Roam the Moorlands in our "Scottish Heather Socks" ...
Featuring HiKoo's Sueno yarn ... 20% Off!
Two things come to mind when you think of Scotland ... fields of wild heather and kilts! Amy did not design a knitted kilt pattern (maybe one of these days) but she did create a pair of beautiful socks inspired by both the heather flower and traditional kilt hose!
The perennial flower Heather has played an important role in the history and symbolism of Scotland for centuries. It's branches have been used for everything from roofs to ale and is an important food source for the moors' wildlife, including native sheep and deer.
Kilt Hose are traditional woolen stockings worn knee high and folded to create a thicker cuff. Before the invention of knitting, these socks were made of woven cloth. Knitted stockings became the norm in the mid-nineteenth century because they stay up on the legs much better.
The Scottish Heather Socks incorporate both the colors of Scotland's heathered moors and the design of kilt stockings into a modern sock. The tall legs and decorative tops are perfect to wear with fall boots. Knit in three colors of sport weight, machine-washable Sueno Yarn, these boot socks are perfect for both men and women. So grab your needles and get ready for a sock knitting trip to the beautiful country of Scotland!
Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of Sueno Yarn!
Thank you to Becky and Sharon for your visions of Scotland that inspired this month's sock!
Scottish Heather Socks
by Amy Loberg
Pattern FREE with purchase of
The Scottish Heather Socks start at the top with color blocked stripes and a lovely cabled cuff. The wide ribbing on the leg and foot is both attractive and makes for an excellent fitting fitting sock. The toes and afterthought heels are knit in the same color as the cuff stripes, giving the socks a cohesive color story that reflect the beautiful hues of Scotland's glen. You'll love wearing these sturdy but soft socks all winter long!
7" (7.75", 8.75", 9.5") approximate foot circumference
12" (13.5", 14.5", 16") approximate cuff circumference
10.5" (10.75", 11", 11.25") approximate leg height
Main Color: 135 (175, 220, 225) yards
3 x HiKoo Sueno each in a different color
Shown in Plum, Slated and Evergreen
2 x 24" US 2.5 [3.00mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge
26 sts = 4" in Stockinette stitch
Cable needle, Waste yarn
HiKoo Sueno ... 20% Off!
Sueno is a cozy soft, wool and bamboo blend that has wonderful stitch definition. It's great for cables and textured stitches, and it has the perfect amount of spring, which lends itself to a variety of gauges. Choose from any of the gorgeous colors and create snugly socks, a cozy cowl, or super soft children's garments!
Amy used Plum, Slated and Evergreen to evoke the colors of the moors, with fields of wild heather and moody skies, but these socks would look great in lots of other combos. We put three suggestions together below. Or browse the 30+ colors of Sueno we have available and build your own color palette. If you have any color questions that we can help with, please give us a call!
80% Superwash Merino Wool / 20% Viscose from Bamboo
Yardage / Weight
255 yds in 100g
20 - 24 sts over 4" on US 3-7 [3.25 - 4.50mm]
Machine Wash, Gentle, Cold. Dry Flat
Knit the quick and easy "Ruffler Wrap" ...
Featuring Mountain Colors' Mountain Goat
The super cute Ruffler Wrap has fun ruffles and squishy garter stitch that create a cozy circular shawlette. Bright colors and brief short row sections add flair to otherwise straightforward stripes. This piece looks great as a scarf with a jacket or add a closure and wear it as a wrap ... add some feminine flair to your favorite outfit!
Bonus: the pattern is FREE with purchase of Mountain Goat yarn!
by Amy Loberg
Pattern FREE with purchase of Mountain Goat
This wrap starts with a long-tail cast on to create the lacey edge ruffles. Simple stripes become visual interesting with the addition of easy short rows. Knit in the lovely Mohair/Wool blend of Mountain Goat, you be grabbing this pretty wrap to add a pop of color and warmth to your wardrobe!
32” at neck edge x 8” deep
215 yards each of 2 colors (1 skein each) approx
2 x Mountain Colors Mountain Goat - 1 skein MC and 1 skein CC
Shown in Chocolate and Ruby River
OPTIONAL: 2 x Jul Pedestal Buttons
Shown in Brown - 1.5 inch
US 8 [5.00mm] 32" or longer circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge
16 sts = 4" in Garter stitch
Mountain Colors' “Mountain Goat” is a smooth, non-fluffy mohair/wool blend that features amazing colors with a hint of sheen. This yarn is excellent for doing colorwork and stitch patterns in hats, mittens, scarves and sweaters!
Amy loved the look of the beautiful "Chocolate" brown and bright "Ruby River" red colorways together. Plus we have come up with five other lovely colorway suggestions ... or feel free to put together your own combo from our 25+ in-stock colors!
55% Mohair / 45% Wool
Yardage / Weight
230 yds in 100g
20 sts over 4" on US 6 - 8 [4.00 – 5.00mm]
Hand Wash, Dry Flat, or Dry Clean
A beautiful multi-season garment ... knit the River Flow Sweater
Featuring Classic Elite Yarns' Song Yarn ... 25% Off!
The pretty cable pattern on the River Flow Sweater make this pullover extra special! Knit in Song, a 50/50 wool and cotton blend, this sweater is perfect for fall but can be worn anytime of the year. The classic structure of the garment makes it easy to pair with an oxford and capris, or wear it with your favorite jeans.
River Flow Sweater
by Amy Loberg
FREE pattern with purchase of Song
Flowing cable patterns run across the front and back of this lovely sweater. The body is knit in the round up to the armholes, then the front and back are worked flat. The arms are also worked flat, seamed and then sewed onto the body of the sweater. The collar stitches are picked and knit in stockinette stitch for a simple finish.
You will get years of wear from this stylish pullover!
33” (36 ½”, 38”, 40 ½”, 42”, 43 ½”, 45”, 47”, 50 ½”)
10 (11, 11, 13, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16) balls
Shown in Gray
1015 (1130, 1190, 1330, 1390, 1460, 1620,1670, 1690) yards - approximately
US 4 [3.50mm] 16"and US 5 [3.75mm] 24" or longer circular needles - OR size needed to obtain gauge
23 sts = 4" in Stockinette stitch
Classic Elite Yarns Song ... 25% off!
“Song” yarn is an even blend of cotton and wool spun together in a versatile DK weight. Natural fibers unite to bring you wonderful stitch definition and a yarn that works well in any season. From simple cardigans to multi season accessories, this yarn can do just about anything!
50% Cotton / 50% Wool
Yardage / Weight
110 yds in 50g
22 sts over 4" on US 4-5 [3.50mm-3.75mm]
Hand Wash Cold, Dry Flat