This week, the staff at WEBS is buzzing about a lot of yarn used in multi-colored projects. Be sure to check them out along with the one book no knitter should be without.
Vogue Knitting Winter 2011/2012 - Zigzag Skirt - I used 2 colors of Rowan Colourspun; Jervaulx #274 and Appletree #273; Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Hurricane #632; Rowan Kid Classic in Lavender Ice #841 and Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light in Dark Grey, Light Grey, Red and Teal. This pattern was both easy and fun to knit with only a two row pattern repeat. It’s a magic skirt! So many people have tried it on and it looks great on everyone. I’m sold on the knit skirt; planning one for spring already! > Amy
When the 2/8 wool came in I knew immediately that I wanted to weave with it so I grabbed a few cones and made a sample swatch to test out some pinwheel designs. I love this wool! It weaves beautifully (I sett it at 18 e.p.i. for the pinwheels) and blooms nicely when wet finished. The hand is soft and I think it would drape beautifully for a scarf. I, however, will be making a cozy blanket! Get it quick, it’s flying off the shelves! > Leslie Ann B.
I learned to knit several years ago and quickly discovered The Principles of Knitting by June Hemmons Hiatt. Even though it was out of print, our library had one copy which I frequently checked out. I loved how comprehensive this book was. I started to contemplate buying a used copy for a couple hundred dollars. Finally, a revised edition is now available. Though $45 may seem like a hefty price for just one book, I think it’s a bargain for all of the information packed into it. And at 712 pages, that’s about 6¢ a page. I’m keeping this book by my bedside for evening reading. > Dena C.
This project was started as a “no brainer” Super Bowl project. You know, “I can knit and watch, listen, not look…”. Now the whole project has grabbed my attention, as I cannot wait to see how the colors play-out with the short rows against the regular stripes. It also became a total stash-buster as all of the pieces were just waiting to be drawn together. The pattern is Color Affection by Vera Valimaki and I used 2/10 Merino Tencel in color Rich Purple, Malabrigo Sock in Indiecita, and 2/14 Alpaca Silk Hand Dyed. > Theresa B.
We recently had a Classic Elite trunk show in the store for the yarn Silky Alpaca Lace. One of the garments that caught my eye was High Tide. It would make a great layering piece – it looked perfectly casual over a tshirt and jeans. The yarn gave it such nice drape and, according to the store manager who witnessed many staff members trying it on, it looked pretty great on everyone. I think it would be interesting knit in a single solid color, as well. > Tina M.
Schulana Lambswool - This yarn was one of the hidden gems we discovered at TNNA. This 100% lambswool is like nothing else we have in the shop (and that’s really saying something). The yarn itself is very soft and knits at 5.5 sts on a #7-8 needle. It’s put up on a 25g ball with 109 yards. The colors are gorgeous and I can see this yarn creating gorgeous hats and scarves as well as an absolutely killer sweater or even a shawl! > Kathy E.
Zigzags, pinwheels and stripes, oh my! Color is definitely on our minds here at WEBS. How do you like to incorporate color into your projects?
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