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Monday, December 05, 2011

Sock yarn suggestions

It was a very unproductive weekend when it comes to knitting. The store has been crazy busy the past few weeks (trust me I am not complaining-I want it busier) and when I get home I am a bit yarned out. Did I just say that?? You know at the end of the day you don't want to do more work at home and I get that feeling somedays as well. I have a feeling it is going to change this week. :)

Here are some new patterns we have in the store. All are knit out of sock yarn. What a great way to use some Tanis Purple Label Cashmere sock, Prism Yarns Saki, madelinetosh tosh sock and tosh merino light.

Daybreak from Westknits
Daybreak is a semicircular shawl featuring clear, graphic stripes that echo a rising sun. The generous wingspan allows the fabric to drape comfortably around your shoulders and neck. There is plenty of room to play with color in the three sections of this
Sizes: Small[Medium,Large] Finished Measurements: 15[17,20]"/38[43.51]cm from cast on, along center stitch, to bind off. 52[60,72]"/132[152,183]cm wingspan, along edge stitches. Measurements taken after blocking.
Fingering weight Color A: 135[240,325] yds Color B: 200[270,440] yds
Clockwork from Westknits
Clockwork is an enjoyable striped garter stitch shawl/scarf, perfect for featuring two beautiful colors of yarn. Bold slipped stitch columns add structural interest while increases give this gear-inspired design a unique arched shape. Picking colors is always the hardest part, but have fun and be prepared to make a striking statement.
Finished Measurements: 10″ / 25cm wide from CO to BO, 92″ / 234cm from tip to tip along BO edge
Yarn: Fingering weight
Color A: 420 yds
Color B: 275 yds
Contorno from indigirl
Spice up any outfit with a side-dish of Italian-inspired color. The Contorno wrap uses three unique colorways of handpainted yarn to create instant drama and flair.  Worked in garter stitch stripes, the wrap begins with a dramatic ripple worked lengthwise. Then, short row shaping pulls it all together into a gentle, lengthwise curve with tapered ends.  In Italian, “Contorno” has two meanings. In cooking, it’s a dish to accompany the main course. But I find its second definition, contour, works just as perfectly.
525 yards fingering-weight yarn, 175 yards each in 3 colors
Adelia Cowl-Tanis pattern using
Purple Label Cashmere Sock Yarn
Speaking of Tanis-Jane unpacked a box from Tanis this morning. We have more stock of Purple Label Cashmere
-dove
-atlantic
-chestnut
-spruce
-poppy
-natural
-charcoal
-teal
-sand
-stormy
-shadow
-plum
-grape
Later this evening there will be another post for the Feature of the Week. 

1 comment:

Lois Evensen said...

Great projects. I have lots of sock yarn right now. I want to make some things that aren't socks for a change. ;)