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Archive for December, 2010

Let It Snow!

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Some of you may already have snow on the ground, while others will never see snow for the holidays.

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Worsted Merino Supwash and Boucle Merino Superwash Pillow by Renee Lorion

Either way, I hope this cute little snowman pillow from Karen will bring you some holiday cheer.

The pattern is from Knit Simple Magazine, Holiday 2010.

Happy Holidays!

Saroyan Leaf Wrap

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Does anyone watch the series Bones? Our next featured project was actually inspired by Dr. Camille Saroyan of the hit show.

Jenna's Leaf Wrap in Royal Llama Silk color 1829

Jenna's Leaf Wrap in Royal Llama Silk color 1829

The leaf wrap pattern (download for free) is by Liz Abinante and can be made out of a variety of weights of yarn, depending upon how lightweight you want the wrap to be. Jenna’s scarf used 6 increase repeats, 14 straight repeats, and 6 decrease repeats of the pattern. The scarf used 5 skeins of our lovely Royal Llama Silk, a llama & silk blend.

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Detail of the leaf edging

Cozy Winter Coat

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Selina’s coat inspired me to write a blog entry about it.

Pea Coat in Worsted Merino Superwash, color 8

Pea Coat in Worsted Merino Superwash, color 8

The pattern is from Shirley Paden’s book Knitwear Design Workshop.

Selina used a lighter weight yarn than what the pattern originally called for to make a smaller size. I love how the buttons work into the cable patterns, making a sleek,chic finish.

She even added pockets to her design-worsted-merino-superwash-pea-coat-2

View more colors in our Worsted Merino Superwash

View pattern for our Worsted Merino Superwash

Knit Simple Winter 2010

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Design by Cynthia Yanok Rich, photo by Rose Callahan

photo by Rose Callahan

Designer: Cynthia Yanok Rich
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Galway Worsted
For Sizes: X-Small/Small, Medium/Large, 1X/2X
Amounts: 5 (7,8) balls in #09 black
2 (3,3) balls each in #182 crimson and #181 olive
1 (2,2) balls each in #179 gold and #131 teal

The magazine hits newsstands December 14th!

Bernard Bear and Friends

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

I am sure you are all familiar with Rebecca Danger’s exotic cutesy creatures–

and Bernard Bear is no exception

Encore Mega, 1 ball

Encore Mega, 1 ball color 678

Lisamarykay1′s Bernard Bear used all of one ball of our Encore Mega. (Thank you Lisa for sharing!)

I think he looks equally cute without arms if you happen to run out of yarn

I think he looks equally cute without arms if you happen to run out of yarn

and see all of Bernard’s motley friends–

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