Posts Tagged ‘cowl’

The Future of Design Featured at WEBS

Friday, April 11th, 2014
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I love fashion and anything to do with fashion. I love reading wrap-ups of Fashion Week in New York City, I love “Project Runway” and “The Face,” and I especially love that the Rhode Island School of Design is so close to us (less than 2 hours-ish) that students come here for inspiration and supplies for their projects in Apparel and Hand Knitting Design classes. Now we are able to showcase the work these talented soon-to-be-grads are doing in what we’re calling “A Day of Creativity with RISD” on Sunday, April 27. It’s like our own “Project Runway!” While I know that only those local to WEBS will be able to take the classes, we are making the patterns for these fun garments available once the classes have run, so everyone will have a chance to make them! And who wouldn’t? This baby sweater is the cutest thing ever, knit in Valley Yarns Longmeadow for a special infant. Fiona baby sweater

If you’re thinking that a cowl can’t be worn once the temperature climbs into the 60′s, you’re so wrong. Linen stitch cowlThis linen-stitch cowl in light, silky Valley Yarns Goshen will protect you from aggressive air-conditioning in a restaurant or movie theater in style. And the Commelina Shawl, knit in featherweight Charlemont Hand-Dyed Yarn, is a lovely light layer for a summer wedding. commelina shawl

WEBS is making the Day of Creativity a fund-raiser for our local animal shelter, Dakin Animal Shelter. They do wonderful work to make sure all animals in their care are well taken-care-of and you all can do your part by clicking on their wish list to see what they can use as we head into the summer.I hope I’ll see you all at one or more of the classes. There are still openings, and we’ve set the fee at an all-time low of $10 each plus a donation to Dakin Animal Shelter so that everyone can join in the fun.

The Buzz at WEBS – May 3, 2013

Friday, May 3rd, 2013
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The Buzz at WEBS

This week, the staff at WEBS is buzzing about…

One of my favorite yarn and pattern combos is the Plymouth Yarn Select DK Merino Superwash and Rebecca Danger’s Monster Chunks pattern. The yarn is super soft and comes in a lot of great colors. The Monster Chunks pattern is quick and easy, and it’s the first time I knit something so many times in a row without getting sick of the pattern.  And the Monster Chunks look great with button eyes or safety eyes! > Jackie V.

I designed this cowl, The Bramble Cowl, for my older daughter who lives in England. Even though it’s spring, it’s still cool and blustery there. She loves chunky cowls but not the weight. I couldn’t resist all the beautiful colors of Madelinetosh Vintage that we have in the store. I just kept picking up skeins and putting them together. After I knit one for my oldest daughter, my younger daughter wanted one too, then I wanted one.  I can’t quite stop knitting these.  I have yarn for at least three more in beautiful color pairings. > Amy S.

I have been on a serious cowl kick recently. This one is The Wave Cowl, made with Noro Ayatori. I have been wanting to work with this yarn for a very long time but couldn’t figure out what to make with it. Right before a long car trip I decided to buy two skeins and make something. When all else fails, knit a cowl! That seems to be my current motto. Before the trip even started I knit up a cowl that turned out to be the perfect weight for a chilly spring or summer evening. This yarn is so soft and light. Of course I had to pick up another two skeins so I had something to knit on the trip. I have another one on the needles right now! > Amy S.

Amy has some great stories to tell. You can read more about her Bramble Cowl, her Wave Cowl and more on her blog, http://ms-ellaneous.typepad.com/ms_ellaneous/

 

Free Pattern Thursday: Breda’s Cowl in Fibre Company Road to China Light

Thursday, March 8th, 2012
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This week’s free pattern is a lovely crocheted cowl from The Fibre Company. Breda’s Cowl is crocheted in Road to China Light.

I love that even though this cowl is simple, single crochet, it has pizzazz thanks to the colorful stripes. Road to China Light is a gorgeous yarn (like all of the yarns from The Fibre Company). I love the pop the peridot gives, and I’m not usually a fan of green. With the warmer weather on the way (it’s going to be unseasonably warm here today – a taste of spring), it’s nice to have smaller accessory projects that you can finish quick and still get some wear in before it gets too warm for cozy yarns.

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

What is your current project?

Free Pattern Thursday: Sandra Cabled Cowl & Beret in S. Charles Panné

Thursday, September 15th, 2011
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Hi Everyone!

This week’s pattern features a new yarn from S. Charles Collezione. The Sandra Cabled Cowl and Beret are both knit in S. Charles Collezione Panné.

Panné is a chenille yarn that has a wonderful luster and a velvety softness that can’t be beat. Each part of the project takes 3 balls. You can choose one, or make a matching set. It would make a lovely gift! It works best when it is tightly knit or crocheted in textured stitches.

Happy Knitting,

Mary