Here’s our latest project we just can’t get enough of. The Neoclassical Wrap. This gorgeous poncho wrap can be made with either 12 mm or 15 mm needles in three sizes, but even the small fits everyone. It just doesn’t hang as low.
The super fun part is it’s yarn held double or triple allowing a depth of colour and texture. it’s also a super stash buster. Pattern available in store with purchase of yarn. I’ll post a few other versions over the next couple of days, so you can see the possibilities. Make this for $50 and up depending on yarn choices and size. Here we have used 12 mm an combined Ultra Alpaca Chunky with Independence, a Spincycle heavy worsted hand-dyed.
So some of us have have been making cowls inspired by the Scottish Highlands. here’s a free pattern from Kristen Brooks called Sassenach
It works beautifully with Chunky or Bulky yarns held doubled such as Swagger and Fuego (26.50 each) or single held Mega (22.50). You can also make this for as low as 12.99 with the new Big Bravo. Inquire in store.
Crispy leaves are underfoot! Gear up with these sweet wristwarmers before you start your yard work. Remember our Rowan Fine Art is on a crazy sale, now $20.97 (was ($29.95)! One hank of it will be more than enough for a pair, and leave you with lots of extra too. Available at both stores – check them out now!
And on to the free patterns:
Harvest Hands: The hand-painted Fine Art will make this wristwarmer pop!
Krokus/Crocus: The cute pin tucks will stand out even more with a contrast yarn. Two hanks of the Fine Art will get you three pairs of wristwarmers. Stella also has a great pin tuck tutorial with loads of pictures.
Onion Market: A slightly more challenging lace pattern reminiscent of onions.
Cowls are great, quick knits that use less yarn than scarves. Here are some of my favourite patterns, all of which would looks fantastic with a couple of hanks of Rowan Fine Art, which are currently on sale at both our stores!
Designed by Michele Rose Orne, the Katherine pullover from Swans Island is the perfect early Spring project. Simple and elegant with thoughtful lace and eyelet details for a beautifully hand-crafted v-neck pullover. Shown in Swans Island Pure Blends Worsted (Oatmeal), it would also look lovely in any of the Swans Island Natural Colors.
If you get the Churchmouse newsletters you will know today they reminded us it’s a lovely time to knit a stocking even if it’s for next year, or to give a stocking kit to share the knitted love of the Season.
We have the Churchmouse stocking pattern in store and several yarns that would work beautifully.
Treat your loved one to the luxury of beautiful yarn.
AIR is something extraordinary—an ultra soft, durable, pill-resistant yarn that is lighter and warmer than 100% cashmere. AIR features 40% of down from the brushtail possum fiber, combined with 40% cashmere and 20% mulberry silk. AIR is our most luxurious yarn.
Zealana Air – a light as a feather blend of cashmere, possum down, and silk, in beautiful solids ($24.00/25g), and now available in beautiful hand-dyed Koigu colourways ($59.95/50g).
25g is enough to knit a beret or pair of fingerless mitts, while 50g is enough for a shoulder warmer, scarf, or generous cowl. 3-4 balls makes this lovely Lacy Vest.