February 25th, 2015

Customer Spotlight

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This week, I’m thrilled to show off this beautiful colorwork sweater Oranje, which was knit by one of our loyal customers, Martha. You can see her project notes here on Ravelry.

Not only was this Martha’s first colorwork sweater, it was her first steeked project as well.  She eased her nerves about steeking by reading lots of information about how other knitters approach the technique. Martha adapted the pattern to incorporate a fair amount of ease and modified the sleeves to a 3/4 length. The pattern calls for yarns that WEBS doesn’t carry, but Martha substituted Madelinetosh Pashmina, and WEBS’ own Valley Superwash DK.

WEBS' customer Martha and the Oranje sweater she knit - read more at blog.yarn.com

Martha says, “The finished sweater is warm and soft and feels more like a favorite sweatshirt!” Hopefully you’ll be sufficiently inspired by Martha’s work to cast on for a project that includes some new techniques you’ve been curious about. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by what you can accomplish!”

If you’re proud of a project you’ve recently completed, tell me about it! Please send all your info, and images, along to me at sgibbs@yarn.com.

Thanks for supporting WEBS and I hope to see you in the store soon.

Stephanie

Stephanie

Stephanie is a life-long knitter, having been taught the basics by her mother at an early age.She knits just about everything, blankets, socks and sweaters are her most-favored projects, particularly if they're cabled and orange.Being a spinner has broadened her knowledge of fibers and their suitablilty for specific uses.Stephanie has taught a wide array of classes, from beginning knitting to sweater design and just about everything in between.

Stephanie began working at WEBS 3.5 years ago as a member of the retail store staff and currently manages the store.
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One Response to “Customer Spotlight”

  1. publicsevrant Says:

    I just did my first steeked project too and I already see it coming apart too much at the neck steek, so I am trying to fix it before it happens because I really like the sweater. =(

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