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Your Favorite Jeans in a Yarn!

June 30, 2017

Skinny Jeans is a denim ribbon yarn in shades of your favorite denim!  This lightweight cotton blend knits up into airy, squishy fabric, making it perfect for summer accessories.  

Churchmouse designed a wrapped garter stitch scarf to highlight the structure and dimension this yarn gives to the knitted fabric.  It would be beautiful with with casual summer outfits as well as with a cute summer dress.  Ravelry also has pattern ideas for more accessories and garments.

tahki stacy charles skinny jeans 01 light denim  tahki stacy charles skinny jeans 02 denim

tahki stacy charles skinny jeans 03 dark denim


A New Beauty From Malabrigo

June 22, 2017

New for this season, Malabrigo released a brand new yarn named Dos Tierras.

Dos Tierras means Two Lands, reflecting the sources of the two amazing fibers found in this ultra soft yarn. By spinning together plies of Fine Uruguayan Merino Wool with plies of Baby Alpaca from Peru, they have created a DK weight yarn that is as versatile as it is beautiful and combines the best of both fibers.  When the good stitch definition and drape of this four ply yarn is combined with Malabrigo's amazing kettle dyed semi-solid and variegated colors you have the perfect palette to help show off your stitch work.  This new yarn would knit up beautifully into accessories and handwash garments, next-to-skin wear, lace, cables, colorwork, and textured stitches.

Keep your eyes open for some August classes featuring this new beauty!

 

 malabrigo dos tierras lettuce  malabrigo dos tierras DK paris night

malabrigo dos tierras DK indiecita  malabrigo dos tierras DK diana


New Colors from Three Irish Girls

June 16, 2017

three irish girls adorn luxe siren  three irish girls adorn luxe purple rain  

three irish girls adorn luxe piazza del san marco  three irish girls adorn luxe fireside chat  

three irish girls adorn luxe firedance

Just in time for summer sock knitting - they make great travel projects - we have 12 new colors from Three Irish Girls.  The colorways are so fun and colorful.  Color names like Purple Rain and Maleficant and Ewe Rock My World.

Adorn Luxe is a beautifully soft blend of Merino and Nylon that will knit up nicely into a shawl but strong enough for socks.


Japanese Knot Bag

April 13, 2017

japanese knot bag elsebeth lavold

I put down my knitting needles for a couple days and picked up a hook instead!  I love the styling of Japanese knot bags - simple, clean lines that produce a very functional bag.  We were poking around Ravelry for another project for the store and came across this pattern that has really good attention to detail and finishing so that it has a polished look when it's done.  I chose Elsebeth Lavold's Misty Wool because it has hemp in it which gives it a rustic and natural heathered look that I thought would look nice in this bag.  

The bag on the left is crocheted per pattern and takes one skein of yarn.  It's that perfect size to carry around a sock project, or if you want to use it for non-knitting purposes, it's a good size for lunch or a little girl's purse.  

The bag on the right I took some liberties with.  It is two strands of Misty Wool held together because I wanted to play with a marled look.  It uses four skeins and a larger hook, but it's a fairly good size.  It doesn't look larger in the photo because I have it stuffed.

If you like to crochet, or want to learn, this is a fun, quick and useable project.