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.

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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!

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

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

Needles:
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

Gauge:
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.

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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.

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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.

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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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May 30, 2014

Free Pattern Friday: Capron Throw

As the weather starts to heat up, it’s important to find yarns to transition into summer with.  We know this isn’t our first Remix free pattern post (hello, Larry!) but we couldn’t help but share the Capron.

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Capron is a soft and textured spring throw that is easy to knit and perfect for picnics and beach days.  Using only 7 balls of Berroco Remix, it will be a perfect choice for a stress-free summer project.  If you have yet to try Remix, now is your chance.  Enjoy the tweedy texture of a cotton, acrylic, silk and linen blend that is comprised of 100% recycled materials.  It’s suitable all year long!

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Download the pattern free here and view the color options available on our web store.


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May 24, 2014

Knitting for Good: Alice’s Embrace

Alice’s Embrace is a nonprofit organization that provides prayer shawls and lap blankets for men and women suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

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Inspired by her mother, Diane Lewis started Alice’s Embrace as a way to bring comfort to those in memory care facilities. Her goal is to collect enough blankets so that no single person in the facilities is left without. Want to help?

Check out the wide list of pattern options, grab some size 13 needles (so quick!) and one of these preferred yarns. When your shawl is complete, you can drop it by the shop and we’ll take care of the rest.


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