August 4, 2014

Julie Hoover Trunk Show Spotlight: Encadre Cowl

Designed with a minimal aesthetic and finished to be fully reversible (neatly hiding all the messy stranded bits!), Encadre will hug your neck in a lofty cocoon of irresistible softness.

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YARN
You’ll need 645 yards of color A and 200 yards of color B. Sample knit in Jade Sapphire’s Mongolian Cashmere 2-Ply.

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GAUGE
26 stitches and 40 rounds over 4”/10cm square in circular stockinette stitch, blocked

NEEDLES
24” circular needle
3.25 mm (US size 3) or size needed to obtain gauge

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August 3, 2014

Julie Hoover Trunk Show Spotlight: Hart

With its subtle lace panel and softly draped neckline, this cardigan is total femininity. Hart plays equally well with jeans, shorts or a soft silk skirt.

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SIZES
36¾ (40½, 44¼, 48¼, 52, 55¾)” finished bust circumference
Model wearing size 40½” with +6½” ease

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YARN
Shibui Pebble
7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins
1435 (1575, 1765, 1925, 2115, 2295) yards
Sample shown in color Chestnut

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FINISHED GAUGE
25 stitches and 38 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch

NEEDLE A (for main fabric)
24″ circular needle
3.5mm / US 4 or size needed to obtain gauge listed
NEEDLE B (for ribbing)
24″ circular needle, one size smaller than Needle A
3.25 mm / US 3


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August 2, 2014

Julie Hoover Trunk Show: Leigh

With its cap sleeves, flattering neckline and easy, swingy dolman shape, Leigh is one top you can wear any time and for any occasion—and then some.

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SIZES
39 (43, 47, 51, 55, 59)” finished bust circumference
Intended to fit bust sizes 30-32 (34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48, 50-52)”

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YARN
Shibui Pebble
8 (9, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins, with yarn held double
1790 (1990, 2245, 2475, 2755, 3000) yards
Sample shown in color Tar

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

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FINISHED GAUGE
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch, with yarn held double

NEEDLE
One 24” circular needle
4 mm / US 6 or size needed to obtain gauge listed


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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!

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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.

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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!

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

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

Sample shown in color Brass

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

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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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