06/29/16: In case you missed…

If you haven’t been able to visit the shop in June (really?), you’ve missed new samples for two new Fibre Company yarns, Acadia and Road to China Lace. Below, Beech Hill* in Acadia. It’s simple to knit and wear. It can be pretty much whatever you want it to be: wrap, shawl, vest, cloak, poncho… if you can knit and purl, you get to decide!

No one blends fibers and creates colors quite like the Fibre Company. Acadia is a 2-ply DK weight merino/silk/alpaca. Road to China Lace is alpaca/silk/cashmere/camel, and don’t be put off by the “lace” in its name. The Madison Scarf* is worked on US 6 needles, takes just one skein, and would be equally good for adventurous beginners as more experienced knitters looking for a relaxing project. This Rose Quartz pink is hot.

Brigid knit the Madison Scarf shop sample for us, and here’s another featherweight scarf fresh off her needles, Summer Scarf from Janet Avila in Shibui Linen.

Can’t think of anything cooler in summer than linen, except…

…maybe ITO’s Gima 8.5? Brigid used this pretty, papery 100% cotton for Janina Kallio’s Shine*.

Below, one answer to the question, how would you wear that?

One more stunner from Brigid, the Kline Shawl designed by Jennifer Dassau. The yarns are madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light and a stash yarn.

Portia’s Aidez is nothing short of a masterpiece. It’s made with Cascade Ecological Wool. This is a free pattern by Cirilia Rose on the Berroco website.

Maude the mannequin could not do it justice. The maker herself kindly posed for my camera.

The apple falls not far from the tree, and her mother Tina’s Wessenden is perfection in Shibui Silk Cloud.

Silk/mohair nupps!

Silk Cloud makes another appearance in Ann’s original take on Regina Moessmer’s Traverso Due, joined by Shibui Pebble. What makes it all her own are her alternating stripes of Silk Cloud alone, Pebble alone, and the two yarns held together.

A close-up and a closer-up to inspire you.

Crystal Palace Panda Pearl in a pearly white was Suzanne’s choice for a spectacular wedding Swirl Sweater. The pattern is Coat of Many Colors.

Unfortunately, my notes fail me on the name of the pattern Suzanne used for her granddaughter’s sweater knit in HPKY sock. But, c’mon, with that sweet face, who’s looking at the sweater?

Sharon will have toasty toes this winter in her Cadeautje*. The slippers are Vintage Chunky from Berroco, with thrums made with roving from her stash. Don’t you love the “toe’s eye view” shot Sharon took of the thrums? Designer is Ysolda Teague.

Gina’s chose the order of her madelinetosh Unicorn Tails for her Unicorn Stripes* by “reaching into the knitting bag and pulling out the one on top.” It certainly worked. Shows there are only right ways to knit Antonia Shankland’s fun chevron scarf.

Oh, those colors.

Stephanie graciously models her Small Bones* hat from Silvia Bo Bilvia. The yarn is Malabrigo Rios. (Yes, more Rios will soon be here!)

We may have more shop samples of Manos del Uruguay Maxima than just about any other yarn. Why? We never want to stop knitting with it! Here is Range*, which I taught as a class earlier this month. I followed the instructions as written right up to the last section, when I substituted three stripes of 5×5 garter rib and then resumed an earlier pattern sequence until running out of yarn.

First, a brioche section the designer Andrea Mowry would recognize. Then my sequence knitting addition.

You will see me wearing this from first frost to last.

Never underestimate the power of blocking. I made Sweet Dreams from Boo Knits using Mechita from Malabrigo, and the ugly duckling that came off the needles became an elegant swan of a wedding shawl.

And never underestimate how much cuteness Sue can pack into her knit critters. This is Elijah* from designer Ysolda Teague. Sue adapted a vest pattern she found for an American Girl doll for this little guy. Her yarns are Sirdar Snuggly DK and Cascade Superwash 220 Sport. The grosgrain ribbon bow tie puts it over the top.

Next time: We’ll have FOs from June Camp to share and some exciting news.

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






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