This week were buzzing about some Anniversary Sale yarns, a new free pattern, and more.
1. Berroco Ultra Alpaca – This is my go-to yarn, hands down. I have to try to use other yarns because I love this so much. The 50% alpaca adds softness, while the 50% wool adds stability. A win-win! It works up beautifully with great stitch definition and a soothing hand. It comes in the always beautiful Berroco colorways in 3 different weights. (Also, the pattern support is nothing to sneeze at). > Cara S.
2. Phytolith Fingerless Mitts (New Free Pattern!) – I’ve been wearing these mitts for a couple weeks now, they’ve been tossed around in my bag, generally abused, and they’re still looking great. A little detail I put into the pattern that made them so much easier for me was knitting a few rows of garter stitch before joining it in the round – that made it easier to divide onto double pointed needles and to keep the work from twisting. You have to weave in the tails anyway, so may as well use them to sew a little 1/4-inch seam while you’re at it. > Kirsten H.
3. Lantern Moon Repair Hook – I love this handy repair hook. Perfect to keep around when there’s a dropped stitch. The lovely wood feels so good too. > Gail C.
4. Sojourner Design Finn Cross Roving – I’ve only been spinning since January and this is my first worsted weight yarn. This was wonderful to spin and I can’t wait to get my hooks into it! (Note: Due to limited quantities, this roving is only available in the store. On your next visit to WEBS, don’t forget to check it out in our spinning section.) > Sara D.
5. Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool – Some may say I have a Silky Wool problem. I love all the tweedy goodness. I’m in the middle of crocheting a blanket of 12 different colors and it’s been fun to see all of the combinations of 3-color hexagons I can make. Silky Wool is on sale through Saturday, so there’s still time for me to add a few more colors to my stash. > Dena C.
6. Knit Noro: 30 Designs in Living Color – I’m not the biggest Noro fan, but the projects in this book really display the beauty of the yarn. There are fantastic garments, accessories, and blankets. I really like the Chevron Throw. It is made up of oversized strips knit on the bias, and it’s knit in Kureyon (12 skeins required for throw), which is part of the May Anniversary sale, so I may have to peruse the shelf! > Mary K.-H.
7. Lantern Moon Square Canvas Clip Bag – This bag is just right for a mid-sized project. The canvas is sturdy, and the cute floral fabric on the inside is a nice touch. > Karen M.