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Great yarns to knit for fall projects.

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Do you like to knit up quick projects? Fall will be here sooner than you think!

Rosarios Gaia is a great super-bulky yarn that will knit up into a quick project like a cowl or a scarf in one or two days. With 9mm needles, you’ll knit a cozy and tweedy item out of one of ten colours.

Rosarios Gaia extra bulky yarn.

Luxury Tweek DK by Sublime is a fabulous yarn for knitting fall garments. Because it is a blend of wool and cotton it shares the characteristics of both types of fibre. The wool provides warm and elasticity, and the cotton provides drape and aeration.

Luxurious Tweek DK by Sublime

 

 

 

Diamond distributes 10 great tweedy colors. Some of them are traditional muted tweeds, reminiscent of Edwardian tweed frock coats. I also really like the pastel family that we have. Look at these three (from left to right: Buff Blue, Dawn, and Stone).

 

Don’t stop at one skein!

Monday, July 17th, 2017

2 or 3-skein projects make great gifts, too!

I’m excited by Debbie Bliss yarns, but I am more excited to knit gifts with them because the recipients undoubtedly ooh and ahhh about them, their softness and their colours. This week we’ll look at 4 great yarns for gifts. Yes, it’s summer, but there are only 160 or so days until the 2017 winter holidays. I’m already starting to think about who to knit for, and what to knit. Using 1 skein may get you somewhere, but for the yarns I’m writing about today, 2 or 3 skeins will result in a decent knit item.

1 skein of Debbie Bliss Lara, use 2 or 3 in gifts.Debbie Bliss Lara is a quick knit. The alpaca wool blend is soft and warm, and enticing. It’s a great yarn for a beginner knitter to make a gift scarf as it’s a quick knit, and its texture really needs simple stitches to look its best.

Cast on 15 stitches on size 10mm or 12mm needles.

Row 1: [K2, p1, k2] across.
Row 2: [K1, p3, k1] across.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you’ve used up 2 skeins.

A few skeins of this make glamourous giftsBoheme by Debbie Bliss is another bulky weight  that some knitters call “instant gratification” yarn. Can you imagine how much the recipient of your knitted gift will be gratified, if you’ve found it a pleasure to have the yarn going through your hands and fingers onto your needles?Debbie Bliss Delphi

 

 

 

We carry 16 colors of Delphi that are sedate and gorgeous. This tube yarn is 100% cotton. It has a soft hand and a lovely drape because of its construction. Debbie Bliss has designed 16 patterns to be knit with Delphi. I really like the very subtle gradients in the dye job.

The 12 muted and sophisticated colors of Debbie Bliss Aran Cashmerino Tonals are modern and will go with a contemporary wardrobe. We all know knitters who have bought skeins and skeins of the bright, intensely-colored skeins who then have no idea who to knit gifts for because they are too intense. This yarn will not give you this dilemma. You may want to use 3 or 4 balls to make this free cowl pattern.Cashmerino Tonal 12 colors that breathe subtle glamour

 

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