October 20th, 2009

Garments & Video

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Hi Everyone

I’ve had several requests to post pictures of Pixie’s completed Summer Petals Cardigan which was our last CAL on Ready, Set, Knit.  My apologies for being remiss in doing so.  Here are the pics I took:

The pattern can be found in the summer issue of Interweave Crochet (it’s the cover sweater).  The pattern calls for Rowan Bamboo Soft but Pixie substituted Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy.  You’ll notice the picture of Pixie’s finished Cardi looks longer than the one on the cover.  That’s because it is.  Pixie opted to add a little length so that it would fit the way she wanted it to fit.  I know doing a full garment as a CAL on our podcast was a bit challenging for some of you.  Thanks for hanging in there with us!

One of our new patterns that we have debuted and you’ll see in our Holiday 2009 catalog which will be arriving in mailboxes over the next couple of weeks is Thetis.

Valley Yarns Pattern #288, Thetis is knit in our Colrain which is a 50% merino/50% tencel blend.   It knits at 4 sts = 1″ and each 50 gram ball has 109 yarns.  With Colrain priced at an affordable $3.99/ball – this lovely pullover is a great value costing between $35.91 and $51.87 depending on the size you make.

What I love about this particular pullover is it’s interesting construction.  Here’s a quick video clip describing exactly how Thetis is made:

I hope you enjoyed the video.  We have more coming with many of our latest designs.

It’s been a crazy week at the shop with New York Sheep and Wool last weekend and Stitches East this coming weekend.  It has meant a lot of visitors.  Yesterday along I had the pleasure to meet DarthKnitter from Twitter & Ravelry, Julie from Twist Collective, and my buddy Diane of Creatively Dyed Yarns among others.  I had to leave mid afternoon to pick up the boys from school which meant I missed Team Ravelry:

Posing as Bob is the lovely Ysolda Teague who just did a book signing at the store a couple of weeks ago!  Her Bob Head is priceless but best of all?  She knit it in Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky!  I love my boys but I am so bummed I missed seeing this (and of course them) in person!

Kathy

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  • http://imagine-dream-create.blogspot.com/ Cindy Keery

    KnitPurlGurl sent me! Thanks for doing such a generous giveaway over on her blog… those needles look great!

  • http://www.rainydaygoods.com/ Mary-Heather

    I'm sorry we missed you, but I'm *so* glad we stopped at Webs! Because what I really needed after Rhinebeck was more yarn, haha. The store was so awesome – beautiful goodies and friendly people! If I lived nearby you'd never get rid of me. :)

    Bobsolda really cracks me up. Still funny!

  • http://www.ravelry.com/ JessicaMF

    So great seeing you guys! Sorry we missed you, Kathy!

  • http://www.ravelry.com/ JessicaMF

    So great seeing you guys! Sorry we missed you, Kathy!

  • ja9bowen

    I’m a beginner…how difficult is the lace part of this sweater? I love it, but am unsure about making it. Any thoughts?