Cuzco is one of the latest yarns from Berroco. The 50% blend of superfine alpaca and Peruvian wool, makes for a marriage between softness and structure. Weighing in at 3.75 stitches per inch, it straddles chunky and aran, making for a quick knit without the bulk.
If back-to-school makes you feel like getting back to knitting, Cuzco might be just the yarn for you. Especially with the cozy sweaters and accessories in the accompanying pattern booklet. The only problem will be which one?
If you were stashing your Malabrigo, now might be the time to take out those skeins, as their first pattern book is here, with Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton as the featured designer. She has long been a favorite designer of mine with her wonderful interpretations of Noro yarns. She brings those same understated, modern sensibility to this collaboration. That it is all buttery soft merino, makes it icing on the cake.
Just to remind folks, there are only 10 days left in the Malabrigo Raffle! If you are mailing your entries, they must be postmarked by August 21st.
It’s another sumptuous issue of Rowan Magazine, celebrating their 30th Anniversary. Come in and leaf through the pages of beautiful photography. If that isn’t inspiration enough, fondle a ball or two of the new yarns for fall.
The afghan that started it all. The Great American Afghan book features the original patterns from the Knitter’s Magazine series, circulated twelve years ago. The blanket received a revamp, and now knits up with that go-to yarn of utility, Cascade 220. This book is chock-full of patterns, from the standard to whimsical.
Afghans are a wonderful way to test the waters and broaden your knitting skill set, whether you knit every pattern or simply mix and match your favorites. Don’t forget that working on individual squares makes for perfect project portability!
So come into the store, admire the blanket and pick out colors to make your own!
It’s the luminous, super-saturated colors that catch the eye, the tactile delight of the fibers. There is something in the exquisite nature of Alchemy Yarn, where it transcends its use value, with each lovely skein more a work of art for display than simply a functional item. Perhaps in response to this very problem, a new book called Destination Alchemy has just come out and we are pleased to be one of the featured stockists. You can find all the yarns for the patterns at the store, from the truly inventive Silken Straw,
to the decadence of Silk Purse,
and the sublime yarn-marriage of mohair and silk that is Haiku.
We have had a few models from the book on display at the store, with more to come. A truly sensory indulgence!