The Diatom Shawl is back in two new kit colorways!
This fabulous fingering weight shawl is patterned after the intricate structure of marine diatoms. With a few hundred times’ magnification, this structure makes for a beautifully structured circular shawl.
I work for a yarn company, but I can’t stand most wool. While it would be a stretch to dub me a Barbie (my preferred outfit is sweatpants and I don’t even own a brush), I am known around the office for my fastidious skin. Even the thought of wool makes it itch.
Thankfully, we carry a wool yarn that is kind enough even for my royal skin, and it was recently kitted into a stunning cowl. My co worker Jenny penned a clever little haiku in honor of the grand event:
Double crochet cowl,
you are even soft enough
for Princess Heidi
And here is the kit (not on me .. I gave up modeling a long time ago):
Blankets are one of my favorite go-to projects for baby showers and little ones – there is just something really special about putting one’s time and efforts into a larger project like a blanket or throw. And even though it is a bigger commitment than say, a sweater or a hat, I like knowing that a blanket is sure to get a lot of use and will be there, even as the little one gets older.
I tend to lean towards simple stitches for these larger projects, but the super adorable Among the Bamboo Blanket is definitely tempting me to reconsider my simple ways the next time I need a baby blanket project. My favorite part? This pattern is available as two different kits: a colorwork version and a knit/purl textured version!
Among the Bamboo Blanket (colorwork version)
Have you checked out our newest kits yet?
The 2 versions of the Splendiferous Stripes Shawl kit were rather fun for us – the pattern is by our former coworker Angela Modzelewski (who we all miss very much!). But even as she’s gone on to her new projects, she keeps in touch since she has such fun patterns in the IDP program!
Nothing says Spring quite like flowers, and lace is a spring-knitting mainstay. So, what happens when the two are combined?
Geoff Hunnicutt has marvelously merged the art of lace and the beauty of nature in his Tuscan Sunflower Shawl.
A moraine is a deposit of rocks and debris left by glaciers as they
advance and recede. Moraines often add some really interesting terrain
to the existing land, resulting in crazy looking hills and land that
looks folded or striated. Glaciers make for some pretty spectacular geologic
features – moving bits of the Earth from place to place, bit by bit,
blurring the line between ‘here’ and ‘there’.
Musing on those glacial effects resulted in the Moraine Pullover!
might be hard to see where to draw a comparison, but in the stitch
patterning of Moraine, each ‘point’ recedes and advances through colors,
leaving its mark in the next ripple.
If you’re looking to take the chill out of a November morning, the Lampwork Hat & Mitts set is a colorful way to do just that!
The pattern includes instructions for the beanie-style cap and
fingerless mittens. Each piece is also multi-sized and customizeable for
a perfect fit. Though the patterning itself is simple, a spicy touch is
Now that it’s cuddle-up-on-the-couch season, it’s just the right time
for a new afghan. Add a little splash of color to your decor with the Hue Shift Aghan!
This afghan is knit in Garter stitch mitered squares. The squares are
picked up and knit off of each other in four large segments, so that
the only seam required is to stitch the four segments together. Because
of this, it makes an easy travel project, because no one section is very
The 10 colors in the patterning of the afghan are arranged in such a
way that they create a wash of 100 slightly different, shifting shades.
This pattern is available in two colorways as a ready-to-knit kit: Rainbow and Decor. But, if you want to create your own colorful masterpiece, get the downloadable version and choose your own palette. With a little imagination, the color possibilities are much greater!
For instance, if you wanted a rich, jewel-toned blanket, try these colors…
When I think of taking a Snow Day this winter, I imagine myself cozied up on the couch, watching fireplace videos, and knitting happily on all of the tiny treasures in our new Snow Day Ornament pattern!
With chilly weather quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking
about gloves. But one big problem with most gloves is that you have to
take them off (or make do with chilly fingertips in fingerless gloves)
to use your touch screen devices. What’s worse than missing an important
call because you can’t get your gloves off in time? Naturally the fiber
industry has stepped in with a fantastic material – Conductive Thread! We now carry the thread, and a great pattern that makes use of it. The In Touch gloves feature a circuitry-inspired motif and small pads of Conductive Thread on the fingertips.
The way the thread works is by completing the circuit between your
finger and the capacative touch screen of your phone, tablet or other
device. As long as the thread touches both your finger and the screen,
you can use the device just as you would with no gloves on at all! It
doesn’t take much, either…