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Sock of the Month: “Spice Market” Socks

Put some color in your step with our "Spice Market" Socks ...
Featuring Schoppel Wolle's Zauberball yarn!

The "Spice Market" Socks pay homage to the vibrant colors seen in traditional marketplaces across India, the Middle East and North Africa. Vendors sell a variety of goods from fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and cheeses to wines and liquors, clothing, shoes and textiles. The lively activity is highlighted by the shouts of vendors tempting those passing by! It's a place not only to pick up your weekly groceries, but to catch up with neighbors, get a coffee or to hear live music.

Amy was taken with the bins of colorful spices and they quickly became the inspiration for the design of her eye-catching "Spice Market" Socks. Using the long color changes of Zauberball Yarn and an entrelac knitting technique, she was able to evoke the colors and shapes of the exotic spice market bins!

Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of Schoppel Wolle's Zauberball Yarn!

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Spice Market Socks

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase
of Zauberball

When looking at the rows of spices in baskets, Amy's mind immediately went to the shape and structure of entrelac to create the Spice Market Socks!

Worked from the toe up, the top of the foot and leg are knit in entrelac while the bottom of the foot remains in stockinette stitch. The socks have a pretty eye of partridge heel and and a ribbed cuff with a couple of rows of reverse-stockinette for a decorative edge.

PLEASE NOTE: Amy happened to get very closely matching color repeats on her socks ... but this almost never happens with Zauberball self-striping yarn. If you absolutely must have semi-matching socks, you may want to wind the yarn by hand (it does not play well with a swift and ball winder) to get two balls that start at roughly the same color repeat. Or, simply embrace the uniqueness of the two slightly mismatched socks ... they are so in style right now!!

Finished Sizes

Small (Medium, Large) - Due to the stretchy nature of the entrelac blocks, these socks can stretch lengthwise or around. The medium size is approx. 7" wide but can stretch to 9" wide.

Materials

1 skein of Schoppel Wolle Zauberball

Shown in Oktoberfest

Yardage

Approximately 375, (400, 430) yards (1 ball)

Needles

2 x 24" circular needles - Choose your foot width (narrow, medium or wide) and foot length (small or medium/large) to determine which needle to use.
SEE NEEDLE SIZES BELOW -

Foot Length​             

Small

Med/Large

Narrow Foot

2.00mm

2.25mm

Medium Foot

2.25mm

2.50mm

Wide Foot

2.50mm

2.75mm

Gauge

30 sts = 4" in Stockinette on US 1.5 [2.50mm]

Notions

1 double point needle for transferring stitches, crochet hook US B for casting on

Skill Level

Intermediate

"Spice Market" Socks   |   Schoppel Wolle's Zauberball  |  Shown in Oktoberfest

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YARN

Schoppel Wolle Zauberball

“Zauberball is a unique single ply yarn that is dyed in long color stripes. It is the perfect playground for different types colorwork, but it also looks terrific in simple styles, too. A wonderful yarn for socks, Zauberball also looks lovely as a shawl or other accessory!

Fiber Content

75% Superwash Wool / 25% Nylon

Yardage / Weight

459 yds in 100g

Gauge

30 sts over 4" on US 0 – 2 [2.00 – 3.00mm]

Care Instructions

Machine Wash, Dry Flat

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Sierra Sun Hat and Mittens in Classic Elite’s Fresco

Sun motifs adorn the "Sierra Sun" hat and mitten set ...
Featuring Classic Elite's soft Fresco yarn!

Wonderfully warm and supple, the Sierra Sun Hat and Mittens have a classic southwestern style.  Three colors make this set super cute, but only two colors are knit at one time ... making it a fun and easy colorwork project. Knit a set for yourself or some one you love ... they would make an amazing gift!

Get the both patterns FREE with purchase of Fresco Yarn for a limited time!

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Sierra Sun Hat and Mittens

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase of Fresco Yarn

The Sierra Sun Hat and Mittens feature easy colorwork that is perfect for those new to the technique, while still being fun for the more experienced colorwork knitter. The classic southwestern sun motifs are accented with nifty picot edges.

We love the Ozone, Tomato and Brown combination ... but with so many Fresco colors to choose from, we put together four other recommended colorway combos (see below).  Easy and fun knitting you will will treasure for years to come!

MITTENS

Finished Sizes

7" (7.5", 8") approximate circumference

Yardage

140 yards MC, 80 yards CC1 and 30 yards CC2

Materials

3 x Classic Elite Yarns Fresco - 1 skein MC, 1 skein CC1 and 1 skein CC2

Note: to make both the Hat and Mittens you will need 2 skeins of the MC and only 1 skein CC1 and 1 skein CC2

Needles

double point needles or 2 x circular needles to obtain gauge and sizes below ...

