Month: January 2010

Royal Llama Silk Hat

I promised last month that I would get you the pattern for this really fine hat by Jan Wise.  After some coaxing she agreed to share her talents.  Here is the pattern.   NOTE:  PATTERN HAS BEEN CORRECTED FOR THE TURNING ROW. jbt Thanks Jan, and Happy Knitting to all JoAnne Slouchy Hat With Picot-Edge Designed by Jan Wise, Mount Vernon, WA – June 24, 2009 Materials:  2 skeins Plymouth Yarn Royal Llama Silk (shown in #1002/Gray, #1844/Moss and #1842/Denim) (102 yds per/skein) or 200 yds worsted weight yarn Needles:  US Size 6 (4.00 mm) – 16” circular US Size...

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Winter Knit Simple Coming this week

The new issue of Knit Simple- which hits the newsstands tomorrow-January 26- features a great tutorial on socks – and it uses our own Happy Feet.  This sock yarn is a magnificent blend of fine merino superwash and nylon with a high twist for great strength.  Happy Feet is available in over 20 colors.  There is also a DK weight version called Happy Feet DK.  ...

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Suri Merino

The weather lately has been a bit milder than usual- but still not warm enough to put away those wintery warm sweaters. Suri Merino is a great choice- having the best of both worlds. Mostly Alpaca with Merino Wool, it has a wonderful hand. Suri Merino is beautiful in this sweater! I love the button details in the bottom ribbing and the neckline is really fun- perfect for those brisk winter winds. Pattern is from the book, “Knitting Nature,” by Norah...

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Cozy Chair

Check out this comfy chair, hand knit by a group of knitters in Illinois: The pattern is from the book, “Simple Knits with a Twist” by Erika Knight. According to the pattern, it takes about 4500 yards- that’s 36 balls of Encore...

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Kudo Shrug

I saw this shrug and just had to write about it! Simple, adorable stockinet stitch is perfect for our self striping Kudo I love the gradual rounded shape of the fronts as they proceed toward the neckline. You can match up the color of the sleeves if you like for a more uniform look- OR work the yarn in an artsy freeform with whatever color pops out next in the skein. Browse our patterns for more inspiration with...

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