November 29, 2012

Cowl Season: Twisted Cowl

Rasta Cowl

Sometimes in the middle of the holiday season a quick knit is needed. Voilá, the Twisted Cowll! With one skein of soft and chunky Rasta from Malabrigo, you will have a beautiful and thoughtful gift whipped up in no time. Rasta is 100% Merino wool and comes in many great Malabrigo colors. The cowl pictured in this post was knit in the colorway Piedras. Though it can’t be seen in the photo, it has a lovely twist in it causing a mobius effect.

This pattern is available in print and digital download here.

Skill level:  Intermediate
Finished measurements:  Approximately 30″ x 14″
Materials: 1 sk  of Malabrigo Rasta in your favorite color  24″ circular needles US#19ring marker, tapestry needle, scissors.

Rasta Cowl

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November 16, 2012

Classes, Classes, Classes

Needles and Yarn

Ready to learn something new this month? Check out our current class schedule for more details. Private and semi-private lessons are available by appointment. Call us for prices and scheduling.

Knitting 101
December 1, 8, 15: Saturdays 8:30 – 10:30 A.M.
December 3, 10, 17: Mondays 7:00 – 9 P.M.
December 5, 12, 19: Wednesdays 7:00 – 9 P.M.

Hats 101
December 3, 10: Mondays 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.

Hats 201
November 19 or December 17: Monday 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.

Crochet Christmas Stockings
December 4, 11, 18: Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.

Continental Knitting
December 13: Thursday 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.

Fair Isle
December 6: Thursday, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.

Entrelac Beginnings
December 4, 11: Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.

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November 9, 2012

Cowl Season: Mongolian Cashmere

Cashmere Cowl

Cooler weather combined with months of gift giving holidays makes for a new season:  Cowl Season. To celebrate the season over the next few months, we will highlight several cowls we love.

We start out with a cashmere bang!  The cowl, pictured above, requires 2 skeins of Mongolian Cashmere 4-ply by Jade Sapphire. It would make a lovely gift for someone special or a luxurious treat for yourself. This yarn is lofty, super soft and perfect for keeping your neck warm and toasty.

The pattern is also from Jade Sapphire and is available only with the purchase of 2 skeins of the Mongolian Cashmere 4-ply. If you’re ordering from us online, please mention that you would like us to include the pattern in the “Special Instructions” section at check out.

Happy Cowl Season!

Skill level:  Intermediate
Finished measurements:  26″x 10″
Materials: 1 sk each of Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere 4 ply in Ivory (00) and La Nuit (30), 24″ circular needles US#7, ring marker, tapestry needle, scissors.

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November 1, 2012

Ewe Ewe: Wooly Worsted

Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted

The latest superwash worsted weight wool to hit our shelves is Wooly Worsted by Ewe Ewe. Wooly Worsted is incredibly soft and springy with great stitch definition. “This is the Charmin of yarns,” says Clara Parkes of Knitter’s Review. Try it out on your next baby gift or colorwork project.

Fiber: 100% Merino Wool
Yardage: 95 yards
Gauge: 4.5 st = 1 inch
Care: Machine wash, lay flat to dry.

Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted

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