04/21/15: New yarns for a new season.

A spring that is finally beginning to not feel like winter is cause for celebration! We have three new Lana Grossa yarns: luxurious cotton/silk tape “Linea Pura California” (California, for short), shimmery cotton/poly “Doppio,” and fun-striping “Extreme Tono” for socks.

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Brigid was the very first to get California on her needles and has already completed her amazing Recursive Shawl by Jessica Bolof from Interweave Knitscene Accessories 2014.

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After folks saw – and touched – Brigid’s Recursive, our supply of the magazine dwindled to one copy, as of this writing. The shawl is so light! So soft! This is the yarn you want for a breezy summer layer. Our shop sample will be ready soon, a poncho style beach cover-up. One more peek at Brigid’s wrap…

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Two new shop samples celebrate two Shibui yarns ideal for warm weather projects. Both happen to be quick two skein projects.

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One customer exclaimed that Tier* was more like a necklace than a scarf, and we agree. It is simplicity itself – alpaca/merino Cima worked in stockinette with three tracery rows of dropped stitches at each edge. Even an adventurous beginner would be rewarded with an elegant piece of “knit jewelry.” This LYS-only pattern is our gift to you with your yarn purchase. Full disclosure: our Tier sample was photographed pre-blocking, and we love it that way.

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I might have gone a bit overboard photographing Dangling Conversation*, below. There are just so many ways to wear it.

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Full disclosure: Dangling Conversation needs aggressive blocking to get that lacey look. Here it is “on the rack.” Being linen, it was dry and ready to be unpinned in just a few hours.

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Ready for some serious cuteness? Sharon made a pair of Furrylicious Baby Boots, a design from Lorin Jean, using Cascade Ultra Pima. Don’t say you weren’t warned!

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Marcia is almost finished personalizing her sweet Tunisian crochet blanket of Cuddles. The pattern is Tunisian Stripes Blanket by Staci Perry. Lucky little Giavanna!

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Barbara made her fuzzy wuzzy Caribou baby blanket in two shades of pink. She happened to find a little soft, furry pig toy at a local children’s boutique. Yup, you guessed it – the gift is being wrapped as a “pig in a blanket.”

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Jill chose Wonderland Yarns Mad Hatter, a sport weight, for this adorable little dress, The Twist by AI-Khanh Nguyen. A pewter button at the back neck opening is a dainty touch.

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Dream in Color Jilly was Joan’s pick for her Stephen West Pogona*. What a perfect way to show off DIC’s unique veil-dyed colors.

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Annie wasn’t super enthusiastic about turning to face the camera, so here she is modeling her Strawberry Lace Cardigan by Veronik Avery, leaving Maude to handle the front.

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Maude’s job was easy, however, with such a gorgeous cardigan. The yarn is madelinetosh tosh dk. Neat folded hems on the sweater body and sleeves are a pretty way to finish the piece.

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Joanne combined Austermann Step 6 – the yarn with Aloe Vera and Jojoba in it – with Frog Tree Pediboo for her jazzy matching socks – they really are identical twins.

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Wanda used super bulky Cascade Magnum and a bit of personal stash yarn for her Rustic Handspun Poncho*, designed by Cheryl Kubat. I wish Wanda many happy hours wearing it on chilly days – but not for another six months, please!

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Patterns marked with an asterisk (*) are available at Gosh Yarn It!

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2 responses to “04/21/15: New yarns for a new season.

  1. Thanks to Alice Ellman for teaching many of the Pelican Landing tennis players and cyclists how to knit this winter. She was amazing: patient, understanding, and eager for us all to learn. She was on call all winter to fix our design flaws.

  2. Pingback: 04/30/15: California, here we come. | goshyarnitshop

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