Posts Tagged ‘Dream in Color’

The Buzz at WEBS – November 11, 2011

Friday, November 11th, 2011
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At WEBS, we’ve ramped up our knitting and crochet and are now in prime gift making mode. Here’s a peek at a few of the projects we’ve been busy with or buzzing about making this holiday season.

Great for Any Guy
There’s something extra special about giving someone a hand knit sweater. Sweaters take more time to make than a scarf, mittens or a hat, and they get worn pretty often. Making a sweater for a man can be a tricky task. It can be tough to figure out just what they would actually wear. I got around trying to figure out what he would like by just asking him! I gave my recipient three patterns to chose from, and then let him pick the color for the yarn.

I ended up with a pretty simple project, Knitting Pure and Simple Neckdown Pullover for Men in Valley Yarns Northampton in Dark Grey. It might not be the most exciting project to knit, but I like having a simple project on hand to knit at the movies and for some relaxation. It’ll be completely worth it when he unwraps it and I see it get plenty of wear. > Grace H.

Cashmere for Someone Special

I needed a special gift but one that was quick and easy. I found it in Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere yarn Rain Drops Beaded Socks (free pattern on Ravelry!). I chose color 505 Dark Current and matching beads. With the softness of cashmere, the strength of merino wool and nylon, and colors that blend beautifully these socks are beautiful, luxurious and durable. I planned on making only 1 pair, but I love the easy pattern and yarn so much I can’t wait to begin another pair! > Linda B.

A Whimsical Knitted Hat

The Gnomey Earflap Hat makes a great holiday project. Since it only takes 2 balls of Valley Yarns Cold Spring, it’s an affordable way to pamper yourself or a loved one this season. If you’ve never done stranded colorwork before, don’t fear! This hat features a large and easy motif that flies off your needles, and the earflaps are perfect for cold weather. Warm ears, warm heart–isn’t that how the saying goes? > Emma W.

Feminine Lace Shawlette

Shibui Draper is a sweet little shawlette that knits up quickly with just two skeins of the lovely Shibui Staccato. I really enjoyed knitting our store sample. > Greta S.

Simple and Fun to Knit

I love the twist and the silk slubs of The Fibre Copany Acadia and the slighter than dk-gauge this yarn has to offer. The color choices and combinations are intriguing. Knitting the Katahdin Hat was a treat: not only is it a free download pattern, but it offers an interesting technique for striping in the round, one that I had never used. The stripe sequences were seamless, and no “jog” in the stripe when you change colors.  The slight slouch to the design is so current and looks adorable. This hat was simple, but fun to make – you will want to make more than one, guaranteed! > N. P.

Wrapped in Love

Anzula Cloud is lofty and squishy in a lovely semi-solid variegation. The Aecor shawl is worked from the center top down with a knitted on border. The drop-in ladies were ooh-ing and aah-ing over this, so I know it’s not just me! > Cara S.

A Touch of Silk and Angora

Simple stranded knitting and fuzzy, luxurious Valley Yarns Sheffield make this Snow Day Hat and Mittens set a really special winter time treat. Since color work is so visually impressive, I think these would make a great gift for knitters and non-knitters alike. > Kirsten H.

Cute as Can Be

Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitters Almanac is always a go to pattern book for me when the holidays roll around. The Ganomy Hat and Mitered Mittens make such a great set and have been gifted to almost ever child in my family. Noro Silk Garden does magical things when worked up in those two patterns. > Sara D.

Free Pattern Thursday

Thursday, October 27th, 2011
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Hi Everyone,

This week’s free pattern is by Amy Herzog and is the February Fitted Pullover.

It is based off of the February Lady Sweater that uses the gull lace stitch pattern in Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Baby Sweater on Two Needles (February) from The Knitter’s Almanac.

It is knit in Dream in Color Classy, which is a beautiful hand-dyed yarn yarn that doesn’t pool the way other hand dyed yarns do. I knit the February Lady Sweater in this yarn, but after trying on the February Fitted Pullover in Amy’s Fit to Flatter class that she had here at WEBS I’m seriously considering re-purposing the yarn into the pullover version!

Click here for a link to the pattern.

Happy Knitting,

Mary

Winners: Dream in Color Giveaway

Monday, September 26th, 2011
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We have ten lucky winners to receive the special Dream in Color Giveaway exclusive yarn and pattern for September! Please, if you see your name listed below give us a shout and let us know where to mail it to you (csharpes@yarn.com).

1-Ruth

2-Adrienne

3-Janemskmi

4-Robbin K

5-Olerica

6-Amy M.

7-Deborah D.

8-Mary Beth

9-Sara B.

10-Lucy W.

Thanks for participating and rest assured this will not be the only chance to win from Dream in Color. Make sure to check back for more great giveaways!

Cara

Dream in Color Giveaway!

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
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Dream in Color has a certain fascination in the knitting world. The colors pop, the bases make knitters swoon. I’ve many times heard customers exclaim, “this is perfect” when they squish a skein. How do we add to that excitement?

Dream in Color has outdone themselves with their Dream Club, an exclusive fiber club available at select retail stores. What’s better? We’re giving it to you for free! We will be offering several giveaways with never before seen bases and colorways from Dream in Color.

September brings us a lovely purple mixture with pops of green and brown in a worsted weight base of 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere and 10% nylon. Basically, a Smooshy With Cashmere worsted. How could that be wrong?

To sweeten the pot we will be giving away ten one-skein kits with a cute fingerless mitts pattern from Dream in Color. Ten! So comment below on why you love Dream in Color by Sunday, September 25th and be sure to check back next week to see if you are one of the lucky winners!

Good luck!

Cara

Ready, Set, Knit #227: Kathy Talks to Andra, our Berroco Rep

Saturday, July 16th, 2011
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Guest: Andra, our Berroco rep chats with Kathy about the new fall yarns and patterns.

Andra also chats about what’s she’s seen in area yarn shops she has traveled to. Lots of small projects for vacationers and a building into afghans and sweaters.

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