Month: November 2009

Encore Worsted

Encore, our most popular yarn to date, is loved by all! Encore Worsted Yarn Content: 75% Acrylic, 25% Wool Yarn Gauge: 5 sts = 1″/US8 needle Yarn Length: 200 yds/100g ball The softest, most versatile yarn in the whole yarn market, Encore Worsted is known by name nationwide. Boasting over 150 colors, this is the go to yarn for any project. Our durable blend of Wool and Acrylic is machine washable and dryer safe. Babies, Kids, and Adults can wear this yarn comfortably. Our patterns are immense for this yarn- it is so versatile in many, many designs from...

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FINISHED: Plymouth Yarn Online Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to the first Plymouth Yarn Online Scavenger Hunt! Here’s how it works: Fill out the quiz below using your knowledge about Plymouth Yarn Company and find extra clues all around our website, plymouthyarn.com. Complete all the answers correctly and be entered in a drawing to win one of 25 knitted and complete Baby Alpaca Brush shrugs. Just like this: Baby Alpaca Brush Shrug, Pattern N045 The contest ends Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 12pm. Mailed entries must be received by December 15, 2009. Winners we be announced on our blog on Monday, December 21, 2009. So go, take...

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Have a Poppin’ Good Holiday

Poppin’ is a yarn that is at its best during the holiday knitting season.  With this yarn you can whip up a fun scarf in an evening. Use size 7 or 8 needles, cast on 8 – 10 sts using a backweards loop cast on and knit- using 1 flat area for the first and last st of every row, and working 2 sts in each flat area in between.   Cast on an even amount, using the backward loop technique—1 st per straight area between pops.  Knit every row- working  1 st per straight area between pops for...

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King George

Another one of our favorites is King George Yarn Content: 45% Baby Alpaca, 45% Merino, 10% Cashmere Yarn Gauge: 4.5 sts = 1″/US 7 needle Yarn Length: 105 yds/50g ball This yarn has a wonderful hand. Great stitch definition, perfect for cables and colorwork. With its delicous blend of alpaca, merino, and cashmere, who could resist? There are newly expanded colors from this year, all sophisticated and warm in hue. (My favorite being color 2878- taupe!) Our patterns range from blankets to jackets. This is the type of yarn you will want to keep close to you on those...

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Cowl in Encore Boucle

Ok, we all agree that the Cowl is this year’s scarf.  Whether long or short- it is indeed a fast project for this Holiday’s gift giving.  I have talked about the ultimate yarn for cowls- Baby Alpaca Grande.  But for those on a limited budget- I have an idea:  Use a less expensive, but interesting yarn.  Here is a quickie pattern using 1 ball of Encore Boucle.  This member of the Encore family of fine yarns will give you dazzling colors and texture at a very low price. Here Nancy, a customer at my LYS, sports a cowl she whipped up...

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