Introducing the Mermaid Cafe Cardi!
Finally summer is over and it's time to think about FALL and all the amazing wooly, cozy things we can make as the weather gets cooler! I'm extremely excited to introduce our very first ever cardi pattern by the talented designer Cheryl Kubat who is based in Newburyport, MA. The cardi design is cropped, loose fitting and can be made in 4 sizes. The pattern combines 2 of our yarns, the handpsun Gypsy Garden and our Sister yarn that comes in giant 215 gram skeins. The knitting pattern is a stripe of both of these yarns which allows you to stretch out the handspun yarn further and also creates a lighter weight knit that's cozy to wear. The pattern is now available on Ravelry as a for-sale download for $5.00, click here for more info. All of the beautiful photos below were taken by one of Cheryl's good pals and one seriously talented photographer, Meg Manion Silliker. For more info on her work, click here. The size shown here is size small and it is knit in Emerald Rainforest Gypsy Garden & Turquoise Heather Sister yarn.
The Homeward Bound Blanket Pattern
It feels like forever since my last post! Things have been so hectic with 2 tradeshows back to back in June and July, not to mention Trammel & I are getting married in 3 weeks! Eek, there's so much to do...I'm definitely not going to have time to DIY everything I want to. I'm so excited! Expect pics of some kind here at the end of August.
On another note, about a month ago I finished the Homeward Bound Blanket by designer Cheryl Kubat. I met her while in Newburyport, MA at a yarn event in March. I saw her knitting this and knew right then that I NEEDED to make it! It's a really fun knit- fast and chunky- how I like em! The pattern is knit on size 36 circular needles. It calls for Brown Sheep Burly Spun but you could also use our Sister yarn. I'm working on my second blanket in Sister now and the yarns are interchangeable for this pattern. Instead of using a solid i-cord border, I wanted to add a little more glitz (I couldn't help myself!) plus I have all these short skeins of yarn lying around. So, I decided to use a mixed bag of our Knit Collage yarns on the border. Take a peek below. Cheryl's version with a single i-cord color for the edging is also so beautiful. For a link to her pattern on Ravelry, click here. It's super warm and functional too, even better!
And Cheryl's below! Amazing Photography by Meg Manion Silliker.
My Andromeda Sweater finally finished!
I finally knit an entire sweater! It's lame that it's taken me this long in life to do this but now that I've done it, there's no turning back. My first sweater project was a pattern by Army of Knitters called Andromeda that uses our Stargazer Silk yarn. The pattern is availale through a ravelry download here and uses about 7 skeins of yarn. It is the perfect first project because it's just a big rectangle with holes for my head and arms. The stitch pattern is pretty complicated though (at least for me!) but totally worth the time. It's gorgeous and shows off the yarn really well. I plan on wearing this all summer long. Below, some pics of me wearing the one I knit in Blue Lagoon and the one my co-worker Susan knit in Antique Coral.
Susan's sample in Antique Coral- beautiful!
Detailed stitch shots!