Scarf Yarns

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Super Bulky = Super Fast

So much for taking pictures outside today. The weather was good for the first few (meaning that snow was fitting for these projects) and then I moved back inside
The hat pattern is from Ravelry - The Big Hat. One ball of Freia Super Bulky on 10mm needles. Cathy made the perfect pom pom.
The cowl is my pattern - we'll give you the pattern with the purchase of the yarn. Again, just one ball of Freia Super Bulky on 15mm needles.

Here are some pretty spring items. First from Cathy
Pattern: Cordelia (from the Classic Elite book Oceanside or it can be purchased on Ravelry)
Yarn: 4 balls of Classic Elite Bella Lino
Bella Lino is a lightweight yarn that creates an airy fabric with long, harmonious stripes. The palette of summery shades each have a linen-hued base. 

Another Sanibel Cowl knit in Santorini. I love this colour. 2114 Dancing Shadows.

Wannietta finished an amazing shawl in the same colour of Santorini.

Santorini's colorways sing along the matte and shiny textures inherent in the yarn, adding vibrant color to warm-weather garments, wraps and scarves.
Pattern: Naushon. You can purchase the Classic Elite book, Along The Shore, for the pattern or you can purchase the pattern on Ravelry.

The shawl takes 9 balls.

Survivor last night was awesome. You know that when someone goes on and on about how they are going to run the game that they are going home soon. And the look on his partner in crimes face at tribal council was awesome. I made Beth rewind it so that we could watch it again. Don't get cocky in the game. It doesn't end well.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

October Moss

Early next week (fingers crossed Monday) we will have two more colours of Liberty Print from Classic Elite. 
The body of this open front cardigan is worked in garter stitch, entirely on the diagonal, There is no finishing — the sleeves are picked up from the body and worked in the round to the cuff in Stockinette stitch.
The colors flow in different directions on this garter stitch scarf. The entire scarf is worked without breaking the yarn — the only ends to weave in are from beginning a new ball.
Cathy worked in the store today so that I could do some necessary errands. She sent me a text that a box came in from Freia Fibers. The Super Bulky is here. 
I can't wait to see the yarn tomorrow. We have new samples too. I thought about going to the store now but it's cold and rainy. My friends won't go outside on a day like today for pictures. How can I blame them - I don't want to go outside.

A parcel arrived from Wannietta this morning and Cathy brought in some more finished projects. There are going to be lots of pretty pictures tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bring on the Heat

Here is another interesting idea for a summer project. The Heatwave Throw by Kaffe Fassett.
Kaffe has designed this throw in his own unique and inimitable style, exclusively for the web site using Purelife Revive and Cotton Glace.
The pattern is free and you can download it on Rowan's website...

In the Frolic group on Ravelry there are some bus tours posted.  Can you image the ride home with everyone showing off their purchases?

If you are looking to share a ride, you can post there as well.

Beth and I made a last minute decision to take a drive tonight. The garage doors were put on today. Of course we stopped for ice cream on the way home. Isn't that what you do when you go for a drive?

Monday, March 23, 2015

Easy Summer Knitting

It's that time of year where you want to knit but you aren't interested in a big project. Here are some suggestions for you.

How about a summery scarf? The Bias Before and After Scarf is knit in Classic Elite's Silky Alpaca Lace. You need one ball and 4.5mm needles.
From Churchmouse Yarns
We dubbed this scarf 'before & after' because it's so ugly (truly!) before it's blocked and so beautiful after.  Knitted on the bias, this light, airy scarf has the smooth simplicity of stockinette stitch without all the rolling at the edges. The pattern includes simple instructions for adding beads at the ends.
We have a sample of the scarf hanging in the store. It is great looking and so lightweight. We think of it more like jewelry than something you are wearing for warmth.

Silver Hey - shown as a bandana or you can make it bigger for a shawl. Knit in Anise from Louisa Harding. You are knitting on 10mm needles which means you can have it finished to wear this weekend.

What about a knit necklace?

Although a scarf or shawl may be a more usual neckwear accessory, this necklace is definitely easier to wear in warm weather. 
The color, drape and texture changes in our newest yarn Santorini work perfectly for this super quick to knit necklace. The pattern is easily customizable to any length. Add as many "beads" as you like – the necklace shown has 10 rows between "beads" but you can space them out or place them closer together.
Download the pattern... 

One ball of Santorini and 4mm double pointed needles will make two scarves. One for yourself and one for a gift.

The basketball was amazing on the weekend. Too amazing. I was busy flipping between games and that totally cut into my knitting time. Tonight there isn't much on TV so I should have some time to get the needles moving.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Second

Ley Lines (the second) is my new obsession. I want to have it finished so that I can wear it to the Frolic. We're home from dinner and it's only 7pm. There are many hours of knitting ahead of me tonight. 
We are very excited about this year's Camp. Kate Atherley and Kim McBrien are teaching some amazing workshops. Registration is taking off - we have 15 ladies coming so far and the cut off number is 40. If you are thinking that you would like to join us this fall, please don't wait and be disappointed.

Download the brochure....

Friday, March 20, 2015

Caliadne Shawl

Diana just dropped off the Caliadne Shawl. It looks amazing. Diana called me just after she started because she realized that there was going to be a lot of red left over. She made a few very easy adjustments to the pattern to make it bigger and to use up almost all of the yarn.
Reminiscent of a watery home, the simple waves of Caliadne are sure to enwrap you in the ocean's splendor wherever your land-bound adventures may take you! This shawl's contrasting stripes create depth and a sense of unending beauty when coiled upon itself. Elegant in its simplicity, Caliadne is great for beginners who are ready to take the plunge into medium sized projects. It's a piece versatile enough to be worn day and night, and pink enough to soften the edges of your business casual wardrobe without taking you into the realm of cotton candy.  Designed by Toby Roxane, this pattern includes written instructions.
Yarn: Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Glitter Sock - 1 skein each of 2 colours (we used Vixen and Stamped Lips)
80% Superwash Merino/10% Cashmere/10% Sparkling Nylon3-Ply Fingering Weight | Approx. 400 yards (100 g)
The pattern will for sale on Ravelry later this year. We have permission to sell you the pattern when you purchase the yarn (Zen Serenity 20, Serenity Glitter Sock or Serenity Silk Single) to knit the shawl.

I think we have all of our Frolic garments finished now. That means that my knitters have started working on garments for Camp. It's the end of March and September will be here before we know it.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Coming Soon

There are new patterns coming from Noro. I think that they should be in the store sometime next week.

The first is a hard cover book.
The vibrant colors of Noro yarn and the striking stitch patterns of lace knitting provide a unique opportunity for design inspiration. For this collection of 30 projects, some of today's top knitwear designers have risen to that challenge, and to new heights of beauty: from flattering tops, dramatically draped shawls, and cozy hats and mitts to a structured tote and a cozy blanket, these creations, knit in a variety of Noro yarns, will open your eyes to openwork in a whole new way!

And a new pattern book from Jenny Watson.

Ley Lines (the first) was finished last night. Now it needs to be blocked. I think that might be my job on the weekend. Tonight I will be knitting on Ley Lines (the second) and watching basketball. March Madness is here. We have a friendly family wager happening. And trust me, it's not that friendly. Very cut throat!! The worst part of it is that mom is winning right now and she knows absolutely nothing about basketball.

Beth and I made a trip to the mud pit today to see the fireplace. Here it is so far.
The big green thing is our wood shelf. It will be stained a dark grey after the stone work is done. I can't wait to see it finished.