August 1, 2014

Free Pattern Friday: Big Ribbon Beach Tote

Happy August 1st!  There are still plenty of weekends left before Labor Day to get the family out to the beach.  Don’t forget your beach bag!


This free pattern from Katia will help you whip up a fabulous and sturdy bag to bring along your next trip to the sea.  It will be the perfect home for your sunscreen, snacks and favorite book.

Grab a size L hook and two balls total of Big Ribbon and your new travel companion will be ready before you know it.  You can also browse our selection of RibbonXL if you’re looking for a wider color palette.  The pattern can be downloaded (free of charge) right here.

Happy hooking!

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Julie Hoover Trunk Show Spotlight: Lange

Lange is a loose-fitting pullover with an updated (curved) silhouette. The stitch detail at the raglan line is vintage-inspired.


Worked with a single strand of lace yarn, the stockinette fabric feels as light as air.  If you haven’t tried Shibui Pebble yet, you are missing out!

35¼ (39, 43, 46¾, 50½, 54½)” finished bust circumference

Shibui Pebble
6 (6, 7, 8, 9, 9) skeins
1185 (1330, 1530, 1645, 1815, 1965) yards

Sample shown in color Brass


25 stitches and 38 rounds = 4” in circular stockinette stitch


NEEDLE A (for main fabric)
24” circular needle and DPNs
3.5 mm / US 4 or size needed to obtain gauge listed
NEEDLE B (for ribbing)
One each 16” and 24” circular needles and DPNs, one size smaller than Needle A
3.25 mm / US 3

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July 31, 2014

Julie Hoover Trunk Show Spotlight: Cohle

Cohle is a relaxed take on a traditional turtleneck.  We love the dramatic collar, slightly swingy cut and a flattering high-low hem.


The front and back pieces are shaped with a curved (exposed) side seam for a little extra sophistication.  Knitting Pebble doubled gives it an even tweedier and squishy appearance.


43¼ (47¼, 51¼, 55¼, 59¼, 63¼)” finished bust circumference
Intended to fit bust sizes 30-32 (34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48, 50-52)”

Shibui Pebble
11 (12, 13, 14, 16, 17) skeins MC, with yarn held double
2430 (2625, 2905, 3130, 3420, 3670) yards
3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins CC, with yarn held double
510 (550, 605, 645, 695, 735) yards
Sample shown in colors Ash (MC) and Canal (CC)

NOTE: Garment can be worked in heavier (fingering or sport weight) yarn, held single, with half the amount of yardage.


20 stitches and 32 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch, with yarn held double

NEEDLE A (for main fabric)
One each 16″ and 24″ circular needles and DPNs
4.5 mm / US 7 or size needed to obtain gauge listed
NEEDLE B (for ribbing)
One each 16″ and 24″ circular needles and DPNs, one size smaller than Needle A
4 mm / US 6

Filed under: beautiful things to make — Admin @ 11:42 am

July 29, 2014

Customer Creation: Esme and Miyun’s Ponchos

Time to brag!  Our customers have been in to share some of their newest finished projects.


Erin knit matching ponchos for cousins Esme and Miyun.  Using Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Bulky and the Ann Norling Top Down Capelet pattern, Erin grabbed “Neon” for Esme (left) and “ImagiKnit” for Miyun (right).  We loved being able to see our custom colorway knit up into something so fabulous!


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July 28, 2014

Julie Hoover Trunk Show

We are excited to announce our latest trunk show!  We just received some of Julie Hoover’s newest designs featuring one of our favorite yarns, Shibui Pebble.


Julie Hoover is an incredibly talented designer and photographer.  She appreciates clean, modern design and has a true love for textiles that shows in her work.


We will be hosting this trunk show through August 3rd.  Be sure to stop by the shop before then to check out these beautiful garments in person.  Can’t make it?  Not to worry!  We will be spotlighting each design on the blog and on Facebook throughout the week.

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