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KAL for March

March 05, 2018

New KAL

lineate-hat-march-kal
We are doing something a little different this month...for the March 1-17, KAL will be Lineate by Elizabeth Doherty.  It is a fingering weight colorwork hat with parallel and perpendicular lines that is visually impactful.  New to colorwork?  This stranded pattern is a great introduction.   The tonal palettes of Bumblebirch, Canon and Candy Skein would all make beautiful color combinations.

You have asked for more KAL time, so they will now start directly after the Friday Focus class and Sunday afternoon A-Z class, until closing.


October KAL

October 06, 2017

irish shawl kay hopkins

Irish Shawl by local designer Kay Hopkins was inspired by a visit to Ireland: the stitches are reminiscent of the rugged and rocky moors criss-crossed with rock walls, the Cliffs of Moher (aka the “Cliffs of Insanity” from the movie Princess Bride) with its fortress castle at the very top, and the most incredible Tree of Life jewelry designs at an outdoor market in Howth.  

This shawl is knit end-to-end in a completely seamless manner and will look great in fingering weights from local dyers Bumblebirch and Canon Hand Dyes. The pattern is easily adjusted to any size by simply adding or reducing repeat sections. The diagonal bias of the main shawl body really shows off hand-dyed yarns but is equally stunning in a solid color.

She even wrote a travel blog about it on Ravelry.

Join us on Fridays from 4-6pm or Sundays 3-5pm and choose any of the three designs from the Celtic Shawl Collection.


August KAL

August 04, 2017

cascade hampton shawlette

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.

 


July KAL

July 14, 2017

boomerang broomstick lace shawl three irish girls mini skein

We loved the look of this Boomerang Broomstick Lace Shawl and chose to make it in a mini bundle from Three Irish Girls for a really pretty gradient effect (pictures next week, I promise.)  The broomstick row is done using a US 19 needle to create the open elongated stitches.  If you've never worked the broomstick stitch, it's fun to watch as it take shape.