Customers have been asking, “Are you doing Camp GYI this summer?” Better! We’re going glamping!
Camping + glamour = glamping!
Looking ahead to a fifth season of summer camp, we knew Camp GYI was ready for a fresh, updated look, and the idea for a Summer of Luxury was born. This June, July, and August, we will feature three new sumptuous yarns – all indulgent treats for your needles and hooks.
Pamper yourself with the world’s finest fibers and work with these beautiful yarns on relaxing, easy projects. We’ll start each month with a yarn tasting. You’ll meet that month’s yarn while sipping a summer cooler and seeing a “fashion show” of pattern ideas. Watch your email inbox for the first “reveal” on June 1 and join us on Saturday, June 3, 2:00-4:00 p.m. for June’s Summer of Luxury Yarn Tasting.
I usually debut a new shop sample only after it’s finished, but here’s one that is just too beautiful to wait! Two skeins of Malabrigo Lace are all you need. Yes, I said “lace,” but it’s knit on US 6/4mm needles in easy stockinette, perfect for an adventurous beginner. The result is a spectacularly soft fabric, as light as air. The entire project comes in for under $20, and Gina Bonomo’s Alla Moda pattern is free.
Wanda created more gorgeous fabric with some of the last of our Shibui Linen. The free pattern is Summer Poncho by Susan Whitmore. Stunning! There’s a bit of Linen left, and it’s still on sale – buy 1/get 1 half-price – if you’d like to make a Summer Poncho like Wanda’s for yourself. (Other yarn options might be Fibre Company Luma or Berroco Modern Cotton for a slightly cozier cover-up.)
With Alice’s pairing of solid royal purple with a variegated (both Alegria from Manos del Uruguay), Stephen West’s Dotted Rays* has never looked so regal.
So many ways to wear this beauty.
Recently, we had a bit of a sock population explosion. Now it’s the hats’ turn. Peggy used our shop pattern Which Way Hat* and Berroco Vintage. Would you believe this is her very first hat and only her second FO ever? Not a stitch out of place!
Another first that doesn’t look it: Karen’s Regular Guy Beanie by Chuck Wright in Woolstok from Blue Sky Fibers. Both Karen and Peggy can be very proud of their “firsts” and we look forward to seeing many more from each!
Joanne’s an avid and accomplished hat knitter, always up for a new challenge. She made quick work of the Origami Top Hat* from Lori Versaci.
And she made this cool striped ribbed beanie with leftovers of Berroco Ultra Alpaca.
Hats just might be the #1 summer take-along project. They’re fast and portable and stack up quickly for gift-giving season. What’s your favorite hat pattern?
Note: Patterns marked with an asterisk (*) are available at Gosh Yarn It!