The latest program Woolbearers is offering is CustomFit. CustomFit makes custom patterns for hand-knit sweaters. It takes your choices, your body, and your hand-knit fabric and produces a pattern perfectly suited to you. Design and fit expertise are built-in, so you get to make all the fun choices without worrying about the hard ones. CustomFit builds a pattern that fits beautifully from hem to neck, and everywhere in between.
Here is my first CustomFit sweater. I used Customfits Classic Cardigan template and indeed, I got a perfect fit. I used Zealana's Heron yarn.
Fran's first sweater is a pullover. She specified some of the design choices she wanted (neck depth, neck style, edging, etc.) and got great results. Of course, it fits perfectly as well. We both said that the shoulders were a perfect fit -- something that doesn't always happen, even when trying on store bought sweaters. Fran knit with Tahki Tara Tweed.
I just started another CustomFit sweater. I did a twisted 1 x 1 rib and am incorporating a pattern on the back -- maybe the fronts too -- we'll see. I was really inspired by the Botanic Knits trunk show. Found this leaf pattern in one of Barbara Walker's books.
This time I'm using Classic Elite Mohawk Wool and I just love this new yarn -- it's made of Merino and Romney, is soft, but has great stitch definition. Here are all the natural colors.
Our first 2-part classes are scheduled for Thursday, July 31st & August 7 or Saturday, August 2nd & 9th, More info is on our website.
I know it's been months since I have blogged, so here are a few items I have been collecting to put on the blog. I hope you have all seen my version of the Vivid Blanket by Tin Can Knits. I've made up kits and lot of folks are knitting away.
Here is my first version
and here is Bonnie's version. Just love it!
I dyed extra black yarn for her and away she went!
Janet has a new grandson and of course he needed a new blankie. Janet made this out of Berroco Vintage. The pattern is by Ashley Rao and is published in 60 Quick Baby Blankets.
Robert visits our shop when he is in the area and just had to show off his latest creation.
Here are some new yarns that have been coming in:
Mrs. Crosby Train Case (fingering weight) Buy here
Spincyle Dyed in the Wool. Buy here
Sweet Georgia Silk Crush
Delicious Yarns Parfait
If you can't make it into the shop, I'll be getting all these new yarns on my online store soon.