Month: May 2009

Summer Driving Gloves???

I’ll get to the title later… One of our more popular yarns in recent years is a cotton/acrylic blend called JEANNEE WORSTED.  This is a multistranded yarn – very soft- very easy to knit.  The compostion makes for very comfortable summer knitting, and there are so many colors available. Riding on this yarn’s success, we added JEANNEE CHUNKY and JEANNEE DK to our line- up.  JEANNEE CHUNKY is great for heavier cold weather garments- still light weight enough to wear inside, yet warm & cozy on the body.  The DK weight version has been very well received as a...

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Knitta in Brooklyn

Knitta Please – a group of knitters that have struck again. The following photo’s were taken by a fellow lover of knitting and yarn. She sent me these pic’s and I was really psyched. What an “off road” way to travel. A town in Brooklyn, New York; is sponsoring an event, “Meters on Montague Street” From May 14th through mid-June. It is such a unique way to display knitting. I just hope those meter maids are nice enough to pass by the “expired meter”. I can hope, can’t I? I would appreciate some feed back on this group and...

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Summer Knitting

Happy Memorial Day to all!  I hope many of you were able to get outside and enjoy some wonderful weather- maybe even a cook- out.  Most of all- I hope you did something enjoyable to celebrate the unofficial beginning of summer! I spent the weekend as I have every Memorial Day weekend for the past 10 years – with my daughter at a large Dance Competition in Lancaster PA.  The weekend always gives me some much needed knitting time.  Since small easy projects are the best for me to work on in the subdued lighting of the resort’s large...

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KUDO

For Spring 2009, Plymouth introduced a new cotton/rayon/silk blend yarn with beautiful striping- KUDO.  Much like its winter cousin- BOKU- this yarn’s subtle transitioning from one color to another is intriguing. When setting the gauge for KUDO, I went with a somewhat looser look to allow the yarn to drape softly.  The garments knitted in this yarn work so well at this gauge- producing body hugging with the tighter fitting garments, and draping with the capes and shawls.  I had a shop owner tell me recently that several of her customers were knitting the Clapotis (see Knitty.com for the pattern) with...

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Confusion

Confusion is a wildly interesting yarn introduced 2 years ago by The Plymouth Yarn Co.  It is composed of up to 20 different novelty yarns- colorfully connected in a manner unseen until that day.  This yarn is much like some in the marketplace today that sell for more than twice the price.  For this reason alone, it is worth checking out Confusion.  Give your Spring wardrobe some pizzazz this year-with Confusion.  Visit our website’s pattern listings for several fun ways to use this yarn. Here is a very simple pattern for a versitile, fast, and fun wrap using 3 hanks of Confusion.  A quick...

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