"Serenity 20 Yarn"

Sock of the Month: “Spring in Japan” Socks

Meander through a cloud of pink blossoms in our "Spring in Japan" socks ...
Featuring Zen Yarn Garden's Serenity 20 yarn!

The ethereal blossoms of cherry trees are celebrated around the world, including in Washington, D.C. whose famous cherry trees were a gift of friendship from Japan in 1912 and 1965. But the most magical place to enjoy the blossoms is in Japan!

Every spring, people across Japan flock to parks, gardens and temples to partake in the annual ritual known as Hanami. This long standing custom of welcoming spring with a picnic and viewing of the beautiful "sakura" blossoms is a wonderful tradition.

In Japan, cherry blossoms are a symbol of clouds and an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life. With our "Spring in Japan" Socks you can capture the essence of the beautiful blooms to wear year round!

Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of Zen Yarn Garden's Serenity 20 Yarn!

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Spring in Japan Socks

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase of
Serenity 20

These delightful toe up socks feature an exquisite blossom lace pattern that runs up the front of the sock, with a smaller blossom running up the back. Panels of stockinette stitch on each side accentuate the beautiful blooms. Knit in sumptuous Serenity 20, the sock also features a full gusset and pretty eye of partridge heel. You'll love wearing these socks anytime you need a burst of spring color!

Finished Sizes

7" (8", 9") approximate foot circumference

Yardage

350 (370, 400) yards (1 skein)

Materials

1 x  Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20

Shown in Pink Orchid

Needles

24" US 2 [2.75mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge

32 sts = 4" in Stockinette

Hook

US C [3.00mm] crochet hook to cast on

Skill Level

Intermediate

"Spring in Japan" Socks   |   Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20  |   Shown in Pink Orchid

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YARN

Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20

Serenity 20 is wonderfully soft and squishy wool blend yarn. Beautifully saturated colors add depth to this tightly plied yarn.  It has a good helping of cashmere, so anything you knit will feel cozy against your skin! Create a pair of soft, warm socks or a lacy, luxurious shawl.

Fiber Content

70% Superwash Merino Wool / 20% Cashmere / 10% Nylon

Yardage / Weight

400 yds in 100g

Gauge

28 - 32 sts over 4" on US 1– 3 [2.25 – 3.25mm]

Care Instructions

Hand Wash, Dry Flat

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Art Walk Series from Zen Yarn Garden

Explore Zen Yarn Garden's New
Painting-Inspired Art Walk Yarns!

Michelle Hunter’s October Mystery Sock KAL

Several times a year, Zen Yarn Garden releases a single yarn in a unique colorway inspired by a classic painting. Their Art Walk Series has become extremely popular, and there's good reason … our friends at Zen Yarn Garden have an impressive ability to capture a painting's palette in yarn … simply amazing!

Don't miss our exclusive Art Walk yarns!

ZEN ART WALK

Laughter

JILL MARTIN
American painter
and draftsman,
Living
Movements: Abstract,
Modern Art

Serenity 20
Superwash Merino, Cashmere and Nylon Sock Yarn
400 yards per 100g hank
Hand Wash, Dry Flat


FiberWild Art Walk Retrospective Blue and Pink Shoe

Diamond Dust Shoes

ANDY WARHOL
American draftsman,
filmmaker, painter and
printmaker,
1928-1987
Movements: Pop Art,
Video Art, Postmodern Art

Serenity 20
Superwash Merino, Cashmere and Nylon Sock Yarn
400 yards per 100g hank
Hand Wash, Dry Flat


Tree in Autumn

EMILY CARR
Canadian painter
and writer,
1871-1945
Movements: Modernism, Post-Impressionism, Expressionism

Serenity 20
Superwash Merino, Cashmere and Nylon Sock Yarn
400 yards per 100g hank
Hand Wash, Dry Flat


The Red Room

HENRI MATISSE
French painter,
1869-1954
Movements: Fauvism,
Expressionism, Moderism

Serenity 20
Superwash Merino, Cashmere and Nylon Sock Yarn
400 yards per 100g hank
Hand Wash, Dry Flat


Walking to Church

NORMAN ROCKWELL
American author,
painter and illustrator
1894-1978
Movements: Realism

Serenity 20
Superwash Merino, Cashmere and Nylon Sock Yarn
400 yards per 100g hank
Hand Wash, Dry Flat


If you're a fan of the Zen Yarn Garden's Art Walk Series, don't miss our FiberWild Exclusive Private Showing colorways developed by Zen Yarn Garden and our selection of some of their most popular colorways featured in Zen Art Walk Retrospective.

Art Walk Retrospective from Zen Yarn Garden

Stroll thru the best of Zen Yarn Garden's 2016 Art Walk ...
Colorways inspired by famous Masterpieces!

Zen Yarn Garden

For almost nine years, the talented team at Zen Yarn Garden has been dyeing their popular ART WALK series. Inspired by the artworld's masterpieces, they create unique colorways that capture the essense and pallate of each painting.

Don't miss the new 2017 Art Walk yarns!

ZEN ART WALK: RETROSPECTIVE

FiberWild Art Walk Retrospective Starry Night

The Starry Night

VINCENT VAN GOGH
Dutch draftsman and
painter, 1853-1890
Movements:
Post-Impressionism

Serenity Glitter Sock
Superwash Merino,
Cashmere and Sparkling
Nylon Sock Yarn
400 yards per 100g hank
Hand Wash, Dry Flat


Convergence

JACKSON POLLOCK
American painter,
1912-1956
Movements: Abstract
Expresionism, Surrealism

Serenity 20
Superwash Merino,
Cashmere and
Nylon Sock Yarn
400 yards per 100g hank
Hand Wash, Dry Flat

FiberWild Art Walk Retrospective Convergence

FiberWild Art Walk Retrospective Roses

Roses

PIERRE-AUGUSTE
RENOIR
French draftsman and
painter, 1841-1919
Movements:
Impressionism

Serenity 20
Superwash Merino,
Cashmere and
Nylon Sock Yarn
400 yards per 100g hank
Hand Wash, Dry Flat


Côte d'Azur

PABLO PICASSO
Spanish draftsman,
painter, printmaker and
sculptor, 1866-1944
Movements: Symbolism
Cubism, Surrealism

Serenity 20
Superwash Merino,
Cashmere and
Nylon Sock Yarn
400 yards per 100g hank
Hand Wash, Dry Flat

FiberWild Art Walk Retrospective Cote dAzur

FiberWild Art Walk Retrospective Blue and Pink Shoe

Blue and Pink Shoe

ANDY WARHOL
American draftsman,
filmmaker, painter and
printmaker, 1928-1987
Movements: Pop Art,
Video Art, Postmodern
Art

Serenity Silk Single
Superwash Merino,
Cashmere and Silk
Sock Yarn
430 yards per 100g hank
Hand Wash, Dry Flat


Composition Storm

WASSILY KANDINSKY
Russian painter
and art theorist,
1866-1944
Movements: Abstract,
Bauhaus,
Expressionism

Serenity 20
Superwash Merino,
Cashmere and
Nylon Sock Yarn
400 yards per 100g hank
Hand Wash, Dry Flat

FiberWild Art Walk Retrospective Composition Storm

If you're a fan of the Zen Yarn Garden's Art Walk Series, don't miss their new Art Walk and FiberWild Exclusive Private Showing colorways developed by Zen Yarn Garden.