Well, as if the shortening days weren’t enough to tell us that summer
is nearing its end, school is beginning again! Before you know it,
there will be a chill in the morning air. Better get started on your
super warm fall accessories now!
If you really want to chase the chill away, why not try the Burdock Hat and Scarf kit?
This is a super-soft, machine washable, totally reversible set. The
pattern is inspired by the Burdock plant, a Scandinavian thistle, and
Even though it’s still August, the first whispers of fall are in the
air. It was downright chilly this morning, and the sun isn’t really much
help when I get up for work. Colder weather is on its way – perfect
time to start planning your fall knitting projects!
Just right for fall is the new Viticetum Coat.
This duster-length coat has a pattern of swirling vines over a shifting
background. In fact, just as an Arboretum is a collection of trees, a
Viticetum is a collection of vines – just what you’ll find in this coat!
Smaller vine patterns appear in the edgings, and the coat is finished with elegant clasps.
Sometimes when it comes to lace, less can be more!
Inspired by the hardy, well-adapted arctic willow, the Salix shawl takes cues from a seemingly barren landscape that’s far more alive than you might think!
is a full-sized Shetland-type shawl knit in Palette. Above a border of
Shells is a low-lying row of Buttercups. The body of the shawl is worked
in a pattern of Pebbles, with little variations just like those on a
beach. The stand-out feature, though, is the willow catkin running up
the shaped center panel.
I’m comepletly in love with one of our newest kits.
This gorgeous shawlette is the Dorothy Shawl, designed by Kristen Hanley Cardozo, who is one of my favorite designers. She has been a part of the IDP program for quite a while now and while I always want to knit her patterns, Dorothy has shot to the top of my queue.
If you’re looking for a fresh but simple lace pattern for summer, why not try the Modern Twist Shawl?
This shawl combines simple Garter stitch, eyelet rib and a basic border with short rows, strategic increasing, and intarsia.
Up here in the Northwest, we seem to be straddling two seasons. It
makes for rather interesting weather, and a difficult time finding
something to wear!
It’s for those occasions – the not quite spring but not yet summer,
warm sun but cool breeze, the-AC-is-on-a-little-too-high type of days
that inspired the new Gemini Vest.
This tunic-length vest is knit in Stroll and Stroll Glimmer,
making it soft, shimmery and machine washable. The lower bodice and
back are knit in a subtle stranded pattern of diamonds that is echoed in
the lace upper bodice.
That old addage has been used to describe so many things, but it’s certainly true for the Ternion Knee Socks kit!
The Ternion (fancy word for a group of three) Knee Socks kit
features three patterns for three different pair of knee-high socks
that use three totally different techniques. There are the stately
Cabled pair, which feature intricate front cable panels and twist-stitch
Have you checked out our newest Custom Kits yet?
We were so excited about how poplur our Custom Kits were last month we decided to choose 6 more! So with the purchase of one of those gorgeous IDP patterns, you’ll be able to get 15% off of the yarn shown to make it in whatever size & color you desire!
Cats & Dogs Satchels, that is!
Knit in Wool of the Andes Sport,
this satchel is messenger-bag style and is big enough for a laptop,
schoolbooks, a knitting project, and of course a bag of treats for your
favorite furry friend. The body of the bag knits up quickly in
stockinette, and there are options to knit the strap and the inside
front pocket plain or in an adorable paw-print pattern.
But the real draw of this bag is the tesselated pattern of adorable Westie dogs and lounging black kitties!
Did you see our newest program in the April catalog? We are very excited to introduce Custom Kits!
Like the look of Snowden Becker’s Cecily Twinset? Well, now you’ll be able to create your very own Cecily kit and save 15% on the cost of Stroll Tonal to make it! Or we have 5 other gorgeous IDP patterns to choose from.