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Archive for February, 2010

Knitter’s Magazine Spring 2010

Friday, February 26th, 2010

The upcoming issue of Knitter’s Magazine will feature a section on combining different weights of yarn in a single garment.    Jeannee Worsted and Jeannee DK are combined brought together in a lovely spring weight shell called Bayside Blue by Julie Gaddy.  The coordinating scarf finishes the garment beautifully. 

Bayside Blue by Julie Gaddy

Bayside Blue by Julie Gaddy

Knitter’s Spring 2010 will be on the news stand in early March.

Worsted Merino Superwash

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Our new beautiful merino superwash has been having great reviews!

worsted-merino-superwash-ball

It rivals many other worsted merinos because it has:

- great stitch definition- from stockinet stitch to cables

- 40 rich colors that coordinate

- did I mention this is a superwash? washer friendly!

- an excellent hand– I’ve worked extensively with this yarn and no splitting problems

- excellent yardage- 218 yards per 100g skein!

….and these are just a few of the wonderful reviews we have been getting

If you haven’t gotten your hands on a skein of this- what are you waiting for?

We have featured booklets using this yarn, as well as leaflets from kids designs to women’s and men’s.

Here are 2 cute little knits made by Pam for her grandson using our superwash:

worsted-merino-superwash

Pam mentioned that her grandson’s father loved the vest so much he asked for another handknit. How sweet!

Boucle Bolero

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Alpaca Boucle Bolero Handknit by Hilary

Alpaca Boucle Bolero Handknit by Hilary

I ran across this awesome little bolero while I was browsing through ravelry

The cream yarn is our one and only Alpaca Boucle

Which makes not only a soft but also lightweight knit.

The pattern is from KnitKnit: Profiles + Projects from Knitting’s New Wave by Sabrina Gschwandtner

For more information about this knit, you can visit Hilary’s blog about the bolero

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Baby Alpaca Grande Fenced In

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Tracey Kay designed and knit this hat using Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande color 635. 

Fenced In

Fenced In

You can find more info about this design on Ravelry:  www.ravelry.com/designers/tracey-kay

The design is called Fenced In.  Very nice look Tracey.

JoAnne

Colorblock

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Jelli Beenz is a fun, worsted weight yarn in 22 great kids colors.

Jelli Beenz

Jelli Beenz

Yarn Content: 75% Acrylic, 25% Wool
Yarn Gauge: 4.5 sts=1″ / US 8 needle
Yarn Length: 107 yds / 50g ball

A Handknit Sweater by Debora

A Handknit Sweater by Debora in Jelli Beenz

This adorable little sweater is from our pattern collection, Plymouth Pattern 1006.

2 balls red and 1 ball each of yellow, blue, and green (for the back) for size 3-6 months.

Browse our whole pattern line

Community Coffee Award Winners Knit for a Cause

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Click on this link:

Community Coffee Award Winners Knit for a Cause

It is very exciting to know how much knitters really contribute to our community.

If you, too, would like to make a helmet liner the pattern is  available here

Our Galway yarn would be perfect for sending out to troops