Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Alpaca Chunky Softness

Since the fall shipment from Rowan has arrived their new yarn Alpaca Chunky has called out to me to be knit. The book Winter Warmers has a lot of inspiration but I wanted to make something super easy and quick. I thought of the Feroche Brioche that Margaux of tentenknits designed in 2008 and thought what if we did garter stitch, longer & added buttonholes but only 1 button. Viola, the Alpaca Chunky scarf/infinity was born.

Above it is worn tight to the neck with the button holding it together. You can double it over & pull the ends through, or make it a longer infinity scarf thanks to the button & buttonholes. You can make it with a bunch of different chunky yarns like Rowan Big Wool or Toboggan from Classic Elite.

Come by and try it on!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Patricia's Yarns goes to Rhinebeck!

There's so much I want to say about this trip but I will sum it up in one way: Knitters, our community, what we do, who we are, how we create - is flat out AMAZING. I am so lucky to be amongst so many wonderful people. - Margaux (a.k.a. Tentenknits)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fall Update

This poor blog has been neglected, but only because so much yarn has come in there has been too little time to post.

New from Rowan this fall, Alpaca Chunky
Think Lima meet Big Wool: chunky & soft as can be

New colors for Big Wool:

Rowan Cocoon - a shop favorite in naturals & saturated colors.

From the Fibre Co, Acadia... it is just gorgeous.

Road to China Light, also from the Fibre Co.

And finally, an explosion of Chunky Baby Alpaca from Misty Alpaca,

Stop by the shop to see and feel for yourself!