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Flair for Early Fall

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

As we move into the upcoming cooler days, a bit of lightweight fashion is a must for the hands.  Fingerless gloves, or gauntlets are usually more for warmth, but don’t have to be.  Here, we have used Buckingham, a fingering weight baby alpaca/ silk blend which is perfect for these lacey look feminine gauntlets.

Check out the soft palette of colors in Buckingham- from the Bristol Yarn Gallery Collection and Plymouth Yarn.

Buckingham Fingerless Gloves

Buckingham Lace Fingerless gloves

Materials:  1 Hank Buckingham
Size: Approx. 7” around and 8” long.
Gauge:  Size 4 needles: about 7 sts =1” over st st.

Ribbed Lace Gloves ( make 2)
Cast on 40 sts.
Row 1(RS):  K2, *(p2, k2, p2, k1, yo, k2tog, k1), repeat from * across to last 8 sts, p2, k2, p2, k2.
Row 2:  K2, *(k2, p2, k2, p4), repeat from * across to last 8 sts, k2, p2, k4.
Row 3:  K2, *(p2, k2, p2, k1, ssk, yo, k1), repeat from * across to last 8 sts, p2, k2, p2, k2.
Row 4:  Repeat Row 2.

Repeat Rows 1-4 until total length is about 8”, ending with a WS row.  Bind off in ribbing as set on the previous WS row.    Sew up side seam leaving a 1” gap about 2” from the top for the thumbhole.  Weave in all ends.  Make second glove the same.

Abbreviations:  K = knit, P = purl, yo = yarn over, k2tog = knit 2 sts together, sts = stitches, RS = right side, WS = wrong side.

Enjoy the Fall!


Monday, June 29th, 2009

I am still catching my breath from our national convention last week.  Plymouth displayed our newest yarns at the tnna.  This show is for wholesalers/distributors to show our yarns to the yarn shops (not open to the public).  It was an interesting weekend.  The weather was typical for June in Columbus, OH;  Hot and Humid with a chance of rain….and typical for Bristol, PA; this month too.  Enough about the weather – let’s focus on the show.  The fashion show took place Friday night:

This is the Galway Diamond Sweater that graced the runway…

From our Booklet 643

From our Booklet 643

We also showed a Pirate Sweater from the “Bristol Yarn Gallery” made in the King George yarn

From Booklet G006

From Booklet G006

Saturday, Sunday and Monday were buying days for the yarn shops and selling days for me.  It was GREAT to see the wonderful reaction to the newest yarns.  I just love to sit with a shop owner to discuss colors, textures everything about yarn and the industry.

It was great to see the wonderful reaction to the new colors of one of my favorite yarns,

Cotton Kisses

Cotton Kisses

This is a one ball project – JUST ADD NEEDLES. This ball includes 2 patterns, 3 duckie button and 200 grams of yarn, enough to complete 1 of the included designs.

Overall it was a wonderful show with a great outcome – more yarn to knit with….

Happy Knitting