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Happy yarn -- Happy Cowl

Happy yarn -- Happy Cowl

I'm excited to get started on my Happy Cowl today.  It's a fun project with a rhythmic stitch pattern that's easy to memorize.  Designed for Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted, it's worked on a size 10 needle. 

Jenny and I were talking about this yarn yesterday, and how much we like it.  The name is deceptive, because it doesn't feel "wooly" at all.  A soft merino fiber, it has a worsted spin and a smooth hand that's a pleasure to use. It's not the glamour girl yarn that you see on the shelf and simply have to have because it's so jaw-droppingly gorgeous.  It's more the girl-next-door BFF kind of yarn that's always happy and tons of fun to be with.  You never get tired of Wooly Worsted's clear colors and round bouncy construction that really shows off your stitches.  Like all best friends, Wooly Worsted is low-maintenance - happy to go for a spin through the washer and a tumble in the dryer.  Perfect for kids and babies, guys, and anything you want for everyday wear. 

Come get to know Wooly Worsted - you might just meet a new best friend today!

Sunday, February 19the from 1-4 p.m. Bring or buy, US Size 10 circular needles - 24" or 32".  See you then!

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It's cold - here's a nice warm free pattern

It's cold - here's a nice warm free pattern

By my thermometer it's 27 degrees - cold enough to snow even. Perfect knitting weather.  Here's a cozy treat for you courtesy of the lovely Antonella.  This little cowl knits up fast with just one skein of Noro Kureyon and is perfect to tuck inside your coat to keep out the howling winds, or just to add a pop of color to your outfit.  

Antonella's Kureyon Cowl

Noro Kureyon Cowl

With a US size 10 (6.0 mm) cast on 72 stitches.  Join for working in the round, being careful not to twist. 

Rounds 1--5 :*knit 4, purl 4* repeat between *s around 

Rounds 6-10: :*purl 4, knit 4* repeat between *s around 

Repeat rounds 1-10 3 times more (total of 40 rounds) 

Repeat rounds 1-5 only, one time  Bind off loosely in pattern, weave in ends, and enjoy!

They're so quick and fun, you'll want to knit a bunch and tack 'em like Alex and Ani bracelets -- super fun for days like today.  

 

 

 

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September First Friday

The newsletter this week focused primarily on the Chris Bylsma classes this weekend, but I didn't want you to think that we'd forgotten about First Friday.  We have a fabulous featured project for First Friday this month that will add a little kick of your fall wardrobe.

 

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Fur accents are elegant and chic - they make everything look a little luxe - modern faux furs and fur yarn give the same effect without the cost or the guilt.  September's First Friday project is Mary's beautiful Plume Cowl worked in Manos Silk  Blend and trimmed with Plume, a luxurious silky soft yarn that looks like real fur, but is totally guilt-free.  We have Plume Cowl kits in four gorgeous colors.  The cowl is a terrific accessory and makes a great gift.  You might want to pick up an extra kit for a knitting friend on your holiday list.

Stop by First Friday and see the sample and pick your favorites.

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