Posts Tagged ‘pattern’
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.
Category Design/Patterns, Happenings, Plymouth Staff, Uncategorized, Yarn, Yarn Shops | Tags: Tags: absolute knits, angela jeurgens, angora, bolero, google, hand knit, hand knitting, kate middleton, knit, knitting, pattern, patterns, Pippa, Plymouth Yarn, plymouth yarn company, queen, ravelry, royal wedding, shrug, Yarn, Yarn Shops,
Thursday, May 5th, 2011
Mother’s day is just around the corner, and what wonderful day it is to celebrate your Mother, Grandmother and any mother figure that may be in your life. My husband has been asking me for over a week what do I want for mother’s day? So for days I wondered what gift could you give to that special woman in your life to show her how much she is loved? Hugs and kisses form our little ones are truly the best gift ever! Then it dawned on me, a hand knitted hand bag. I love handbags and have a great assortment at home. But the one thing I am missing is a hand knitted handbag for myself. I always get caught up knitting for everyone else that I never finish any projects for myself. So I decided that I was going to finally pick a pattern and knit myself a knitted handbag. I sent my husband out to the store to pick up all the items I was going to need and told him that was what I wanted. Along with a few hours of quiet time, so I may finish my handbag. I am choosing to do pattern P593. I love the summer look of this pattern. If you are interested in finding out how to get this pattern, please click the link to find a yarn shop in your area.
What was your favorite hand knitting project? Whether it was for yourself, your friend, mother or grandmother. I would love to know what projects are being made for the special people in your lives
From all of us at Plymouth Yarn Company, Inc., to every Grandmother, Mother, Aunt and Daughter. We want to wish you a very Happy Mother’s Day!!
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
I’ve heard about yarn being used for various things other then knitting or crocheting. For things like hair on a doll, as a piece of string to hold a little porch tree straight, arts and crafts and even a hair accessory. When I received this link the other day it totally blew me away. It showed me a whole new use for yarn, something I would have never dreamed of …… A pothole filler!! Yes that is correct a pothole filler. What a terrific and funky idea! Just think of how great, some of our cities could look with pretty yarn, used to fill in the cracks that nature leaves us with. No patterns needed just some yarn and a little time. What an interesting way to reduce, reuse and recycle.
With Earth Day right around the corner it is time for us to remember that every little bit helps. As I was searching the internet for Earth Day activities in my local area, I came across a cute poem I wanted to share:
Everyday is Earth Day, If it’s cold or wet or hot pitch in to save the planet it’s the only one we’ve got.
Thursday, April 7th, 2011
Spring has sprung here at Plymouth Yarn. With the Easter season upon us we are reminded of warmer weather soon to come. This is the time of year when the birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and the sun is shinning. So I was thinking what another great idea for Easter. An adorable hand knit bunny. This pattern is made using the Dreamin yarn. How much fun would it be to give your little ones a hand knit basket made from Galway and this snuggle bunny from Dreamin. Contact your local yarn shop to purchase pattern 1795.
Category Accessories, Design/Patterns | Tags: Tags: Bunny, Dreamin, Easter, Galway, hand knit, holiday knitting, knit, pattern, Plymouth Yarn, Snuggle, spring,
Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
I have to share a wonderful project knit with Galway. What a great gift for your kids on Easter morning. Just a few hours and you can knit this beautiful pattern.
Not a hard knitting project to complete before the holiday.
Using our Galway yarn and you can accent with any novelty yarn.
Consider this pattern for a gift for your favorite little one on Easter Sunday.
Knitting for the holidays is always fun.
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, February 24th, 2011
Baby Boutique is the perfect baby yarn for Kathy’s cardigan–
Love the football buttons!
Knit in size 1-2 years in Baby Boutique, it took 6 balls of blue, and 1 each of white and brown.
The traditional cable pattern makes this a great staple garment for any child. I like how the hoods’ cable detail adds a sporty finish.
View more patterns for Baby Boutique
Thursday, February 17th, 2011
Baby Alpaca DK never looked so pastoral in DivineGift’s leafy scarf-
4 balls of Baby Alpaca Dk in color 402
The pattern repeat was doubled to create a wider scarf. The alpaca drapes well when knit on size 7 needles in lace stitch.
Brooke Nelson’s design has a matching hat and fingerless mitts as well.
Category Accessories, Design/Patterns, Free Patterns, Yarn | Tags: Tags: alpaca, baby alpaca dk, knit, knitting, knitting yarn, lace scarf, pattern, patterns, plymouth yarns, Yarn,