FREEBIE Lace Ribbon Scarf

 

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Photo: Veronik Avery/Knitty.com

 

Lace Ribbon Scarf

I love this simple lace scarf, it’s so pretty and uncomplicated! As with scarves, needle size isn’t super important,  just make sure your needle size matches your yarn.

Yarn Options

Materials

  • FREE Pattern
  • 3.25mm/US3 needles (or appropriate size for your yarn)
  • tapestry/darning needle

 

 

CLEARANCE & HACK Louet Euroflax Sport

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CLEARANCE Louet Euroflax Sport

Louet Euroflax Sport linen is the paradigm of natural, summer linen yarns. It’s extremely breathable and summer sweaters feel cool. It’s also machine wash and dryable, and with wearing it will become very soft with a beautiful lustrous silky effect. It feels stiff in the skein but loosens and softens up tremendously with wash and wear. It’s also one of the only yarns that looks and feels better the *more* you wash and wear it!

After you have made a garment out of our Euroflax linen, you will definitely want to make more!

  • 100% Wet Spun Linen
  • 100g/246m (270yds)
  • 2.75mm to 4mm (US 2 to 6) needles
  • Sport Weight
  • 24 sts = 4″ (10cm)
  • Machine wash on delicate with SOAK and machine dry, steam iron to enhance sheen (see full care instructions)
  • Pattern ideas

FREE Patterns

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KNIT HACK Working with Euroflax

  • You must wash and dry all samples before measuring gauge. The knitted fabric relaxes after the first time it has been washed and the gauge will change.
  • Do not wash or dry the skeins before knitting. To soften, completely dry the garment in a dryer, and iron it with a steam iron.Louet Euroflax Sport  is very durable and is not adversely affected by machine drying. For best results, dry the garment in the dryer for 15 minutes, then lay flat to finish drying.
  • Louet Euroflax Sport  does not possess natural elasticity and is not suitable for standard ribbing, on either bottom borders or neck bands. Knit-in-hems, rolled borders, lace edgings and garter stitch borders all work wonderfully with this yarn.
  • More information on working with this yarn

STORE HOURS Easter Weekend

 

 

We will be CLOSED Friday, April 14 for Good Friday.

We will be OPEN Saturday, Sunday & Monday, April 15, 16 & 17 from 11 am to 6 pm.

REMINDER Spring Clean Your Woollies

 

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Freshly washed sweaters drying.

 

For me, spring isn’t really official until the first sighting of moths – which was this week. So today, as I do my own laundry, I offer you a gentle reminder that Spring is upon us and it is time to wash and store your woollies. So many people come into the store with sad stories and even sadder looking knits – don’t be one of them next season! NOW is the time to prevent moth holes from happening; wash and store your woollens and you’ll thank yourself next fall and winter.

We write frequently about how to maintain woollens, you can find it all HERE.

 

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Clean sweaters ready for Spring-Summer storage.

 

FREEBIE Concello

Concello

I think Concello is a really simple, pretty spring/summer sweater that you can wear with just about anything, anywhere. It’s worked in one piece from the top down, with the sleeves are picked up around the armhole, and the sleeve caps shaped using short rows. The sleeves and hem are edged with an easy picot crocheted border.

Yarn Options

Berroco Summer Silk (go up a needle size for this yarn): 4(4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins

Cascade Ultra Pima: 5(5, 5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 7) skeins

Cascade Ultra Pima Paints: 5(5, 5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 7) skeins

Mineville Merino DK: 5(5, 5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 7) skeins

Size

  • XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X]  shown in size M with 1 inch of positive ease
  • Finished Bust: 32.25[36, 40.25, 44, 48.25, 52, 56.25, 60] inches or 82[91.5, 102, 112, 122.5, 132, 143, 152.5] cm
  • Finished Length: 22.25[22.75, 23.25, 23.5, 24.25, 24.75, 25.5, 26] inches or 56.5[58, 59, 59.5, 61.5, 63, 65, 66] cm

Other Materials

  • FREE Pattern
  • 4mm/US6 – 32″ circular needles
  • 4mm/US6 – 12″ or 16″ circular needles or double pointed needles
  • 3.75mm/US5 – 12″ or 16″ circular needles or double pointed needles
  • 3.25mm/D crochet hook
  • stitch markers
  • 2 hanging-style/locking stitch markers
  • Waste yarn or stitch holders
  • one 1.75-inch/4.5 cm button (optional)
  • yarn needle

 

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Photos: Berroco/Amy Palmer/Knitty.com

 

FREEBIE Kitty Ankle Socks

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YinYang Kitty Ankle Socks

File these adorable socks under “I saw these and thought of YOU”. Seriously, you don’t have to be a cat person, they’re adorable.  Whip them up with a super soft blend of machine washable merino wool and nylon ( so they wear well); semi-solid hand-dyed Manos Alegria, or affordably priced Cascade Heritage.

Yarn Options

Materials

  • FREE Pattern
  • 2.25mm/US1 double pointed needles (or whatever technique you prefer: 12″ circulars, magic loop, or 2 circulars)
  • tapestry needle

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Photos: Geena Garcia

 

NEW Handmaiden Silken

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Handmaiden Silken

Handmaiden Silken is one of the best silks around! It’s a 100% silk yarn with an exceptional lustre and texture – it’s as smooth as it gets! It has a remarkable drape, and look outstanding can for lace or non-lace garments, and it will look outstanding either way. The yardage is also great; just one skein makes a Wavy Scarf, a Drop Stitch Scarf, or a Lace Ribbon Scarf, and two skeins make a Clapotis wrap (all FREE patterns).

  • 100% Silk
  • 100g-250m (273 yds)
  • 3.5mm/US4 needles
  • 24 sts + 4″ (10cm)
  • Hand wash
  • Made in Canada
  • Project Ideas

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