Sock of the Month: “Biscayne Bay” Socks

Stroll down a beach paradise in our "Biscayne Bay Socks" ...
Featuring HiKoo's CoBaSi Yarn ... 20% Off!

​The emerald islands and bright, aquamarine waters of Biscayne National Park features jeweled coral reefs, mangrove forests and tropical beaches. This National Park emcompasses Biscayne Bay and its offshore barrier reefs just south of Miami in the Florida Keys. Beautiful beaches provide nesting grounds for sea turtles ... and the reefs and waters harbor more than 200 species of life, including 16 endangered species!

95% of the park is covered in water, making most of it accessible only by boat. Visitors can camp, watch wildlife or snorkel their way along the underwater Maritime Heritage Trail which links dive sites, including six shipwrecks. The calm waters also offer divers a view of dolphins, manatees and sea turtles ... which are the inspiration for our Biscayne Bay Socks!

Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of CoBaSi Yarn!


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Biscayne Bay Socks

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase of CoBaSi

These toe-up, three-color socks have fun and easy colorwork details.  Amy has combined three colors of CoBaSi to reflect the gorgeous aquamarine waters of Biscayne Bay. The toe features a cool wave pattern and the leg of the socks have cute sea turtles all the way around it. The sock is finished with a 1 x 1 rib cuff and an easy afterthought heel!

Finished Size 6¾" (7½," 8", 8¾") approximate foot circumference
Yardage approximately 120 (130, 140, 160) yards each of 3 colors
Materials 3 skein of HiKoo CoBaSi (each a different color)
Shown in Deep Turquoise, Seafoam and Indigo
2 x Size US 1.5 [2.5mm] circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge 32 sts = 4″ in Stockinette stitch
US C [3.00mm] crochet hook to cast on
Notions Cable Needle
Skill Level Intermediate

"Biscayne Bay Socks"   |   HiKoo CoBaSi  |   Shown in "Deep Turquoise, Seafoam and Indigo"

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HiKoo CoBaSi

Cotton, Bamboo, and Silk give CoBaSi its name, but it’s the 21% Elastic Nylon that gives this wool-free sock yarn the kind of stretch and bounce that makes CoBaSi a great choice for socks ... for even the most die-hard fans of wool. It’s light-weight, cool, durable, and soft. Plus it stays up your leg instead of bunching around your ankles. All that at a price that’s hard to beat!

Fiber Content 55% Cotton, 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk, 21% Elastic Nylon
Yardage / Weight 220 yds in 50g
Gauge 26 – 32 sts over 4" on US 1– 4 [2.25 – 3.50mm]
Care Instructions Machine Wash Gentle & Cold, Dry Flat

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Amy’s Designs in Mountain Colors Yarn!

Patty's Fall Knitting Challenge Information

Celebrating 25 Years of Mountain Color Yarns ...
Revisit a favorite project or discover a design you missed!

For the last 25 years, the creative team at Mountain Colors Yarn has brought us beautiful fiber in colors inspired by the Rocky Mountain West! Diana and Leslie each have a unique color sense.  By combining their individual aesthetics they are continually introducing amazing new colorways that sparks creativity in both knitters and crocheters.

We are proud to have supported Mountain Colors in our LYS since we opened in Galena, Illinois in May of 2004. Watching them add to their color and yarn lines has been a continual source of inspiration for many of Amy's designs.

Creating new colors are another way we've enjoyed working with Mountain Colors over the years. To date we offer 15 FiberWild custom colors in 10 yarns, most of which have patterns Amy specifically designed to show off their gorgeous hues! Below is a sampling of Amy's "best of" designs worked in Mountain Colors yarns. We hope you will revisit a favorite project or discover a design or color you missed!

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Happy 25th Anniversary
to Diane, Leslie and the entire team at
Mountain Colors Yarn!

"Best of" Amy's designs in Mountain Colors

Sock of the Month: “Logan Pass” Socks

Drive the "Going-to-the Sun" road in our "Logan Pass Socks" ...

Featuring Mountain Colors' Twizzlefoot Yarn!

​The stunning Glacier National Park, in Montana's Rocky Mountains, has everything from glacier-carved peaks, valleys and remnant glaciers to coniferous forests and alpine tundras ... experience the amazing mountain views!

Logan Pass, on the continental divide, is the highest point on the Going-to-the-Sun Road and provides great views of wildlife and some of the most beautiful scenery in the world! The gals at Mountain Colors, have this gorgeous park in the backyard and were kind enough to dye another lovely custom colorway called "Glacier" in their very popular Twizzlefoot yarn!

Thank you to the ladies at Mountain Colors Yarn for snapping some terrific photos on their recent visit to the Glacier National Park!


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Logan Pass Socks

by Amy Loberg

Worked from the toe up, the leg of this sock features a sampler of stitch patterns inspired by nature, including conifer trees, mountains and leaves ... all things you would see on a visit to Glacier National Park. Each pattern motif section is separated by an easy border stitch. An eye-of-partridge heel completes the look. Never a dull moment at Glacier!​

Finished Size 7 (8", 9") approximate foot circumference
Yardage 340 (360, 400) yards
Materials 1 (1, 1) skein of Mountain Colors Twizzlefoot
Shown in Glacier
2 x Size US 1 [2.25mm], (US 1 [2.50mm], US 2 [2.75mm]) circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge 34 sts = 4″, (32 sts = 4″, 30 sts = 4″) in Stockinette stitch
US C [3.00mm] crochet hook to cast on
Notions Cable Needle
Skill Level Intermediate

"Logan Pass Socks"   |   Mountain Colors Twizzlefoot   |   Shown in "Glacier"

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Mountain Colors Twizzlefoot

From the wonderful folks at Mountain Colors, Twizzlefoot is a sock-weight version of their popular worsted-weight Twizzle. The yarn takes is name from the lovely barber-pole effect that results from one ply in the yarn being entirely silk.

The silk takes dye differently than the wool it's plied with ... and the resulting fabric has a vaguely tweedy look. Your knitting will also have more drape than a basic wool-nylon blend sock yarn.

Add Mountain Colors' rich, super-saturated dyeing and Twizzlefoot has become a classic sock yarn!! ​

Fiber Content 53% Superwash Merino Wool, 17% Domestic Wool, 17% Silk, 13% Nylon
Yardage / Weight 450 yds in 100g
Gauge 24 – 28 sts over 4″ on US 2 – 4 [2.75 – 3.50mm]
Care Instructions Hand Wash, Dry Flat, or Dry Clean

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