Posts Tagged ‘Valley Yarns Charlemont’

The College Park Shawl by Edie Eckman

Friday, November 14th, 2014
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The College Park Shawl from Edie Eckman is a deceptively simple to make, and truly versatile accessory. With just two skeins of our 40th Anniversary Valley Yarns Charlemont hand dyed by Dream in Color you’ll be able to whip up this perfect layering shawl in less than a week!
The College Park Shawl pattern designed by Edie Eckman and crocheted in Valley Yarns 40th Anniversary Charlemont hand dyed by Dream in Color - available exclusively at yarn.com
Edie, like many of you, used to get a catalog in the mail from WEBS, and was a customer long before creating this lovely design for us. Of the College Park Shawl she says, “I love playing with stitch patterns and experimenting with lovely yarns to find the right pattern for the yarn. It took me a while to settle on just the right stitch pattern for the Charlemont, because every one I tried worked so well!”
The College Park Shawl pattern designed by Edie Eckman and crocheted in Valley Yarns 40th Anniversary Charlemont hand dyed by Dream in Color - available exclusively at yarn.com
The simple L shape of this crochet shawl means that there’s no actual shaping worked in your stitches! The College Park Shawl can be worn with both ends draped over your shoulders to the front so it looks like a traditional scarf, or with one end tossed casually over your shoulder. You can also turn the shawl around and wear it bandana style for even more warmth around your neck and shoulders. however you wear it, this is sure to become one of your favorite accessories.

Our final Round of 40th Anniversary Celebrations!

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
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It’s the Fourth Quarter of our 40th Anniversary year and we’re excited to share a whole new batch of products and designs with you.

Valley Yarns Charlemont hand dyed by Dream in Color - available exclusively at yarn.com

The wonderful team at Dream in Color has worked magic on our Charlemont yarn and we have 12 amazing colors, including an exclusive Ruby colorway!

The Tirrick Shawl designed by Gudrun Johnston and knit in Valley Yarns Charlemont hand dyed by Dream in Color

The Tirrick Shawl from Gudrun Johnston is one of her favorite garter-based, shetland patterns worked in an ever decreasing series of wedges that form a soft crescent that hugs your shoulders.

The College Park Shawl designed by Edie Eckman and crocheted in Valley Yarns Charlemont hand dyed by Dream in Color - available exclusively at yarn.com

Edie Eckman has designed the College Park Shawl to be one of the most versatile accessories you could have, it works as a shawl, a scarf, a kerchief and more!

Clivia Hat and Mittens set knit in Valley Yarns Charlemont hand dyed by Dream in color - available exclusively at yarn.com

The Clivia Hat and Mitten Set has fun, decorative buttoned details and the pattern includes a fingerless mitts version.

Of course we’ve got another exclusive project bag from Della-Q, there will be three more weaving drafts as well as a few additional patterns and surprises before the end of the year! Be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle +Instagram, or on Ravelry for all the latest.

Interweave Knits Spring 2013 featuring Valley Yarns Charlemont

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
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As you flip through the pages of the Spring 2013 issue of Interweave Knits, you’ll find many gorgeous garments and accessories to add to your knitting queue. Included in this is a stunning shawl knit in our own Valley Yarns Charlemont.

This triangular shawl is worked from the top down, so your stitches increase as you go. It is a gorgeous blend of cables and lace that really stand out in the superwash merino/mulberry silk/polyamide blend of Charlemont.

Have you checked out Interweave Knits Spring 2013 yet?

Valley Yarns on Ravelry #12 – Charlemont for Accessories

Monday, February 6th, 2012
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I’m wrapping up the Valley Yarns Charlemont series with a collection of great projects, many of them available for free on Ravlery. There are cozy socks, cute fingerless mitts, a lacy shawlette, and two self-designed weaving projects. Really nice work everyone.


Bouton d’or socks
by Nicole Masson, knit by klynnknits
(pattern available for free on Ravelry)


Elm
by Cookie A, knit by chapala
(pattern from The Knitter’s Book of Socks)


Stepping-Stones
by Clara Parkes, knit by tinkrbell
(pattern from The Knitter’s Book of Socks)


Straightforward Mitts
by Simone Draeger, knit by MissusVonkysmeed
(pattern available for free on Ravelry)


Gallifrey
by Velma Aho, knit by Nileinthesky
(pattern available for free on Ravelry)


Holden Shawlette
by Mindy Wilkes, knit by whylion
(pattern available for free on Ravelry)


Waffle Scarves,
 woven by carpeyarnum
(Leslie Ann combined random skeins of fingering weight yarn for the warp and used a single color of  Charlemont in the weft.)


