Scarf Yarns

Friday, March 27, 2015

New Tosh

Yesterday when I talked about the Freia Super Bulky, I forgot to show the two brand new colours of Freia. We have these in Super Bulky and Fingering.
Whisper
Woodsman
Beth knit the checkerboard cowl in Woodsman Super Bulky.

Speaking of Fingering, Auburn Wave makes a great summer project. 2 balls of fingering on 4.5mm needles.

I received a very happy email this morning. There is another tosh order in production for us. We're hoping that it will make it here in time for the Frolic. There are new colours!!

Daffodil
 Deep
 Fallen Cloud
 Fir Leaf
 Geode
 Great Grey Owl
 Heartbeat
 Kilim
 Kitten
 Leopard
 Moonglow
 Odyssey
 Pecan Hull
 Plunge
 Raspberry Cordial
 Resin
 Silver Leaf
Woodstock

And there is a brand new yarn coming too.

Twist Light - a sock yarn with nylon
Twist Light is a 75% superwash merino wool / 25% nylon, 3 ply fingering weight yarn with a generous 420 yards (384 m) per skein. Twist light has a tight twist that creates a durable fabric when knitted/crocheted. Each incredibly soft squishy skein is hand dyed in small dye lots.
Twist Light will be coming in the following colours.
pecan twist
plunge
raspberry cordial
deep
heartbeat
great grey owl
leopard
fallen cloud
woodstock
kilim
odyssey
kitten
geode
neon peach
fluoro rose
holi festival
tart
charcoal
whiskey barrel
dr zhivago's sky
worn denim
amber trinket
coquette
spectrum
mandala

merino light
ember
paper
chicory
baltic
lolita
plunge
deep
great grey owl
raspberry cordial
pecan hull
daffodil
odyssey
moonglow
fir wreath
silver leaf
kitten
geode
kilim
woodstock
fallen cloud
leopard

prairie
clematis
cove
plunge
raspberry cordial
odyssey
geode

tosh dk
baltic
ember
whiskers
charcoal
whiskey barrel
plunge
geode
odyssey
kilim
pecan hull
great grey owl
fir wreath
fallen cloud

merino
esoteric
chicory
plunge
odyssey
geode
woodstock
kilim
fallen cloud

sock
tart
calligraphy
baltic
leopard
heartbeat
great grey owl
plunge
raspberry cordial
odyssey
geode
woodstock
kilim
lolita
magnolia leaf
mourning dove
nebula
opaline
amber trinket
stephen loves tosh
fog
dirty panther
baroque violet
medieval

vintage
astrid grey
whiskers
rain water
paper
plunge
odyssey
geode
woodstock
kilim
fir wreath
fallen cloud

asap
raspberry cordial
plunge
odyssey
woodstock
fallen cloud
fir wreath
shire
cousteau
mourning dove
jasper
fog

merino dk
dr zhivago's sky
stephen loves tosh
plunge
raspberry cordial
odyssey
woodstock
silver leaf
fir wreath
fallen cloud

pashmina
moonglow
fir wreath
odyssey
plunge
pecan hull
fallen cloud
leopard
rain water
curiosity
fog
coquette
baltic
antique lace
well water
mica
dachshund
astrid grey
dr zhivago's sky
chicory
mandala
aura
hosta blue

I love pashmina. Super soft and the yarn takes the dye beautifully.
madelinetosh pashmina is a 3-ply yarn made up of 75% superwash merino wool, 15% silk and 10% cashmere, a similar fiber blend to woven pashmina scarves.
I started thinking that I have a beautiful shawl knit in pashmina. I've pulled it out and put it out in the store. I LOVE the fringes.
Pattern: Shalimar (purchased on Ravelry)
Yarn: 3 skeins of pashmina

Lace and cables combine to create beautiful curves in this lace stole. A luxury blend of yarn makes this a truly opulent knit. 
Shalimar is knit all in one piece from end to end with a knotted fringe that is added last. 
This pattern includes lace patterning on both sides of the work and simple cables. Charts and written instructions are provided. 
Size is easily modified by working in a different weight and/or adjusting the number of horizontal/vertical repeats. Changes in gauge and/or repeats will affect yardage required.


The news about this shipment might change things in the Frolic booth. I knew that we were taking merino light but if the boxes arrive in time we'll be bringing the new Twist Light too. And look how many colours of pashmina are coming. Maybe we can squeeze that into the booth.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Super Bulky = Super Fast

So much for taking pictures outside today. The weather was good for the first few (meaning that snow was fitting for these projects) and then I moved back inside
The hat pattern is from Ravelry - The Big Hat. One ball of Freia Super Bulky on 10mm needles. Cathy made the perfect pom pom.
The cowl is my pattern - we'll give you the pattern with the purchase of the yarn. Again, just one ball of Freia Super Bulky on 15mm needles.


Here are some pretty spring items. First from Cathy
Pattern: Cordelia (from the Classic Elite book Oceanside or it can be purchased on Ravelry)
Yarn: 4 balls of Classic Elite Bella Lino
Bella Lino is a lightweight yarn that creates an airy fabric with long, harmonious stripes. The palette of summery shades each have a linen-hued base. 

Another Sanibel Cowl knit in Santorini. I love this colour. 2114 Dancing Shadows.

Wannietta finished an amazing shawl in the same colour of Santorini.

