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Knitscene Spring 2013 Featuring Valley Yarns Longmeadow

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
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We recently received the Spring 2013 issue of Knitscene from Interweave. It is a fantastic issue!

One project that stood out to all of us was the Salacia Cardigan designed by Josie Mercier. It is knit in or Valley Yarns Longmeadow, which is a fantastic, soft blend of cotton and acrylic microfiber.

It is worked from the bottom up in pieces. The biasing lace changes direction at the waist and pairs with the drawstring tie to create an hourglass effect.

The rest of the issue is loaded with fantastic projects that are classic and interesting. You won’t just find sweater projects – there are great hats and accessories too. I don’t often find magazines where I would knit most of the projects, but this is one of them, so it is an incredible deal. There is also a great article by Kim Werker on Maker Faire. This issue will be coming home with me.

Valley Yarns Show and Tell: 461 Miller’s Pond Pullover

Monday, June 25th, 2012
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Enjoy this week’s Valley Yarns Show and Tell!

461 Miller’s Pond Pullover is a trim, set-in sleeve sweater that is worked in the round and has adorable shoulder buttons. The ribbed sleeves and body hug your curves and the soft touch of Valley Yarns Longmeadow makes it easy to wear this sweater next to the skin.

We tried on the 36” size.

The reviews of this sweater were a little mixed, but everyone loved how soft the Valley Yarns Longmeadow worked up. Everyone also loved the pop of color from the buttons at the shoulder. A couple commented that they would start the ribbing a little higher, but they liked the how the different stitch patterns divided the sweater.

You can check out the pattern here.

Valley Yarns on Ravelry #18 – Longmeadow

Friday, April 27th, 2012
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There are just 4 days left of the April portion of our Anniversary Sale. One of the yarns on sale through Monday is Valley Yarns Longmeadow, an incredibly soft cotton and microfiber blend in a DK weight. Longmeadow normally $3.49, is on sale for $2.49. That’s quite a deal. Check out some of these customer projects found on Ravelry. Apparently the Lettuce color has been popular, a nice spring green.

Titania by Elizabeth Klett

knit by fiddletwist

(pattern available for free on A Mingled Yarn)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lace Cardigan by Simona Merchant-Dest

knit by mris

(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dream Stripes by Cailliau Berangere

knit by Manduuuh

(pattern available for free on Ravelry)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Coaster Set by ChickenBetty

crocheted by ChickenBetty

(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gavrosh Pants by Elena Nodel

knit by Tessa-Jane

(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audrey In Unst by Gudrun Johnston

knit by wonderliza

(pattern available for purchase from Twist Collective)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courthouse Step Log Cabin Blanket

knit by SmokingHotNeedles

(pattern available from the book Mason-Dixon Knitting)

 

 

 

 

 

What’s on your needles or hook this spring?

The Buzz at WEBS – January 6, 2012

Friday, January 6th, 2012
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Check out what the staff at WEBS is buzzing about this week.

Our Valley Yarns Longmeadow is one of my favorite yarns. It’s a wonderful cotton/acrylic blend that behaves nicely when knitting or crocheting with it. We’ve added two lovely new colors — Winter Lake & Persimmon. There are also lots of pattern choices for this yarn as well! > Kathy E.

The Manos del Uruguay Molly Vest is a wonderful project. My daughter knitted it while she was home visiting for a week. She used the Wool Clasica and the finished garment was great. She wore it home. I have recommended it to many customers and have received only positive reviews. It is high up on my list of knitted projects. If only I can get the time! > Marion H.

I’ve fallen in love with the new natural yarn closeouts we’ve received. Plymouth Yarn Earth Homestead is buttery soft with a lofty twist. I’m toying with the idea of making a cabled jacket out of this. Something that I can run my hands over frequently. Fibra Natura Shepherd’s Own is begging to be made into a blanket, something I can throw across my lap while I’m working with it. Both worsted yarns come in a beautiful range of natural hues, with lovely stitch definition and generous yardage. > Cara S.

Just before Christmas, I found my copy of Tot Toppers Plaid Hatter by Kate Oates and decided to make my kids and grandkids each one. Thankfully I had already stocked up on Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage Limited Edition Short Skeins and they worked out beautifully. Hopefully all the hats will be done by Sunday when we get together to exchange gifts. > Lise G.

I’m so excited that we have Gail Callahan’s new The Kangaroo Dyer’s Colorgrid in stock! The Colorgrid is a variation on the color wheel that really demystifies color for me. It’s a great tool for seeing what colors work together and how to add in other colors for pizzazz. I’m giving them to all my sisters, even the ones who don’t do fiber arts — the flower arranger and scrapbooker will use it as well! > Leslie Ann B.

I’m having fun playing with the Harrisville Designs Potholder Loom. Yes, making potholders with the included cotton loops is easy, nostalgic fun. But I’ve also been using the loom to make small soumac tapestry pictures. > Kirsten H.

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