Friday, March 18, 2016

Lots of finished projects at Woolbearers. Adrian and Candy took my Custom Fit class and voila -- sweaters that actually fit.    Candy made hers out of Cascade 220 and used Amy's Acorn Trail pattern. 
Adrian used Berroco Vintage DK with some Jojoland Splatterdash for the collar using Amy Herzog's Trimmings pattern. 

 We also did a Hitofude KAL and got some amazing results. Here is mine, made out of  Woolbearers'  Woolie Bears with Cashmere yarn.   Pat's is made out of Wolbearers' Sterling Sock yarn  (pink) and Tanya used  MadTosh Merino Light (red).


 Kelly has been on a roll with Fair Isle.  The sweater on the left is from Kate Davies Yokes Book out of Lett Lopi and the sweater on the right is from Ann Kingstone's book Stranded.  Absolutely stunning!

I am so glad that Louise brought in her shawl today.  Just  two weeks ago she picked up 5 skeins of Debbie Bliss Cotton Denim DK and knit up this amazing shawl. It's the Everyday Shawl,  designed by Jenny F.  Louise said she used almost every bit of yarn. I can't wait to start mine.

 The pattern was written for fingering weight, so I was thinking that it would look great in one of my gradients packs.  Here's a new colorway that I just dyed.
 We had a lot of fun in the Baby Sweater -- Steeking class.  Using the pattern Gilipeysa designed by Helen Magnussen, everyone learned how to do two-handed fair isle and we did either crochet steeks or zig-zagged the steeks with a sewing machine.

 Then, carefully cut between the steeks and picked up stitches for a button band and finished the sweater -- all without a glass of wine.

Sarah Punderson is a designer who comes to the shop frequently. Her latest creation is the Comfy Cardigan, (modeled by Kat)  which she brought with her the other day.  It's got a top down raglan construction and looks good on everyone.  I think a KAL is in order -- stay tuned.

As you probably have seen, I've been dyeing up gradient kits in fingering weight.  I saw the Bounce pattern from Tin Can Knits and knew I had to do some DK weight gradients.  So here is my first foray into gradient DK's  -- I've even kitted up the pattern and yarn and am working on some "boy" colors too.