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Knitted Wit Sock Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve (May 2023)

Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve - Craft the Parks 2023: May, Natural History, West USA
dyed on Knitted Wit Sock:
80% Super Wash Merino, 20% Nylon
4 ounces, 420 yards
Four plies of super wash merino and nylon make this the ideal sock yarn.

This yarn is exclusive to Knitted Wit's annual National Parks Club, Craft the Parks!

After several years of park adventures have exhausted all of the traditional US National Parks, save one, so this year, Knitted Wit will be showcasing other National Parks areas, such as National Recreation Areas, Heritage sites, etc. Most will fall under one of 4 categories:

  • National History – Eastern USA
  • National History – Western USA
  • Indigenous Culture
  • Human Rights Leaders/notable people

Each summer (May - August) four new colorways are released.  The Craft the Parks colorways are only available at participation local yarn shops. 

Traveling this summer?  Want to collect more from the 2023 Craft the Parks collection?  You can find other participating shops here.  
Staying at home this summer? Follow along on the Knitted Wit blog.

Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve
Where is it located?

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is a U.S. national monument and national preserve in the Snake River Plain in central Idaho. It is along US 20, between the small towns of Arco and Carey, at an average elevation of 5,900 feet above sea level.

Whose land does it reside upon?

Humans have inhabited the Snake River Plain since at least the end of the last Ice Age, first showing up in the archeological record 12,000- 14,000 years ago. Members of the Shoshone and Bannock tribes and their ancestors had the most contact among native inhabitants with the lava fields of Craters of the Moon. The Shoshone were a branch of the Northern Shoshone that inhabited the upper Columbia River Basin, while the Bannock were a branch of the Northern Paiute. These two groups both occupied the Snake River Plain, intermingled, travelled and hunted together, and otherwise coexisted while speaking slightly different languages.

When was it established?

The Monument was established on May 2, 1924

About this park:

Craters of the Moon is a vast ocean of lava flows with scattered islands of cinder cones and sagebrush. We invite you to explore this "weird and scenic landscape" where yesterday's volcanic events are likely to continue tomorrow. The Monument contains numerous cultural as well as natural resources.

Why did we choose these colors?

The main photo on the park’s home page (linked here: was the inspiration for our colorway.

For more information:

NPS website: