Trendsetter Cin Cin arrived just in time to celebrate spring’s arrival in Ithaca. This fun colorful yarn is perfect for a summer top or scarf. It should look gorgeous in woven fabric, too, and I will weave a swatch as soon as I get a chance (Come check out our Weaving Demo this Saturday).
Make the Rowan Pure Wool Worsted Afghan by designer Martin Storey in this 10-week mystery KAL. Rowan released the pattern for the first week here. With just two balls of our favorite worsted weight superwash wool, a pair of US 7 needles (single point straight or circular), you can get start the KAL with these 2 “Garter Stitch Waves” squares in the first week!
Rowan has some help videos on their Mystery Afghan KAL page. If you need more help, bring it to the next Stitch Clinic and let us you keep going. Don’t like to knit in isolation? Bring it to our Open Knit Night on Thursdays and share your progress.
We might not know what the final afghan looks like exactly. Rowan Pure Wool Worsted guarantees it will be soft, warm, easy to care (machine washable), and in beautiful colors. If the first two squares are of any indication, elegant textures that are signatures of Martin Storey’s designs will probably be featured in the afghan, too. Who is starting her afghan today?
Reywa Fibers Bloom is a perfect blend of incredibly soft Tibetan yak and finest silk dyed in brilliant colors. Spring is in the air and perfect time for airy lace projects!
Madelinetosh Tosh Sport and Vintage have been restocked! These brilliant colors (see the top header photo) have brightened our wall display quite a bit and we can’t stop ourselves from petting the skeins as we walk by the cubbies.
Weaving produces fabric with a very different feel from knitted pieces. Interested in giving weaving a try? Susan Mehringer will demonstrate weaving on the rigid heddle loom and answer your questions on Saturday, April 26 from 10 am to Noon. We have Schacht Rigid Heddle Loom in several sizes in stock. You can sign up for the next weaving class and let us help you select a loom that suits your needs.