Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Superior Cowl Part Two

This cowl has quickly become a shop favorite as it is so soft and luxurious to knit and wear!! So... without further ado, here is the pattern

Superior Cowl
by, Patricia Scribner

Yarn: Superior by Filatura Di Crosa Golden Line
Needles: US 6 - 16" or 24" circular

Loosely cast on 100 stitches. Place marker & join for working in the round being careful not to twist stitches.

Work 6 rounds in garter stitch (knit 1 round & purl 1 round).
Knit in Stockinette Stitch for about 21" & finish off with 6 rounds garter stitch.

Bind off very loosely - consider using a larger needle in your right hand to make the bind off as flexible as possible.

Sew in your ends & put it on - now you know why this yarn is named "superior".


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Surprise Package

We were treated to a wonderful surprise! A good friend, Kirsten, living in Norway, sent us a beautiful gift for our daughter.

We met Kirsten a few years ago when she moved here temporarily to participate in a program at Stevens University. While in Hoboken, she would visit us at the shop and knit regularly.

This sweater is beautiful! Grace will be able to wear it all winter long.

I love owning the shop for many reasons, but it is the people I meet that matter the most. I have been very fortunate to meet wonderful friends and customers like Kirsten.

Thank you Kirsten! We miss you!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Thank You Fibre Company!

Kate and Courtney, the incredibly talented and wonderful owners of Kelbourne Woolens, the ladies who bring us Fibre Company, came to Patricia's Yarns yesterday. Fibre Company makes the gorgeous Canopy, Terra, and Road to China yarns, and Kelbourne Woolens produces some of our favorite new designs and patterns for those yarns. Among them is the Maritursas hat. Kate and Courtney led an adventurous group of Patricia's Yarns knitters through the fair-isle pattern to produce these beautiful hats - just in time for the cold winter weather.

We want to personally thank Kate and Courtney for their visit. We all had a wonderful time!

Finished Projects

Jeff, above, knit up this beautiful shawl by Stephen West out of Madeleine Tosh sock and Koigu KPPPM (he calls it his "Made-gu Koi Tosh"). The pattern is titled Daybreak. Although he made it for a friend, we think he looks great in it!
David, knit up this incredible hat, his own design, out of the work-horse yarn, Shepherd's Wool (a shop favorite worsted weight that comes in hanks of 250 yards for $9.95). Unfortunately for David, he knit it too small, but fortunately for Adam (pictured) it fits perfectly!

Friday, November 05, 2010

Knit Night Wine Tasting

We have had such a busy and wonderful fall here at Patricia's Yarns. From our bus trip to the Sheep and Wool festival in Rhinebeck, NY to tomorrow's visit from Kate and Courtney, owners of the Fibre Company, we are having such a great time! Last night was no exception. Clark, owner of Hoboken Vine (the best wine and spirit store in Hoboken, 400 Newark Street) , came by with some absolutely fabulous wines to taste. Our personal fave was an inexpensive Saladini Pilastri, Falerio - a nicely balanced white (whites are perfect for knitting as spills won't destroy projects). Thanks again, Clark, for hosting a wonderful evening!

Sheep for Sale

Stop in Patricia's Yarns between now and Christmas and help families in developing countries. For $1, you can purchase a paper sheep, write your name on it, and we will hang it up. All proceeds will benefit Heifer International, a non-profit that helps impoverished families by purchasing livestock and agricultural goods. For every $120 we raise, we will be able to purchase a sheep for a needy family. The gift of a sheep is a wonderful way to share the warmth of the season!