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FADES Found

Manos Alegria FADE

Accidental Fade

One of the things I really like about working in the store is interacting with people. I learn a lot from my customers, I enjoy their different perspectives, it opens my mind and stretches me. There is an infinite diversity in people’s colour preferences, and while I’m pretty good at combining colours, their choices are sometimes things that I didn’t see or wouldn’t think of.

The yarn above is one of those instances. I was taking pictures of new colours of Manos Alegria that had just come in, and afterwards, put the skeins on our table before putting them away. A client (Deborah) popped in and said: “Oh, is that a fade?” And there is was, right under my nose, a great combination for a Find Your Fade wrap!

Colours (from top to bottom): 

  • A2349 Oxygen
  • A2463 Pescador
  • A2363 Tahiti
  • A9008 Orquidea
  • A2620 Thistle
  • A9453 Macachines
  • A2530 Nickel

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Amy’s Fade

Another client, Amy, came up with this fade in Mineville Merino Sock, perfect for the So Faded pullover. Love it!

Colours (from top to bottom): 

  • 16
  • 15
  • 17

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Daphne’s Fade

Another fade of Mineville Merino Sock from Daphne for a So Faded pullover.

Colours (from top to bottom): 

  • 02
  • 03
  • 13
  • 14

Mineville Merino Sock FADE COMBO

FREEBIE Chevron (Baby) Blanket

Chevron (Baby) Blanket

The Chevron Baby Blanket is a great basic pattern with an elegant, modern aesthetic. It makes a great baby gift, or you can make it adult sized and snuggle under it during Netflix binges.  It works up wonderfully in affordable, machine washable Cascade Avalon (ON SALE!) with 5mm/US8 needles – see some colour ideas below.

 

Notes

You can make this blanket larger by adding stitches in multiples of 24:

  • 27.5″ wide = cast on 121 sts
  • 33″ wide = cast on 145 sts
  • 38.5″wide = cast on 169 sts
  • 43.25″ wide = cast on 193 sts
  • 49.5″ wide = cast on 217 sts
  • 54.75″ wide = cast on 241 sts

Use stitch markers between pattern repeats to keep track of your knitting.

 

Size

27.5″ x 36″ (but easily modified)

 

Materials

 

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FREEBIE! Augusta Shawl

Augusta

Augusta is simple little something, light and easy for spring and summer. Use a light cotton like Cascade Ultra Pima Fine, which is easy to wear all year round, crochet’s like a dream, and won’t break the bank. I think this pattern would also look amazing made with Freia Ombre Lace with it’s gradual colour shift, or a lace like Malabrigo Lace Baby Merino or Malabrigo Silkpaca Lace.

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FREEBIE Retro Dots Baby Blanket

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WE’RE STILL SHIPPING!

Until the labour disruption at Canada Post is sorted out we will be shipping by Fedex (whenever and wherever possible).

 

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Dots Baby Blanket COMBORetro Dots Baby Blanket

Size

  • Each square is approximately 4″ x 4″ (10cm x 10cm): 54 square
  • Approx: 26″ x  38″

Materials

  • Cascade Avalon: 3 skeins in each of 6 colours, and one extra for the border ON SALE!
  • 6mm crochet hook (or 5mm to 5.5mm – whatever size you are comfortable with)

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Dots Baby Blanket COMBO