in our latest Sock of the Month adventure ... World Traveler!
Twelve Sock patterns inspired by places around the globe!
First Stop: Japan ... May, 2017

Our 2017-2018 Sock of the Month: World Traveler Series promises unique and colorful patterns based on exciting destinations from around the world. Amy's plan is to feature several different sock techniques along with super yummy yarns in 12 adventurous designs ... inspired by your travel suggestions!

Join the sock knitting fun and see where our newest Sock of the Month series will take you!

Spring in Japan Socks

Our first World Traveler destination is a spring time trip to Japan, featuring the "Spring in Japan" socks.  It's easy to join the fun.  There is no monthly commitment or subscription.  Just a new sock every month to keep you knitting!

World Travler Series

FiberWild! Colorado River Sock featuring Dream in Colors' Smooshy with Cashmere yarn in the custom colorway Grand Canyon

Caffeine72
"Saudade"

Colleen Grant "Nuances
of the Nabataeans"

Kim McKeon
"Stranded in Mykonos"

Pamela M.
"Springtime in Amsterdam"

FiberWild! Colorado River Sock featuring Dream in Colors' Smooshy with Cashmere yarn in the custom colorway Grand Canyon

Becky "Thistle"
Sharon Clare
"Highland Heather"

Sock of the Month: Fern and Forest Socks

Tammy Blondon
"Inukshuk"

Mammoth Springs Socks

Sue
"Mandala"

Judy Drew
"Celestial Light"
Rachel
"Chapel's Holy Twilight"

Grace
"Stained Glass"

Stout Grove Socks

Scout's Mystery Destination!

Sock of the Month: Continental Divide Socks

Scout's Mystery Destination!

Thank You to everyone who made travel suggestions and congrats to the winners!
Winners will receive a free PDF copy of all 12 World Travel Series Sock Patterns as they are released over the next 12 months ... and for the sock project you inspired, we will gleefully send you the yarn!

Giveaway Winners

Thank you all for the amazing design ideas. We were blown away by your feedback ... sock knitters are such a creative bunch! We had a blast going through them and coming up with ways to bring your travel destinations to the world of sock knitting.

Above are the winning ideas! We have indicated winners with your name and the suggested sock name. If there is more than one name listed, that means there were two outstanding entries mentioning the same place ... and we are using aspects of both in the design.

Note: Scout has two exotic mystery destinations in mind, but he's not talking!  All I we can get from him is a meow and a puuurrrr!

Amy, our Sock Knitting Guru

Amy's at it once again with her popular monthly sock designs ... this time inspired by places around the globe. Our 2016-2017 World Traveler Series, will start May 2017 with a new sock pattern each month through April 2018. For updates on each pattern as they arrive and fun giveaways, follow us on social media.

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You're also encouraged you to create project pages and share progress photos with the FiberWild and Friends group on Ravelry ... or share pix on your favorite social media with hashtags #FiberWildSockoftheMonth and #SockKnitAdventure

Other Sock of the Month Series

National Park Sock Series
Outer Space Sock Series
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