Archive for September, 2014

Colour Fest

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Some days, a plain glazed doughnut just doesn’t quite cut it, especially when there is a confetti sprinkled one sitting right next to it.  The same goes for yarn, choosing between a soft twisted skein of grey alpaca and a big bulky ball of razzle dazzle colour, well…….. let’s just say knitters have room for both in their stash.  This season a NEW polar weight yarn seems to be working its magic across the country- OLYMPIA from German manufacturer Lana Grossa is pumped to the max with sixteen shades of temptation accompanied by a booklet of accessory designed with a finger on the pulse of the knitting world.

 

Olympia Col #

Olympia Col #7

Colour is a welcome sight at this time of year and Olympia doesn’t hold back with a palette of splashy eye candy that instantly grabs your attention in a merino base with a thick and thin texture that mimics the look of homespun.

 

Best Of Olympia Booklet

Best Of Olympia Booklet

Look for this booklet at your lys featuring a collection of fashionable cold weather accessories to knit in OlympiaTirol (shown above).

 

Olympia

Olympia Cabled Cowl and Hat Set

Cables add extra impact to this vibrant self-striping colourway, with reverse stocking stitch acting as the backbone to a double wide cable on this matching cowl and hat set   Fire (shown above).

 

Olympia

Olympia Cowl and Wrist Warmer Set

Filling in the gaps is key to staying toasty warm when the thermometer takes a nosedive and this duo, ribbed cowl and cabled wrist warmers will keep you covered.  Three balls of Olympia required.    Firenze (shown above).

 

Olympia Poncho and Tam Set

Olympia Poncho and Tam Set

A simple two-panel poncho knits up quickly in a mix of stocking stitch and elongated stitches.  Other than a row of fringes, there are no edges to finish making this an ideal two-piece set to throw on in between seasons.  Midnight (shown above).

Marblz

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Our world is delightfully dappled and speckled with fragments of colour, the brighter the better.  Colour boosts our energy, improves our mood, increases productivity and for the most part we tend to create a personal association with a particular shade on the spectrum.  For a knitter, the artistry of the tools is equally as important as the beauty of the yarn and thankfully, we have come a long way from the dull grey plastic needles that were once the mainstay of our craft.  Enter a vibrant new generation of knitting needles, Marblz by Knitter’s Pride, reminiscent of those showy orbs swirled with colour that we carried to school in a drawstring pouch and played with at recess.  Manufactured from premium acrylic, Marblz needles are soft to grip, flexible, featuring the smoothest most well-honed points in the industry.  A clever hand churning method means no two needles are exactly alike in colour patterning, and the splashy array of hues makes for easy size recognition.

Available now at your lys-

 

The Marblz IC Collection

The Marblz IC Collection

This limited edition Marblz Collection will be available in October just in time for dropping little hints about gift ideas around the kitchen table. Sized from 3.50 mm to 8.00 mm and displayed in an elegant case complete with needle gauge, cord connector (plus a surprise gift), this special interchangeable set will cover all your knitting needs with cords varying in length from 60 to 100 cm.

 

Marblz Circular Needles

Marblz Circular Needles

As pretty as nail polish, these needles reflect the light in a mesmerizing assortment of tri-colour shades.  Knitter’s Pride has designed the all-new Marblz Circular needles in fixed and interchangeable sizes from 3.50 to 8.00 mm.  Now isn’t that a great way to test drive your favorite sizes?

 

Marblz by Knitters Pride

Marblz Single Point Needles by Knitter’s Pride

Marblz are also available now in single point sets, with both the ten and fourteen inch lengths, plus double point sets in six and eight inch lengths.