September 23rd, 2010

Takhi Yarns Fall Patterns – Soft Sculpture

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Hi Everyone

The volume of new yarns and patterns that arrive at WEBS each season, it’s easy for things to be overlooked or lost in the shuffle.   One of my goals with this blog is to do a better job of highlighting new items.  We have the chance to do that with the catalog, but even there space is limited.  In some instances, I could dedicate an entire catalog to just one brand!

Tahki Yarns introduced three new pattern collections this fall along with a few new yarns.  Over the next few days I am going to show you some highlights from each of the pattern booklets.  First up today is Soft Sculpture and features patterns for Tahki’s Terra Collection which includes Lana, Montana and Rio yarns.  Their Terra Collection is a group of yarns that are eco-friendly in one way or another.

First up is the Marble Hat & Cowl.  Knit using Montana which is 100% new wool.  It’s chunky at 2.5 sts = 1″ on a US13 and it’s also soft.

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Both the hat and cowl only take 2 skeins of Montana, which makes these projects very affordable.

Next up is the Davinci hat and cowl (hmmm – I think I’m seeing an unintentional theme on my part starting).

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Lana is a 100% Organic Merino Wool.  We are only carrying this yarn in the natural but regardless, I still love this set.  If you use the three colors, 6 balls are used.  I’m curious if you opted to knit the two pieces in a solid color, if fewer balls would be needed.  This is also a quick knit at 3.75 sts/in on a US9.

Patina is a lovely sweater that is knit in Tahki’s Rio yarn.

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Rio is a 50% alpaca/35% merino/15% silk blend that knits at 3.25 sts/in on a US!11.  The silk content of this yarn takes the dye differently than the alpaca & merino so the yarn has a bit of a rustic look to it.  It’s lovely.

Last but far from least, is Venus de Milo:

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This modern vest is knit in Montana Print which is new for fall 2010.  Same stats as regular Montana but the three prints have been dyed using a different process.

I just love this vest particularly the slim silhouette contrasting against the chunky yarn & statement buttons.

The Soft Sculpture Pattern Booklet features 13 total projects and retails for $16.99.

Have you knit with any of these yarns or picked up this booklet yet?  If yes, I’d love to hear your feedback!

Enjoy!

Kathy

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