Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Finished object: Foldover Top from Ori Ami Knits, knit with Habu yarns!


Tamara recently completed the elegant Foldover Top pattern by Olga Buraya-Kefelian from the book Ori Ami Knits. The pattern calls for a strand each of Habu Textiles A-1 2/17 tsumugi silk and A-20 silk wrapped stainless to be held together to create a light, incredibly malleable fabric. The minimalistic look of the design combines simple, yet innovative, construction that emphasizes the shoulders with minimal seaming. The edges are treated with various i-cord techniques to provide a refined look. Tamara chose color 12 (natural) of the tsumugi silk and color 01 (white) of the silk wrapped stainless, creating the perfect color combination to show off her summer tan. Currently, we have ten colors of the tsumugi silk and eight colors of the silk wrapped stainless in stock (see photo below). What color combination will you choose?


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

This just in: Rowan Purelife Organic Cotton!


Just arrived is Rowan Purelife Organic Cotton Naturally Dyed, a DK weight cotton colored in soft hues with plant dyes. Purelife Organic Cotton is grown in an environmentally and socially responsible manner without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Each batch of cotton can be traced back to the certified farming communities where farmers are paid a fair trade price for their crop.

This lovely yarn will work beautifully with any pattern calling for a DK-weight (22 stitches/4 inches, 131 yds, US 5) cotton. Currently in stock are (pictured clockwise from top left) colors 994 (medium indigo), 986 (natural), 980 (madder), 982 (brazilwood), 995 (oak bark) and 992 (chlorophyll).

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mother's Day Sidewalk Sale - Saturday, May 7, 2011!


Please join us on Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 10am-4pm for a Mother's Day Sidewalk Sale! Bring your mom or treat yourself to some great deals on selected yarns from the following companies: Araucania, Asland Trends, Be Sweet, Debbie Bliss, Elsebeth Lavold, Feza, Knitting Fever, Laines du Nord, Lorna's Laces, Louisa Harding, Sirdar, Sublime, Twinkle Handknits and more!