Posts Categorized: New Arrivals

A new kit to play with

We have a passion for playing with color.  We love cowls.  And we love making kits that provide you with some savings when skeins can be split to provide you with the perfect amount of yarn.

 

beech cowl kits

We have a new cowl kit to introduce this month: the Beech Cowl designed by Barbara W. Collins.  We have paired this textured striped cowl pattern with a wonderful yarn, Sunshine Merino Sport.  This locally dyed washable merino yarn is a perfect match for this project.

 

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Our limited edition kits include the pattern and 5 mini skeins (roughly a third of a skein each) in three stunning colorways.  By splitting skeins, we are able to pass along a savings of over half the cost of the five full skeins to you.  And the wound yarn is ready to be worked straight out of the bag.

Call the shop at 970-407-1461 for pricing details and to get a kit set aside for you.  These are sure to sell out quickly!

 

Dawn’s Cap Sleeve Lattice Top

Dawn finished two projects last week.  The first, her Bronntanas by Ysolda Teague was the work of less than a week of knitting.  The second was the work of a whole summer.  She started the Cap Sleeve Lattice Top in May.

We hope that we have a few warm days of an Indian Summer over the next several weeks so that Dawn can enjoy this beautiful top before storing it away for next year.

 

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She used three skeins of Madelinetosh Dandelion using size US 5 needles. This delightful blend of 90% Merino and 10% Linen is soft to the touch and lightweight.  It is a perfect choice for summer knits.  We love how the linen in the yarn adds some crisp stitch definition that makes that lattice pattern at the yoke look like a million dollars.

 

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Since she selected a fingering weight yarn instead of the sport weight specified by the pattern, she did a gauge swatch and made some stitch count adjustments to ensure a proper fit.

We know that sometimes the perfect yarn choice is not the one recommended by the pattern.  If you run into a similar situation, let us help you with gauge questions.  We’d love to help you make your project perfect!

Beautifully done Dawn!  And a big thank you to her husband Harold for the lovely photos.

Ysolda’s giftalong (part 2)

The newest pattern from Ysolda’s Knitworthy Knit Along arrived in our inbox earlier this week. Hediye is a lovely two-toned shawl a beautiful cable border.  “The edging is worked first, and then stitches for the center are picked up along one of the long edges and decreased towards the top.

The cable patterns on the edging would be an excellent introduction to cabling and a good place to practice cabling without a cable needle. No crossings involve more than a total of 4 stitches and the pattern is intuitive to follow. Short rows are worked into each repeat so that the outer edge is longer.

Hediye is shown in two colors but would be equally beautiful in a single color or you could get creative and play with stripes or color blocking in the center triangle.”

 

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Our friend and neighbor Kristin is going to be casting on for this project using two colors (and three skeins) of our newest arrival, Shibui Maai.

We love the beautiful contrast of the plum and mustard tones that she selected.  This yarn is going to create a deliciously soft shawl and the chain construction of the yarn is going to ensure that Kristin’s cables look their best!

We’ll share photos of her finished shawl when it comes off her needles with you and the Ravelry Group Ysolda established.  Knowing Kristin, we won’t have long to wait.

We hope that you’ll pop by our shop  and let us find a terrific project for you to start that just may end up as a gift for someone you love this holiday season.

We have Shibui’s newest yarn in stock

We are thrilled to be able to announce to you that Shibui has created yet another new yarn: Maai.  It is as wonderful as the others!  And just the thing for warm snuggly soft winter knits.

Pronounced (mah-ha-ee) this DK weight chained yarn was named for the Japanese word for break or pause.  We love the idea of taking a break from daily routines to steal a few moments of indulgent stitching.  This yarn will be as delicious to work with as it will be to finally wear.

 

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Maai is an entirely luxurious blend of 70% superbaby alpaca and 30% merino.

The chainette construction adds volume without weight.  The yarn will have more structure you might expect from a yarn with such a high alpaca content.  So you’ll be enveloped by light, cushiony knits with incredible softness – perfect for next-to-skin garments and accessories.

 

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The chainette structure will also contribute defined stitches with a soft hand, perfect for lush cables, and sumptuous stockinette.  And with the eye-catching Shibui spectrum of colors, there is much to be excited about.

These 50 gram skeins include 170 yards of yarn.  We would love to help you chose a perfect pattern to play with.  We hope that you can visit us and these beautiful skeins while our selection is robust.  See you soon!

A new kit for Fall!

We know how much fun it can be to find the perfect project with a carefully selected color palette all wrapped up and ready to go.  And when special savings are included, it makes it even more appealing!

Dawn has created a very special kit to kick off our Fall knitting season. She has combined Julie Hoover’s Kimmswick scarf pattern (that is included in the Brooklyn Tweed’s BT Winter 13 collection) with one of our favorite fingering weight yarns.  Our kit contains a total of 5.5 skeins of Isager Alpaca 2 yarn: 4 full skeins, two half skeins and two quarter skeins.

Since we were able to split skeins, providing you with the perfect amount of yardage you need for the intricate color work of the pattern, we can pass the savings on to you!  Our kit will retail for $82.75, and includes a copy of the pattern.

 

kitThis tube scarf is a perfect project for anyone eager to try their hand at color work this fall.  It has a generous finished measurement of 8 inches wide and 72 inches long.  It is worked in the round using a stranded technique that is clearly described by Julie’s carefully detailed instructions.

Dawn has found a beautiful color palette that combines flattering neutrals with fun pop colors that makes the details of the pattern’s design look stunning.

We hope that you can stop by the shop when you get a chance to take a closer look at the pattern.  We know that these kits will be a big hit this season and our limited quantity are certain to fly off the shelf quickly!