May 2, 2014

Free Pattern Friday: Arzote

Our friends at Berroco also celebrate Free Pattern Friday, so we couldn’t help share their latest offering!

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Revamping an old favorite (originally using a discontinued yarn called Lattitude), Arzote is a fabulous summer top knit out of a soft and fluffy cotton/alpaca blend called Maya.  We love the softness, loft and color palette.  The price is right, too!

mayastyleTake a peek at all the available colors of Maya and hopefully you too can celebrate Free Pattern Friday this week!


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April 25, 2014

Free Pattern Friday: Antique Silk Vest

When you’re not quite in the mood for a full length sweater but don’t want to be bored to tears, we find that a sleeveless vest or shell is the perfect antidote.

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This adorable peplum vest comes from our friends at Tahki Stacy Charles and calls for a springy sportweight cotton.

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL)

Bust 32.5 (36.5, 40.5, 44.5, 48.5)”

Yarn: 876 (1022, 1168, 1314, 1460) yards of sportweight cotton like Cotton Classic Lite

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If you don’t see a color in the Cotton Classic Lite that you adore, take a peek at Eco Baby, Autumn Wind or Venezia Sport (for a warmer version).


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April 21, 2014

Interpretations Spotlight: Feather and Cloud

Today is sadly our final Interpretations spotlight, as we must bid farewell to our trunk show.  We have this easy breezy cardigan on our minds today using the lovely Tosh Chunky.

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Subtle waist shaping and 3/4 length sleeves paired with romantic feather and fan detailing give this sweater a relaxed fit with a feminine flair. Thank goodness we just restocked our supply of Tosh Chunky!

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

Materials
Yarn: 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 7) skeins of  Tosh Chunky or 650 (730, 820, 900, 1050, 1150) yards of aran weight yarn

Gauge
16 sts and 24 rows = 4” in reverse Stockinette stitch using larger needles.


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April 20, 2014

Interpretations Spotlight: At Dawn

We saved one of the customer favorites for last. Everyone who dropped by to check out the trunk show was instantly drawn to this asymmetrical shawl.

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Using simple short rows and blissfully easy to knit garter stitch, this shawl plays on color in a subtle but elegant way.

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Finished Measurements:
80” from side to side and 26” from top to bottom at deepest point.

Materials :
Yarn: 440 yards fingering weight yarn in main color and 440 yards of contrasting color
Needles: US 2½ (3mm) circular or straight needles

Gauge :
20 stitches and 30 rows to 4 inches in garter stitch, after blocking (really stretching the fabric). Note: Gauge is not crucial for this project. However, changes might result in a different yardage requirement.


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April 19, 2014

Interpretations Spotlight: Dipped

What’s better than a versatile cowl with a bright pop of color? One that’s reversible! Meet the Dipped cowl, our featured pattern by Veera Välimäki.

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The squishy stitch pattern used on this cowl will keep its shape and be fun and engaging to knit. With all the colors available in Tosh Vintage, there are endless color combinations to cook up!

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Finished Measurements:
43” in circumference and 10½” deep (after blocking)

Materials :
3 skeins of Tosh Vintage (2 skeins main color and 1 skein contrast color) or 600 yards of any comparable worsted weight wool and US #7 (4.5 mm) needles

Gauge :
16 sts and 32 rows = 4” pattern stitch


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