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!
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?
7” (8”, 9") approx. foot circumference
1 (1, 2) skeins) of River Wash Sport
Shown in Arya
Approx. 300 (325, 375)
2 x US 2 [3.00mm] circular needle OR size needle to obtain gauge
27 sts = 4" in stockinette stitch
US E [3.50mm] crochet hook for cast on
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!
100% Superwash Merino Wool
Yardage / Weight
345 yds in 100g
22 - 24 sts over 4" on US 3 - 5 [3.25 - 3.75mm]
Machine Wash, Cold, Dry Flat
Knit the marvelous "Point Beach Scarf" ...
Featuring Kauni's Effektgarn
Enjoy watching the colors of the Kauni Effektgarn work together as you knit your way through this fun scarf! Pick two very distinct colors for bold contrast or two colors within the same family for a more subtle look. Either way, you will love watching the gradient colors of Effektgarn combine in this easy to knit scarf!
Bonus: the pattern is FREE with purchase of Effektgarn yarn!
Point Beach Scarf
by Karla Krueger
Pattern FREE with purchase of Effektgarn
This pattern is written for simplicity! After some initial set up, you knit one pattern repeat over and over while alternating 2 rows of color at a time. Easy-peasy and such a stunning result. Be bold! Be brave! Be creative with the Point Beach Scarf!
10” wide x 82" long
at least 130g each of 2 colors (1 skein each) approx
2 x Kauni Effektgarn - 1 skein MC and 1 skein CC
Shown in colors EMS and EX
US 5 [3.75mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge
30 sts = 4" in pattern before blocking
Kauni's "Effektgarn" is a light weight, wool yarn that has long gradual color striping. This yarn is great when knit alone or paired with a solid for colorwork!
Yardage / Weight
616 yds in 140g
24 sts = 4" on US 3 [3.25mm]
Hand Wash Cold, Dry Flat
Crochet the captivating "Moss Agate Scarf" Kit ...
Featuring Claudia's Addiction yarn!
The simple crochet stitches and mesmerizing color plays in the Moss Agate Scarf create an eye-catching fabric that is both sturdy and has beautiful drape. The sophisticated woven look of the piece and the fringe finish will make this scarf your favorite accessory!
Kits available in 5 colors: Get the pattern and all the yarn you need with one click!
Moss Agate Scarf Kit
by Amy Loberg
Worked with three colors of hand dyed yarn, this pretty scarf is not only a simple crochet project (you only need to know 2 stitches), but one that is great for traveling and gift crocheting. The pattern starts with three different rows, but after row three you are repeating the same row throughout the rest of the project.
And ... did we mention no ends to weave in! Simply leave a 5" tail (for fringe) with each color change as you crochet and then add some extra fringe pieces at the end for a seriously gorgeous scarf you will love to wear or give!
Claudia Hand Paints' "Addiction" (Fingering) is a super soft 100% fine merino wool yarn that is a great choice for cozy children's garments and snugly socks. The fantastic color palette varies from subtle to wild ... no matter color you chose, it's guaranteed to please!
100% Merino Wool
Yardage / Weight
175 yds in 50g
26-30 sts over 4" on US 1-3 [2.25mm - 3.25mm]
Machine Wash, Gentle. Dry Flat