Cascade 220 Superwash Wave
Cascade 220 Superwash Wave is a great new self-striping, ombre yarn. It’s made with the same great machine washable Peruvian wool as Cascade’s staple Cascade 220 Superwash, but it knits up in a long, “pixelated” colourway. The yardage is the same, one skein is enough for an adult hat or mitts, 2 for a scarf, 4 for a baby blanket (approx 30″ x 30″), 5+ for an adult sweater (depends on your size).
Jumbo Cable Blanket
I finished this blanket a few months ago, it was a bit of an experiment, but it worked out well. I was curious about working with super-jumbo yarns, but store samples get banged up pretty quickly, so choosing a yarn that wears well was really important. I decided to try a yarn that’s been very popular for Arm Knitted blankets, Premier Couture Jazz. I’ll be honest, it isn’t a sexy luxurious yarn, but knitting transformed it, it looks like a wool roving worked up. Added bonus, it’s been kicking around the store now for three months and IT STILL LOOKS GREAT! I used a dark blue, ’cause ya know, things get banged up around here, but I think it would look glorious in a more interesting colour (I’ve been eyeballing the mint).
I used super jumbo 25mm needles, but I felt like the tension was a bit tight and I think that you can push the needles up to 35mm. Yup, BIG NEEDLES. The project took 3 days to complete and that included lots of work in between.
For more project suggestions for this yarn, read our first blog post HERE.
Handmaiden Casbah 5Ply Gradient Wrap Kits
We’ve restocked these super popular kits with your favourite bright, springy colours! They’re great for knitters of all skill levels, for beginner to more experienced, and make a great gift. The project requires 4mm/US6-36″circular needles (or longer), which are sold separately. Handmaiden Casbah 5ply is soft, squishy, and delicious to knit & wear!
Each kit comes with:
Easy Garter Scarfy Wrap
This project is the brainchild of my friend Jo, and I’m very grateful that she came up with this simple solution because it’s GREAT! This wrap drapes like a big scarf, but is also equally wearable as a wrap. The pattern is almost totally brainless; it’s a great second or third project for a beginner knitter, but it also works equally well for more experienced knitters hanging out on the patio with a beer or a cocktail.
It’s designed with the Handmaiden Casbah 5ply Gradient Kits (which we are constantly restocking), but you can use any DK or Sport weight yarn (or if you want to play around with the base math you can use other weights of yarn). You can make it as a gradient colourway, like ours, or use a single variegated, solid, semi-solid, ombre, or even self-striping yarn – it’s such a simple shape that just about anything goes, it’s totally flex.
As an aside, we are always restocking the Handmaiden Casbah 5ply Gradient Kits, but they are all one of a kind and individually dyed, so no two will be exactly alike.
Thank You Jo!
14.5″/37cm wide x 76″/190cm long
Beginner Slouchy Hat
I worked up a quick little hat so everyone could see how gorgeous and magical the Urth Uneek Worsted is, you asked for the pattern …. so here it is! A hat only takes 1 skein ….
To fit head circumference:
- 21(22, 23, 24) inches
- Child(Small, Medium, Large, XLarge)
URTH SLOUCH HAT
Last night I cast on for a hat with the Urth Uneek Worsted (I’m trying to get a sample done before the Toronto Knitters Frolic). I’m not really in a hat place right now, but the yarn is SO GORGEOUS that it doesn’t really matter, I can’t wait to get past the ribbing and just let the colour flow!
Use code FROLIC18 at check-out to receive an extra 15% OFF ALL YARN, from now until April 27, 2018.
Note: discount applies to online purchases only, discount does not apply to in-store purchases. We can not accept returns on April 28, 2018 at the Toronto Knitter’s Frolic.
Banish the last vestiges of winter with this joyful hat! It’s knit in a gorgeous new yarn, Urth Uneek Worsted. This simple pattern will creates something really special that will get you through to the good weather (when it sees fit to arrive). I think it would also make a great neck-warmer or cowl. Many thanks to Deborah for bringing this one to my eyes!
Urth Uneek Worsted
Urth Uneek Worsted is a super soft 100% superwash merino wool which is hand painted in stunning stripe patterns. Not only does it work up beautifully, but it’s ethically made by a small family business from Istanbul, so you won’t have to feel *too* bad about cheating on your loved ones with it. Plus, for every skein purchased Urth Yarns will donate the money to plant a tree in Sub-Saharan Africa (which apparently has a very positive impact for both the environment and struggling communities).
- 100% Extrafine Merino Wool
- worsted weight
- 4mm to 5mm (US 6 to 8) needles
- 5 to 6 sts = 1″ (2.5cm)
- Made in Turkey (by a Women’s collective)
- FREE Patterns