I love sock yarn and I love to make socks, but sometimes I look for a different project for some of the ultra glamorous skeins of hand dyed sock yarns. Scarfluffle by Sarah Keller is an excellent pattern if you have that skein of sock yarn that has been begging you to make something other than socks.
This pattern can easily be adjusted for any size you want because it begins at one tip and ends at the other. The scarf is worked back and forth with a lace edge increasing for the first half of your yarn and then changes to a decrease sequence to narrow down to the other tip. The project that is pictured here used two skeins of Jitterbug in the color Rio.
From the artisans at Colinette this yarn is crafted out of a wondrously soft 4-ply fingering weight merino wool. This hand dyed yarn is available in such a large array of colorways that it will be hard for you to pick your favorite color. You can purchase this pattern by clicking here. Thank you to Sandy for letting us photograph her beautiful work. -B
Beautiful “Aspen Leaf” Lace points add texture and interest to this relatively simple open knit. Now that it is starting to get warm you might be looking for that simple non-bulky accessory you can throw on without worrying about getting hot. This is the project, not to mention it is perfect for showing off that special skein of hand-painted yarn.
Or if you like the one pictured here Martha used 1/2 a hank of Mountain Colors River Twist a fresh 2 ply yarn different from anything else we carry here at the shop. I like it because it because the textures and colors look similar to a hand spun yarn. Only using 1/2 a hank gives you enough to make one for a gift or you could make it even longer for more wrapping during the fall.
You can find this pattern by Jennifer Brooks Rice on Ravelry or just click here. Thanks to Martha for bringing her finished project in for us to photograph. -B
We have just received our first shipment of Vice hand dyed yarns. We have two awesome bases available now and some others coming in a few weeks. The first base and the one photographed here is Carnal, a heavy fingering weight in a lush blend of merino, cahmere, and silk (70/20/10).
You get 400 yards per hank and we have 5 color ways available including H Town Summer, Liam, and Death by Purple. The other yarn base is Sinful a single ply 100% merino which also includes a hefty 400 yards.
The yarn comes to us from Elizabeth Inman a yarn dyeing lover which shows in her colour creations. All her yarns are dyed with professional acid reactive dyes for clarity and colour fast results. -B
This textured triangular shaped cowl by Pam Powers is something a little different from the tubular designs that are so common. It is almost a combination cowl/shawl that you can wear for hours and will stay in place without having to readjust it throughout the day. I like that idea and who can resist the urban cowboy feel! The lines are simple yet the panel down the middle creates some interest and elegance.
Try pairing this project with Maya, a new spring yarn from Berroco. The irresistible chainette blends silky Pima cotton with just a touch of soft baby alpaca. L & B has several of the light spring colors available and you will only need 3 hanks. The yarn drapes beautifully and is soft to wear around your neck. Add some buttons on the back for a finishing touch.
You can access the pattern by clicking here. Thank you so much to Ann for letting us photograph her beautiful finished project!! -B
Spring is fast approaching so it is time to start thinking about working on all of those lightweight projects. This Shawl/Caplet is a quick easy project that will be a great accessory for your warm weather wardrobe. All you need is just one hank of Cotton Rayon Seed from Blue Heron Yarn. If you can knit a rectangle in garter stitch you are ready to get started! The worsted weight yarn comes in beautiful individually painted colors making each one unique. We have just received our spring shipment and have both bright and subdued colors. The pattern is so simple, but because the yarn is a woven slub construction it gives the final product lots of texture and creates interest.
You can find the free pattern on Ravelry just click here. When you are finished knitting just create fringe with your leftover yarn and attach it to the edges. I think this might be one of the only projects I used up every bit of my yarn, Yay! -B