Month: July 2011

Catch of the Day

Do you like to fish? Do you like to crochet? Do you like to crochet while your friends are fishing? Here’s your chance to be a master angler and come home with a fish every time! Your crochet hook is your rod and Galway is your line.  There is no messy bait to contend with either! This little cutie came across my desk via email the other day. His name is Wal and he is the brain child of the vary talented Stacey at freshstitches.com.  For this tiny fish, she used about 60 yards of Galway in color 154...

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Ciao from Italy! Pitti Filati Tour

This week, our Marketing Director, Christine had the opportunity to visit the Pitti Filati show in Florence, Italy. This event demonstrates the latest innovations in yarns, yarn technology and stitch design.  You can see all of the newest fiber trends on the horizon in some of the pictures below. We also wanted to share the color trend chart. With over 100 yarn brand representatives in attendance, it proves to be one of the most diverse and exciting events we attend. The show’s focus this year is in ethical quality.  Fiber prices are higher than we have ever seen.  This...

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Free Pattern Friday!

The tribe has spoken and Baby Alpaca Ultimo is the yarn with the most votes in our free pattern poll.  You click, we listen.  You will love this cowl in all it’s beautiful, cuddly, super chunky goodness! Since it’s knit on a size 13 needle, you can make it this weekend while sipping on some lemonade in the backyard.  If your thinking about your holiday knitting projects, this will make a wonderful gift. Have a happy and safe 4th of July! BABY ALPACA ULTIMO Cabled Cowl Approx. Finished Measurements: 20” tall  x 20 around” Materials:  Ultimo- 2 hanks Gauge: ...

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