By now you all know how much I looooove mixing Shibui Silk Cloud into just about any and everything I’m knitting. It is so super soft and adds just a hint of fluff to any pattern. Our fall yarns are filling the shelves and I’ve been so excited about knitting with them. First on my list is the Rowan Valley Tweed which is a sport weight wool in gorgeous tweedy colours. Add a little Shibui Silk Cloud for some extra softness and you’ve got a winning combination. As much as we may not want to admit it, cooler weather (I dare not say that W word) is on it’s way and it’s time to start knitting all the warm cuddly things. I have always loved the Featherlite Hat pattern by Odessa and thought this combo would be a great… Read more »
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We recently got in a new yarn from SMC Select that made me go ooooh when I first saw it. SMC Select Mariette is a sportweight-ish soft single ply yarn with tiny sequins scattered throughout. Knit up, it looks kind of like those big fluffy perfect snowflakes of the first snowfall. It comes in tiny 25g balls that are just so precious! Each ball has 84 meters and it comes in a nice range of colours with some good neutrals and softer shades that look even better in real life. When I saw this yarn, I knew I had to make myself something with it. I bought a few balls and thought about it. While I was working on my Windowpane Mittens I thought how the stitch reminded me of comfy waffle henleys and would look great as a lightweight… Read more »
A couple of weeks ago, I was hanging out with the Shibui yarn and fell in love with the Mineral colourway. The only problem was that I could not decide which yarn to knit with, Silk Cloud or Pebble. The solution? BOTH! Shibui has a great collection of patters under the Mix umbrella. It’s a neat concept – their colourways are consistent across the different yarn lines so that you can combine two different yarns of the same or different colourway for neat effects. We are IN LOVE with these patterns at the store. As soon as I finished this hat I picked up more Silk Cloud to knit Gradient. And Mona’s working on Strata. If you haven’t come in to the store to check out these yarns, you really need to. Multigrain is a new one that looks just… Read more »
We’ve got a free pattern for you today! Check out Sunburst, a bulky cotton blend hat using SMC Lumio Cotton from the My Mountain collection. This yarn comes in 10 soft shades perfect for summer. A quick knit, Sunburst is a great take along project and the finished hat is great for keeping your head snug on chilly nights. With some garter stitch and a focal cable, this hat has a bit of slouch for a relaxed fit. And just look what happens when the reflective thread in the yarn catches the light! You can download the pattern PDF here or pick one up at the store! Happy knitting!