Feel the Rocky Mountain High in the Continental Divide Socks
Featuring HiKoo's American B.R.A.N.D. yarn!
Inspired by rocky peaks and flowing snowmelt, the “Continental
Divide Socks” are our admiration of the
Rocky Mountain National Park outside Boulder, Colorado.
Our own graphic designer, Wendi, recently went hiking in the foothills of the Rockies and took these terrific sock pictures ...
with a little help from her sister, Lisa and the gorgeous scenery.
She had a wonderful time and highly recommends it for anyone interested in hiking
and the beauty of the American West.
Continental Divide Socks
by Amy Loberg
These striking—but definitely approachable—top-down socks sport mirrored
traveling stitches and simple eyelets. Amy used the “Eye of Patridge”
heel that has a firm feel and almost quilted appearance.
HiKoo American B.R.A.N.D.
Shown in Rocky Mountain
7¼″ (8″, 9″) washed and unstretched
380 (400, 420) yards of a fingering weight yarn
For a bit larger socks, adjust needle size to US 2 [3.00mm]. For larger calves,
start on larger needles and change to smaller needles about ½″
before heel flap.
32 sts = 4″ in Stockinette stitch
on Size US 1 [2.50mm] needles
ePattern now available for purchase
You will love this fingering weight wool made with pride in
the United States from start to finish. The wool is sourced from Rambouillet flocks
that graze in pastures from Montana to Texas. The yarn is spun in Pennsylvania and
dyed in North Carolina. Amazingly, the gorgeous palette comes from using only natural
materials, including indigo, cochineal, gall nuts, pomegranate, cutch, walnuts, madder
root, weld flowers and rhubarb root. HiKoo American B.R.A.N.D. is an all-American yarn:
||80% Superwash Rambouillet Wool, 20% Nylon
|Yardage / Weight
||440 yds in 100g
||24 sts over 4″ on US 5 [3.50mm]
||Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Because of the artisanal dyeing process of this yarn, there may be some color transfer. We highly
recommend washing your yarn before winding it into a ball
to minimize this transfer. The manufacturer also suggests using metal needles. Also make sure to
hand wash your finished socks!