Sock of the Month: “Saudade” Socks
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