Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light

Tosh Merino Light is a 100% superwash merino wool, single-ply fingering weight yarn. With a generous 420 yards per skein, one skein is more than enough yardage to complete a pair of socks and two skeins can complete a full-sized lace project. Each incredibly soft skein is hand-dyed in small dye lots.

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Antler is a cosy every day sweater. Easy to wear with a feminine neckline and nice garter stitch details. Play with color blocking! 
It is worked top-down in one piece with saddle shoulders and contiguous sleeves. No picked up stitches or sewing is needed. To keep it cosy a wool or wool blend is recommended.


I am very excited to begin my new project, Antler by ANKESTRICK, knit with Tosh Merino Light. I am loving this pattern, it is clear to read and broken into sections which encourages me to fly right through the project to accomplish the next section.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Schachenmayr Lumio

Schachenmayr original Lumio – the new yarn spun with a light-reflective thread which illuminates in the dark, is a bulky, yarn that works up quick for knit and crochet designs. Lumio is remarkably different and so trendy!

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Two super cool and quick projects are available for FREE from the Yarns By Design Boutique with purchase of Lumio.

Diamond Peak by Schachenmayr

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Lumio Hat by Schachenmayr

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Progressive Needles KAL

Save The Date: Fridays, January 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 6-7pm at the boutique.
The cost is $20/student with a 10% discount on project yarn. Call today to register.

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January’s mystery KAL is a unisex scarf featuring interesting cables!
Kick off the New Year with a gorgeous cabled scarf – Endgame. The pattern is full of beautiful stitches enhanced by the lovely tweed yarn, HiKoo® Kenzie. Endgame’s unisex design introduces a cast on and bind off new to the series along with other essential techniques. Continue to grow your knitting skills while creating a classic, yet modern, scarf.

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• HiKoo® Kenzie, 50% New Zealand merino, 25% nylon, 10% angora, 10% alpaca, 5% silk noils, 3(4) skeins – all the same color
• Waste yarn -contrasting color in a similar weight to Kenzie, 10 yards
• US #6 (4mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
• US #7 (4.5mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
• Cable needle
• Tapestry needle

Approximately 6 ½” wide, 56 (70)” long.

20 stitches = 4” in stockinette using larger needle.

Keep in touch with others and show off your progress and finished work on Knit Purl Hunter's Ravelry Group. Michelle can be found there to help with any questions.

Knit Along Overview
• Each quarterly KAL features a single project that introduces specific knitting techniques.
• Each project features a specific yarn which can be purchased at Yarns By Design
• Instructions for the projects are posted on the Knit Purl Hunter website (www.knitpurlhunter.com).
• Instructions are posted in four weekly segments, with each segment revealing the next step.
• Video Clips of any special techniques used are posted on the Knit Purl Hunter website.
• A forum for questions and comments about the projects can be found on Ravelry.
• After each KAL, three winners are chosen randomly from entries and photos submitted to skacel.

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