The cover project in Vogue’s Winter 2013/2014 issue has created a lot of buzz here at the shop and it’s no surprise why! It’s bright, cheery and incredibly fun to knit.
Since it has been difficult to come by the exact same colors used for the sample cowl, the staff has had a blast helping customers create their own. With all the dazzling array of KPM colors available, it’ll be hard to make just one!
Mien from Los Angeles dropped by to show off her Koigu Mobius Cowl, and we couldn’t help but gush.
This cowl takes 9 colors of KPM. If you need any help designing yours, feel free to drop by the shop or call us at 415-621-6642.
You can imagine how happy we were to have not one but TWO beautiful lace shawls in the shop at once. Suzie (left) made “#32 Lace Shawl”, a beaded shawl using two skeins of Findley in Rusty Copper (color 28). The pattern is available in the Holiday 2007 edition of Vogue Knitting and Vogue Knitting: Shawls and Wraps.
Rachael made “Tiong Bahru”, a sweet little shawlette, using one skein of Tosh Lace in Dahlia. The pattern is available for purchase in the shop or over the phone.
All this lace in the air has us very excited for our upcoming class: Lace Experiments!
Thom was one of the first to snag Whiskey Barrel, a new color to the Madeline Tosh 2013 line. Since we learned of his sweater we checked in with him constantly on its progress. You can imagine how elated we were to have him come in and show it off for us. The pattern for Dave comes from the much loved Queenland Collection Men’s (Book 9).
Thom used 6 skeins of Pashmina Worsted in Whiskey Barrel (Tosh Vintage would work as well).
Chest Measurements (yarn requirements): 34-36 (1,118), 38-40 (1,287), 42-44 (1,386), 46-48 (1,485), 50-52 (1,584)
Julia, a lifelong lover of fairy tales, was instantly drawn to The Woodland Hoodlet by Tiny Owl Knits. A short and sweet hoodlet that works up surprisingly quickly, this cable and bobble laden project is so satisfying. Julia is now fit for forest adventures!
The pattern originally calls for Big Wool, but Julia used 5 skeins of Ushya in Cherry Red (color 1708) and ended up with a project that is just as lovely.
Naomi dropped by the shop to show us her adorable miniature needle felted toys. She made a mini boat:
And a mini violin:
Up next, Naomi has plans to needle felt herself a Totoro.
We cannot wait!