Katie Rempe's new "Opulence Bathrobe" KAL ...
Featuring HiKoo Rub-a-Dub!
After weeks of creating gifts for others, it's time to treat yourself! This bathrobe, made in HiKoo Rub-a-Dub yarn, will not only warm your heart but you're entire body, too. Join the fun with veteran designer Katie Rempe and her fourth KAL sponsored by Skacel.
This is not a Mystery KAL but the pattern will be released in parts over 4 weeks starting on Thursday, Jan 4th at noon eastern time. You can download the free informational PDF from Ravelry now ... just put it into your Ravelry library to automatically get the actual pattern and any updates during the KAL.
As always, we're delighted to help you find all the info you need to knit the project and participate in the knit along. Call if we can help!
Opulence Bathrobe Knit-Along starts January 4th ... order your yarn Today!
by Katie Rempe
Pattern Free on Ravelry
This super cozy robe, features after thought pockets, easy mosaic colorwork and a sturdy i-cord belt to keep you snug and warm after your shower or on a relaxing night in. Knit from the bottom up with no seaming, pick your two favorite colors or go with one color and get to knitting on this luxurious micro-fiber robe. Rub-a-Dub knits up quickly and is machine washable and dryable. Treat yourself to a bit of spa luxury with this cute bathrobe!
One size fits many, 37" length
8 x HiKoo Rub-a-Dub - 6 skeins MC and 2 skeins CC
Shown in Snuggles and Snuffy
648 yards MC and 216 yards CC
40" - 47" US 10 [6.00mm] and 16" US 10 [6.00mm] (for sleeves if not using magic loop) circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge
8 sts = 4" in Stockinette stitch.
You can connect, ask questions, share photos, and get help via the Skacel Collection, Inc. Ravelry group. Questions are typically answered daily. It's like having a knitting tutor 24/7! You're also encouraged to share progress photos to the FiberWild and Friends group on Ravelry.
Don't miss out on the fun! The KAL is FREE and Skacel is sponsoring a drawing for one grand prize and two second place prizes. For more information on prizes and how to enter visit SkacelKnitting.com.
HiKoo's “Rub-a-Dub” is a fluffy, soft, and super absorbent microfiber yarn. Made with towels, washcloths, cleaning, and absorbing in mind, Rub-a-Dub is strong, durable, and made of recycled materials. Grab a couple skeins and make a super soft towel or spa mitt today!
Yardage / Weight
108 yds in 200g
6 - 8 sts over 4" on US 11 [8.00mm]
Machine Wash, Warm, Tumble Dry
You will love being "Stranded in Mykonos" ...
Featuring HiKoo's CoBaSi yarn ... 20% Off!
These colorful socks were inspired by the the island of Mykonos, part of the Cyclades Islands of Greece ... famous for its striking white buildings with colorful doors, dome roofed buildings and maze-like streets lined with vivid pink Bougainvillea flowers. The brilliant blue ocean is dotted the bright sail boats ... and Amy was able to capture it all in the gorgeous Stranded in Mykonos Socks!
Surrounded by the turquoise Aegean Sea, the island is steeped in history. Traditional Cycladic architecture abounds and six museums exhibit pieces from the Hellenistic and prehistoric eras. Mykonos has more recently gained a reputation as a posh party island ... but no worries, there are estimated to be up to 800 chapels on the island to maintain a good balance. If ever you were to get stranded on an island, this would be the perfect one!
Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of HiKoo's CoBaSi Yarn!
Thank you to Kim M. for the inspiration she gave us from her trip to Greece last winter!
Stranded in Mykonos
by Amy Loberg
Pattern FREE with purchase of CoBaSi
Knit from the top down, these socks start with a two-color ribbed cuff. Larger needles are used on the cuff and leg of the sock to maintain the correct gauge while knitting the stranded colorwork. A series of motifs depicting famous sights of Mykonos make up the leg. The first motif uses three colors, but after that only two colors are used at a time for fun colorwork knitting. These socks also feature a full gusset and eye of partridge heel. When you're done, you'll love wearing these bright and beautiful socks that evoke the vivid sights of the island of Mykonos!
7 ¾” (8 ¼”, 9”) approx. foot circumference
4 skeins of HiKoo CoBaSi (each a different color)
Shown in Royal, Deep Turquoise, Ripe Raspberry and White
Color A: 150 (160, 180) yards
Size Small: 2 x 24" US 2 [2.75mm] and US 1 [2.25mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge
Size Medium/Large: 2 x 24" US 2.5 [3.00mm] and US 1.5 [2.50mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge
NOTE: The cuff and colorwork section of the sock is worked with the larger needle. Change to the smaller needle to knit the foot and heel
32 st = 4” (30 st = 4”, 30 st = 4”) in Stockinette stitch
HiKoo CoBaSi ... 20% Off!
Cotton, Bamboo, and Silk give CoBaSi its name, but it’s the 21% Elastic Nylon that gives this wool-free sock yarn the kind of stretch and bounce that makes CoBaSi a great choice for socks ... for even the most die-hard fans of wool. It’s light-weight, cool, durable, and soft. Plus it stays up your leg instead of bunching around your ankles. All that at a price that’s hard to beat!
|Fiber Content||55% Cotton, 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk, 21% Elastic Nylon|
|Yardage / Weight||220 yds in 50g|
|Gauge||26 – 32 sts over 4" on US 1– 4 [2.25 – 3.50mm]|
|Care Instructions||Machine Wash Gentle & Cold, Dry Flat|
Roam the Moorlands in our "Scottish Heather Socks" ...
Featuring HiKoo's Sueno yarn
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
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