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Friday, November 23, 2012

New Garments

I'm back in the store going through boxes that came in while I was away. Ann and Lynda both sent boxes filled with new garments.

Ann's box had a cardigan and a scarf.
Pattern: Tie Front Bolero from the Debbie Bliss Angel Prints brochure
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Angel Print

If you don't like self-striping yarn there are solid colours of Angel. Going to a party? There is Angel spiced up with a sprinkle of glitter called Party Angel.

Pattern: Ruched Scarf and Wrap from Churchmouse Yarns
Yarn: 3 balls of Rowan Kid Classic
Needles: 5mm

From Churchmouse
Our ruched scarf, designed by Jennifer Evans, was created to add subtle feminine flourish to the scarf equation (think of it as ruffles with restraint). 
And Lynda's box had more
The detailing in the top is an easy lace pattern.

Pattern: Peasy by Heidi Kirrmaier (pattern purchased on Ravelry)
Yarn: Lang Donegal
Needles: 3.5mm
A cropped cardigan with 3/4 sleeves, worked in one piece from the top down, which means you can easily change the length of the sleeves and body as you like. You could also add more buttons if you prefer a closed cardigan. Instructions are given for working the sleeves flat, but they can be worked in the round if you prefer. It would look great in a cotton or linen yarn for summer as well.
The tweed knit up beautifully. It is a thin version of a tweed that Rowan had 20 years ago and was one of my favourite yarns.
Pattern: Adiri Cowl by Julia Trice (pattern purchased on Ravelry)
Yarn: one skein of pashmina worsted from madelinetosh
Colour: wellwater

I'm not sure how long this will be in the store. It is so soft-I might need to take it.

Pattern: Churchmouse Linen Stitch Scarf (addendum)
Yarn: 6 balls of Noro Silk Garden - 3 colours - 2 balls each
Needles: 7mm circular

I wasn't sure how a self-striping yarn would work in the Linen Stitch Scarf but I think it looks fabulous.

While I was away Jane and Cathy worked on a few scarves for me. The pictures turned out good for one and really bad for the other so you are going to see one and the other I will show next week.

I hope to finish this one over the weekend but here it is so far.

Yarn: One ball of Frillseeker Twilight
Needles: We are using 4mm but anything between 3.5mm and 5.5mm works.

Many times a yarn with metallic is stiff and can be called 'prickly'. This is very soft and drapey.

Frillseeker Twilight is $7.99 a ball. What a great present for your hair stylist, manicurist, doctor or anyone who you want to give a small Christmas gift to.

What happened to the weather? It has been warm and sunny for the past few days. It was warm this morning and now it is really cold. We had freezing rain an hour ago and now there are very small snow flakes falling. It's time to get out the warm, cozy sweaters!!

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