Generic drug store Halloween costume? No way! Grab those needles and knit you or your kiddo something fabulous to wear this year.
Spud & Chloe have some amazing free patterns available to spruce up your kiddo’s costume this year. Whip up this pirate hat for your little swashbuckler in just a few hours! It takes two skeins (one each color) of a worsted weight wool like Spud & Chloe Sweater.
For the tiniest trick-or-treaters, what could be easier than one of these darling apple hats? It also calls for the soft, washable wool and cotton blend called Sweater. You just need one skein; the stem and leaves can be crafted from scrap yarn.
Are you knitting any portion of your Halloween costume this year? We’d love to share it! Send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diane is guest blogging today about one of her summer crushes on Rowan’s Pure Linen.
Released as part of Rowan’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection, Pure Linen has become a store favorite. Made of 100% natural linen, Pure Linen has a soft sheen, relaxed drape and is easy on the hands during knitting. Available in eight earth tones, it is the perfect yarn for the light weight knits of summer. It’s great knit up in Yumiko Alexander’s Forest Weave pattern.
If you’re looking for more pattern inspiration, Rowan released a Pure Linen collection that you have to check out.
Check out the full color selection of Pure Linen here!
Knitting with luxurious fibers may be priceless, but it doesn’t hurt to get a good price on them either. Today we feature three sale yarns that are absolutely divine to knit with.
On the left is the lovely Lux, by Alchemy. A chunky weight blend of wool and silk, Lux has a cable spun texture that adds bounce and lightness. It is available in 5 stunning hand-dyed colorways. Grab one for a hat or a couple for a squishy cowl!
Merino Flounce (by Knitting Fever) is a special edition yarn available in a handful of dazzling colorways. It has an interesting tubular construction that can be knit either at a bulky gauge or through the side (like a ruffle yarn).
Sanctuary is our newest addition to the sale section. It is a scrumptuous blend of wool and silk and knits up at a DK to sport weight gauge. It is soft and warm with the perfect amount of drape. Take a look at the available colorways here!
Cloudy Sunday is a staff favorite! It’s very likely you’ve already seen Katelyn flaunting her ruby red Cloudy Sunday around the shop.
Can you blame us? You can wear it alone, over a long sleeve tee or under a jacket. The dramatic cowl neck cascades out over the sweater and adds beautiful depth to the garment.
Cloudy Sunday is knit in one piece from the bottom up to the underarms, when the front and back are split and worked separately. The cap sleeves are extensions of the front and back pieces, so the only seaming necessary is just a little bit of stitching up the shoulders. In bulky yarn, this is a very quick knit.
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
Finished Measurements: 28” (32”, 36”, 40”, 44”, 48”, 52”, 56″) bust
Yarn Requirements: 718 (820, 923, 1025, 1128, 1230, 1333, 1435) yards of a bulky weight yarn. We recommend Cascade 128 Superwash.
Needles: US 10 (6.0 mm) circular needle (length needed is determined by bust measurement), same size of needle for working sleeves in the round (e.g. DPNs, two circular needles), same size, shorter needle for working cowl in the round (16” for XS-L, 24” for XL-4XL), US 10.5 (6.5 mm) shorter circular needle for last half of cowl, to give it drape (optional)
Gauge: 15 stitches x 20 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch