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
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
Knit the marvelous "Point Beach Scarf" ...
Featuring Kauni's Effektgarn
Enjoy watching the colors of the Kauni Effektgarn work together as you knit your way through this fun scarf! Pick two very distinct colors for bold contrast or two colors within the same family for a more subtle look. Either way, you will love watching the gradient colors of Effektgarn combine in this easy to knit scarf!
Bonus: the pattern is FREE with purchase of Effektgarn yarn!
Point Beach Scarf
by Karla Krueger
Pattern FREE with purchase of Effektgarn
This pattern is written for simplicity! After some initial set up, you knit one pattern repeat over and over while alternating 2 rows of color at a time. Easy-peasy and such a stunning result. Be bold! Be brave! Be creative with the Point Beach Scarf!
10” wide x 82" long
at least 130g each of 2 colors (1 skein each) approx
2 x Kauni Effektgarn - 1 skein MC and 1 skein CC
Shown in colors EMS and EX
US 5 [3.75mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge
30 sts = 4" in pattern before blocking
Kauni's "Effektgarn" is a light weight, wool yarn that has long gradual color striping. This yarn is great when knit alone or paired with a solid for colorwork!
Yardage / Weight
616 yds in 140g
24 sts = 4" on US 3 [3.25mm]
Hand Wash Cold, Dry Flat