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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Crooked Road

The Crooked Road Scarf pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry. It is knit using a Mountain Colors Twizzle Perspectives Kit.
This fun scarf is cast on “the long way” so you have a lot of stitches on each row but you are only knitting them for 6”. The increases and decreases are easy to remember and the color changes keep things interesting.
Twizzle is 85% Merino Wool and 15% Silk. Each mini skein is 45yards long and there are 5 skeins in a kit. I have knit with the yarn and really like it. The great thing about using a kit with mini skeins is that you are finished with a colour before you become bored with it.

There is a brand new yarn from Malabrigo arriving next week. Mechita.
We liked Mecha so much, we hit it with a shrink ray! Mechita is a fingering-weight version of our beautifully-dyed single-ply superwash yarn. Just as soft and rich as the original, but great for lighter projects!

Great for: Shawls, scarves, garments, accessories, baby and kids items, lace, cables, textured stitches.
Arco Iris

There should be 13 colours coming in the shipment. Malabrigo colours on a single ply yarn. How can this be bad? It is going to be hard choosing just one or two colours. They are all amazing. And only $21.95 a skein.
Weight: Fingering
Texture: singles
Yardage/Meters: 420 yards (384 meters)
Skein weight: 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
Gauge: 26.0 to 30.0 sts = 4 inches
Recommended needle size: US 1 - 2 or 2.25 - 2.75mm
Content: 100% Superwash Merino Wool.
Cares: Machine washable, gentle cycle, cold water, do not tumble
It's that busy TV night again and I'm working on a new project. Remember - it's only 5 weeks until Camp and I want some fabulous garments in the fashion show.
Pattern: Lanesboro Vest from Blue Sky Alpacas - you can purchase the pattern in the store or on Ravelry
Yarn: Blue Sky Bulky
Needles: 12mm (another quick project)
Feeling the need for speed?  
This is your go-to design. Cool, cropped and quick-to-knit in Bulky, Lanesboro layers on a bit of texture with chunky garter and rib stitches and simple-to-stitch, top-down raglan construction. Perfect for pairing with short sleeves or long.

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