Defense Against the AC Shawl woven by knit4fun972
(Joanne gives details of her shawl on her Ravelry page.)

All of this love for Valley Yarns Charlemont has got me itching to start another project using this yarn. I’ve knit and crocheted with it. I think it’s time to finally trying weaving with it too. Leslie Ann has created some spectacular woven pillows using Valley Yarns Charlemont Hand Dyed. She’s working on writing up a draft for them now. Maybe that should be my next project.

What would you like to make with Charlemont?

Valley Yarns on Ravelry #12 – Charlemont Shawls and Scarves

Saturday, February 4th, 2012
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Today I’m highlighting some beautiful shawls and scarves knit and crocheted in Valley Yarns Charlemont and Charlemont Kettle Dye. Charlemont is a great choice for projects like these with its great drape and lovely sheen.

 


Earth & Sky
 by Stephen West, knit by denarae
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

 


Traveling Woman
 by Liz Abinante, knit by PugMama
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

 


Helix Scarf
 by Stephenie Gaustad, knit by a freespirit
(pattern available for free on SpinningDaily.com)

 


Cladonia
 by Kirsten Kapur, knit by gretchenoh
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

 


Lucy Shawl
 by Debbi Stone
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

 


Sprout Chains Shawlette
 by Kristin Omdahl, crocheted by xnedra2
(pattern available in the book Crochet So Fine)

 


Elise Shawl
 by Evan Plevinski, crocheted by jtellier
(pattern available for free on Ravelry)

Valley Yarns on Ravelry #11 – Charlemont for Sweater Knitting

Friday, February 3rd, 2012
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We’ll be shooting a new video for Valley Yarns Charlemont soon so I’ve checked out Ravelry for projects using one of our favorite yarns. I was having such a hard time picking just a few patterns to highlight. I found myself adding so many to my queue. So I’ll be spreading out this post over this weekend.

Today I’m sharing six great sweater patterns to knit, each with unique details.

Grellow Cardigan by Amy Gunderson
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)


Leadlight
by Jessamyn Leib
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)


Dulce de Leche
by Marnie MacLean, knit by BeckyinVT
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)


Ecuador
by Joji Locatelli, knit by KarynKoke
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)


Moineau
by Marjolein Thunnissen, knit by monatraix
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)


Chambourcin
by Ruth Garcia-Alcantud, knit by ohsewcrafty
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

Tomorrow I’ll have some great shawl and scarf patterns in Valley Yarns Charlemont to share.

Happy Knitting!

- Dena

Valley Yarns Show & Tell: 418 Jade One Piece Pullover

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
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Hi Everyone,

With the fall catalog (available online now, and should be in your mailbox soon, if it hasn’t arrived already), we have brought back the Valley Yarns Show and Tell. The first project we’re showing off is 418 Jade One Piece Pullover.

Knit in the beautiful Valley Yarns Charlemont, this pullover is a lovely layer. It is worked in one piece with a drapey kimono sleeves and lace cuffs.

We tried on the size 36″

Kirsten
Height: 5’3″
Bust: 37″
Waist: 30″
Hips: 42″

“This can be a tough shape to wear. I recommend wearing it loose and bloused, with the hem hitting mid-hip, instead of tugging it down past your hips. And leggings or a smooth skirt or shorts would look better than jeans.”

Dena
Height: 5’4¾”
Bust: 35½”
Waist: 29½”
Hips: 40″

“I love the way Charlemont feels against my skin. And the Deep Sea color is one of my favorites. But the sweater is way too long for me. And it’s too big on top and too tight on the bottom. If I was going to make this sweater for myself, I would make is sweater length rather than tunic length.”

Liz
Height: 5’7 ½”
Bust: 36¾”
Waist: 34¾”
Hips: 38½”

“I clearly need a bigger size. And I would wear it with leggings and a loose belt, rather than the unflattering jeans I have on now. I love that this tunic feels so lightweight and comfortable.”

Mary
Height: 5’4″
Bust: 39½
Waist: 32″
Hips: 43″

“I’m not sure this tunic really goes well with the skirt I had on this day, but I do like the way it looks. It’s a super comfortable sweater and Charlemont is a beautiful yarn. I don’t know that I would ever knit it for myself, but there’s something about it that appeals to me.”

Next week, we’ll have another Show and Tell from the fall collection!

Mary