Thursday, August 26, 2010

Shroom Hat -- I was wondering what I could knit out of SWTC's Dream Big yarn and saw this pattern from KnittySince I only used  half of a skein, I had enough left over to do something else.  What to do?  Make a neckwarmer to go with the hat.  Pattern?  Something simple -- so I made a seed stitch pattern complete with slip stitched edging -- very simple -- only 7 stitches, but you can certainly cast on more.   I made the neckwarmer about 24 inches long and still had yarn left over.  I think it took about an hour to knit and that was with interruptions.  This is the neverending skein of yarn -- superwash super bulky.  Here's the pattern.
Dream Big Neckwarmer

Materials ½ skein of SWTC  Dream Big, button

Needles – Size 13

Gauge:2.5 stitches = 1 inch in seed stitch

Cast on 7 stitches

Row 1: Slip first stitch as if to purl with yarn in back, K1, p1 for rest of row

Repeat this row for 20 inches

Next row -- Slip first stitch as if to purl with yarn in back, K1, P1, Bind off 1 stitch, P1, K1 , P1

Next row -- first stitch as if to purl with yarn in back, K1, P1, Cast on 1 stitch, P1, K1, P1

Repeat row 1 until there are 24 inches. Bind off. Sew in ends, sew button to correspond with buttonhole

Customers have been busy knitting with some new yarn -- here is the beginning Barbara Jean's sweater out of Stonehedge Fiber's worsted weight merino -- so soft.  

And here is Terry's cardigan made out of Punta Yarn's South American Cotton.

New classes coming up -- Microwave Felted Purses.  The class is on Saturday, Oct 2nd.  Hope you can join us.

New Woolbearers hand dyed yarn -- superwash merino, bamboo and nylon -- fingering weight.  Bonnie knit the Nougat neckwarmer by Susanna IC in the colorway Blueberry Bog.

The new Amy Butler, Belle Organic yarn is proving to be a big hit.  I knit the Sycamore Fingerless Mitts from her new pattern book.  (Ok -- so it's only one mitt).  Great yarn to knit with.  Come in and try it out.

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