Looking for a really quick, really warm hat? The Really Warm Hat from Melissa LeBarre is the pattern for you! This hat was knit up using just one skein of new Ella Rae Lush Merino, a super bulky yarn with 66 yards of soft hand painted merino per 100g. We love this yarn! Knit on US 15/1omm needles, you can see why this hat knits up so fast! It would work great in so many of our fantastic super bulky yarns and bulky knits are so hot right now! Malabrigo Rasta, Cascade Magnum and Manos Franca are just a few of the great yarns that would also work well for this hat.
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Have we got a beautiful new lace weight yarn for you! Up your wow factor with the intense palette created for Manos del Uruguay’s newest yarn, Marina. The 14 (yes, 14!) dazzling hand-dyed colours mayattract you, but once you’ve picked one up you won’t put it down — this is one of Manos’ softest and lightest yarns yet. Okay, you’re already thinking it sounds like the perfect yarn for fall shawls (did we mention you get 874 yards per hank), but it gets better: it’s 100 per cent superwash wool for uber-easy care. Man, we love our Manos! As if the colours and squishy factor wasn’t enough to justify stashing this yarn, Manos is also 100 percent committed to fair trade. Around since 1968, Manos del Uruguay is a non-profit social organization that provides jobs for craftswomen living in Uruguayan rural areas. Accepted… Read more »
Toe- up socks are pretty fun. You can try them on as you go, the heel has no picked up stitches and you finish at the cuff and cast off instead of grafting the toe. It’s pretty fun and we have a class on Two-at-a-Time Toe-up Socks as well as Toe Up socks coming up in May and June if you want to learn this neat way of knitting socks. Here are a few fun toe up sock patterns to inspire you! You can click on the links to find the patterns on Ravelry. 1. Spice Man by Yarnissima 2. Scylla by Fiona Bennett 3. Delicious Knee Socks by Laura Chau 4. Spina Di Pesce by Yarnissima 5. Marigold Socks by Pamela Wynne 6. Climb by Jane Richmond 7. Partying It UP and Getting DOWN socks by Megan Williams 8. Flying North by Maria Montzka
There are so many choices for sock yarn that it is both fantastic and overwhelming. We have a whole wall of choices here at the store. The most important thing in picking a sock yarn is to pick one you love. Because if you love how it looks and feels you will enjoy knitting with it. When looking at a sock yarn one of the things most people look for is a bit of nylon. Why nylon? Nylon is added to wool and wool blend sock yarns to add some strength and reinforcement for more durable socks. They blend together great and it adds even more elasticity to your sock yarn, which is important when you are trying to get it over your heel. The other thing is wool. Wool has great memory and when treated can go through… Read more »
We’ve got another free pattern for you from the My Store, My Mountain Contest. This one is the Windowpane Mittens. Using two skeins of My Mountain Boston in a solid colour with one of the FUN new Boston Spot colours the pattern in the mitten is created using only one colour per row, so no fancy colour work, with some slipped stitches to pull colours up. These mittens make a great gift too, knitting up quickly in spectacular colours! Just look at the fun spot colours! And don’t forget to go to the My Mountain Page and vote for us. Window Pane Mittens Materials: 2 balls of a solid colour of Boston (colour A) 1 balls of Boston Spot Color (colour B) 1 set each of US 8/5mm and 10/6mm DPNs 1 yarn needle to weave in ends Scrap yarn… Read more »
We have a new free pattern for you! When the Berroco Mojo came in we had to make something with it, it’s so fun! So Odessa made this simple cowl with faux cables and wide ribbing. It’s an easy knit that shows off this super fun yarn beautifully! Mojo Jojo is squishy and fun and most importantly quick! On US 15 needles this cowl will be done in a jif so it’s a great gift knit too! You can download Mojo Jojo here! You can also find it on Ravelry here!