Take a trip to beautiful Brazil in our colorful "Saudade" Socks ...
Featuring Mountain Colors' Perspectives in Crazyfoot yarn!
The vibrant country of Brazil, with its layered and colorful history, is the inspiration for our gorgeous "Saudade" Socks. The former Portuguese colony has a diverse population of indigenous Americans, descendants of African slaves and European settlers. The country's landscape is just as varied ... from white-sand beaches to lush rainforests and large urban centers ... the country's diversity is famous around the world!
History and landscape combine to create the unique culture of the Brazilian people. It seems they are adept at celebrating happiness and sadness in tandem. For example, the annual Carnaval celebration is a feast of merry-making before the more sober 40 days of Lent ... and Bossa Nova, a genre of Brazilian music featuring the rhythmic patterns of Samba that originated in former African slave communities.
Saudade is described as a "Portuguese way of life" and is the feeling of nostalgia that brings sad and happy feelings altogether. Celebrate life like the people of Brazil with these beautiful socks!
Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of Mountain Color's Perspectives in Crazyfoot!
Thank you to Rachel for the inspiration for this sock that she gave us from her trip to Pelourinho in Brazil!
by Amy Loberg
Pattern FREE with purchase
of Crazyfoot Perspectives
Knit from the toe-up, the Saudade Socks start with a crochet cast on and move directly into an irresistible stripe pattern. Afterthought heels and a charted color scheme make the knitting relaxing and fun. Finish these colorful socks with a folded rib hem for a super clean look and you'll have a pair of socks that are as easy to wear as they were to knit!
7 ½” (8”, 8 ¾”) approx. foot circumference
1 x Perspectives in Crazyfoot yarn pack
Shown in Brights
Approx. 90 yards of each 5 colors, for largest size
2 x US 1 [2.25mm] (US 1.5 [2.50mm], US 2 [2.75mm] circular needles OR size needle to obtain gauge
32 (30, 28) sts = 4" in stockinette stitch
US C [3.00mm] to cast on
Waste yarn for afterthought heel
Mountain Colors' "Perspective Packs in Crazyfoot" are delightful little packs of yarn for all your color needs! Each pack contains 5 mini skeins of coordinating colors of Crazyfoot yarn, which is a durable fingering weight wool that's machine washable, too! Each mini skein contains 90 yards for a total of 450 yards per pack ... the perfect size for a vibrant striped sock or a colorful shawlette or cowl!
We've got 15 great colorways to choose from, including brights, gradients and neutrals. There's a perfect colorway for everyone!
90% Superwash Merino Wool / 10% Nylon
Yardage / Weight
5 skeins of 90 yds (450 yds total) and 20g per skein (100g total)
28 - 32 sts over 4" on US 1– 3 [2.25 – 3.25mm]
Machine Wash, Cold, Dry Flat
Knit the "Crystal Tracery" Cowl ...
Kits feature Rowan's Fine Art and Swarovski Beads!
You want some gorgeous? Pair the luxury of Rowan's Fine Art yarn with the beautiful sparkle of Shine Swarovski beads ... simply striking. Add a little of Amy's design magic, and you get the lovely Crystal Tracery Cowl!
We have paired four colorways of yarn and beads for your shopping convenience. The Crystal Tracery Cowl Kit includes the yarn, beads, pattern PDF, and even the beading needle!
Get everything you need with one-click with our Crystal Tracery Cowl Kits!
Crystal Tracery Cowl Kit
by Amy Loberg
Pattern and Beads included in Kit
Worked in the round from the center out, this lovely beaded accessory is ideal for just a extra little something to cover your shoulders. The Crystal Tracery Cowl uses one skein of Fine Art and one 100-piece pack of 4mm Swarovski Crystal Beads!
20" neck opening unstretched, 8" top to bottam at neck, 18" top to bottom at front (blocked)
Shown in Oak and Topaz
24″ Size US 5 [3.75 mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge
23 sts = 4″ in Stockinette stitch in the round
Bead needle (included in kit), stitch marker
Amy's put together four different colorways for this beautiful, easy to wear cowl. Each kit contains 1 skein of Rowan's Fine Art ... soft and durable blend of merino wool, kid mohair, mulberry silk, and polyamide. Also included is a package of Swarovski's brilliant, sparkly crystal beads and a beading needle.
45% Wool / 20% Mohair / 25% Polyamide / 10% Silk
Yardage / Weight
437 yds in 100 g
32 sts over 4″ on Size US 2 - 3 [2.50mm - 3.25 mm]
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