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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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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