Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Rambling Rows in Rowan Purelife

Jackie knits the most beautiful baby blankets. This is the Rambling Rows afghan from Cottage Creations knit in garter stitch in one piece so there is no seaming at the end. The pattern is written with directions for three sizes and is designed to use 5 colors. The Purelife color palette makes for a fantastic gender neutral blanket. Jackie said it was a hit at the shower, no surprise there as its gorgeous. Well done!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Rebecca No. 38...

... is here! It has 33 beautiful designs for ladies, men & accessories. It has something for everyone - come check it out!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Jen's Dashing

Jen has made a few pairs of Dashing out of Calmer by Rowan & on Tuesday she came in with her newest finished pair!
They are adorable, cozy & friendly for people who don't want wool! They come out a bit tighter which is great for women as the pattern is written for men. A fantastic quick knit for someone special on your holiday gift list!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Chris loves Manos...

And we do too! Manos silk blend & Wool Classica compose Chris' winter accessories for fall 2008. The hat is knit out of the silk blend in two colors 3068-Citric & 3055-Olive, and the scarf is classica 101-Jungle.

He's all set for the change of season - great job Chris!

Misti Throw

Misti Alpaca is such a soft cozy yarn that feels wonderful to work with. I have loved it since the first time I touched it. As such, I decided to make a throw out of it as the cool weather approaches.

It is a quick knit on size 11 needles & took 8 hanks. I look forward to bundling up in it come cool evenings. Riley enjoys it too.

and then he went back to sleep...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Introducing Annie Adams Shawl Pins

The perfect way to wear a shawl like our November Ruffle Wrap is with an Annie Adams shawl pin!

We are excited to carry 5 different designs that are made of pewter. All are on display in the shop - come by to see how they can put the finishing touch on your garments!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

A shawl in time for fall

When Margaux & I went to TNNA in Columbus we found many exciting products to bring back to the shop. Margaux found Kate Jackson who was a new exhibitor at the fall show debuting her original patterns. I fell in love with many and knit up the November Ruffle Shawl.

I knit it using two Rowan yarns held together. Kid Classic in Peat, and Felted Tweed in Treacle. We've come up with many color combinations that would make an amazing shawl, to show a few:

Cast on in October and you'll soon have your own November Ruffle Shawl!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Margaux's Feroch Brioche

Brioche Neck Warmer

Brioche Neck Warmer

Yarn: Zitron Nimbus, 2 balls, color 02
Needles: US 10s
Notions: 3 buttons, H crochet hook, darning needle
CO 30 Stitches
Row 1: K2, *YO, Slip 1, K1* repeat * * to last two stitches, K1, S1 wyif
Row 2: K2, *YO, Slip 1, K2tog (YO and Slipped Stitch from Prev. Row)* repeat * * to last two stitches, K1, Slip 1wyif
Work Row 2 only until piece measures 28 inches or until comfortably around your neck.
Cast off all stitches.
Measure the width of the scarf in from one end of edge (about 6 to 8 inches) and place 3 buttons evenly across scarf.
Attach and crochet 3 loops along side edge of other end of scarf to match buttons. (I crocheted a 12 chain loop for mine!) I also pinned the scarf together to help match the loops and buttons.

Feroche Brioche

Wear and enjoy!

I hope you'll come by the shop and give this quick and easy scarf a go! The yarn is SUPER soft and makes such a beautiful subtle striping effect!

Brioche Neck Warmer