Thursday, March 23, 2017

New Patterns

Mr. Canada Post brought us the new patterns from Churchmouse Yarns today. Their designers did a great job. And the photography is beautiful.

Pinking Shears Scarf
A fun little zig-zag detail at the edges gives this basic garter stitch scarf a fresh finish. The shallow triangle is worked ‘both ends against the middle’—two identical pieces are knit separately and then grafted together at the center for perfectly mirrored halves. It can be knit to any size, so make a lavish wrap or tiny kerchief. Perfect all year ‘round! 

Polka Dot Scarf
There’s something so cheerful about polka dots! They add a little fun to anything you wear. Here we’ve created ‘dots’ with a widely spaced eyelet stitch pattern that’s easy to knit and easy to remember. A slip stitch edging gives a slightly firmer edge to your scarf—no curling! Because the fabric is so light and floaty, a lavish scale seems just right. It’s a lot of knitting but the rows fly happily by. 

Thinking Cap
Inspired by a ready-to-wear Italian cashmere cap, we engineered our hand-knit version to be sleek and utterly seamless. The super-fine fabric is doubled at the cuff with a tiny joining welt for extra warmth. And that cool welt could be popped with a fun, contrast color. Okay, the needles are tiny and the details a little fussy, but it’s worth it—we think!
Quintessential Cardigan
A timeless little hip-length cardi always manages to look modern. Ours has classic details: a pretty jewel neckline, knit-along button bands, full- or bracelet-length sleeves. In eight sizes and with two sleeve lengths, you can make this cardigan just right for you.

Sleeveless Slipover
This style is so versatile, we all wanted different lengths. So here you have it—cropped, hip, tunic, and dress lengths. Or any length you’d like! It’s quite simple to customize your Slipover—for your personal style or body type, as a long layer with side vents or as a short topper over a tee, to be dressed up or down.
Churchmouse knit the hip length version in Alpaca Silk from Blue Sky Fibers. We don't have that but we have it's cousin, Metalico.
In Metalico, it’s a little more polished, a little more poised, with a wonderful softness, fabulous drape, and a delicious luster.  
Blue Sky Fibers Metalico, (146 yds/133m each): 
Cropped length: 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins. 
Hip length: 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins.  
Tunic length: 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11) skeins.  
Dress length: 10 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 14, 15) skeins.  
Sample shown: Hip length, 37"/94cm finished bust 

Here’s the dress version in Erika Knight Studio Linenlong, lean, elegant, casual. Side vents provide freedom of movement and a little dash. And in Studio Linen it’s durable, luxurious and flexible. Cool to the touch and with a delicate drape, this eco-friendly fiber softens with every wash and wear.
Erika Knight Studio Linen: 
Cropped length: 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins.  
Hip length: 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins.  
Tunic length: 7 (8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12) skeins.  
Dress length: 11 (12, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) skeins.  
Sample shown: Dress length, 43"/101cm finished bust, in Color 405, Remnant. 

My tunic is growing. I've knit about 20 rows. There should have been more knit last night but I had to pay attention to the TV. Imposters is great. And the tribal council on Survivor last night was a must watch. I'm going to finish a newsletter and then back to my knitting.

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