June 18, 2012

Looking for Something Local?

Twirl Yarn on the shelf

Check out Twirl, by Mary Pettis-Sarley, a plant-dyed, acid-dyed, and undyed yarn spun from the wool of Mary’s sheep. The animals are free-range and raised humanely in the Carneros region of Napa Valley. Says Mary, “My thinking is that we are what we eat, so the animals and their fibers are ‘of this place.’”

Some fibers contain small amounts of mohair or alpaca depending on color. All yarn is available in 50-gram balls, approximately 140 yards per ball, and knits between 5.5 to 6 stitches per inch. Twirl yarns are a recent addition to the ImagiKnit online shop, so you don’t have to be in Northern California to enjoy this great yarn.

Mary Pettis-Sarley and her sheep
The photo above, of Mary Pettis-Sarley, was provided by Fibershed.

Filed under: new and noteworthy yarn — Courtney @ 3:33 pm

June 4, 2012

Summer Knits: Collage by Tahki

The book 'Collage' by Tahki in front of a sample sweater from the book. To the right is some of the yarn used for the sample sitting on the shelf

The new Spring/ Summer collection, Collage, by Tahki just hit our shelves. Along with the book we carry some of the yarns featured in the book, Rosa, Ripple and Cotton Classic Lite to name a few.

A collection of 21 stylish classic knit designs the Collage collection features both summery tops and tanks, as well as vests, cardigans and pullovers that transcend the seasons, making them great year-round layering pieces. Featured yarns are all-natural fibers guaranteeing you comfort as well as style. Check out some of the patterns.

What do you like to knit during the Summer months?

Filed under: beautiful things to make,new books and magazines — Courtney @ 12:44 pm