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Sock of the Month: “Stranded in Mykonos” Socks

You will love being "Stranded in Mykonos" ...
Featuring HiKoo's CoBaSi yarn ... 20% Off!

These colorful socks were inspired by the the island of Mykonos, part of the Cyclades Islands of Greece ... famous for its striking white buildings with colorful doors, dome roofed buildings and maze-like streets lined with vivid pink Bougainvillea flowers.  The brilliant blue ocean is dotted the bright sail boats ... and Amy was able to capture it all in the gorgeous Stranded in Mykonos Socks!

Surrounded by the turquoise Aegean Sea, the island is steeped in history. Traditional Cycladic architecture abounds and six museums exhibit pieces from the Hellenistic and prehistoric eras. Mykonos has more recently gained a reputation as a posh party island ... but no worries, there are estimated to be up to 800 chapels on the island to maintain a good balance. If ever you were to get stranded on an island, this would be the perfect one!

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

Thank you to Kim M. for the inspiration she gave us from her trip to Greece last winter!

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Stranded in Mykonos
Socks

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase of CoBaSi

Knit from the top down, these socks start with a two-color ribbed cuff. Larger needles are used on the cuff and leg of the sock to maintain the correct gauge while knitting the stranded colorwork. A series of motifs depicting famous sights of Mykonos make up the leg. The first motif uses three colors, but after that only two colors are used at a time for fun colorwork knitting. These socks also feature a full gusset and eye of partridge heel. When you're done, you'll love wearing these bright and beautiful socks that evoke the vivid sights of the island of Mykonos!

Finished Sizes

7 ¾” (8 ¼”, 9”) approx. foot circumference

Materials

Yardage

4 skeins of HiKoo CoBaSi (each a different color)

Shown in Royal, Deep Turquoise, Ripe Raspberry and White

Approximately

Color A: 150 (160, 180) yards
Color B: 80 (88, 105) yards
Color C: 60 (65, 80) yards
Color D: 115 (120, 150) yards

Needles

Size Small: 2 x 24" US 2 [2.75mm] and US 1 [2.25mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge

Size Medium/Large: 2 x 24" US 2.5 [3.00mm] and US 1.5 [2.50mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge

NOTE: The cuff and colorwork section of the sock is worked with the larger needle. Change to the smaller needle to knit the foot and heel

Gauge

32 st = 4” (30 st = 4”, 30 st = 4”) in Stockinette stitch

Skill Level

Intermediate

"Stranded in Mykonos" Socks   |   HiKoo CoBaSi
Shown in Royal, Deep Turquoise, Ripe Raspberry and White

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YARN

HiKoo CoBaSi ... 20% Off!

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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Melodious Wrap Kit in Malabrigo’s Sock and Silkpaca

Harmony or Melody? Hum a few bars as you knit this easy wrap!
Kits feature Malabrigo Silkpaca and Sock yarns

It's hard to believe that a project so easy could be so attractive … the “Melodious Wrap” strikes the perfect chord between simplicity and beauty. We've put together several new color combos to tempt your needles.  This kit is great for gift knitting ... or for gifting to your favorite knitter!

Shop our Melodious Wrap Kits in nine harmonious colorways.

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Melodious Wrap Kits

by Amy Loberg

This simple asymmetrical triangular wrap consists of alternating rows of Stockinette stitch in one yarn and Reverse Stockinette stitch in a second yarn. Basic increases and decreases give it it's shape, and a sneaky little wrapping technique means you don't have to cut your yarn at the color changes … so there are just four tails to weave in! 

Finished Sizes

15″ × 88″ after blocking

Materials

1× Melodious Wrap Kit

Shown in Bobby Blues/Lotus

Needles

US 6 [4.00mm] circular needles OR size to obtain gauge

Gauge

20 sts = 4″ in Stockinette stitch blocked

Skill Level

Easy

Care Instructions

Hand Wash, Dry Flat

Melodious Wrap Kit   |   Malabrigo Silkpaca and Sock |  Shown in Bobby Blues/Lotus

Melodious Wrap Kits

YARN

Melodious Wrap Kit

We've put together eight different kits for the Melodious Wrap for you to choose from … see below. There is something for everyone: brights, several pretty autumn inpsired palettes, plus a nice neutral and a classic red and tan combo. Each kit contains the pattern and a skein each of two next-to-skin soft yarns from Malabrigo: Silkpaca and Malabrigo Sock!

