It's First Friday tomorrow. We're starting a beautiful new project called Stone Point, and it's clearly a home run for The Fibre Company. The design is comfortable and flattering, the stitch pattern is interesting but not hard, and the yarn is lovely and not too expensive. It's a one-size poncho that's easy to customize if you want it longer or shorter, narrower or wider, or without the collar shown. That's a great project, in my book. If that were the only pattern for their new yarn, Luma, it would probably be enough, but they've got at least three other designs that are just as nice (almost), Here are my favorites.
First is Yale Harbor. Cozy as your favorite sweatshirt, but way more chic, Yale Harbor is exactly what you want to slip into for an early summer walk on the beach. It's the kind of sweater I want to have handy to throw on while I sip a glass of wine and watch the sun go down. Worked in a simple slipped stitch pattern, Yale Harbor is a fun knit and wonderful go-to garment.
Next is Bennett Creek. A cropped sweater with a very current high-low hemline, Bennett Creek is a beautiful modern twist on the classic cabled sweater. Before you say, I don't wear cropped sweaters, picture it over a long tee or a crisp blouse. It's a very fresh look that's easier to wear than you think. The front features a wide cable that gives you a flattering vertical line.
Luma also looks great for dress up, as in Rue Cambon. From their French-inspired collection, April in Paris, this cardigan is perfect for those of you who love working sweaters top-down, in-the-round (talking to you, Jenny, Holly, and the rest). Reverse stockinette stitch shows off Luma's subtle texture and highlights the styling details at the shoulders and cuffs. This would be very comfortable to wear and would make a great wardrobe addition.
So, come down tonight and enjoy First Friday and get started with us on Stone Point, or choose another beautiful design for lovely Luma. See you tonight!