For those who love the Forest Weave sweater from DanDoh, or just love linen, we have a lovely new yarn. It is Linen Concerto, from Plymouth. It is 48% Rayon, 42% Linen, and 10% Cotton. It is much softer than the Schulana Kilino that I used for the Forest Weave sweater, looking towards summer, it should have a lovely coolness and drape well.
Our pattern of the week is the Molly Beret by local designer Alana Dakos, of Never Not Knitting. Seems like lots of you have been looking for kid’s hats lately. I was looking through our patterns and this popped out. It is offered in sizes ranging from baby to adult. Our Misti Alpaca Sock yarn would be perfect! I think Koigu and Crock-O-Dye would be really fun too.
Here is our latest pattern of the week. It’s the Lolita Vest by Imagine Knit Designs. It’s light weight and has a flattering drape that works for any body type and any season.
It calls for DK weight yarn, my recommendations include Rowan Felted Tweed (nice and tweedy), Rowan Summerspun (50% Cotton/50% wool - good for summer!), Debbie Bliss Rialto (super soft!), Madelinetosh Tosh DK (gorgeous colors), and good old Cascade 220.
This week’s pattern is from Churchmouse. The Pressed Rib Cap & Muffler is a great project to make for the man in your life. We all know how hard it is to find good patterns and colors for boys! I have put a few manly color choices from Swan’s Island, Sweet Georgia, and Cascade in the box of recommended yarns.
Hope you all had a fun Valentine’s Day!
Here is our new pattern of the week: The Natalie Cardigan from Swan’s Island. It has modern, clean lines that I think will appeal to a lot of my knitting friends. Pretty much any worsted weight yarn will do, I have pulled a few skeins that I think would be awesome!
I always look forward to receiving the new Interweave magazine! In this issue there are several really cute sweaters, some fun lacy things, and an article about the Knitter’s Pride factory in India that is quite informative.
I’ve also been rearranging the store. One, because it’s time. Two, just to guarantee that nobody will be able to find anything without me!
We have so many cute patterns and I’m on a mission to find a way to display them properly so that they can get the attention they deserve!! In the mean time, I am introducing a new idea for us — “Pattern of the Week”. Each week we will display a pattern we think is fun and include yarn recommendations for it.
This week our pattern is “Zuzu’s Petals” by Carina Spencer. It’s a cute cowl designed to look like shawlette you have casually tied around your neck (how many of us have been successful at that look?). It’s written for two weights, sport or worsted. I am recommending Noro in sock or Silk Garden, along with Picket Fence 3 Ply fingering, Juniper Moon Moonshine worsted, and Sweet Georgia Sock or Superwash Worsted.
We survived the holidays (and inventory – there’s a lot of stuff in here!). . . .and now back to work.
We’ve added a fun new line called Sweet Georgia. Their colors are gorgeous, awsome, and intense! Check out their Superwash Worsted (200 yds per skein), Superwash Sock (400 yards per skein), and the lovely Trinity (superwash/cashmere/silk blend) with 200 yards.
There are new colors and yarns from local dyer, Picket Fence Fiber Studio. We love the baby alpaca/merino blend that is so soft and luscious you won’t want to stop knitting! There’s a 3-ply sock weight Superwash Merino with 490 yards to play with!
We have also stocked up on Crazy Zauberball, self-striping Zauberwolle, Cascade 220 Superwash, and Simpliworsted by Hikoo. The new Tailwagger should be in your inbox – check out our new fun classes!
We’re thinking about Christmas around here! If you need a last minute present for someone (or have a lot of people to knit for) these are the projects for you! These three projects are fun and knit up fast, fast, fast!
From left to right, they are the Abstract Cowl, the Salt Cowl, and the Ushya Leaf cowl. The Abstract Cowl takes approximately 220 yards of DK weight yarn (the sample is Kim’s Picket Fence Fiber Studio), Salt only uses one skein of Misti Alpaca Chunky, and Ushya takes two skeins of Debbie Bliss Wintergarden (which is a new yarn for us – you should check it out).