Tuesday, February 1, 2022

What's On Our Needles

Pattern: Vindaloo by Melissa Schaschwary
Yarn: Viento by Plymouth

This cozy crescent shawl in chunky weight Viento is soon to be your favorite accessory. Vindaloo is worked in simple stockinette from the top down, and its pretty lace and cable applied trim is worked side to side.




Pattern: A Time to Reap by Melissa Schaschwary
Yarn: Bella Cash by Universal

Soft, slouchy and delicate, these mitts are knit long and meant to be slouched forward on the arm for that effortlessly comfortable look.

Linda is knitting these to keep her sweet mail-lady's fingers warm. Everyone you know will want a pair of these beautiful mitts!

Yarn: Modern Cotton by Berroco


This fun crochet project is made up of sections which use different stitches or combinations of stitches. Linda is using five colors of Modern Cotton. 
Pattern: All About That Brioche by Lisa Hannes
Yarn: Smooshy Cashmere by Dream in Color

Mary is participating in the February Knit-a-long with Linda S. and has gotten a bit of a head start. She is using Smooshy Cashmere in colorways Miami Red and Milky Sprite. Looks like some good team colors she's got there!

Recently Completed Projects

Pattern: 
Kay Scarf by Sandi Rosner
Yarn: Rainbow Beach by Queensland Collection

Short rows create a wave pattern in this attractive scarf/wrap. Stripes of eyelet bands in a lighter color accentuate the pattern. Kitty used one skein each of two colors of Rainbow Beach. Stop by the shop soon to choose your yarn for this amazing piece! 

Pattern: Faux Fur Bear Ears by Tara Marie
Yarn: Fire and Furreal by Wool Addicts

This is Linda H.'s adaptation of the Faux Fur Bear Ears pattern. With or without the ears this is a great hat and the pattern comes in sizes newborn to 12 years, so you will get much use out of this one pattern!

Pattern: Touchstone by Fogbound Knits
Yarn: Varanasi by Katia

Sometimes you need to just wind up that recent yarn purchase and knit for the pure joy of it. To remember why you knit. The combination of a simple stitch pattern and garter stitch in this shawl make it ideal for highly variegated yarns, but it will be equally beautiful in any solid color you love.

Pattern: Lee by Ella Rae
Yarn: Summer Delight by Jody Long

This precious striped baby sweater will keep any baby warm and stylish! The pattern can be found in the book Kid Cotton Designs which we have at the shop.

Summer Delight is 90% cotton and 10% cashmere. Talk about summer delight - so soft and comfortable for a baby sweater!

February Knit-a-long

Linda S. will be hosting a brioche knit a long this month on Wednesday and Thursday each week. The pattern is called All About That Brioche by Lisa Hannes. It is a simple color block shawl that we will work through together. Come join us!

New Yarn Arrivals


Left: 
Ollagua by Araucania 
DK weight 
100% linen 
280 yards 

Center: 
New colors of Practically Perfect Sock by Emma's Yarn 
and Simply Spectacular DK by Emma's Yarn Fingering weight 
80% SW Merino 
20% Nylon 
400 yards 

Right: 
Winqu by Marisol 
Worsted weight 
85% tanguis cotton 
15% silk 
185 yards

Dream in Color Kit

Nest & Burrow is a beautiful and fun cowl pattern that pairs perfectly with the Dream in Color Smooshy Cashmere color for February 2022. This new color is included along with 2 complementary colors in this amazing kit. And as a bonus, the pattern is free with purchase of yarn! Come by to pick up your kit today.


Tuesday, January 4, 2022

What's On Our Needles?

Pattern: Pressed Flowers Shawl by Amy Christoffers 
Yarn: Silky Wool by Elsebeth Lavold and Simply Spectacular DK by Emma's Yarn 

This beautiful mosaic knit will bring a field of flowers into your winter-scape to keep you warm. Kitty is using Silky Wool for the Main Color and Emma's DK as the contrast color.  

Pattern: Touchstone by Fogbound Knits 
Yarn: Varanasi by Katia 

From Ravelry.com: Sometimes you need to just wind up that recent yarn purchase and knit for the pure joy of it. To remember why you knit. The combination of a simple stitch pattern and garter stitch in this shawl make it ideal for highly variegated yarns, but it will be equally beautiful in any solid color you love. 

Pattern: Yume by Isabell Kraemer 
Yarn: Zooey by Juniper Moon Farm 

Yume is a beautiful sweater knit seemlessly from the top down with fingering/sport weight yarn. Lightweight but warm and oh so soft, this sweater will be perfect for our Louisiana winter and spring.

Our Recently Completed Projects


Pattern: Dust of Snow by Helen Stewart 

From Ravelry.com: This cozy wrap is an asymmetrical rectangle shape. It features stripes of chevrons alternating with two pretty lace patterns that are simple enough to stand out even with the wildest yarns.  


Pattern: Rose Cottage Cowl by Helen Stewart 
Yarn: Phullu by Marisol 

From Ravelry.com: The Rose Cottage Cowl features a handsome braid cable panel against a background of stockinette stitch for a minimalist modern twist on a traditional design motif. And the lovely Aran or worsted weight yarn means that this piece knits up in a flash, even if you’re new to knitting cables. It’s a wonderful gift that suits just about everyone: knit one for yourself and then more for your family and friends! 


Pattern: Lil Biscuit Sweater by Marie Greene 
Yarn: Worsted Merino Superwash by Plymouth 

This pattern is from Marie Greene's book Knit a Little and is the perfect gift for a child especially when paired with a terrific superwash wool for easy care! Linda changed the biscuit pattern to a snowflake using an Arne and Carlos pattern.  

Pattern: Crunching Leaves Cowl by Casapinka 
Yarn: Cozy Alpaca Chunky by Ella Rae 

From Ravelry.com: This is a cowl that you can cozy down into, an extra layer of thick, soft merino that will keep you toasty as you go about your day. Using two different colors (including variegated yarns) or a single color, you can make a unique Crunching Leaves Cowl. The “Woven Stitch” has the appearance of something woven on a loom but is simple enough for a beginner to complete.  

Pattern: Beaded Christmas Tree Hat by Jocelyn Sass 

This adorable Christmas tree hat is sized for everyone from newborn to adult and will be a hit with all! Start now and you can have a hat for all Christmas-lovers on your gift list by next Christmas. The pattern includes an EASY beading technique and a tutorial for working the REVERSE single crochet stitch.