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Interweave Crochet Winter 2010

Monday, November 29th, 2010

In this edition of the magazine, our Taria Tweed is featured in a men’s cabled vest design:

Photography by Joe Coca

Photography by Joe Coca

Plymouth Yarn Taria Tweed, color #2759 –

Big Thompson Vest by Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby.

Citron Shawl

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

I discovered Debbi’s shawl on ravelry a couple weeks ago and couldn’t help but notice how cute it looked on her, and asked her if we could feature her project.

Citron Pattern by Hilary Smith Callis

Citron Pattern by Hilary Smith Callis

Of course, I have an affinity for greens since I am a redhead-  this color looks stunning on Debbi (who happens to be a redhead at heart.)

Just like a standard shawl pattern, it starts with a tab and increases. However, the increases are more abundant & are met with a few decrease rows as well to make the rouching effect. With a 20 row repeat, this shawl can easily be modified larger by following additional repeats.

Debbi’s shawl took one skein of our Baby Alpaca Lace

The pattern can be found on knitty.com.

Knit N Style February Issue

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Two Designs from Jodi Snyder are in the newest edition of Knit N Style magazine

Royal Llama Silk Saturday Sweater

Royal Llama Silk Saturday Sweater, pg. 47

Taria Tweed Casual Ribbed Pullover

Taria Tweed Casual Ribbed Pullover pg. 75

The February Issue goes out to subscribers now and hits newsstands this week.

Knitter’s Magazine for Fall 2010

Monday, November 15th, 2010

The newest Knitter’s Magazine features 2 knits out of our Encore Worsted & Worsted Merino Superwash.

Plymouth Yarn Encore in colors 0240 (MC), 6001 (CC1), 6002 (CC2), and  6003 (CC3)

Plymouth Yarn Encore in colors 0240 (MC), 6001 (CC1), 6002 (CC2), and 6003 (CC3)

Knit up 20 blocks and assemble them into a stunning afghan. You
knit stripes with a small dip stitch accent to merge the colors and add
flexibility. Knit until square, then assemble. Magically, the blocks will appear
to be curved.
Plymouth Yarn Company Worsted Merino Superwash in colors 8 (MC) and 1  (C)

Plymouth Yarn Company Worsted Merino Superwash in colors 8 (MC) and 1 (C)

Slip stitches turn simple stripes into an intricate basketweave
pattern.

Retro Men’s Pullover in Galway

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

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3 balls each of 2 colors in Galway color 750 & 152

Tonyia's Men's Pullover using Galway Worsted

Paul's Pullover using Galway Worsted

A handsome sweater using Galway, a classic four ply worsted weight wool. Tonyia worked the sleeves in the round rather than flat (hooray for no seams!)

This pullover was definitely a labor of love- Tonyia had to go down 2 needle sizes to get the gauge.

Pattern is by Jesse Loesberg on knitty.com and can be found here

Baby Alpaca Ampato Giveaway!

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Baby Alpaca Ampato Giveaway

Enter on our Facebook page to win this FREE sweater PLUS a kit to knit one for your best friend! How exciting! Click here to go to our Facebook page, click the Sweepstakes tab and join in the fun. Don’t forget to “Like” us!

Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Ampato Giveaway Terms & Conditions

1. No purchase required
To enter, complete the form online from the Plymouth Yarn Company. Entries must include your name, complete address and zip code, phone number with area code, and email address. Entries may be submitted by mail by sending completed entry form by first class mail, postage affixed, to: Plymouth Yarn Winner Takes All Giveaway, 500 Lafayette Street, Bristol, PA 19007; or by fax by sending completed entry form to: 215-788-2269. All entries must be received by November 30, 2010. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, stolen or postage due mail or entries. All entries become the property of the sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

2. Winning
Entries must be correct and complete. Winner will be chosen at random and will be notified by email. The random drawing is final and binding in all matters relating to the contest. By entering, participants agree to these official rules.

3. Prizes
One prize will be awarded to one winning participant chosen at random. The winner of the contest must provide Plymouth Yarn Company with a valid mailing address to claim their prize. The prize will be mailed to the mailing address of the winner. Approximate retail value $453. No substitutions, cash equivalents or transfer of prize permitted except at sole discretion of the sponsor; in which the sponsor has the right in its sole discretion to offer a different prize of equal value. All taxes and any other expenses not specified above are the sole responsibility of the winner.

4. Eligibility
Contest is open to residents of the United States or District of Columbia, and are 18 years of age or older until November 30, 2010. Employees and sales representatives of Plymouth Yarn Company, Inc. and any members of the immediate family (mother, father, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and spouse, regardless of where they reside) and household members of each such employee, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

5. General Conditions
By accepting the prize, the winner release and discharge, and agree to hold harmless the Plymouth Yarn Company, Inc., their affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and all of their respective employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents from any and all liability or damage due in whole or part from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize, or participation in this contest. Contest void where prohibited. Prize may not be transferred or substituted for a prize of equal or lesser value. All taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner. By accepting prize, winner agrees, where lawful, that the Plymouth Yarn Company may use winner’s name, likeness, biographical information, voice and statements attributed to winner for advertising and promotional purposes without additional consideration.

6. For names of the winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by November 30, 2010 to: Plymouth Yarn Company Book Giveaway, 500 Lafayette Street, Bristol, PA, 19007. Contest sponsored by the Plymouth Yarn Company, Bristol, PA 19007.

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Ellen’s Celtic Pullover

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Ellen Davis, one of our yarn reps, has shared a pullover she has made for her daughter Shannon in Worsted Merino Superwash.

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7 skeins of Worsted Merino Superwash

Shannon is working on her Masters Degree at Nanjing Normal University in Nanjing, China. The public buildings in China are not heated, so she will get a lot of use out of her cozy sweater.

The pattern is by Elizabeth Lavold, published in The Best of Knitter’s Arans and Celtics.

Ellen liked the yarn because the fabric was very luscious. I can see it is also beautiful for cable work. Her celtic knots/cables are divine!

wmsw-ellens-pullover-detail

Thank you Helen and Shannon for sharing!

View more patterns using Worsted Merino Superwash.