I have been wanting Leslie to knit up this pattern for years and we now have the perfect yarn match for the pattern. I love the adorable owl cables that make their way around the yoke of the sweater. Some add cute little buttons for the eyes of the owls, I think either way looks great. We used 3 skeins of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Gaea, a 100% certified organic 21.5 micron merino. This hand dyed yarn is not only beautiful but extremely soft, I can’t wait to wear this sweater.
Knit from the bottom up the pattern is easy to read. Leslie knit both her sleeves at the same time, this is a good way to ensure that your sleeves are exactly the same length. The owl cables are easily memorized making the pattern paired with this amazing yarn a very enjoyable knit. Just click here to take a look at the pattern. -B
Hedgehog Fibres is an Irish artisan yarn and fibre dyeing studio located in Co. Cork, Ireland. We have the sock yarn available in the following colors: Teacup, Pod, Monarch, Boombox, Budgie, Opalite, Monet, Pistachio, Genie, Malice, Banana Legs, and Pheasant. The colors range from dark, rich and earthy to crazy, fluorescents and vibrant, they are all fantastic.
Yarn dyeing started as a extension of owner Beata Jezek’s other fiber hobbies – spinning, knitting and crochet. Originally from Slovakia, Beata has called Ireland her home for over a decade.
In Slovakian, Jezek means hedgehog so when she began selling her beautiful hand dyed yarns, Hedgehog Fibres was founded. -B
A new shipment has arrived from Dream in Color. There are amazing colors to choose from including: Carousel, Kiss Me Kate, My Fair Lady, A Little Night Music, Hello Dolly, South Pacific, Anything Goes, Singing in the Rain, Secret Garden, Cabaret, Dreamgirls, and Flower Drum Song.
How much fun are the names!! -B
The Honey Cowl by Antonia Shankland is one of my all time favorite knitted cowl patterns. This is one of five that I have made over the last few years. I’ve made wide to thin cowls and short cowls, the one pictured is the long cowl which I like because it can be wrapped twice around your neck for extra warmth during cold winter months.
The pattern is simple and knits up quite quickly, alternating from a slip purl row to a knit row and repeating. The finished project gives a nice textured, dense waffle-like fabric and works up nicely in a tonal yarn like the one pictured. It also looks good on both sides so you won’t need to worry about how it looks when you wrap it twice. I used two hanks of Malabrigo Rios a wonderfully soft superwash merino wool. The yarn is absolutely a dream to work with, it’s super soft and you can give it as a gift without being concerned about it felting. To check out this free pattern on Ravelry just click here. -B
A new yarn and new shipment from Manos Del Uruguay, Clara is a light and lofty sport weight yarn. This hand dyed hank of beauty is 100% superwash merino wool with large yardage.
Each hank is 385 yards and would be a great choice for fall garments.