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Plymouth Yarn featured in Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts 2012

Friday, August 17th, 2012

That’s right, I said it. Holiday gifts. Don’t shoot the messenger.

It’s that time of year again folks! Let’s start thinking about those holiday projects.  My request list has grown over the years, probably because I’ve been outed by this very blog! Now everyone knows I knit. Boy,  are they lucky that I love to do it, and my husband works the night shift!

So shine up those needles, wind up the hanks and grab your patterns, it’s yarn o’clock.


Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts 2012 edition hits newsstands on September 4th 2012 but the online issue release date is today for those of you like me who just can’t wait and must get started. There are two perfect-for-gifts patterns in this issue made with Galway and Baby Alpaca Grande. Photos by Nathan Rega of Harper Point Photography.

Galway Worsted: #722, 1 skein for BRAIDED TOQUE by Andrea Babb

Galway Worsted: #722, 1 skein for BRAIDED TOQUE by Andrea Babb

Baby Alpaca Grande: #2691, 1 skein for HIDDEN PICTURE COWL by Sara Spencer

Baby Alpaca Grande: #2691, 1 skein for HIDDEN PICTURE COWL by Sara Spencer

Don’t forget to pick up your digital copy or newsstand copy on September 4th.  You can check out the Interweave Knits website for other editions and great project ideas!

Stitch N Pitch 2011

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Stitch N’ Pitch brings together two traditions — Baseball and needle arts. Whether you knit, crochet, embroider, or cross-stitch, everyone is welcome from the beginners to the experts.  On Wednesday, June 15th, the Plymouth Yarn family attended the major league event at Citizen’s Bank Park in Philadelphia to cheer on our Phightin’ Phils! The weather was ideal and the moon was full.  It was perfect knitting weather for me.  With 16 Major League and 19 Minor League Stitch N Pitch events this baseball season, I hope you get the chance to attend a game.  It’s sew much fun!

Stiching the night away!

Stitching the night away!

Knit one, Pitch two

Knit one, Pitch two

Play ball (or skein)!

Play ball (or skein)!

If you know the Plymouth gang then you know we love our local sports.  We have had several company outings to Phillies games, Lakewood Blue Claws minor league games and quite a few “friendly” company softball games. We listen to the Phillies on the radio in the afternoon and sometimes our customers will hear some cheers in the background when they are speaking to our customer service team on the phone. We even try to attend a game when we go to trade shows.

Sales Rep Jennifer Phillips and Design Director JoAnne Turcotte

Sales Rep Jennifer Phillips and Design Director JoAnne Turcotte catching a game in Ohio.

Christine, our Marketing Guru and her husband enjoying a night out

Christine, our Marketing Guru and her husband enjoying a night out

But we get the most excited about Stitch N Pitch.  It’s a time when we get to meet some of our shop owners, colleagues, and fiber fans!

Some Stitch N Pitch swag

Some Stitch N Pitch swag

Goodies at the door

More swag

We were lucky enough that the Phillies won the game. They filleted the Marlins in the 10th inning which gave me just enough time to almost finish the Baby Alpaca Grande cowl project I brought and learn to knit with our new yarn, Joie de Vie!
Thanks so much to all who attended, the Phillies, and The National NeedleArts Association for taking part in such a great night.  Check out for a game near you.  See you next year!

Chemo Clothes, Hope you can wear.

Chemo Clothes, Hope you can wear.

Visit Chemo Clothes facebook page to find out how to donate.

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.


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.



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

Keep knitting!


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:

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


Cowl pattern as promised

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

 2 weeks ago I promised to post a cowl pattern and finally- here it is.  These things are definitely “This Year’s Scarf”.  They can be fast to knit, using simple repetative stitch patterns and use very little yarn so they are a perfect way to try that luxury fiber you have been drooling over. 

The one posted here has been an absolute favorite at my local yarn shop.  Even newbie knitters are quick to pick up the easy stitch repeat and are on their way to instant gratification with this weekend project. 

Baby Alpaca Grande is a perfect yarn for this cowl- soft and warm around your neck, with beautiful drape.  Please try this pattern- it requires only 1 hank of this Plymouth Classic.  I will have another pattern for you soon too.


_ico0049-01EASY ONE ROW COWL

Materials:  1- 100g hank- Baby Alpaca Grande.
Size:  About 22” around, about 10” long.
Gauge:  12 sts = 4” using size US 11 needles over st st.
Needles: US 11- 16″ circular; 1 stitch marker.

With the 16” circular needle, loosely cast on 60 sts.  Place marker and join in the round, taking care not to twist the sts.
Round 1:  Knit 1 round.
Round 2:  *(YO, k2tog); repeat from * around.
Repeat ROUND 2 until almost out of yarn, ending at the marker. Bind off loosely. Weave in all ends.

©2009 Plymouth Yarn Co.  Design by Amanda Johnson

and more Cowls

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

A couple of weeks ago I posted about the latest rage- Cowls.   I intend to carry on more about them because I just can’t stress strongly enough what a great knitted accessory they are.  Fast and easy to knit, and soft and warm around your neck, cowls are an absolute wardrobe must for this fall-winter season.

This week I have a photoshoot which will contain about six cowls – most knitted in Baby Alpaca Grande.  I can’t imagine a softer yarn for around your neck.

So keep watch- right here next week -I will have some photos to post showing new, fast & easy knitted cowls.  I promise a free pattern or two  as well.