Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Late Night Knitting

I'm a bit tired today. After Cathy, Sarah and Lynn left last night I sat down to knit. You can't put the scarf down because you need to see what colour is coming next. And I'm pulling from the middle of the ball so I don't know until it reaches my needles.

I'm making a list and checking it twice for yarns that are going on sale. These yarns will be on sale in the store (sorry, not on the website) on the 28th when we reopen after Christmas.

You won't have a problem figuring out what yarns are on sale. We're making signs on bright lime paper. You can't miss them.

Debbie Bliss Roma and Roma Weave
70% Wool
30% Alpaca

$9 a ball

What can you make with Roma (and Roma Weave)? Take a look at this bulky shawl...
Sandpiper from Classic Elite Yarns

Each strand of Sandpiper has five space-dyed shades, giving it highlights and shadows that occur organically as the eight plies interact. These mingling colors add depth and interest, but their similar values mean Sandpiper still shows texture and lace beautifully! 

104m (114 yards)
4½-5 sts/inch on US 7-5 (4.5-3.75 mm) needles

Download the pattern for the Sandpiper Mesh Scarf (it takes 4 balls)...

$6.75 a ball

Patterns on Ravelry for Sandpiper...

Big Delight is on sale for $6.50 a ball.
The multi coloured print with long colour repetitions creates unique patterns and exciting colour combinations, which means that within one dye lot, lighter or darker varieties might appear. This is no fault or defect, but part of the yarn's character.
Content: 100% Wool
Tension: 16 - 19 stitches
Weight/length: 100 g = approx 190m
Recommended needle size: 5 mm
Knitting tension: 10 x 10 cm = 17 sts x 22 rows
Hand Wash, max 30°C / Dry Flat / Feltable
Here is an interesting scarf/shawl pattern for Big Delight on Ravelry...

And a cowl...

For more patterns, go to Ravelry and type Big Delight into patterns. There are 3 pages of great designs.

Louisa Harding Noema is on sale for $5 a ball.

A bit of TV and the shawl is growing.

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