April 21, 2017
April 21, 2017
This beautiful weather today is making us think about the upcoming summer with warmer temperatures and the sun out, so we're knitting some summery accessories with plant fiber yarns to keep them light and cool.
This week we're going to feature Catalina from Tahki Stacy Charles. It's 100% Mercerized Cotton which gives it a beautiful sheen, but what gives it even more textural interest is that it has a thick/thin texture that knits up into soft, subtle stripes. In stockinette or garter stitch it would be much more pronounced, but in the lace pattern in Sanibel Cowl it gives it an airy and light feel, even a little whimsical, perfect for summer! This yarn comes in 50g balls with 131 yds, and our store sample took a skein and a half. The color palette is a nice blend of neutrals so this cowl is certain to become your go-to accessory for the summer.
April 14, 2017
Our Project Inspiration this week is for a really adorable Little Girl's Shrug by Knitting Pure and Simple. It's a sweater we've had in the store since we opened, but we reknit it in Berroco Comfort in a cheery berry color, and finished it off with a ceramic button handmade and painted by A Merry Heart, a local company run by a customer! Knitting Pure and Simple writes a really good pattern for sweaters, making it a great option if you're wanting to try your first sweater. This shrug is very customizable to have longer sleeves or a longer body to make it more of a sweater.
We chose Berroco Comfort because it is a really good for little ones. It's blend of Fine Acrylic and Fine Nylon which makes it very incredibly soft and washable. It comes in a palette of vibrant colors and also pastels.
April 07, 2017
Amy Lee of Canon Hand Dyes recently debuted a new color palette inspired by Beatrix Potter characters. The subtle tonality of each color is absolutely beautiful! The palette is designed to complement the other colors, making it a perfect choice for multi-colored projects!
The William yarn base is a blend of Merino and Nylon with 460 yes, making it soft for shawls and scarves but plied well enough for socks.