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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Textures

Alex has been busy. She just finished another shawl and it is beautiful. It still needs to be blocked but I wanted to show off her work. She is wearing a great hat that I will talk about tomorrow.
Alex used four colours of Qing and two colours of Long Dog Singles.



The shawl is called Textures Unite (pattern purchased on Ravelry) and Alex knit the small size.
Select six colors of fingering weight yarn to knit this modular geometric shawl. Each section features a different texture including two-color brioche ribbing, slipped stitches, honeycomb cables, and garter stitch. The seamless fabric is constructed by picking up stitches and knitting the sections together. A final I-cord bind off unites all the textures together.
©Stephen West
All the Spincycle Dyed in the Wool has been added to the website.
This is Alex's The Shift.
This cowl is the perfect all-the-time accessory! And the answer for all of those knitters out there who love to knit shawls, but have a hard time styling them. A fun and engaging knit with shifting colors, that looks like an asymmetrical triangle shawl, and it only takes a fiddle-free second to throw it on as the finish to every outfit!
I made up a few combinations before leaving the store. I went for softer colours. I'll take pictures of some of Alex's kits tomorrow. She went in a totally different direction.
Summer Love
Deep Bump
Verba Volant
Wallfower
Dead Reckoning
Absinthe
Wallflower
Neveruary
Swerve
Dyed In The Wool represents the fulfillment of our desire, here at Spincycle headquarters, to merge the beauty and texture of a handspun yarn with a more efficiently produced millspun yarn. We found the perfect partners at a mill on Camano Island: a mother-daughter team who are meticulous and skilled and lovely! 
Through our collaboration, we are able to produce a yarn that maintains the color artistry of our original handspun product. Because we dye the fiber before it's spun, colors meet and part ways in stunning, unique combinations; the overall effect is of a balanced, seamless whole.
No two skeins are the same. There will always be a slight variation. From shipment to shipment the colours can be different as well. You can make two Shifts using the same colours and they will look totally different.
©Andrea Mowry
You can purchase the pattern on Ravelry.

Make sure you are following Andrea Mowry on Instagram. She is giving a discount on one pattern every day in January. The Shift hasn't had a discount yet so it could be coming.
©Andrea Mowry
I am going to be away a few days next week. I'm running away to Vegas on Saturday night and will be back in the store on Thursday. I wanted to go to Myrtle Beach but the direct flights from Niagara Falls haven't started yet. I could fly from Buffalo but I have to stop and change planes in Charlotte. It takes longer and is more expensive than flying to Vegas. I'll go to Myrtle Beach in March when dad is there.

Now it's bed time. I've been in the store very early this week and it's catching up with me.

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