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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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Queen’s Shawlette in Mountain Color’s Fever River Lite

Knit the stately "Queen's Shawlette" ...
Featuring Mountain Colors' Fever River Lite yarn!

The Queen's Shawlette is knit in a gorgeous shade of Royal Purple with hints of Spring Green and Fuschia ... this shawl is fit for a Queen! Fever River Lite yarn shows off the cables and lacework perfectly and creates a fabric with delicate drape. You will love wearing this exquisite shawlette this spring ... or anytime of the year!

Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of Fever Rite Lite yarn!

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Queen's
Shawlette

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase of Fever River Lite

This V-shaped shawlette hugs your shoulders, making it an elegant and easy to wear accessory! It features simple cables, easy mesh lace and a neat applied cable bind-off. Start off with stockinette stitch and cables. Then contrast that with an airy mesh stitch pattern. The shawlette is finished with a cabled edge that echoes the design at the top of the shawl. The simple patterning lets the glorious hand dyed colors speak for themselves!

Finished Size 15" x 46" blocked
Materials 2 skeins of Mountain Colors Fever River Lite
Shown in Queen's Robe
Yardage 380 yards (2 skeins)
Needles
32" Size US 6 [4.00mm] and US 7 [4.50mm] circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge 18 sts = 4″ in Stockinette Stitch on US 6
Skill Level Intermediate

"Queen's Shawlette"   |   Mountain Colors Fever River Lite   |   Shown in Queen's Robe

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YARN

Fever River Lite

Mountain Colors' “Fever River Lite” yarn is a beautiful blend of soft merino wool and alpaca. This sport weight yarn knits into a lovely fabric that feels wonderful against your skin. With Mountain Colors' fantastic colorways, this exquisite yarn looks great as anything! Create cozy scarves, cowls, sweaters, hat, or mittens!

Check out the other four colors of Fever River Lite below. Other great designs knit in this yarn include the Dragon Tooth Shawlette, Lion's Mane Cowl and Night Watch Hat and Mitts!

Fiber Content 50% Merino Wool / 50% Alpaca
Yardage / Weight 200 yards in 50g
Gauge 24 sts over 4″ on US 4 [3.50mm]
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 will be available mid-May. The eBook and individual PDFs will be available in July.  You can pre-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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