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PROJECT Ranunculus

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Ranunculus

A client showed me this gorgeous, diaphinous top and I thought how great would it look knitted up with Handmaiden Flyss or Quince & Co Sparrow (BOTH ON SALE NOW)?! Both are sublime summer yarns; Flyss  is a soft, summery blend of % silk and 35% linen, and comes with lots of yardage, and Sparrow is 100% organic linen. And since it knits up on 6mm/US10 needles it will go FAST!

 Size

  • oversized for 32–36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48 Bust

Materials

FREEBIE Sea Vines

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Sea Vines

Sea Vines is a pretty new pattern from Handmaiden yarn, made with their beautiful Handmaiden Flyss (ON SALE NOW). Flyss is a soft, summery blend of 65% silk and 35% linen, and comes with lots of yardage.  Both linen and silk are fibres that tend to grow so there will be extra drape and ease in your garment. As always, make a swatch first and see what the textile can do for you. Want a tank rather than a dress, no problem, just make it shorter. Handmaiden Flyss is made in Canada.

Size

  • Small (Medium, Large)
  • Bust Circumference: 34(36, 38)”
  • Length: 23(24, 25)”

Materials

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PROJECT Heya

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Heya

My friend Reney brought this little number to my attention, and I’m super grateful she did because I think this tank is going to be a great addition to your summer wardrobe. It’s made with Handmaiden Flyss (ON SALE NOW), a soft, summery blend of 65% silk and 35% linen. Flyss also comes with lots of yardage, so if you’re an average size you’ll only need a couple skeins (if you’ve been blessed with a petite frame you only can get away with ONE). Both linen and silk are fibres that tend to grow so there will be extra drape and ease in your garment. As always, make a swatch first and see what the textile can do for you. Plus, Handmaiden is made in Canada.

Size

  • Finished bust: 30 (34, 38¼, 42½, 46, 50, 53½)” or  76 (86, 97, 108, 117,127, 136) cm
  • To be worn with 0-5 cm/ 0-2” positive ease
  • Sample shown is in size 2 with approx 5 cm/ 2” positive ease on model

Materials

  • Handmaiden Flyss: 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3) skeins ON SALE NOW
  • 3.25 mm/ US 3 needles (straight or circular)
  • 4.5 mm/US7  needles (for bind off)
  • 3 removable stitch markers
  • large stitch holder or waste yarn
  • tapestry Needle
  • Pattern Download

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TOP Sayer

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Sayer

I love the simple lines of this summer top, and I love the clever REVERSIBLE design! That’s right, it;s a crew neck on one side and V-neck on the other! It’ll work up reasonably quickly on 4.5mm/US7 needles because it’s worked with 2 strands of yarn held together (a great opportunity to add a beautiful marl to your wardrobe). I think it would look stunning knit up with Handmaiden Flyss, a blend of silk and linen, or Quince & Co Sparrow, 100% organic linen. Linen is natually cool in warm weather, and makes a perfect summer garment. The pattern is unfortunately not a freebie, but I think sometimes it’s worth it to pay for something good.

Size

  • 36½ (40, 43½, 47, 50½, 54) inches
  • To fit actual chest circumference of 30–33 (34–37, 38–40, 41–44, 45–47, 48–51)”, with approximately 3-6 inches of ease.
  • Finished Chest Circumference: 36½ (40, 43½, 47, 50½, 54)”
  • Finished Length from Shoulder to Bottom Edge: 24 (24½, 26, 26½, 27¾, 28¼) inches
  • The top pictured here is Size 40 inches modeled with 6½ inches of ease.

Yarn Options

Other Materials

  • 4.5mm/US 7, 24-inch circular needles
  • 4.5mm/US 7, 16-inch circular needles
  • 4mm/US 6, 16-inch circular needles
  • Stitch markers
  • Scrap yarn or stitch holders
  • T-pins and blocking wires (optional)
  • Pattern: Sayer

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NEW Handmaiden Wanderlust

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Handmaiden Wanderlust Islands Alpaca Merino

Handmaiden’s LIMITED EDITION collection, Wanderlust Islands, just arrived! Inspired by their lust for travel, Handmaiden has created 13 new colourways inspired by their “bucket-list” islands. Some are exotic and some familiar and the colours are designed to shine on their own or coordinate for multi-colour projects.

The Alpaca Merino base is a soft, squishy, versatile 2ply yarn that’s perfect for all kinds of projects, from shawls, wraps, sweaters, scarves, hats – you name it! A pretty sport-weight yarn, it’s not too thick, and not too thin, and has lots of yardage. Plus, it’s Made in Canada!

  • 70% Superwash Merino, 30% Baby Alpaca
  • 100g/300m (329yds)
  • Sport weight
  • 3.25mm/US3 needles
  • 24 sts = 4″(10cm)
  • Hand wash, lay flat to dry
  • MADE IN CANADA

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Update: later the same day

Don’t wait, seriously, we’ve already sold out of some colours!

PROJECT Shaker Rag Top

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Shaker Rag Top

I love the look of this loose summer top, it’s right up my knitterly alley.  The shape and style are so simple, and there’s lots of ease built in for an easy, gentle fit. The stripes are cleverly made by holding 2 strands of the same yarn, and the designers have blogged the entire thing HERE.

Size

  • S(M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
  • Finished bust: 39(44, 48, 53, 57½, 62½)”

Yarn Options

Both of these light summery yarns would work up beautifully for this project!

Materials

 

 

RESTOCKED Handmaiden Casbah Gradient Kits

Handmaiden Casbah Kits Restock

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:

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