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!
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!
7 ½” (8”, 8 ¾”) approx. foot circumference
1 x Perspectives in Crazyfoot yarn pack
Shown in Brights
Approx. 90 yards of each 5 colors, for largest size
2 x US 1 [2.25mm] (US 1.5 [2.50mm], US 2 [2.75mm] circular needles OR size needle to obtain gauge
32 (30, 28) sts = 4" in stockinette stitch
US C [3.00mm] to cast on
Waste yarn for afterthought heel
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!
90% Superwash Merino Wool / 10% Nylon
Yardage / Weight
5 skeins of 90 yds (450 yds total) and 20g per skein (100g total)
28 - 32 sts over 4" on US 1– 3 [2.25 – 3.25mm]
Machine Wash, Cold, Dry Flat
Put some color in your step with our "Spice Market" Socks ...
Featuring Schoppel Wolle's Zauberball yarn!
The "Spice Market" Socks pay homage to the vibrant colors seen in traditional marketplaces across India, the Middle East and North Africa. Vendors sell a variety of goods from fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and cheeses to wines and liquors, clothing, shoes and textiles. The lively activity is highlighted by the shouts of vendors tempting those passing by! It's a place not only to pick up your weekly groceries, but to catch up with neighbors, get a coffee or to hear live music.
Amy was taken with the bins of colorful spices and they quickly became the inspiration for the design of her eye-catching "Spice Market" Socks. Using the long color changes of Zauberball Yarn and an entrelac knitting technique, she was able to evoke the colors and shapes of the exotic spice market bins!
Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of Schoppel Wolle's Zauberball Yarn!
Spice Market Socks
by Amy Loberg
Pattern FREE with purchase
When looking at the rows of spices in baskets, Amy's mind immediately went to the shape and structure of entrelac to create the Spice Market Socks!
Worked from the toe up, the top of the foot and leg are knit in entrelac while the bottom of the foot remains in stockinette stitch. The socks have a pretty eye of partridge heel and and a ribbed cuff with a couple of rows of reverse-stockinette for a decorative edge.
PLEASE NOTE: Amy happened to get very closely matching color repeats on her socks ... but this almost never happens with Zauberball self-striping yarn. If you absolutely must have semi-matching socks, you may want to wind the yarn by hand (it does not play well with a swift and ball winder) to get two balls that start at roughly the same color repeat. Or, simply embrace the uniqueness of the two slightly mismatched socks ... they are so in style right now!!
Small (Medium, Large) - Due to the stretchy nature of the entrelac blocks, these socks can stretch lengthwise or around. The medium size is approx. 7" wide but can stretch to 9" wide.
1 skein of Schoppel Wolle Zauberball
Shown in Oktoberfest
Approximately 375, (400, 430) yards (1 ball)
2 x 24" circular needles - Choose your foot width (narrow, medium or wide) and foot length (small or medium/large) to determine which needle to use.
30 sts = 4" in Stockinette on US 1.5 [2.50mm]
“Zauberball” is a unique single ply yarn that is dyed in long color stripes. It is the perfect playground for different types colorwork, but it also looks terrific in simple styles, too. A wonderful yarn for socks, Zauberball also looks lovely as a shawl or other accessory!
75% Superwash Wool / 25% Nylon
Yardage / Weight
459 yds in 100g
30 sts over 4" on US 0 – 2 [2.00 – 3.00mm]
Machine Wash, Dry Flat
Katie Rempe's "Summertime Flip Floppers" KAL ...
Featuring HiKoo CoBaSi Yarns ... 20% Off!
Cast on some super cute "toe-less" socks! The Summertime Flip Floppers are the perfect summer socks for sandals or flip-flops! These socks are a fun and portable project for summer knitting!
Veteran designer Katie Rempe is hosting her third KAL sponsored by Skacel. You may know her from last winter's "Betwixt Blanket Cape" KAL or from Skacel's “The Fiber Factor” design challenge a couple of years ago. As always, we're delighted to help you find all the info you need to knit the project and participate in the knit along.
This is not a Mystery KAL but the pattern pattern will be released in parts over 4 weeks starting on on Thursday, July 6th at noon eastern time. You can download the free informational PDF from Ravelry now ... just put it into your Ravelry Library to automatically get the actual pattern and any updates during the KAL.
You can connect, ask questions, share photos, and get help via the Skacel Collection, Inc. Ravelry group. Questions are typically answered daily. It's like having a knitting tutor 24/7! You're also encouraged to share progress photos to the FiberWild and Friends group on Ravelry.
Don't miss out on the fun! The KAL is FREE and Skacel is sponsoring a drawing for one grand prize and two second place prizes. For more information on prizes and how to enter visit SkacelKnitting.com.
Summertime Flip Flippers Knit-Along
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Summertime Flip Floppers
by Katie Rempe
Pattern Free on Ravelry
The Summertime Flip Flopper socks are knit ‘toe’ up ... even though there is no toe! If you prefer tighter ribbing, use one needle size smaller in those areas. These socks can be worked two-at-a-time with Magic Loop or two circular needles. Just note that you will either need to split the solid color hank into two balls, or pull from the inside and outside of a caked yarn.
Katie will also include notes if you would like to use DPNs. We can't wait to see all the fun color combos for these summer socks!
6.5" approx foot circumference (stretches to 10" around), 7" from foot ribbing to heel, and 8.25" from heel to cuff
Shown in Funtastic and Posey Petals
440 yards color A (2 skeins) and 220 yards color B (1 skein)
40" US 1 [2.50mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge. Double check the millimeter size of your needle to ensure accuracy!
32 sts = 4" in Stockinette stitch in the round
Tapestry needle, waste yarn in comparable weight, stitch marker (optional)
CoBaSi and CoBaSi Multi - 20% Off!
HiKoo's "CoBaSi" yarn is a cotton, bamboo, and silk blend that also has a generous amount of elastic. If you have been looking for a wool-free sock yarn, look no further! This soft yarn will not irritate or overheat, and it is machine washable. Use it to create cute but hardy baby items or add some fun colorwork to your summer knitting!
Katie recommends picking a solid color that does not appear in the multi color to retain a clean look. We put together 6 of our favorite combos below, but there are lots of other options to choose from ... call if we can help!
55% Cotton / 16% Bamboo / 8% Silk / 21% Elastic Nylon
Yardage / Weight
220 yds in 50g
26 - 32 sts over 4" on US 1– 4 [2.50 – 3.50mm]
Machine Wash, Gentle, Cold. Dry Flat