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Cowls, Cowls, Cowls

I am thrilled at the current hot thing for Fall 2009.  Cowls are all the rage!  The wonderful thing for knitters is that they are very simple to make and look great in big yarns on big needles. Trabaojos del Peru is the perfect yarn for a fall cowl.  The yarn is soft, cozy, and warm around the neck and works up fast on size 13 needles for a gently draping cowl.  The blending of colors makes the knitting a joy to watch develop.  The size of this cowl makes it quite versatile- around the neck, or over the...

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Flair for Early Fall

As we move into the upcoming cooler days, a bit of lightweight fashion is a must for the hands.  Fingerless gloves, or gauntlets are usually more for warmth, but don’t have to be.  Here, we have used Buckingham, a fingering weight baby alpaca/ silk blend which is perfect for these lacey look feminine gauntlets. Check out the soft palette of colors in Buckingham- from the Bristol Yarn Gallery Collection and Plymouth Yarn. http://www.plymouthyarn.com/index.php?nav=cYarn.yarnDetail&yarnid=000279&searchcollection=000014 Buckingham Lace Fingerless gloves Materials:  1 Hank Buckingham Size: Approx. 7” around and 8” long. Gauge:  Size 4 needles: about 7 sts =1” over st st....

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Sockin’ Sox not just for Socks

Dottie-  A loyal customer of my local yarn shop designed her own pullover shown here.  When I saw it I knew I had to share it as it demonstrates the versatility of sock yarns. Dottie worked in double moss stitch and knitted with Sockin’ Sox- used doubled stranded.  The sweater turned out lovely with a finished weight perfect for the upcoming fall weather. When held doubled- Sockin’ Sox works up well at 5 sts =1″ on  a size 7 needle.    Thanks Dottie for showing us a new way to use this great sock yarn.  Check out the color card for Sockin’...

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Poppin’ Fun

One of the new yarns from Plymouth for Fall 2009 is called Poppin’.  This is a nylon puff yarn- with small Pom-pons along a core strand.  As soon as I saw it I knew we had to have it.  But it took awhile to figure out how to work with it.   It ended up being easier to work with than I thought it would be, and will give you a great scarf in a minimum of time. Linda from Knitter’s Dream in Harrisburg, PA made some changes to one of the patterns I did for this yarn and those...

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It’s Never Too Early

Use your summer knitting time to get ready for Christmas.  Small items- just the kind that make great Christmas presents are the perfect type of portable projects for the summer.  We all tend to be on the move more in the summertime, so a small -grab it fast!- project is just the kind of thing you want to be working on. I would like to suggest this Sinsation scarf.  It is small, very, very easy, and fast to whip up.  You will want to make several. The yarn- Sinsation- is one of the softest, most luxurious chenilles you will ever...

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