August 04, 2017
Hampton Shawlette is beautifully designed with a meandering cable that forms a delicate scalloped edging. It is sized to where it can be worn as a scarf or shawl. Cascade's Hampton is a cotton and linen blend with a delicate texture, natural look and a hint of a shine to make those stitches pop. This yarn is a perfect choice for summer accessories and garments.
December 18, 2016
There's still time to whip up a cute mini sock that is equally cute as an ornament or a clever gift card holder. We knit this out of Cascade's Heritage Prints in the holiday colorway. It will be sure to bring a smile to whoever receives it!
November 18, 2016
Starting next Friday, November 25th, we will be launching our "Giftmas Knitting" - four weeks of fun, quick projects perfect for gifting or keeping. Stay tuned...we will announce one each Friday. We would love to see your "Finished Objects." Tag us on Instagram @nitroknitters and use the phrase #nitroknittersFO to make sure we see your picture
Our first project is Herringbone Neck Warmer by Breean Elyse Miller. This pattern looks beautiful out of Cascade's new Super Bulky "Spuntaneous." This 100% Extra Fine Merino yarn knits up quickly, beautifully and soft! It's perfect for a last minute gift. The pattern calls for buttons to keep it closed, but we chose a beautiful shawl pin from Tres Chic to add an extra special touch! After knitting the store sample, we highly recommend knitting this neck warmer on straight needles, which we have in stock.
Project for the second week is Dainty Bubbles mittens. This pattern uses aran weight wool, so we chose Cascade 220 Aran because the large palette of solid colors will really highlight the cables. These mittens will keep the recipient's (or your) hands toasty warm during winter.
If you join our KAL next Friday, make sure to bring your needles because we have a bonus project picked out that you won't want to miss!
September 16, 2016
This year Cascade introduced 220 Effects which has a subtle color changing. It kind of looks like a mix of variegated and splash. Cascade 220 is one of our favorite workhorse yarns. It is dependable and comes in a great array of colors. It has easy care so it make it a good choice for baby items, sweaters, blankets - really anything you want to knit. With the addition of the Effect colors, it introduces the potential to work a solid and a variegated of the same yarn together. The color possibilities are endless!