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Sock of the Month: “Lost City” Socks

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!

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Lost Socks

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?

Finished Sizes

7” (8”, 9") approx. foot circumference

Materials

1 (1, 2) skeins) of River Wash Sport

Shown in Arya

Yardage

Approx. 300 (325, 375)

Needles

2 x US 2 [3.00mm] circular needle OR size needle to obtain gauge

Gauge

27 sts = 4" in stockinette stitch

Hook

US E [3.50mm] crochet hook for cast on

Skill Level

Intermediate

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YARN

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!

Fiber Content

100% Superwash Merino Wool

Yardage / Weight

345 yds in 100g

Gauge

22 - 24 sts over 4" on US 3 - 5 [3.25 - 3.75mm]

Care Instructions

Machine Wash, Cold, Dry Flat

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Sock of the Month: “Saudade” Socks

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!

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Saudade Socks

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!

Finished Sizes

7 ½” (8”, 8 ¾”) approx. foot circumference

Materials

1 x Perspectives in Crazyfoot yarn pack

Shown in Brights

Yardage

Approx. 90 yards of each 5 colors, for largest size

Needles

2 x US 1 [2.25mm] (US 1.5 [2.50mm], US 2 [2.75mm] circular needles OR size needle to obtain gauge

Gauge

32 (30, 28) sts = 4" in stockinette stitch

Hook

US C [3.00mm] to cast on

Notions

Waste yarn for afterthought heel

Skill Level

Intermediate

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YARN

Perspectives in Crazyfoot

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!

Fiber Content

90% Superwash Merino Wool / 10% Nylon

Yardage / Weight

5 skeins of 90 yds (450 yds total) and 20g per skein (100g total)

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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Sock of the Month: “Spice Market” Socks

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!

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Spice Market Socks

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase
of Zauberball

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!!

Finished Sizes

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.

Materials

1 skein of Schoppel Wolle Zauberball

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Yardage

Approximately 375, (400, 430) yards (1 ball)

Needles

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.
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Foot Length​             

Small

Med/Large

Narrow Foot

2.00mm

2.25mm

Medium Foot

2.25mm

2.50mm

Wide Foot

2.50mm

2.75mm

Gauge

30 sts = 4" in Stockinette on US 1.5 [2.50mm]

Notions

1 double point needle for transferring stitches, crochet hook US B for casting on

Skill Level

Intermediate

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YARN

Schoppel Wolle Zauberball

“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!

Fiber Content

75% Superwash Wool / 25% Nylon

Yardage / Weight

459 yds in 100g

Gauge

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

Care Instructions

Machine Wash, Dry Flat

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