Yesterday I gave you some of the background on the cover of this year’s Holiday Catalog. What I didn’t include was a shot from the photoshoot:
I think it’s just magical how shots like this come to life.
Okay – enough about the cover. Time to talk about some of the great things happening INSIDE the catalog. Remember, the printed catalogs are working their way across the country. My graphic designer based here has yet to receive hers, but her Mom in Wisconsin received her last week. I’ll never understand the postal service. If you can’t wait or aren’t currently on our mailing list, you can check the catalog out ONLINE.
There are 46 projects in the holiday catalog – 9 of which are FREE! Consider them our gift to you. I think they are a nice mix of quick knits and more involved projects. I love being able to offer our own Valley Yarns designs to you for free, but I love the relationships we have with our vendors which gives us the ability to showcase their yarns and offer a free pattern as well. Let me highlight a few for you:
First up is the Lavendar Ribbed Hat knit in Valley Yarns Northfield.
The allure of this hat is the attention to the details and the fact that it’s knit on smaller needles than usual for Northfield. This means the fabric is dense and cozy and will keep you warm no matter how cold it gets this winter.
Our Spotted Christmas Stocking knit in Berkshire Bulky will not only be fun to knit, but fast!
Berkshire Bulky is available in 40 colors so don’t feel compelled to stick to the traditionall red/green combo.
The Herringbone Scarf is a showstopper. Designed and knit by Dori – the absolute best, smartest, most amazing-est knitter around and long-time WEBS Store Associate, this scarf is spectacular:
The picture really doesn’t do it justice. Dori used our 2/10 Merino Tencel blend which means the finished fabric is warm, drapes beautiful, has a lovely sheen and can easily be dressed up or down.
From Knitty.com we are featuring Thermal:
We reknit this dynamite top in our Huntington. The waffle stitch is designed to be stretchy and close fitting. Thermal makes a great layering piece. Remember ALL KNITTY.COM PATTERNS MUST BE DOWNLOADED FROM KNITTY.COM!
From our friends at Tahki/Stacy Charles comes this gorgeous shawl pattern knit in Gioiello:
We’ve had this shawl in the shop for several seasons and it continues to be a favorite. Gioiello is a yummy blend of merino and kid mohair (plus some cotton, acrylic and nylon) and features a multi-color palette with just a slight hint of glitz. This shawl only takes 2 balls! Again, the Gioiello Shawl Pattern can be downloaded at www.tahkistacycharles.com.
Last, but not least is Drift from Berroco and knit in their new fall yarn Vintage:
Love Drift. Love, love, love. The style is beautiful and Vintage is an easy care yarn so you can machine wash this sweater! Pattern can be found at here.
Remember, these are only a few of the 40+ projects we are featuring so be sure to check them all out!
What are you adding to your project queue?