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Not knit round

As those of you who follow us on Facebook know, we received (finally) our shipment of beautiful Malabrigo Rios.  A gorgeous 210 yard hank of hand-dyed merino.  Oh, and did I mention that it's machine wash and dry?

Malabrigo Rios


Mary whipped up this adorable topper with just two skeins of the Lotus colorway.  The pattern is "The Not Knit Round Scarf" from Sally Melville's The Purl Stitch, terrific book with great patterns and even better guidance.

Not knit round scarf

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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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Mary's Piewhacket in Huasco

At our last staff meeting, Mary was wearing this adorable little shawlette.  We all loved it and asked her how long it had taken her to knit.   Here reply was, "I'm not going to tell you."

I can tell you she probably whipped it up in one evening, because when Mary gets going on something, she just works it until it's done.  Gotta love that Mary.  Most normal mortals can knit it in less that a week - it is just one skein...

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Pattern: Piewhacket by Jennifer Dassau
Yarn: 1 skein Huasco hand dyed 100% merino fingering
Needle size - about a 6, depending on your gauge
Gauge is 18 stitches/4 inches (after blocking)

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Mary's Magnificent Thorn

Mary finished her Thorn the other day.  She sent me a quick photo of it just off her needles, but that picture couldn't begin to show how amazing Thorn looks as worn!  Wow!  What an elegant shape!  

Sometimes things that look as dramatic as this are fiddly and difficult to wear, but this is an example of a perfect marriage of form and function.  The tapered wing shape give you great coverage over the shoulders and across the back with a narrow and  manageable end to toss over your shoulder.  Is there a more perfect excuse for a gorgeous Jul pearl pin!


Thorn is the kind of wrap that just makes you feel elegant and pulled-together, whether you're dressed for the day in a suit, or running to the store in jeans and a turtleneck.  The fabric is ideal for this time of year as well as into the spring - light and warm and just enough.
Thorn takes just two skeins of fabulous Galler Prime Alpaca - a lovely heather yarn with terrific drape and an amazing hand.  Great colors too.   Which one should I choose?  There is that beautiful hot pink...

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