Shop Sample

Simplest Cowl Redux

We got a lot of opinions on which colors to use for our newest version of the Simplest Cowl. Hannah decided to use the light purple Kidsilk Haze and knocked out this little cowl in no time. Look how gloriously soft and fuzzy it is! Just two skeins of yarn, one Manos Silk Blend and one Kidsilk Haze, and the easiest pattern instructions you’ll ever...

Posted on Jun 10, 2014 in Patterns, Shop Sample | Comments Off on Simplest Cowl Redux

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Zinnia, a Different Option

We decided to make a second sample of our current knitalong sweater, Zinnia. The original is knit in Kenzie, a delicious combination of merino, nylon, alpaca, angora and silk noil. It creates a tweedy fabric with a light haze. For our second model we chose Spud & Chloe Sweater, a superwash wool and organic cotton blend. Sweater creates a smooth, dense fabric. The stitch pattern really leaps out. Both are lovely. If you haven’t joined the knitalong yet it’s never too late. Stop by the shop for a copy of the pattern and see the models in...

Posted on Jun 6, 2014 in Knitalong, Shop Sample, Yarn, Zinnia Cardigan | Comments Off on Zinnia, a Different Option

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What Do You Think?

We started a casual poll on our Facebook page for a new shop sample. We are going to knit our Simplest Cowl pattern and need to pick a yarn combination. We selected a lovely complex variegated shade of Manos Silk Blend and are trying to decide which shade of Kidsilk Haze to knit with it. Our readers so far are split with the bottom left choice leading slightly. What do you...

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 in Free Patterns, Shop Sample | Comments Off on What Do You Think?

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Can You Name This Monster?

Hannah just knit up this adorable monster for the shop out of Amy Butler Belle Aran. She is from Rebecca Danger’s The Big Book of Knitted Monsters. The pattern is named Gort the Gym Bag Monster but we think she is too cute to be named Gort. Cathy has suggested Trixie or Flossie. What do you think? Give us your monster naming suggestions on our Facebook page.

Posted on Mar 29, 2011 in Shop Sample | Comments Off on Can You Name This Monster?

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Can You Name This Monster?

Hannah just knit up this adorable monster for the shop out of Amy Butler Belle Aran. She is from Rebecca Danger’s The Big Book of Knitted Monsters. The pattern is named Gort the Gym Bag Monster but we think she is too cute to be named Gort. Cathy has suggested Trixie or Flossie. What do you think? Give us your monster naming suggestions on our Facebook page.

Posted on Mar 29, 2011 in Shop Sample | Comments Off on Can You Name This Monster?

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Aztec Scarf

By now you have probably heard of Spud and Chloe, the latest line of yarns from Blue Sky Alpacas. We carry the full color range of Sweater, a light worsted machine washable wool and cotton blend, and Fine, a blend of washable wool, silk and nylon blend. Kathy recently crocheted the Aztec Scarf for a shop sample in Sweater. The colors are really wonderful and the yarn feels great.

Posted on Oct 21, 2009 in Shop Sample | Comments Off on Aztec Scarf

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