Sock of the Month: Scottish Heather Socks

Roam the Moorlands in our "Scottish Heather Socks" ...
Featuring HiKoo's Sueno yarn ... 20% Off!

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!


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Scottish Heather Socks

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase of
Sueno Yarn

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!

Foot Size

7" (7.75", 8.75", 9.5") approximate foot circumference

Cuff Size

12" (13.5", 14.5", 16") approximate cuff circumference

Leg Length

10.5" (10.75", 11", 11.25") approximate leg height


Main Color: 135 (175, 220, 225) yards
Contrast Color 1: 75 (95, 120, 150) yards (cable cuff)
Contrast Color 2: 135 (145, 165, 180) yards (heel, toe, cuff trim)


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

Skill Level


"Scottish Heather Socks"   |   HiKoo Sueno   |   Shown in Plum, Slated and Evergreen 

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HiKoo Sueno ... 20% Off!

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!

Fiber Content

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]

Care Instructions

Machine Wash, Gentle, Cold. Dry Flat

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Michelle “Knit-Purl-Hunter’s” Oh! Cowl KAL

Michelle Hunter's "Behind the Scenes" Cowl Knit-Along ...
Featuring HiKoo's NEW Oh! Yarn ... 20% Off!

Michelle's (a.k.a. Knit-Purl-Hunter) newest mystery KAL is a snuggly cowl!

As with all of Michelle's designs, this cowl is sure-to-be well designed and very stylish. Plus, it's knit in the brand new, 100% supersoft baby alpaca yarn named "Oh!" If you can let it out of your hands, this cowl is certain to make a great gift!

The cowl will feature a "study in cables" ... if you have never done cables, have no fear ... Michelle's the perfect teacher to guide you through your first cable project!

As always, we're delighted to help you find all the information you'll need to join the knit along and knit the project!

HiKoo's NEW Oh! Yarn ... 20% Off!

The Behind the Scenes Cowl Knit-Along Started Thursday, October 5th, 2017.
Get your yarn now ... there's still time to join in on the Fun!

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The Project

"Behind the Scenes" Cowl

by Michelle Hunter
Free pattern posted
Progressively during the KAL

Michelle's knit alongs (KALs) are mystery knit alongs. So there are no preliminary photos ... all we know is that the finished cowl is one size about 8 1/2" wide by 47" long and will feature a cable.  If history has teaches us anything ... this design will be amazing!

All of the techniques Michelle uses will be supported by her video tutorials and she answers questions daily on her website and Ravelry group. Michelle's instructions, tutorials and videos have made her KALs extremely popular ... think of her KAL as an online class, worth far more than the price of admission — which is, of course, Free!!

You can also connect, ask questions, share photos, and get help via the Knit Purl Hunter KAL Ravelry group. You're also encouraged to share progress photos to the FiberWild and Friends group on Ravelry.

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.

Note: After Nov. 15 the pattern will not be free on KnitPurlHunter.com!
It will be available for $6.00 as a Ravelry ePattern.





October 5, 2017


October 12, 2017


October 19, 2017


October 26, 2017

The pattern will be released in four weekly installments. Each Thursday the next part of the pattern is revealed. Thus the mystery! This KAL starts on Thursday, October 5th and continues on the 12th, 19th and 26th.

The pattern and videos will be available at KnitPurlHunter.com/KAL where you can post questions as well. You can also connect via the Knit Purl Hunter Ravelry group. Questions are typically answered daily. The video lessons along with the forums let knitters of all skill levels participate and get whatever help they need. It's like having a knitting tutor 24/7!



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Finished Sizes

One size: 8 1/2" wide, 47" long


US 10 [6.00mm] 24" circular needles or straight needles OR size needed to obtain gauge. Michelle recommends addi's new Olive Wood Needles!


18 sts = 4" in stockinette, unblocked


4 x 30mm buttons - get the horn buttons Michelle used here!, cable needle

Skill Level


The Yarn

HiKoo's newest yarn is named after what you will you’ll say when you first touch it ... Oh! this is yummy! This 100% Super Baby Alpaca is the same luscious blend as SimpliCria but in a new aran/chunky weight!

HiKoo's NEW Oh! Yarn ... 20% Off!

Fiber Content

100% Super Baby Alpaca

Yardage / Weight

191 yarns in 100g


 14-16 sts = 4" on US 9 - 10 [5.50mm - 6.00mm]

Care Instructions

Hand Wash, Dry Flat

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Building with Lace by Michelle “Knit Purl” Hunter

Patty Lyons' Summer KAL

Michelle "Knit Purl" Hunter's latest skill-building book ...
Learn lace knitting - featuring HiKoo's Rylie yarn - 20% Off!

Master lace knitting one section at a time.  Building with Lace is the third book from renowned knitter and teacher, Michelle Hunter!

Building with Lace

This book has a carefully designed sequence of patterns that introduce knitters to lace work starting with the basics and working towards more difficult patterns. Following the same format as Michelle’s earlier books, Building Blocks and Building in Color, Building with Lace is the long awaited addition to this educational series!

All patterns are supported by Michelle’s excellent, and free, online video instruction.

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The shawl starts with a provisional cast on for an applied border. Following this, are nine progressive lace patterns with garter stitch edges and rows of garter stitch between each section to give them each a nice frame. Beads are used in one of the patterns and on the borders. Once finished, you will have a gorgeous sampler shawl to showcase your lace knitting skills!

Finished Size

22" wide by 72" long


1260 yards (5 skeins)


5 x HiKoo Rylie (in one color)

Samples shown in Driftwood, Pearl and Kelp


24" US 6 [4.00mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge


22 sts and 29 rows = 4" x 4" in Stockinette


US F [4.00mm] crochet hook to cast on

US #12 or #14 [0.75mm or 1.00mm] crochet hook used for bead placement


628 x No. 6 seed beads
Removable Stitch Markers
Cable Needle
Tapestry Needle
Counter for keeping track of rows
Several yards of waste yarn for provisional cast on and lifeline

Skill Level

Easy - Intermediate

A note on beads: Beads are added in Section #5 and in the borders. Look for high-quality beads with a consistent barrel opening. Bring your yarn when purchasing the seed beads to ensure that a doubled strand will slip through the bead using the crochet hook.

Gauge is extremely important in this project from a yardage standpoint!  When knit to the recommended gauge, the shawl uses five skeins of Rylie with approximately 110 yards / 40g remaining. While the shawl doesn’t actually have to “fit”, properly sized stitches will use the recommended amount of yarn. Larger stitches use more yarn, potentially causing a shortage. Take the time to knit a swatch to assess the stitches, and change needle sizes if necessary.

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HiKoo's “Rylie” is a unique, luxurious natural blend yarn. Linen adds a rustic look to Rylie, while the baby alpaca adds softness and the mulberry silk adds drape and a hint of sheen. Great for any season, this sport weight yarn would make a soft cozy shawl or fun unique top.

Fiber Content 50% Baby Alpaca / 25% Mulberry Silk / 25% Linen
Yardage / Weight 274 yds in 100g
Gauge 24 sts over 4″ on US 3 - 4 [3.25 - 3.50mm]
Care Instructions Hand Wash Cold, Dry Flat

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