June 5, 2014

Trunk Show Spotlight: Amande Vest

Amande is a vest with a very unique construction.  If you decide to cast this on, be prepared to learn fun new techniques along the way!  Featuring a cool cabled racerback and pockets, this vest will be the perfect layering piece.


It knits up quick in a chunky weight wool called Ecological Wool.  With a whopping 478 yards per skein, it takes only 1 or 2 skeins to complete!  Choose from the array of undyed options or browse our aran and chunky weight selection for a substitute.

amandevest1.jpgSizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL,4XL)

Finished Bust Measurements: 29 (32.75, 36.25, 40.25, 44.25, 49, 52.25, 56.5)”

Yarn Requirements: Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool (100% Wool; 478 yds / 437 m per 250g skein]; color: Black (8095); 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins or 465 (530, 595, 660, 725, 790, 850, 915) yard of a similar yarn

Needles: US 10 (6.0 mm) circular needles

Gauge: 15 sts and 21 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch

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Trunk Show Spotlight: Lunaris Shawl

Knitting a Lunaris shawl allows you to experiment with different yarns and stripes to achieve completely different finished products.


You can stripe with the same yarns, different yarns, monochromatic colors or contrast colors.  The choice is yours!  We love Hilary’s use of Shibui Cima for the monochromatic version, but it would be lovely in Tosh Sock as well.


Size: 63” along top edge, 84” along bottom edge, 16.5″ height at center

Yarn: 325 yds fingering weight yarn in main color and 340 yards fingering weight weight in contrast color

Needles: US 6 (4mm) circular needle

Gauge: 19 sts & 32 rows = 4″  in Stockinette Stitch

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