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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!

A new yarn has arrived

Last week our long awaited shipment from UK based Baa Ram Ewe arrived and Titus is now available at My Sister Knits!

This wonderfully soft fingering weight yarn is a blend of 50% Wensleydale, 20% Blueface Leicester, and 30% Alpaca.  It is all  fiber that has been raised, sheared and spun in Yorkshire England.  Each 100 g skein contains 350 yards and knits up beautifully on US 2 and 3 needles.

 

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It has been voted “Favorite British Yarn by Knit Now magazine and has received rave reviews from designers, Ravelers, and other yarn enthusiasts.

What makes this yarn so special is the delicious blend of the two wools it includes.  Wensleydale wool is renowned for its silky luster and Bluefaced Leicester is soft and wonderfully fine.  With just a touch of alpaca added for softness and a bit of historical reference, this yarn is a pleasure to work with.

(You can read more about Sir Titus Salt — the namesake of these skeins – here).

 

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Along with the lovely skeins, we received new patterns as well as a booklet that is chock full of beautiful ideas for great knit accessories.  Above is a selection of the 10 patterns that are included in the Coop Knits Toasty Volume One booklet designed by Rachel Coopey.

And that’s not all!

 

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Julie also received a few tote bags that she’ll be giving away FREE with a Titus yarn purchase on a first come first served basis while supplies last.  We hope that you can pop by soon to see for yourself how special this beautiful yarn is.

 

Fibre Co.’s Knightsbridge has arrived

The gals of the Fibre Co. have created a new yarn this summer to add to their line of luxurious fiber blends that we know and love.  We’d like to introduce you to Knightsbridge.  Our skeins arrived in the shop just last week.

 

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This beautiful and delightfully soft worsted weight yarn is a plied blend of 65% Llama, 25% Merino, and 10% Silk.  It has wonderful drape, stitch definition and shine.  We were sent a care package earlier this summer so that we could preview a few skeins and try out the yarn.  Kate cast on for a chic pullover sweater designed by Carrie Bostick Hoge: Bronwen.

It features a very simple bottom up construction with picked up stitches for the sleeves.  It is a perfect pattern for those who haven’t yet tried sweater knitting.  Our sample is so luxurious that Theresa is considering casting on for one of her own this fall.  It would be her first sweater, and we know that this simple v-neck will look terrific on her.

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This pullover is part of a new pattern collection that has been released by Kelbourne Woolens.  The Knightsbridge Collection brings together 15 patterns from some of our favorite designers that all highlight this beautiful new yarn.  You can have your choice of all kinds of projects from sweaters to accessories.

We hope that you can visit us at the shop soon to take a look at our Bronwen sample, as well as the beautiful skeins of Knightsbridge. It is possible that they just may convince you to start a sweater of your own!