New Free Pattern : The Celestial Cowl

The Celestial Cowl
By Sarah Grieve

This is a fun quick knit that only takes a few hours to make - just in time for Christmas! The beautiful linen ribbon yarn mixed with the mohair makes for a light as air, ethereal look.



Materials:
2 Balls of Jaeger Celeste - MC -  #185 Lilac - 90 Meters - (50% Viscose, 30% Polyamide, 20% Linen)

1 Ball of Schulana Mosco - CC - #30 Purple - 125 Meters - (67% Viscose, 20% Mohair Superkid, 13% Polyamide)
12mm Needles

Cast on 30sts.

Row 1-2 : Knit with MC
Row 3-4: Knit with CC

Repeat the last 4 rows until scarf measures 65 inches.

Sew the top and the bottom to each other. Weave in all ends. Wash & block.


Tips & Tricks

*This yarn is now discontinued as Jaeger is now out of business but we have 4 lovely colors - all at half price!! This makes the project under 20$ to knit!

* When sewing the scarf together, you could twist one end for the appearance of a infinity scarf.

* The Celestial Cowl could be made by substituting the Mosco with 1 ball of Superkid Mohair such as Drops Kid Silk or Schulana Kid Seta.

* The Celestial Cowl could also be left open and worn as a scarf.




New Free Pattern! Cable Cowl

Cable Cowl
By Kristina Larson


Materials:
Long Version: (shown in white)
200 grams (approx. 200 meters) of Baby Alpaca Sport

Short Version:(shown in blue)
100 grams (approx. 160 meters) of Alta-Moda Cashmere

Needles: 1 pair 8mm needles or needle required to obtain tension.

1 cable needle.

Buttons: 4 Buttons, 0.5-0.75 " in diameter

Tension: 12 stitches = 4 inches in stocking stitch

Abbreviations:

K= Knit
P= Purl
TBL: insert needle through the back of the loop (stitch)

C20Back= Slip next 10 stitches onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 10 stitches from left hand needle, knit 10 stitches from cable needle.

C20Front: Slip next 10 stitches onto cable needle and hold at front of work, knit next 10 stitches from left hand needle, knit 10 stitches from cable needle.



Cowl:

With 8 mm needles, cast on 34 stitches

Row 1: Slip 1 TBL, Knit to end of row
Row 2: Slip 1 TBL, Purl to end of row

Repeat rows 1&2 4 times more (10 rows have been worked), these rows set the Stocking stitch pattern with slipped-stitch edge for all non- cable rows.

*Next Row:
Slip 1 TBL, K 1, C20Back, K 12

Work 9 rows in stocking stitch with slipped-stitch edge

Next Row:
Slip 1 TBL, K 11, C20Front, K 2

Work 9 rows in stocking stitch with slipped-stitch edge

Repeat these 20 rows from * until desired length. The short cowl is meant to loop around the neck only once and should measure 25-30". The long cowl is meant to hang long or be looped around twice and should measure about 56".

Cast off.

Sew 4 buttons evenly spaced to cast on edge. Button to cast off edge.

(Alternatively, the cowl can be sewn shut.)




KNIT A VEST THIS FALL


Here are two easy vests from Sirdar with yarns that are new for Fall 2010. The Connemara vest is a chunky yarn with a multi colored tweed in a blend of wool and acrylic. The style is very current with a funnel neck and boxy shape. The Indie vest is a bulky yarn, with colours that self stripe randomly.It's a classic V- neck jacket stlyle vest with a single feature button.Choose one of our many big buttons from all over the world. Both are quick to knit on big needles and fun to wear!

So Much Yarn- Such a Good Price

Our trip to Toronto for fall buying included a raid of our suppliers warehouse for bargains. Our sale wall is now full of  amazing yarns. There are kid mohairs, baby alpacas,  pure cashmeres and lots of novelty yarns and ribbons. Most are available in quantities of 20 balls.  Brands include Rowan, Debbie Bliss, Phildar, Queensland and more.
This cute bolero is from Debbie Bliss in her Cashmerino Chunky- now more than 20 % off. We also have a cute baby jacket pattern in this yarn. Drop by soon and get the best selections.

Spring Yarns are Here


There may be snow on the ground, but you can be ready for spring with fresh new knits from all our major brands. This cute cardi features feminine ruffles and an asymetric neck line- from Nora Gaughin's latest book. Knit with Seduce Color from Berroco. Other new spring Berroco yarn includes Origami, Pima Cotton and Blackstone Tweed. Vintage will be here soon as well as new yarn and books from Katia and Debbie Bliss!
Need help with your new project? Why not sign up for Pick Your Project, our four week class on Wednesday or Thursday evenings.