Stroll down a beach paradise in our "Biscayne Bay Socks" ...
Featuring HiKoo's CoBaSi Yarn ... 20% Off!
The emerald islands and bright, aquamarine waters of Biscayne National Park features jeweled coral reefs, mangrove forests and tropical beaches. This National Park emcompasses Biscayne Bay and its offshore barrier reefs just south of Miami in the Florida Keys. Beautiful beaches provide nesting grounds for sea turtles ... and the reefs and waters harbor more than 200 species of life, including 16 endangered species!
95% of the park is covered in water, making most of it accessible only by boat. Visitors can camp, watch wildlife or snorkel their way along the underwater Maritime Heritage Trail which links dive sites, including six shipwrecks. The calm waters also offer divers a view of dolphins, manatees and sea turtles ... which are the inspiration for our Biscayne Bay Socks!
Biscayne Bay Socks
by Amy Loberg
Pattern FREE with purchase of CoBaSi
These toe-up, three-color socks have fun and easy colorwork details. Amy has combined three colors of CoBaSi to reflect the gorgeous aquamarine waters of Biscayne Bay. The toe features a cool wave pattern and the leg of the socks have cute sea turtles all the way around it. The sock is finished with a 1 x 1 rib cuff and an easy afterthought heel!
|Finished Size||6¾" (7½," 8", 8¾") approximate foot circumference|
|Yardage||approximately 120 (130, 140, 160) yards each of 3 colors|
3 skein of
(each a different color)
Shown in Deep Turquoise, Seafoam and Indigo
2 x Size US 1.5 [2.5mm] circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
|Gauge||32 sts = 4″ in Stockinette stitch|
US C [3.00mm] crochet hook to cast on
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|
Join Kaffe Fassett's new Afghan Knit-Along ...
Featuring Rowan's Pure Wool Worsted ... 25% Off
The design team at Rowan has once again teamed up with globally celebrated designer Kaffe Fassett to craft the perfect Knit-Along. This season, Kaffe has created an amazing colorwork afghan! The last Kaffe Fassett Knit Along was amazingly popular and this KAL will be no different. As always, we're delighted to help you find all the info you need to knit this project and participate in the KAL!
Kaffe kicks off the KAL on Thursday, March 30th!
Kaffe Fassett Afghan KAL
by Kaffe Fassett
Inspired by bold geometric tile designs, Kaffe's afghan design achieves his iconic look without any complicated colorwork. If you are an intermediate knitter, you will enjoy this project while building colorwork skills!
The afghan has a total of 48 squares knit from 13 unique patterns, plus a border and will be made using intarsia colorwork techniques. The layout of the squares flows around Kaffe's instantly recognizable tumbling block design. Each square is then placed to achieve the maximum geometric impact.
Did we talk about Kaffe's colorways? ... they are simply amazing! For this KAL, he has crafted only one simple yet effective colorway that captures his distinctive Kaffe signature. But choices are good! We have over 50 colors of Rowan's Pure Wool Worsted ... so if you would like to substitute colors, we have all the project details in the "Materials" section below ...
The Pattern and Schedule
Thursday, March 30th, 2017
Thursday, April 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, 2017
Thursday, May 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th, 2017
Thursday, June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd. Catch-up Week June 29th, 2017
Border and Finishing
Thursday, July 6th, 2017
The first weekly pattern segment will be released on March 30th, 2017 and will be updated every Thursday thru the end of June.
You can connect, ask questions, share photos, and get help via the Rowan's Ravelry group. Questions are typically answered daily.
Also "Coming Soon" to Rowan's website ...
You're also encouraged to share progress photos to the FiberWild and Friends group on Ravelry.
Materials and Yarn Pack
The project calls for 31 balls of the Pure Wool yarn in 14 colors ... no worries, we made it simple! We packaged Kaffe's colorway into a handy, easy to shop yarn pack ... priced at 25% Off!.
Each square is approximately 12 inches x 9.5 inches.
