Posts Tagged ‘hand knitting’
Friday, June 24th, 2011
It has been just a couple of months since The Royal Wedding and still all eyes are on Kate Middleton (her official last name is Mountbatten-Windsor; I’ll stick with Middleton for now!). She has such a wonderful sense of style and grace. The future queen has become a fashion icon, as well as her sister, Pippa. I always peek in the fashion magazines to see what they are wearing.
Kate on her wedding day, wearing a beautiful shrug
A few days ago, designer Angela Juergens posted a picture of her Royal Wedding Shrug/Bolero finished project on Plymouth Yarn’s facebook page.
I absolutely fell in love with it and found myself on a mission to find out what I could about the pattern. I was delighted to find that it was made with and written for Plymouth’s Angora yarn which has been a favorite of mine since the first day it landed in our office.
Angela designed the pattern for Absolute Knits on Ravelry where it is available for purchase.
Soft & Delicate detail
You can find Plymouth’s Angora at your favorite yarn shop that carries Plymouth products. If you need help locating a shop, you can use the “Find a shop” link at plymouthyarn.com or give our office a call and we will be more than happy to find one for you.
I Googled Kate Middleton’s wedding day attire and found that Angela hit a home run. She captured the delicate and sophisticated qualities of the original. It’s almost like Plymouth’s Angora was made for this shrug! Check it out on Absolute Knits on Ravelry for the details and you’ll want it too!
If you are looking for a variation of the shrug with short sleeves, Plymouth’s Design team has taken care of that.
Pattern 2210, Wedding Jacket
You can order pattern 2210 from your favorite yarn shop or contact our office for more information.
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Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2011, photo by Paul Amato
Designer: Theresa Schabes
Yarn Information: Plymouth Yarn Company Covington
For Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
Amounts: 6 (7, 8, 10) skeins in #2001 white
Check it out on VK 360!
This edition hits newsstands March 8th
Category Design/Patterns, Magazines, Yarn | Tags: Tags: 2011, cotton, covington, hand knitting, knit, pattern, patterns, Plymouth Yarn, spring summer, vogue knitting magazine,
Thursday, June 17th, 2010
I hope this beautiful summery knit inspires you to finish or jump start your summer knitting!
Gathered Cardi in Fantasy Naturale- 8 skeins
Hand Knit by Rosann
Raglan sleeve shaping with wide seed stitch borders on the sleeve and the fronts add simplicity. The gathering adds a youthful, flirty feel.
Design by Cathy Carron, pattern can be found at Vogue Knitting’s website or in Knit.1 Issue of Spring/Summer 2008.
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
From our new spring line, Sweet Caroline is perfect for spring/summer. This is 100% worsted weight cotton with a variegated twist.
Baby Kimono, Hand Knit by Paola in size 12 months
The pattern for the baby kimono, designed by Erika Flory, can be found here. Paola used 5 skeins of color 4181.
See our other patterns using Sweet Caroline
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.
Hand knit by Megan in Ecco Cashmere
"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?
Tuesday, December 1st, 2009
Baby Alpaca DK is a great lightweight yarn for the winter. The luxury of supersoft baby alpaca can be yours without the heaviness of a worsted or chunky weight.
Here is Baby Alpaca DK’s stats:
Yarn Content: 100% Baby Alpaca
Yarn Gauge: 5.5 sts = 1″/US6 needle
Yarn Length: 125 yds/50g ball
I’ve known this yarn for a long time, being an avid alpaca fan. I’ve knit several sweaters using BAD, including a cream bunny all-in-one and a tri-colored ladies pullover. The ease of knitting this is remarkable, and would be a great yarn for a beginner who wants to try their hand at a little luxury.
Here are a few of my favorite quick knits using Baby Alpaca DK. I’m thinking Christmas presents!
- Plymouth Pattern IN55, 2 balls
Baby Alpaca DK Scarf knit by Monica, 3 balls
Baby Alpaca Wristers knit by Jen
- Plymouth Pattern IN99, 1 ball for hat, 2 for scarf
Friday, November 20th, 2009
Another one of our favorites is King George
Yarn Content: 45% Baby Alpaca, 45% Merino, 10% Cashmere
Yarn Gauge: 4.5 sts = 1″/US 7 needle
Yarn Length: 105 yds/50g ball
This yarn has a wonderful hand. Great stitch definition, perfect for cables and colorwork. With its delicous blend of alpaca, merino, and cashmere, who could resist?
There are newly expanded colors from this year, all sophisticated and warm in hue. (My favorite being color 2878- taupe!)
Our patterns range from blankets to jackets. This is the type of yarn you will want to keep close to you on those crisp mornings and chilly nights.
Kelly-Ann has made a gorgeous pair of cabled gloves, using only 2 balls, in color 1042.
Pattern is from, “Knitting New Mittens and Gloves” by Robin Melanson