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Archive for March, 2010

Ecco Silk

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

This beautiful top was hand knit by Emily from a French Magazine- Bergere de France

Ecco Silk, 7 skeins

Ecco Silk, 7 skeins

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Ecco Silk is 100% Silk sport weight, 6 sts= 1″ on #6 knitting needle, 148 yards/50G skein

Luckily there are a few places to purchase this magazine in English if you are a little rusty on your French!

Baby Surprise

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Baby Surprise Jacket in KnitCol, color 047

Baby Surprise Jacket in KnitCol, color 047

Elizabeth Zimmerman’s popular baby pattern is brought to life in our lively KnitCol

KnitCol is a self patterning superwash wool in a DK weight. (5.5 sts= 1″)

Perfect for a last minute baby gift- this little sweater knit by Bonnie took 3 balls. She even added a collar for a special touch

Check out our other patterns using KnitCol.

Cashmere Cardi

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

This is the year of the cardigan- but not just any cardigan. The big trend is to have a button-less cardigan with swing and drape.

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Hand knit by Megan in Ecco Cashmere

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"Whisper Cardigan" from Interweave Knits Spring 2009, Design by Hannah Fettig

This fabulous little cardigan uses our Ecco Cashmere. It’s a soft, environmentally friendly laceweight cashmere in a lusciously natural palette. Want to see more ideas for this yarn?

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Feels Like Spring

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

I’m sure many of you are tired of seeing that dreaded white fluffy stuff (especially if you live in the north east USA!)

I’ve found a little lace shawl to bring a sense of cheer in leafy green spring shade.

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Baby Alpaca Lace Hand knit Shawl by Jeri

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Baby Alpaca Lace color 1265

Lace shawls are surprisingly very warm and extremely lightweight. This makes them ideal for the transitioning seasons and also chilly evenings.

This particular pattern Jeri used is Aeolian Shawl from knitty.com and only needed one skein of our Baby Alpaca Lace.

Thank you Jeri for letting us show off your beautiful work!

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The Zoz Cowl

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

I have written before about how crazed I am about cowls.  And even though the air is warming up and spring is just around the corner- a good cowl is seasonless.  I found this cowl recently on Ravelry by a designer named Andrea Satterlund.  She even knit it in my favorite cowl yarn- Baby Alpaca Grande.  I absolutely love the geometric look of this stitch pattern.

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Here’s what Andrea writes about her design:

I had a hard time coming up with a name for this pattern. I thought about calling it Zzzs because the stitch pattern looks sort of Z shaped but I wasn’t really happy with the name. Sometimes I read numbers as letters and the other day when I looked down at the ball band to the yarn I used for this, I read “Zoz”. [[the color number is 202]].  It just kind of stuck. Zoz is a cozy cowl featuring a migrating ribbing that is broken up by eyelets. The ribbing gives it a little more structure when it’s tucked into a coat and the eyelets help prevent the alpaca from being too toasty.

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To get the free pattern for this design: visit Andrea at her blog: http://theandipants.blogspot.com/ or check her out on Ravelry.

Keep knitting!

JoAnne

Little Curly Knits

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Do you like to knit toys?

Handknit using Plymouth Alpaca Boucle

Bear using Plymouth Alpaca Boucle

Bunny using Plymouth Alpaca Boucle

Bunny using Plymouth Alpaca Boucle

Lion using Plymouth Alpaca Boucle

Lion using Plymouth Alpaca Boucle

These little treasures were hand knit and designed by Marnie

Visit her website for details on her up and coming patterns

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