July 11, 2014

Free Pattern Friday: Boneyard Shawl

Diane is hosting Free Pattern Friday this week!  To help get her in the spirit of our Stephen & Steven Fiberlicious Tour last week, she cast on for Stephen West’s Boneyard shawl.


The Boneyard shawl is one of those patterns you can knit up with almost anything.  It calls for a DK weight yarn but looks great in anything from fingering to a heavy worsted.  When Diane first saw the gorgeous samples of Shibui Heichi from our yarn rep, she knew she had to have some.  100% recycled silk in a worsted weight – what can be better for warm weather knitting?   And the colors are gorgeous!


She was looking to knit a scarf to wear to her son’s games and found the perfect brown and gold (Grounds and Solar) to represent his school’s colors.  She grabbed two skeins of each color and whipped this up in no time.


Gorgeous!  Jules was happy to model the finished product.  The Boneyard shawl is a perfect beginner to intermediate project that knits up quick and can be easily adjusted.  Snag the free copy here and browse our wide selection of Heichi to see if there’s a color combo you can’t live without.

Happy knitting!

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July 8, 2014

Pattern Release: Three New Cowls

Allison is at it again!  We are excited to announce the release of three brand new cowls that feature the Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze.


Rain Dancer (on the left) is an infinity cowl calling for two skeins of Merino Worsted Superwash.  We love how quickly it works up on a size 10 needle!

In the middle is our Flower Shower cowl.  It takes only one skein of Merino Worsted Superwash and also calls for a size 10 needle.

On the right side, you will find our Crossover Cowl.  This petite cowl will keep your neck warm and snug with a thick, squishy stitch pattern.  It also calls for only one skein of yarn paired with size 10.5 circular needle.

All of Allison’s patterns can be downloaded or purchased in store for $3.99.  See her full collection here!

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June 14, 2014

Trunk Show Spotlight: Cloudy Sunday

Cloudy Sunday is a staff favorite!  It’s very likely you’ve already seen Katelyn flaunting her ruby red Cloudy Sunday around the shop.


Can you blame us?  You can wear it alone, over a long sleeve tee or under a jacket.  The dramatic cowl neck cascades out over the sweater and adds beautiful depth to the garment.


Cloudy Sunday is knit in one piece from the bottom up to the underarms, when the front and back are split and worked separately. The cap sleeves are extensions of the front and back pieces, so the only seaming necessary is just a little bit of stitching up the shoulders. In bulky yarn, this is a very quick knit.


Sizes:  XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
Finished Measurements: 28” (32”, 36”, 40”, 44”, 48”, 52”, 56″) bust
Yarn Requirements: 718 (820, 923, 1025, 1128, 1230, 1333, 1435) yards of a bulky weight yarn. We recommend Cascade 128 Superwash.
Needles: US 10 (6.0 mm) circular needle (length needed is determined by bust measurement), same size of needle for working sleeves in the round (e.g. DPNs, two circular needles), same size, shorter needle for working cowl in the round (16” for XS-L, 24” for XL-4XL), US 10.5 (6.5 mm) shorter circular needle for last half of cowl, to give it drape (optional)
Gauge: 15 stitches x 20 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch

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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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