February 10th, 2012

The Buzz at WEBS – February 10, 2012

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This week, the staff at WEBS is buzzing about socks, baby knits, and beautiful new yarn!

During winter, a friend of mine carries around a small pair of slippers in her purse to slip on when hanging out during cozy evenings at the homes of friends, so she can leave her snow boots on the porch but still have warm feet. I love this idea and plan to start doing the same!  I think Ysolda’s “Grown Up Booties”  from Whimsical Little Knits are the pair I’m going to make. I think they’ll make a perfect car ride project. > Tina M

I hate when my socks fall down. I really do. When the new Clover Elastic Yarn Thread came in this week I immediately thought how perfect this would be for socks. On my next sock project, I’ll just knit it along with the yarn for the ribbing at the top. > Dena C.

Like many knitters out there, I am a big fan of all things Spud & Chloë. The yarns are bright, colorful, soft, and machine washable, making them ideal for baby and kid knits, as well as easy-care adult garments. But the love doesn’t stop there! Spud & Chloë patterns are just as charming. I was particularly enchanted by their new pattern entitled Leaf Blanket. As the name implies, its a baby blanket that is knit in the shape of a leaf. You place your little one in the middle, wrap up the sides of the leaf, and close up your baby cocoon using the stem. Who but Susan B. Anderson could come up with such a cute concept! > Liz A.

I can’t wait to get my hands on some Fyberspates Scrumptious Aran. I’m smitten with Empire Biscuit, one of two colors that designer Ysolda Teague created for the line. This bright and cheery red would be perfect for livening up the winter months. I’m dreaming of a cozy hooded pullover or cardigan, something with just enough cable details to make the sheen of this silk blend really pop. Now if only I had time to swatch! > Emma W.

Schoppel Wolle Zauberwolle – Another great find from our trip to TNNA back in January! We’re not quite sure how we’ve overlooked this yarn before but we’re glad we found it! Cousins to the wildly popular Zauberball sock yarn, Zauberwolle is a 100% virgin wool and features 2 plys with long color repeats. It knits at 6.5-7 sts on a #2-4 needle.  It’s put up in a 100g ball with 273 gorgeous yards! > Kathy E.

I love the long color repeats of Zauberwolle. Are there any patterns you think look best in self striping yarns?

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Dena

Ecommerce Marketing Manager at WEBS - America’s Yarn Store
Dena started working at WEBS in 2006, shortly after she learned to knit. She also dabbles in crochet and weaving. She finds knitting complements her marathon and triathlon training really well.
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