Small        Cuff: US 1 [2.50mm]   Body: US 2 [2.75mm]

Medium    Cuff: US 2.5 [3.0mm]  Body: US 3 [3.25mm]

Large        Cuff: US 3 [3.25mm]   Body: US 4 [3.50mm]

Yarn Gauge

26 sts = 4" in Stockinette on US 5

Pattern Gauge in Stranded Colorwork

32 sts = 4” on US 2 [2.75mm]

30 sts = 4” on US 3 [3.25mm]

28 sts = 4” on US 4 [3.50mm]

Notions

Waste yarn

Skill Level

Intermediate

HAT

Finished Sizes

21" (22") approximate circumference

Yardage

120 yards MC, 80 yards CC1 and 30 yards CC2

Materials

3 x Classic Elite Yarns Fresco - 1 skein MC, 1 skein CC1 and 1 skein CC2

Note: to make both the Hat and Mittens you will need 2 skeins of the MC and only 1 skein CC1 and 1 skein CC2

Needles

Small
16" US 2 [2.75mm] and 16" US 3 [3.25mm] circulars
and US 3 [3.25mm] double point needles

Large
16" US 3 [3.25mm] and 16" US 4 [3.50mm] circulars 
and US 4 [3.50mm] double point needles

Yarn Gauge

26 sts = 4" in Stockinette on US 5

Pattern Gauge in Stranded Colorwork

30 sts = 4” on US 3 [3.25mm]

28 sts = 4” on US 4 [3.50mm]

Notions

Skill Level

Stitch Marker

Intermediate

Sierra Sun Hat & Mittens   |   Classic Elite Yarns Fresco   |   Shown in Ozone, Tomato & Alpaca Brown

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YARN

Fresco

Classic Elite's "Fresco" is a blend of wool, baby alpaca, and angora with magnificent colors! This super soft yarn has great stitch definition as well, making it fantastic for lace, color work, or good old stockinette stitch projects!

Fiber Content

60% Wool / 30% Baby Alpaca / 10% Angora

Yardage / Weight

164 yds in 50g

Gauge

26 sts over 4" on US 5 [3.75mm]

Care Instructions

Hand Wash Cold, Dry Flat

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Winter Fire Shawl in Zen Yarn Garden’s Serenity Silk Plus

Knit the vibrant "Winter Fire Shawl" ... 
Featuring Zen Yarn Garden's Serenity Silk Plus ... 20% Off!

Ice, fire and serious dragons!  ... the season previews of Game of Thrones inspired Amy and Vera (our #1 Thrones fan) to design this fun and dramatic shawl pattern. The shawl takes its cue from the shape of a dragon's wing and the color Amy selected is the perfect reflection of ice with sparks of fire throughout.  Winter is finally here with the striking Winter Fire Shawl!

Choose your favorite shade from over 30 colorways in stock ... the shawl takes only one skein, and the yarn is 20% Off! Bonus: the pattern is FREE with purchase of Serenity Silk + yarn!

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Winter Fire Shawl
by Amy Loberg
Pattern FREE with purchase of Serenity Silk Plus 

Worked in a rhythmic lace pattern, this crescent shaped shawl starts with just a few stitches and fans out into dramatic points to create an eye-catching silhouette. Rows of garter stitch add interest and structure to the design ... and the soft and silky Serenity Silk Plus has amazing drape. You'll love throwing this fierce little shawl around your shoulders!

Finished Sizes

17” top of neck to bottom, 60” across top edge, blocked

Yardage

475 yards (1 skein)

Materials

1 x  Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk Plus

Shown in In Blue 1925

Needles

US 4 [3.50mm] in any length (for cast on edge) and US 5 [3.75mm] 40” circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge

20 sts = 4" in stockinette stitch on larger needles, blocked

Skill Level

Intermediate

"Winter Fire Shawl"   |   Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk Plus   |   Shown in "In Blue 1925"

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YARN

Serenity Silk Plus 

Zen Yarn Garden's “Serenity Silk +” is a wonderful blend of superwash merino wool, soft cashmere, and luxurious silk. This 2 ply yarn boasts great stitch definition and wonderfully saturated colorways. Serenity Silk Plus is a great choice for delicate fine gauge garments, beautiful lace shawls, or a pair of luxurious socks!

Fiber Content

75% Superwash Merino Wool / 15% Cashmere / 10% Silk

Yardage / Weight

500 yds in 100g

Gauge

28 - 32 sts over 4" on US 1– 3 [2.25 – 3.25mm]

Care Instructions

Hand Wash, Dry Flat

Thanks to HBO for the use of the Game of Thrones pictures!