You will need 31 balls of Rowan's Pure Wool Superwash Worsted in 14 colors ... or simply order the yarn pack which includes ...
Adjust your size to obtain gauge.
20 stitches per 4.0 inches/10 cm. in stockinette
Rowan's “Pure Wool Superwash Worsted” is a wonderfully soft basic worsted weight yarn. This machine washable wool, comes in a rainbow of colors, so finding the right one for your next project will be easy. Make a simple snugly sweater, a warm and cozy hat, or a cuddle-worthy afghan out of Rowan's Pure Wool! All Pure Wool Superwash Worsted is 25% Off!
100% Superwash Wool
Yardage / Weight
219 yarns in 100g balls
20 Stitches over 4.0 inches/10 cm.
Hand Wash, Warm, Dry Flat
Don't hesitate to call or drop a note if we can help with your yarn, needle or notion selections!
Join Amanda "Mandobug" Cowl "Crochet Along Together" ...
Featuring HiKoo Simplicity in over 60 colors ... 20% Off
“Easy as 1-2-3” is a three color cowl perfect for those looking to learn how to crochet. The pattern features three of the most commonly used crochet stitches in an order that allows you to build your crochet skills. Each stitch is worked in a different color creating eye catching blocks of color that also help you learn to read your stitches. If you have been wanting to learn to crochet and are looking for an easy and stylish design, this project is for you!
As always, we're delighted to help you find all the info you need to crochet this project and participate in the Crochet Along Together! This is a terrific way to start crocheting ... the Crochet Along Together starts March 2nd!
Easy as 1-2-3 Cowl
by Amanda Mannas
Pattern Free on Ravelry
This is not a Mystery KAL! The pattern will be released in 4 weekly segments starting on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. You can put it into your Ravelry Library on or after March 2nd to automatically get the actual pattern and any updates during the CAT.
Skills you will learn during this CAT include how to crochet a chain, a single crochet, a half double crochet and double crochet. You will also learn how to whip stitch, weave in yarn ends ... not to mention how to read a crochet pattern and a crochet chart.
March 2nd, 2017
March 9th, 2017
March 16th, 2017
March 23rd, 2017
The Crochet Along Together will run for a month ... each week a series of written instructions, charts and video tutorials will take you through each step of the project. Updates will be posted to Ravelry ...
Video clips will be posted on Skacel's YouTube channel ...
47" Circumference x 5.25" Width (when laid flat)
3 skeins HiKoo Simplicity - 20% Off - 1 skein each of your three favorite colors!
Shown in Silver Hair (#36) / Aqua Mint (#09) / Deep Turquoise (#10)
117 yds color A (1 skein), 117 yds color B (1 skein), 117 yds color C (1 skein)
1 x 4.00mm Hook (see note below ...)
Note: There is no standard US sizing for crochet hooks! For example ... Skacel's addi 4.00mm hooks are labeled (F). Ravelry and other manufacturers call a 4.00mm crochet hook a size (G) ...
Adjust your size to obtain gauge.
20 stitches and 18.5 rows = 4 inches in Single Crochet
Machine Wash, Cold, Dry Flat
HiKoo's "Simplicity" is a buttery soft yarn that is available in a huge selection of colors. Machine washable and very hardy, this yarn is wonderful for afghans, children's wear, and anything else that gets daily use!
55% Superwash Wool / 28% Acrylic / 17% Nylon
Yardage / Weight
117 yarns in 50g
Crochet: 20 stitches and 18.5 rows = 4 inches in Single Crochet
Knitting: 20-22 Stitches over 4.0 inches/10 cm.
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Amanda put together the terrific Silver Hair / Aqua Mint / Deep Turquoise colorway ... but options are good! With over 60 colors of Simplicity to choose from, we thought we would create a few more colorways to get you started ... take a look!
Don't miss out on the fun! The CAT is FREE and Skacel is sponsoring a drawing for one first prize and two second place prizes. Winners will be chosen on April 25th! For more information on the contest, prizes and how to enter visit SkacelKnitting.com.
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.