Posts Tagged ‘polar’

BIG Stuff

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

There was a time when BIG meant the opposite of small, as in polar and super chunky yarns that knit up lickety-split on 12 to 15 mm needles.  But as is the trend in our culture, some of the most delicious, sweet, sugary, and exceptionally good things that we crave……. will eventually get super-sized.  This season, knitting yarns are no exception to the rule, as we welcome into our line up, the really, really BIG stuff-



NEW from Phildar, the one and only fluffed-to-the-max, Phil Big is a barely-spun wool blend roving that is so thick and velvety-plush, it might just be a real feat to wrap your fingers around it.  Available now at your lys for cosy early Fall knitting in 500g skeins with four shades to choose from- Ecru, Grenadine, Lagon and Flanelle.  Look for the free cowl pattern included on the label along with these fun FREE patterns to download-


PHIL BIG corbeille lagon - AN

Knit Basket- Sitting pretty, this is a catchall that serves a purpose, to house the kid’s toys, your latest knitting project or favorite magazines.  Designed as a quick satisfying project that requires only one skein of Phil Big together with a 35 mm circular needleLagon (shown above).


PHIL BIG corbeille  flanelle - AN

Finger Crocheted Basket- Surprise, surprise, put the knitting needles and crochet hooks away for this one.  All it takes is your fingers to work the magic of these mega-sized stitches plus one skein of Phil BigFlanelle (shown above).


PHIL BIG coussin grenadine - AN

Cabled Pillow Cover-  Wake up your world with a pop of colour, and knit up the plushest pillow imaginable.  Better yet, make one as a housewarming gift for a friend.  This is a super speedy project to knit on a 35 mm circular needle with three skeins of Phil BigGrenadine (shown above).


PHIL BIG tapis  flanelle - AN

Phil Big Rug- Just imagine getting out of bed and sinking your toes into this beauty on a frosty morning.  Worked entirely in finger crochet, this circular rug requires five skeins of Phil Big and would make a great rainy weekend project for kids and adults alike.  Finished size: 90 cm/ 36 in.  Ecru (shown above).


PHIL BIG plaid ecru - AN

Big Throw- Take cover this winter with a colossal-sized blanket that is a real pleasure to knit from start to finish in a combination of cables and ribbing.  Finished size: 170 cm/ 67 in x 185 cm/ 73 in.  Ecru (shown above).


Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

While we love the sun-dappled days of August, there is also the sweet anticipation of sinking our fingers into the softest chunkiest yarns that we can scoop up as summer swings into early autumn.  Every so often, a yarn catches our eye, a little plumper and more pliable than all the rest or as we like to refer to it, the gotta-have-it yarn.  Sublime has created just that, a wonderful cushiony-soft super chunky wool spun from Italian extra fine merino. Lola comes in the most irresistible array of powdery pastels, refined neutrals and contemporary shades.



Get the jump on cold weather knitting with L O L A, at two stitches per inch on 12 mm needles, you will have oodles of time to knit more than one gorgeous design from this collection-


Twenty-one is the magic number of knitwear designs in this engaging LOLA collection from Sublime which includes the ultra cosy cover model complete with side vents and a drapey neckline.  Blue Moon (shown above).



A little variety is the spice of life and this boxy vest is a cute variation on the cover design.  Well-suited to beginner knitters, it will also make a smooth transition from t shirt weather to the light layering days of fall.  Coco (shown above).



Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and this perfectly feminine interpretation has all the right angles to make it a clear cut winner.  Pointelle (shown above).



Diagonal lines create instant impact on this hipster cardigan with three quarter sleeves.  Eres (shown above).



Relaxed and ready to enjoy the crisp cool days ahead, this wide collared jacket features even stitching and simple construction.  Also offered in a sleeveless vest with or without the added collar.  Cocoon (shown above).



As the temperature dips this season, stay toasty warm in this tunic , especially lovely with its relief work running vertically up the front centre panel.  Delphinus (shown above).