April 15, 2014

Interpretations Spotlight: Fathom

Need a quick knit? Fathom is a fantastic beanie with the slightest amount of slouch.

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We love the dainty cables bordered by the squishy stitch pattern. The combination is both balanced and interesting at the same time.

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Finished Measurements:
Finished brim circumference: 19”
Finished body circumference: 20 ¾”

Materials :
Yarn: 225 yards of sportweight yarn. We recommend Tosh Sport or Arroyo. Needles: 16″ circular needles in size US #2.5 (3 mm) and US #4 (3.5 mm)

Gauge:
22 sts and 38 rows = 4” in texture stitch, using larger needles.


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April 14, 2014

Interpretations Spotlight: Laneway

Got a case of the Mondays?  Banish the blues with a pop of hot pink!  This swingy tunic is adorned with a bright pink pocket – such a fun and unexpected way to add color.

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You can have a lot of fun picking the colors for your own Laneway.  You’ll want to choose a yarn with a little drape and a whole lot of softness to make this top one you’ll want to live in.  Check out our recommendations below!

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Sizes:
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
Finished chest circumference: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)”. For best results, choose a size with no ease.

Materials:
Yarn: 1220 (1340, 1480, 1620, 1740, 1860) yards of fingering weight yarn in the main color and 400 yards in stripe color. Pocket will need a small amount (approximately 50 yards) of yarn. We recommend Merino Silk Fine, Staccato or Pashmina (for a slightly denser tunic).
Needles: US 2½ (3 mm) and US 4 (3.5 mm) 32″ long circular needle and double point needles.

Gauge :
24 sts and 32 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch using larger needle.


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April 13, 2014

Interpretations Spotlight: So Close

Happy Sunday! Today’s Interpretations spotlight features Joji’s pattern So Close.

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This shawl will be an heirloom that will keep you warm and toasty for many years to come.  The center piece is worked in garter stitch and the border allows you to practice some classic lace and bobble stitches.  It’s stunning, don’t you think?

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Finished Measurements:
46 x 46” square.

Materials :
Yarn: 1150 yards DK weight in the main color and 180 yards contrasting color. We recommend Rylie, Superfine Merino or Blue Sky Sport.
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) circular or straight needles for the center square and 40” long circular needles for the border.

Gauge :
15.5 st and 31 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch


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April 12, 2014

Interpretations Spotlight: Fine Tune

Our Saturday spotlight is on Fine Tune, a stunning cowl that plays on the neutrals and neons trend that we have grown quite fond of here at the shop.

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Worked lengthwise, this cowl knits up in easy garter stitch with short rows throughout to highlight the striking pops of color.

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Finished Measurements:
10½” wide and 57½” long.

Materials:
Yarn: 650 yards fingering weight in main color yarn and 200 yards total for contrast colors (50 yards each if using 4 colors). We recommend KPM, Tosh Sock or Tosh Merino Light.
Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm)

Gauge:
23 stitches and 40 rows to 4 inches in garter st. Gauge is not crucial for this project. However, changes might result in a different yardage requirement.


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April 11, 2014

Interpretations Spotlight: Making Space

Our second trunk show spotlight has landed on Veera Välimäki’s Making Space. 

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This cardigan is described as being truly “rhythmic”.  The eyelet detailing at the yoke steadily grows and changes pace as it hits the accented stripe details.  Worked seamlessly from the neck down, this project will keep your attention and knit up surprisingly fast.

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Sizes:
XS (S, M, L, XL).
Finished Bust Measurements: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)” Choose a size with no ease.

Materials:
Yarn: 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 8) skeins of Tosh Sport or 980 (1100, 1250, 1360, 1480, 1600) yards of sport weight yarn.

Needles: US 6 (4 mm) and US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles and double point needles.

Gauge:
20 sts and 32 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch, using larger needle.


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