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

Filed under: beautiful things to make — Admin @ 10:11 am

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.


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!


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

Filed under: beautiful things to make,free patterns — Admin @ 11:15 am

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.


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.

Filed under: beautiful things to make — Admin @ 10:00 am

May 23, 2014

Free Pattern Friday: Tippi Tunic

Summer is fast approaching! We are crazy about this elegant and feminine tunic top by Louisa Harding.

fleuris-tippi-collage.jpgThis top calls for two coordinating colors of Fleuris, an aran weight bamboo blend. This pattern is available for free here and knits up quick on a size 10 needle. On top of that, the yarn is on sale for $5.25 a ball. Can it get any better than that?

Fleuris is drapey with a beautiful silky sheen.  It has just a touch of wool to provide structure and give.  It’ll breathe during the warmer months but provide a nice weight when you need it.  We love this yarn and couldn’t help but feature it during last week’s #SaleSunday postGrab your yarn while supplies last!

Filed under: beautiful things to make,free patterns — Admin @ 10:21 am

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