June 11, 2014

Trunk Show Spotlight: Gemma Cardigan

Gemma is a simple cardigan with lace “necklace” at the collar that is knit from the top down with a circular yoke.


Three-quarter length sleeves are adorned with the same lace as the collar. Gemma is a super flattering cardigan and sure to become a wardrobe staple!


Finished Measurements: Bust: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)”
Materials Used: 770 (880, 990, 1100, 1210, 1320, 1430) yards of DK or light worsted weight wool or wool blend yarn, such as Cascade 220, Tosh DK or Malabrigo Silky Merino
Needle Size: US 5 (3.75mm) circular needles (length needed is determined by size: at least 32” for XS-L, at least 40” for XL-3XL). Same size of needles preferred for working sleeves in the round (e.g. DPNs, two circular needles, or long enough for Magic Loop)

Gauge: 21 stitches & 26 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch

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June 10, 2014

Trunk Show Spotlight: Koukla Cardigan

Koukla (Greek for “doll”) is a flattering cardigan with an empire waist and pockets.  Our manager knit one last year and lived in it all winter long!


The bodice is knit in pieces with set-in sleeves, and the skirt portion is picked up from the bottom of the bodice and worked down to the hem. The sleeves are worked along with the skirt in a unique way that requires no finishing. It’s lightweight yet warm just where you need it.


Finished Measurements:
Bust: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)”
Length: 22½ (23½, 24¼, 25, 25, 25¾)”


Yarn & Needles:
6 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins of Rowan Kid Classic or 945 (1070, 1195, 1320, 1450, 1575) yards of a worsted weight yarn
US 7/4.5mm circular needle


20 sts & 28 rows = 4″ in Stockinette stitch

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June 7, 2014

Trunk Show Spotlight: Nola Cloche

Nola (which is Latin for bell) has quickly become a customer favorite!  This darling cloche hat can be knit in either bulky or worsted weight yarn.


This hat starts with a twisted brim and finishes with spiral decreases along the crown.  Since it calls for the lovely Madelinetosh Vintage or Chunky, the hardest part of making this hat will be picking the color!

18 (20, 22)” circumference, to fit heads 20 (22, 24)”
The rolled brim is adjustable, and the hat measures 4.5 (5, 5.5)”

Bulky version – 1 skein of Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky
Worsted version – 1 skein of Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage

Bulky version – US 10 (6.0 mm) circular needle and double pointed needles
Worsted version – US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle and double pointed needles

Bulky version – 15 sts & 23 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch
Worsted version – 19 sts & 24 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch

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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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