First, as promised, exciting news…
Yes! It’s time to clear the shelves to make way for new fall yarns. Save 20% storewide, with new clearance markdowns 30-45% off. Come in early for the biggest savings† and the best selection.
How are things at Camp GYI? Racing along! Can you believe we are already in July? We want to send out a HUGE thank you to Carolyn Kern, not only for moderating the Sleepaway Camp KAL, but also making Dot On and Just Chillin’, her two newest patterns, available exclusively to GYI campers during June. Now it’s time to welcome Tina Woodward to the Counselors’ Tent for this month’s KAL (see below). And it’s not too late to sign up for either Sleepaway or Day Camp and join the fun!
Another of Carolyn’s designs, Dream Hat (soon to be re-issued as Seventh Heaven) was first choice for both Brigid and Linda, and, coincidentally, so was the same madelinetosh Tosh Vintage colorway, Rocky Mountain High. The only way to tell them apart might be the pompom on top of Brigid’s.
Carolyn reworked the original aran-weight #77 Dream Hat pattern for worsted yarn. Here is her prototype for Seventh Heaven in yummy Manos del Uruguay Maxima.
Tina made both of Carolyn’s newest patterns.
Tina’s Dot On is Ultra Alpaca from Berroco. Her Just Chillin’ is madelinetosh Tosh Vintage.
Catherine’s Just Chillin’ is also Vintage, but Berroco Vintage.
Carolyn made a Just Chillin’ from Berroco Vintage, too.
Day Campers were just as productive. Nancy completed a lovely Maxima Range* from Andrea Mowry.
Marissa worked a happy Hitchhiker* in Frolicking Feet from Done Roving. (The second photo is truer to the actual yarn colors.)
Sharon experimented with Tunisian Crochet – a big success. The pattern is Schmetterwurm by Christina Adorjan; the yarn is Berroco Folio. As delicate and soft as a butterfly’s wing must be.
Here is Jennifer’s Declan’s Hat, a free Ravelry pattern, in madelinetosh Tosh Vintage, the work of just a couple of evenings.
Which brings us to our amazing July KAL pattern, Waiting for Rain* from Softsweater.
These pictures show Tina’s own beautiful shawl in Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20.
The “raindrops” of lace are so pretty! Tina has already started posting on our Ravelry Camp thread about the project. Even if you’re only thinking of making Waiting for Rain “someday,” catch up with Tina’s expert advice here.
I saved our two newest shop samples for last; they both come from Catherine’s needles. First, herring* from Lori Versaci. The yarn is Sublime Luxurious Tweed DK.
Herring has a simple, classic shape with a main openwork panel framed by an edging of knit one/purl one ribbing. You could choose a cotton or cotton blend (as we did) for summer or make it in all wool for cooler weather. The designer suggests Tosh Vintage.
Catherine’s Braidsmaid* is made with madelinetosh Tosh Vintage, and isn’t it striking? Catherine was delighted by designer Martina Behm’s clever construction methods, which make it look more difficult than it truly is. (I will be teaching the pattern as a class on Saturday, August 13. Several spots in the class are still available.)
† The following items are not included in the sale: all Pawley Studio yarn bowls, Fibre Co. yarns, Knitter’s Pride & Hiya Hiya needles. Frequent Buyer points awarded on qualifying purchases but may not be redeemed. All purchases are final; no returns accepted for refund, credit, or exchange on items purchased prior to sale or on sale or clearance. No unpaid holds during sale. Special orders not discounted. We will not be winding any yarn until after sale. TELEPHONE CREDIT CARD ORDERS GLADLY ACCEPTED.
* Patterns marked with an asterisk (*) are available at Gosh Yarn It!