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A KAL for you to consider

We are very excited about the Spinnery Mewesic yarn that we have at the shop.

This beautifully tweedy 100% wool DK weight yarn has gathered a lot of attention recently because it is featured in Amy Christoffer’s new shawl pattern Gold Rush.

 

© Amy Christoffers/ Savory Knitting

© Amy Christoffers/ Savory Knitting

We wanted to be sure to let you know that there is a KAL for this pattern that begins Monday November 24th.  This will give you a beautiful project to work on just in time for one of the busiest travel weeks of the year!

You can find out more details on the Raverly discusson board here.   You’ll connect new friends across the country who who love knitting as much as you do and you may find some inspiring project photos as knitters get started later this month.

You should also know that here is a contest associated with this KAL, whomever posts the most about their project on the Thanksgiving 2014 KAL discussion board will win a $25 Spinnery gift certificate.

 

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We have a wonderful selection of Mewesic in the shop for you to choose from.  You only need four skeins to complete Amy’s shawl.

You may also want to consider using Green Mountain Spinnery Alpaca Elegance. (Kate has chosen 4 skeins of the Earl Grey color for her shawl – second from the left on the top row).

 

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This 50/50 blend of Targee wool and alpaca has a beautiful drape to it that could be a perfect match for the Gold Rush Shawl.

 

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We have a sample in the shop of Kate’s first published pattern the Equinox Poncho knit up by our dear friend Helen from Boulder and modeled by Theresa above.  You can easily see how beautifully this yarn knits up into a fabric that you want to wrap yourself up in.

We hope that you pop into the shop soon to see these two beautiful new yarns we have in stock.  If you decide to join the Gold Rush Shawl KAL, you may want to visit before the 24th when the fin begins!

An exclusive yarn

We are very pleased to announce that My Sister Knits is the first LYS in the Us to carry Green Mountain Spinnery’s Mewesic.

This yarn features a rustic blend of soft wools from a variety of breeds including Rambouillet, Columbia, Targhee and Friesian which has been mixed with the lustrous fleeces from Corriedale, Montadale and Romneys.

The result is a lofty yet durable yarn with great stitch definition.  The Spinnery makes woolen processed yarns that provide warmth without the weight of worsted processed yarns.

 

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We have a wonderful sample of Ysolda’s Blank Canvas Sweater that Kate knit up earlier this fall as her Rhinebeck sweater.  This beautifully simple pullover with flattering waist shaping perfectly illustrates how stunning this yarn is.

 

mewesic blank canvas

The rich tweedy color is the result of blending pre-dyed wool in the carding process.  You’ll find a depth of color here that is impossible to achieve any other way.

We hope that you can visit us soon to see these skeins for yourself.  We can’t wait to see what you make with it!

Gradient kits have arrived!

Those of you who receive our newsletter already know that we have been expecting new yarn to arrive from one of our favorite local dyers: Sunshine Yarns.

Yesterday afternoon, our limited edition gradient kits arrived ahead of the rest of the shipment and we knew that you’d need to take a look at them as soon as possible!

 

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Dani sent two types of kits and both are priced at $60.  One includes 6 mini skeins of her Classic Sock yarn for a total of 750 yards of superwash 100% merino fingering weight yarn.

She also sent a smaller quantity of kits that include 6 mini skeins of her Merino Sport yarn for a total of 450 yards of deliciously soft washable wool.

 

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She has crafted some stunning color combinations as well as the gorgeous tonal gradients.  We think that you are going to love what she came up with as much as we do.

 

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We have found a dozen beautiful patterns that will make the most of these luscious skeins and we’d love to share our project ideas with you.

Some of our favorites include the Spectral Cowl that you may have seen in the newsletter, Fiar designed by Irish Girlie Knits, and the Brush Creek Shawl designed by Carina Spenser.

We have other pattern ideas for the sport weight kits and some darling little dresses for your little princess that will look amazing knit up with these yarns.

These limited edition combinations are sure to be a hit this holiday season, so you may want to give us a call at 970-407-1461 or visit us soon to enjoy the best selection.  We look forward to seeing you.

The Allium collection from Kelbourne Woolens

A beautiful collection of shawls has arrived this week from our friends at Kelbourne Woolens.  The Allium Collection includes 8 delicate shawl patterns designed by Grace Anna Farrow.

 

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On the left is Lillydale and on the right is Allium (the name sake of the collection).

These intermediate patterns both incorporate simple lace work and various other techniques such as short rows and picking up stitches.  They may provide you with a a perfect project to try something new!

 

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Next we have two beautiful lace scarves: Umbrel on the left and Shallot on the right.  Their generous dimensions ensure yards of fabric to wrap up in.

 

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And last but not least are three beautiful wraps: Roseum, Cepa, and Twinleaf.

All of these samples feature the Fibre Co.’s Meadow, a tweedy lace-weight blend of 40% Merino, 25% Llama, 20% Silk, and 15% Linen.

We have a rich selection of lace weight yarns from Sweet Georgia, ShiBui, Anzula and others.  We would love to help you find a color combination you love among one of these.

These beautiful shawls will only remain in the shop until the middle of the month, so we hope that you are able to visit us soon to be able to see them in person.

Last minute gifts

Just in case you missed our post last month about a great last minute gift idea, we thought we’d share photos of a second Magnum cowl that Julie knit in one afternoon with one skein of Madeline Tosh ASAP and a tiny bit of another using Size US 15 needles.

 

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She cast on 62 stitches, and joined to work in the round.  Julie used a fun bright pop of contrast color yarn for her cast on and cast off rows.  She alternated between knit and purl rows creating a lush garter stitch fabric that is dense and soft.  She continued until she had just enough yarn to cast off.  After weaving in her ends and a quick block, her cowl is ready to go.

Stop on by and we can get you started on a cowl of your own.  If you join us for a few hours of knitting during our Community Knit Night this Tuesday, you may have a finished cowl to take home!