Saturday, August 25, 2012

They're Back

I tried to think of things to write about yesterday but I just wasn't feeling it. Then just before closing last night someone came in talking about knitting a poncho.  As I was lying in bed last night, not sleeping, I thought about some of the different patterns we are seeing for ponchos this fall.

A new yarn from Sirdar called Faroe. Two rectangles sewn together, knit on 10mm needles. The pattern comes in 4years to adult.
Knit this ladies loose fit poncho and the unique colour blends in Kidsilk Haze Stripe will shine through. Ideal as a evening wear layer piece. 
A free pattern on Rowan's website. 

Churchmouse Yarns and Teas Easy Fold Poncho.
Our favorite poncho transcends the trends.  It's easy to knit (just one long stockinette rectangle), easy to finish, and easy to throw on. Whether knit in a humble tweed or luscious alpaca, with a cowl or without, you'll see why this is a Churchmouse favorite!
We have this knit in the store and it looks great. Our sample is knit in Sportwool from Filatura di Crosa. The pattern calls for Felted Tweed from Rowan. Both are a great option. Tosh lovers-you could use dk or merino dk.

Etched Rio Wrap
With a swing and fluidity reminiscent of woven fabric, this breathtaking wrap will easily become your favorite accessory. Effortless to wear, a simple lace panel is all this piece requires to be a soothing, intriguing knit.
Knit in Metalico from Blue Sky Alpacas. You can also use their Alpaca Silk.

Your little one needs a poncho too. For newborn to 7 year old. The sample was knit in Baby Bamboo but you can use any double knitting weight yarn.

I have reached a semi standstill on Breezy. There are two part balls for both sleeves. I am alternating two rows of one ball and then two rows of the other. How far can I go on sleeve one to make sure that I have enough for sleeve two? I want the sleeves as long as possible-why have left over yarn? I think I am going to work a few more rows on sleeve one today and then put the stitches on a holder. I will start sleeve two and get it to the same point. It would have been smarter to wind the yarn I had left into equal balls but I haven't been very smart the last two weeks.

We are also at a standstill for the Tent Sale. We can't do anything until Monday morning when we get the hall. Then Beth and I will be bringing truck loads of yarn to the fair grounds where Cathy will start putting it out.

I just packed the last bag for the sale-it's all lace weight yarn
-Noro Sekku
-Noro Kirimeki
-Malabrigio Lace
-Dream in Color Baby

It's time to get back to my knitting. I have this need to get some projects finished. I have lots of things at that 'almost done' point. If I get moving I will have a whole new wardrobe of sweaters for fall.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

uh ho Lace - I will be there......Lorraine