Saturday, June 16, 2018

Happy 40th

I was up at 5:30 this morning and couldn't get back to sleep. I got a tea when Starbucks opened and got to work. The show opens at 10 and I will be sitting down with Rowan to go over fall. I can't wait for the magazine to arrive. It is so beautiful.

Rowan has a red theme in their fall magazine. The amazing coat is knit with Kidsilk Haze. Pictures don't do it justice. Or maybe it's my photography :)

Our friend Fiona Ellis has a new design in Mrs. Crosby Hat Box. She helped with this awesome new colour as well. The pattern is called Tintinnabulation and can be purchased on Ravelry.
Feminine cardigan with slightly flared sleeves. The cuffs showcase an all over lace pattern, details of which are added to the feature cables used at the waistline & cuffs. The waistline detail emphasizes the figure skimming shaping. A flattering V-neck and long-line length make it perfect for wearing for more dressy occasions….or make it in a neutral colour and throw it on over your favourite jeans.  
Cardigan is worked in pieces from the bottom up and sewn together.
A new shawl (Rysy purchased on Ravelry) from Miriam Felton in Hat Box.
Meet the new colours. We have an order arriving on Tuesday with these in Hat Box and Train Case. The other bases will be arriving the following week.
The darker green shawl is called Over the Sea to Skye (purchased on Ravelry) and is knit in Steamer Trunk. I love this yarn. It is 100% wool but feels like cotton when washed and blocked.

The purple shawl is called Three Sisters (purchased on Ravelry) and is knit in Hat Box. I have knit with Hat Box and really like it.

I didn't get the name of the pale green shawl. I will do that today.

Joji's Cathedral Wrap (pattern purchased on Ravelry) is gorgeous in real life. The colour is called Joji's Cathedral and the yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock. Our order will be arriving on Tuesday. I can't wait.
Get Cathedral Wrap 20% off until Sunday (June 18)! No code needed! Just place it in your cart and the discount will be automatic. 
Cathedral is a delicate architectural wrap worked in two identical pieces that are grafted (joined) in the middle. When designing this piece, I wanted to experiment with Japanese stitch patterns, so I made the gorgeous lace transition into very graphic columns of twisted stitches. 
For this project I collaborated with Lorna’s Laces to create the perfect color. They have a special project called Color Commentary (launched in 2007) and it’s their way of working alongside designers and other personalities in the industry to create their perfect color.  
They named the color I used Joji’s Cathedral (which is kind of embarrassing for me to say). It is a beautiful gray with purple undertones and delicate black speckles; it will be dyed in all their bases. 

It is so inspiring to see all the yarns and garments.
We carry Dyed in the Wool from Spincycle Yarns. At the show they introduced a new worsted weight version called Dream State. I wasn't going to order the yarn until I saw this cardigan in their booth called Tensho Pullover (purchased on Ravelry). It is a sweater the Spincycle steaked steeked (I haven't had breakfast - I might be hungry). One skein of Dream State is all it takes for the colourwork.
Dream State is the newest offering from Spincycle Yarns’ dye house and mill. 
A worsted weight three-ply, this yarn is soft yet sturdy and has the slow and unique color transitions that make Spincycle’s yarns so addictive. 
100% superwashed American wool, 150 yards, 4.5 sts to the inch on US #8 needles.
Now it's 8am. I guess I should get moving and think about getting showered and dressed.


Sally said...

Hi Julie, it must be so nice seeing all those colours!

In your second last picture there is a slightly psychedelic shawl in purples and greys on the left end of the sofa. Would you know the name of it? It is really gorgeous looking.

Dayana Knits said...

Adore that yellow cabled coat from Rowan!!

Julie said...

Sally I don't know the name of the shawl. I will find out next week for you.

Anne said...

Rowan looks amazing this that striped coat!