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Free Pattern Thursday: Bessie Stole in S. Charles Collezione Luna and Stella

Thursday, May 24th, 2012
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This week we feature another free pattern that uses yarns from our Anniversary Sale. The Bessie Positive/Negative Stole has an ethereal beauty reminiscent of shooting stars and the night sky. The wispy S. Charles Collezione Luna creates a delicate halo, while S. Charles Collezione Stella creates the clearly defined, contrasting lines.

Luna is a light, airy blend of super kid mohair, silk, and lurex. It has a wonderful halo and just a touch of sparkle that makes it perfect for special occasions.

Stella blends silk and lurex for a sophisticated yarn with sparkle that won’t be overbearing. The two yarns pair beautifully in this project.

There’s no better time to grab the yarn for this project than now, when it’s on sale. I don’t know about you, but I can’t believe there’s only one week left until May. It seems like just yesterday we were discussing what yarns were going to go in the Anniversary Sale, and now it’s almost over. That reminds me, I’d better figure out what I want to stock up on!

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

 

The Buzz at WEBS – August 26, 2011

Friday, August 26th, 2011
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This week the staff is buzzing about…

1. Everything is cuter when it’s tiny. And with Anna Hrachovec’s new Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi book, there is a ton of cute to go around. I’m particularly excited about the smallest knitted baked potato I’ve ever seen. > Dena C.

2. My hands were itchy for a project while working at Sock Summit and I found myself gravitating towards the squishy and silky Shalimar Breathless. I thought that the Jade color would be perfect for my sister’s birthday coming up soon. I looked around the booth and saw Kirsten’s simple and beautiful shawl Valley Yarns B6 Basic Triangle Shawl pattern. It was really nice to have a smooth and simple knit to show off the subtle variations of color in this yarn. So much fun! > Cara S.

3. S.Charles Collezione Panne – It’s nice to have a chenille option for customers that is great for knitting and crocheting as opposed to the many chenille cones in the warehouse that are better suited for weaving. > Heidi R.

4. I knitted Highland Fling for the store. I loved the yarn (Classic Elite Vista) and found the pattern well written. The pattern book has other nice patterns too. > Marion H.

5. As soon as I saw the sample skein of Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky, I knew I had to bargain with Karen so that I could be the one to knit a store project out of it! Ysolda’s Ripley is an easy and satisfying knit and only uses one skein of this new addition to the Tosh family. Like all Tosh yarns, the colors are gorgeously saturated and the heavier weight flies off the needles. > Emma W.

New Shop Models

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
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Two new shop models are now gracing the floor at WEBS.  We are constantly getting in new models from our vendors and our staff is constantly whipping up new projects for the floor.

The first one that caught my eye and that of most of the staff is Mayer:

This is a free pattern from Berroco and it’s knit in Berroco Peruvia.   When I came back from vacation yesterday, it instantly caught my eye.  Everyone who saw it was also taken by it and I think several staff members have already hoarded the yarn to make it.

I love the waffle stitch pattern and the big ribbed collar.  I’m short and styles like this can sometimes overwhelm me, but I really liked how this looked when I tried it on.  If I knit it, I think I will make it a little shorter though.

Mayer comes in 6 sizes ranging from 32″-52″ finished chest and takes 6-10 hanks of Peruvia, depending on size.  The garment itself is one of those that is flattering on many different body types.  We love those.

The other newbie on the floor is this Ruffled Drape Front Jacket knit in Ritratto from S. Charles Collezione:

I *heart* this jacket.  It’s stunningly beautiful.  Although at first pass the construction seems simple enough, it’s actually quite interesting.    It’s done by casting on at the cuff and knitting to the middle back.  Then, the pattern suggests joining the live stitches in the center of the back using the 3-needle bind off.  While this will work just fine, you will get a seam that will show on the RS.  This will bug me.  Since the stitches are live, I think I would graft them together using the kitchener stitch.  Yes, it’s a lot of kitchener, but once you get your rhythm going it will move along and you won’t have that bothersome seam.  The fronts are knit separately and joined at the shoulder and armholes.

This jacket is sized in 36(40, 44, 48)” finished chest measurements and requires 7-9 balls of Ritratto.

Again, both patterns are free from their respective websites,  just click above.  Yarn can be purchased in the shop or online and remember our yarn discounts apply!

Happy Knitting!

Kathy