Category Archives: Yarn

Joining the Chroma craze!

Alright, Stacey has gotten a jump-start on me with her Turn a Square hat and her Ida's Kitchen hat made from our new Chroma yarn. But, I am quite pleased with my choice of project - Lace Ribbon Scarf by Veronik Avery using the New England colorway in fingering weight. I love how the the undulation of the fabric accents the long transitions of color. The only issue is that I only have one ball from what was left from our office stash. But, since there is a definite right and wrong side to this scarf, I think I'l be perfectly happy just having it drape around my neck. It's also knitting up quickly! I have found that following the chart was much easier than using the written instructions.

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Chroma Hats

Chroma has been out for about 2 weeks now - have you tried it yet?  I am honestly so in love with it.  I can't stop knitting with it!  First I tried the fingering weight for my Fishy Mitts that I already wrote about.  But when I finished, I wanted to keep playing with it!  Hats are one of my favorite things to knit (sadly, no one I know wears hats...so now I have a lot of them) so I decided to try out some different hat patterns with Chroma Worsted. First - I decided to do a Turn A Square by Jared Flood.  I've actually never tried this pattern before, though I have done a few by Jared Flood.  Alison has an addiction to this pattern so it seemed like a perfect time to try it out.

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Fun with Chroma

Knitting the Autumn Sun shawl  in Chroma worsted was completely addicting. The whole shawl is knit in garter stitch with simple increases on each end to create the triangle shape as you knit (the pattern is available on Ravelry as a free download). With no fancy stitch patterns to memorize or charts to check and re-check, I sat back and watched the colors in the Mix Tape colorway transition from yellow to green to pink to brown.

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I’ve finished my Tic Tac Toes Socks!

Just to remind you, I used Gloss in Kenai and Imagination in Fairy Princess. And, the pattern came from one of our Independent Designers - Camille Chang. Of course, I had to make a couple of individual changes. I used my favorite ribbing, K1b, P1. I prefer my legs to go up to my knees. I used Camille's instructions for only gloss for the ribbing and the toe segment. Also for the heel but I chose to knit the heel holding both the Imagination and Gloss together because I wanted a nice thick heel. The colorwork pattern is absolutely memorizable - is that a word? Well, it made them lovely Take Along projects. They are warm, comforting, thick, lovely, etc. Reminders of why I love wearing hand-knit socks. There is nothing better! A simple indulgence!

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TheYarn Bowl pattern and WoTA yarn Contest Winner!

WOW, I can’t believe how many of you tried out for this contest!!  We had 3,878 comments!!!!  Using a random # generator, we have a winner for the Wool of the Andes yarn and Beautiful Yarn Bowl pattern…  We would like to congratulate Stephanie B. (# 3264)  We’ll be sending her an email shortly to make arrangements for shipping this marvelous selection of Wool of the Andes and pattern to her… Also, I would like to thank you all for the ...

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Win some cashmere!

After months of planning, I can't express how excited I am to share our new yarns with you!  This was our biggest yarn launch to date.  We completely updated the colors offered in our classic lines, like Wool of the Andes.  We filled in holes in our Palette collection to get up to 100 colors!  And we are now offering an ultra soft and luxurious cashmere and Merino blend called Capra!

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Capra Contest Winner!

Our lucky winner from our Win Some Cashmere contest is Leanne, with post #903 – congratulations! Name: Leanne I’d love Caviar for the main color with Harbor stripes. What a great color combo to start the fall with and I’m sure it will be so warm. I can’t wait to order this yarn! Posted Aug 4, 2010 9:59 PM  We’ll be contacting Leanne by email so we can get her mailing info.  Thanks to everyone for ...

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A Bit of Fall Color

  The leaves aren't changing colors yet, but I can share some of the fall yarn colors with you! I'm particularly excited about our fall yarn colors, I got to help pick them at my first color selection meeting!  This seems crazy, but it takes a really long time to plan a yarn line.  When we pick new colors, we love customer suggestions and feedback, we look at upcoming trends, and we try to round out colors that are missing in yarn lines.  The Knit Picks staff loves a really diverse range of colors.  When we opened the box, everyone clamored for their favorite colors!     

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Guess what?

It's almost time for fall yarn launch!   I know, it's July, and it's too hot to think about a winter sweater right now.  So I'll start you off with a lighter weight yarn.  Stroll!  

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