June 7, 2013

Staff Creations: Katelyn’s Moderne Baby Blanket

Moderne Baby Blanket

Katelyn whipped up this Moderne Baby Blanket to celebrate her not-so-baby-sized baby brother’s college graduation.   The pattern calls for DK weight yarn, so to modify to an afghan size, Katelyn used size 11 needles and a much bigger yarn — Cascade 128 Superwash — and followed the pattern as written.

Katelyn used four skeins per color but ended up dipping into a fifth skein for the two largest sections.  She crocheted along the edges. You can access most of the pattern for free online, with the exception of the mitered border.  The full pattern is available in Mason Dixon Knitting.

Look how big the blanket turned out to be!

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Yarn Peace on Boston

Earlier this week, a customer shared her story of contributing to a collaborative work of public art by Communal Yarn Bomb. She writes:

“Yarn, not bombs. Creating, not destroying.
We, of Communal Yarn Bomb, are saddened by the violence that recently struck Boston. We mourn for the loss of life as well as for the stress that the events caused for its citizens, especially its children. In an effort to promote non-violence and non-violent or civil rights-impeding responses to violence, we organized a “Yarn Bomb of Peace” for the people of Boston. We believe that peace begins in each person’s heart and mind and we want to help those touched by violence to heal. This project is our small gesture toward that end. Olive green is the color for peace and figures prominently in these creations.”
world boston

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We now carry Stacatto from Shibui

Perfect for the coming summer months (or for beating San Francisco’s infamous June Gloom), Stacatto is lightweight, drapey, and super soft. Comprised of 70% Merino Wool and 30% Silk, this fingering weight yarn would be great as a shawl, gloves or summer hat.  Its color range is so sweet and would make amazing Endpaper Mitts. Flipping through Knitscene Summer 2013, Stacatto would be great in so many of these patterns as well.


70% Merino Wool 30% Silk

7 to 8 stitches per inch

Hand wash, lay flat


Filed under: new and noteworthy yarn — Admin @ 7:58 am