Santorini's colorways sing along the matte and shiny textures inherent in the yarn, adding vibrant color to warm-weather garments, wraps and scarves.
Pattern: Naushon. You can purchase the Classic Elite book, Along The Shore, for the pattern or you can purchase the pattern on Ravelry.

The shawl takes 9 balls.

Survivor last night was awesome. You know that when someone goes on and on about how they are going to run the game that they are going home soon. And the look on his partner in crimes face at tribal council was awesome. I made Beth rewind it so that we could watch it again. Don't get cocky in the game. It doesn't end well.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

October Moss

Early next week (fingers crossed Monday) we will have two more colours of Liberty Print from Classic Elite. 
The body of this open front cardigan is worked in garter stitch, entirely on the diagonal, There is no finishing — the sleeves are picked up from the body and worked in the round to the cuff in Stockinette stitch.
The colors flow in different directions on this garter stitch scarf. The entire scarf is worked without breaking the yarn — the only ends to weave in are from beginning a new ball.
Cathy worked in the store today so that I could do some necessary errands. She sent me a text that a box came in from Freia Fibers. The Super Bulky is here. 
I can't wait to see the yarn tomorrow. We have new samples too. I thought about going to the store now but it's cold and rainy. My friends won't go outside on a day like today for pictures. How can I blame them - I don't want to go outside.

A parcel arrived from Wannietta this morning and Cathy brought in some more finished projects. There are going to be lots of pretty pictures tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bring on the Heat

Here is another interesting idea for a summer project. The Heatwave Throw by Kaffe Fassett.
Kaffe has designed this throw in his own unique and inimitable style, exclusively for the web site using Purelife Revive and Cotton Glace.
The pattern is free and you can download it on Rowan's website...


In the Frolic group on Ravelry there are some bus tours posted.  Can you image the ride home with everyone showing off their purchases?

If you are looking to share a ride, you can post there as well.

Beth and I made a last minute decision to take a drive tonight. The garage doors were put on today. Of course we stopped for ice cream on the way home. Isn't that what you do when you go for a drive?

Monday, March 23, 2015

Easy Summer Knitting

It's that time of year where you want to knit but you aren't interested in a big project. Here are some suggestions for you.

How about a summery scarf? The Bias Before and After Scarf is knit in Classic Elite's Silky Alpaca Lace. You need one ball and 4.5mm needles.
From Churchmouse Yarns
We dubbed this scarf 'before & after' because it's so ugly (truly!) before it's blocked and so beautiful after.  Knitted on the bias, this light, airy scarf has the smooth simplicity of stockinette stitch without all the rolling at the edges. The pattern includes simple instructions for adding beads at the ends.
We have a sample of the scarf hanging in the store. It is great looking and so lightweight. We think of it more like jewelry than something you are wearing for warmth.

Silver Hey - shown as a bandana or you can make it bigger for a shawl. Knit in Anise from Louisa Harding. You are knitting on 10mm needles which means you can have it finished to wear this weekend.

What about a knit necklace?

Although a scarf or shawl may be a more usual neckwear accessory, this necklace is definitely easier to wear in warm weather. 
The color, drape and texture changes in our newest yarn Santorini work perfectly for this super quick to knit necklace. The pattern is easily customizable to any length. Add as many "beads" as you like – the necklace shown has 10 rows between "beads" but you can space them out or place them closer together.
Download the pattern... 

One ball of Santorini and 4mm double pointed needles will make two scarves. One for yourself and one for a gift.

The basketball was amazing on the weekend. Too amazing. I was busy flipping between games and that totally cut into my knitting time. Tonight there isn't much on TV so I should have some time to get the needles moving.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Second

Ley Lines (the second) is my new obsession. I want to have it finished so that I can wear it to the Frolic. We're home from dinner and it's only 7pm. There are many hours of knitting ahead of me tonight. 
We are very excited about this year's Camp. Kate Atherley and Kim McBrien are teaching some amazing workshops. Registration is taking off - we have 15 ladies coming so far and the cut off number is 40. If you are thinking that you would like to join us this fall, please don't wait and be disappointed.


Download the brochure....


Friday, March 20, 2015

Caliadne Shawl

Diana just dropped off the Caliadne Shawl. It looks amazing. Diana called me just after she started because she realized that there was going to be a lot of red left over. She made a few very easy adjustments to the pattern to make it bigger and to use up almost all of the yarn.
Reminiscent of a watery home, the simple waves of Caliadne are sure to enwrap you in the ocean's splendor wherever your land-bound adventures may take you! This shawl's contrasting stripes create depth and a sense of unending beauty when coiled upon itself. Elegant in its simplicity, Caliadne is great for beginners who are ready to take the plunge into medium sized projects. It's a piece versatile enough to be worn day and night, and pink enough to soften the edges of your business casual wardrobe without taking you into the realm of cotton candy.  Designed by Toby Roxane, this pattern includes written instructions.
Yarn: Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Glitter Sock - 1 skein each of 2 colours (we used Vixen and Stamped Lips)
80% Superwash Merino/10% Cashmere/10% Sparkling Nylon3-Ply Fingering Weight | Approx. 400 yards (100 g)
The pattern will for sale on Ravelry later this year. We have permission to sell you the pattern when you purchase the yarn (Zen Serenity 20, Serenity Glitter Sock or Serenity Silk Single) to knit the shawl.


I think we have all of our Frolic garments finished now. That means that my knitters have started working on garments for Camp. It's the end of March and September will be here before we know it.