April 21, 2017
It's hard to believe that May 1st will be a year since we bought the store! To celebrate we are going to do a Cast-On Day on Monday the 1st. We have chosen some really cute summery top patterns that we'll start on May 1st and work on them through the month, with the goal of finishing in time to wear this summer.
Sunshine Coast by Heidi Kirrmaier has a classic design that would flatter many shapes with very attractive details. We have chosen Cascade Yarns Anchor Bay, a blend of 50% wool and 50% cotton. The wool helps the cotton hold a shape while keeping it cooler than 100% wool. It has a lovely hand, good stitch definition and creates a very nice finished fabric.
Cancun Boxy Lace Top by Erin Kate Archer is a loose-fitting top designed to layer. We have modified the pattern to fit a little better and longer. If you join us for our KAL, we will share these modifications with you. We have chosen Cascade Yarns Hampton, a blend of Pima Cotton and Linen to keep the fabric nice and summery!
Jordan by Wendy Bernard is knit in the round with easy-to-memorize lace patterns. It creates a light and airy layer that's fun to wear. We suggest Elsabeth Lavold Hempathy and Silky Wool or Tahki Baja
Gemini by Jane Richmond is knit top down in one piece with a lacy accent around the neck. Great versatile wardrobe staple. We suggest Elsabeth Lavold Silky Wool.
Cap Sleeve Lattice Top by Purl Soho is a fun one-piece sweater with a mesh neckline and seamed at the sides. We suggest Ewe Ewe Yarns Ewe so Sporty
Musselshell Cardi by the Berroco team features their re-released suede in a cropped length.