May 27th, 2011

Summer Knitting, Part 2

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The sight of the fickle sun and the mugginess of the post-rain remind us that warmer weather is upon us. (Today I saw Kathy in a tanktop, it’s official). So to further our series on summer knitting I wanted to see what garments people are planning on making to wear in the sticky summer weather.

We just received a new book today called More Knitting in the Sun: 32 Patterns to knit for kids, the second in a series by Kristi Porte. I don’t have a child of this age range to knit for but I am smitten with this book. Patterns range from kid sizes 2-12 and span both genders with tanks, skirts, hats, pants and accessories. There’s nothing else like this on our shelves. Assistant manager, Leslie Ann has a few in mind for her daughter already, particularly Wendy, a pleated empire top.

More Knitting in the Sun

This book had me pondering what customers and employees have been gravitating towards for themselves and came up with a few examples. One of our new lines, Sirdar, put out a stellar summer booklet called Summer Safari for their yarn Summer Stripes DK. We have a store sample that has lured many a customer. The patterns are playful, colorful and sophisticated. (Design #9422 featured on Liz in color #317).

Berroco never disappoints and this season is no exception. I didn’t want to choose just one so I let Deb do it for me. Long time employee Deb gravitates towards sparkle and just fell in love with the Taana top in Glint featured in book #306. Although the photo in the book shows more ease, Deb prefers the garment fitted. (Featured on Deb in color Venus #2950).

This week we were fortunate enough to host another Classic Elite trunk show. This one in particular features the Meadow booklet filled with garments in Firefly. This yarn is spellbinding. The colors span more traditional summer colors to the non-traditional with a luminescent shine. One of my favorite garments from the trunk show is a simple lace cardigan called Honeysuckle. (Featured on Cara in color Linum #7706).

Another employee, Heidi, has whipped up the Chiton pullover from the Winter/Spring 2011 Knitscene in our Valley Yarns Longmeadow. This is a great yarn to achieve the drape needed for the construction of this top. Great job Heidi! I feel completely inspired. (Featured on Heidi in color #14 Periwinkle).

As you can see Spring Fever is overwhelming here at WEBS. Come join the frenzy!!

(Join me in a round of applause for my humble little models! They are so lovely!!)

Cara

 

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