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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.


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.


February KAL

February 03, 2017

wildhearts shawl February KAL

 

It's that time again!  The KAL for February is Wildheart by Janina Kallio.  

Wildheart is a stunning shawl with a modern lace motif that is knit out of one skein of fingering weight.  It is knit diagonally with a mix of garter stitch and simple lace featuring dropped stitches, eyelets and fishnet. The result is airy, light and gorgeous!

This shawl looks beautiful in tonals and variegated alike.  We knit ours with Savvy Skeins Flair Sparkle, but Bumblebirch and Candy Skeins would be equally beautiful.

 


January KAL

December 30, 2016

Three color cashmere cowl Bumblebirch         
January KAL
This month we chose Joji Locatelli's Three Color Cashmere Cowl for our KAL.  While our store sample is not knit in cashmere, is it knit with the equally soft Bumblebirch Wellspring.  Because of the depth of this cowl, the wrong side does not show when being worn, which makes it a go-to accessory!  It features a sampling of stitches pattern - stripes, lace and eyelets.  We chose Bumblebirch for softness and also the complementary palette. This project is both fun to knit and fun to wear.