Silkpaca is a soft lace-weight silk and baby alpaca blend available in lovely hand-dyed solids.

Fiber Content

70% Baby Alpaca, 30% Silk

Yardage / Weight

420 yds in 50g

Gauge

varies on US 3 - 8 [3.25mm – 5.00mm]

Care Instructions

Hand Wash Cold, Dry Flat

Malabrigo Sock is a fingering-weight 100% superwash merino wool kettle-dyed in a striking palette of variegated colorways and tonals.

Fiber Content

100% Superwash Merino Wool

Yardage / Weight

440 yds in 100g

Gauge

32 sts over 4" on US 1 - 3 [2.50 – 3.25mm]

Care Instructions

Machine Wash Gently, Cold. Dry Flat

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Sock of the Month: “Canterbury” Socks

Step back in time in our elegant "Canterbury" Socks ...
Featuring Knit One Crochet Too's Crock O Dye yarn!

With an impressive mix of Gothic and Romanesque architecture, much of the 1400 year history of Canterbury Cathedral (and England during this time period) can be read within its beautiful walls! For that reason is it often referred to as “England in Stone".

The original cathedral was built by order of St. Augustine beginning in 598 AD. However, most of what can be seen today dates from 1067 due to a fire that all but destroyed the original structure. The cathedral's famed stained-glass windows were created in the late 1100s and early 1200s.

Its role as a monastery lasted until 1540 when King Henry VIII ordered the shrine of St. Thomas destroyed. The cathedral then became the headquarters of the Church of England.

The structure survived the Civil War of the 1640s and heavy bombing during World War II. Through all of this, the Canterbury Cathedral has remained one of the oldest and most famous spiritual buildings in England. It is awe inspiring to anyone who looks upon the expansive nave and intricate architecture of the cloisters ... both of which influenced the design of our "Canterbury" Socks!

Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of Knit One Crochet Too's Crock-O-Dye Yarn!

Thank you to Grace for suggesting Canterbury Cathedral as a theme for this month's sock!

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Canterbury Socks

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase
of Crock O Dye

The cables on the top of the Canterbury Socks were inspired by the Cathedral's cloisters built in the 15th century. And wow ... did Amy do a great job translating the gothic tracery and delicate columns into the design of these socks! 

Knit from the top down starting with a twisted rib, the series of cables are mirrored front and back. Columns run down the back of the leg and the top of the foot. Another set of tracery like cables flow gracefully to the end of the toe. A full gusset and ribbed heel flap give a snug, comfortable fit. You'll love wearing these cozy, elegant socks!

Finished Sizes

7" (8", 8¾") approx. foot circumference

Materials

1 skein of Knit One Crochet Too Crock O Dye

Shown in Amber

Yardage

Approximately 360, (375, 400) yards (1 skein)

Needles

2 x 24" circular needles to obtain gauge and size - SEE SIZES BELOW

Small        Cuff: 2.75mm     Foot: 2.25mm

Medium    Cuff: 3.0mm       Foot: 2.50mm

Large        Cuff: 3.25mm     Foot: 2.75mm or 3.0mm

Gauge

28 - 30 sts = 4" in Stockinette

Notions

Cable needle

Skill Level

Intermediate

"Canterbury" Socks   |   Knit One Crochet Too Crock O Dye  |  Shown in Amber

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YARN

Knit One Crochet Too Crock O Dye

"Crock-O-Dye" yarn is kettle dyed for a great tonal effect. With a generous amount of silk and just enough nylon this yarn is perfect for making durable socks. It's soft and has great stitch definition as well!

Fiber Content

65% Superwash Wool / 20% Nylon / 15% Silk

Yardage / Weight

416 yds in 100g

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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