March 9th, 2012

The Buzz at WEBS – March 9, 2012

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This week the staff at WEBS is buzzing about some great patterns and fantastic yarns to knit them with.

I’m a big fan of the Debbie Bliss Rialto line of yarns, so soft and machine washable too. So when the new Debblie Bliss Rialto Lace passed by my desk this week I was really excited. I immediately reached for the Charcoal color which has a subtle purple-y hue to it, simply lovely. There’s also a dedicated pattern book for this yarn with many designs I’d love to knit. Topping the list is the Bobble Edged Shrug, super cute over a sleeveless dress. > Dena C.

I don’t normally gravitate to pattern collections (give me a good reference book any day), but Juju’s Loops grabbed my attention from first glance. The book is beautifully styled and contains more than a few projects I want to knit for myself. The patterns are clearly written and well-photographed; the charts and text are large enough to read easily. Best of all, many of the projects use yarn that Webs carries! > Stephanie G.

I am in love with the Cascade Softspun. We have so many amazing colors and this is such a soft and lofty yarn. I’m using 2 colors, #2823 Sphere Heather and #2816 Straw Heather, for a scarf and hat set that I’m making along with my exploring Tunisian class. (Watch for the next class schedule if you’re interested in Tunisian!) Tunisian crochet can be fairly dense and stiff, especially worked in a slip stitch pattern, but there is such life and movement with this yarn. It’s so squishable! >  Sara D.

Valley Yarns Franklin – I’ve been wearing hand knit socks for a few years now, and while almost all of them have gotten holes in the heels and on the feet, my pairs out of Franklin are still going strong. It’s actually pretty amazing! They’ve been through a lot of trade shows, long hikes, dance sessions, even the washer and dryer a few times, and they’re still looking and fitting great. I’m stocking up on more Franklin to replace all my other worn out socks. > Kirsten H.

I have a baby niece and, as a result, I’m obsessed with all things baby. When the new Little Rowan pattern booklet passed by my desk I could not contain my excitement. I think I showed it to at least fifteen people that day. The patterns are sweet and adorable without being over-the-top cutesie. My favorites are Paws, Cherry Pie, and Sweetheart. If you’ve got little ones in your life then you definitely don’t want to miss this. > Liz A.

The Kangaroo Dyer’s Color Grid has been sitting on my desk just begging to be used. I have never been able to tell which colors go well together, and this little tool takes all the guess work out. Now I have the new Valley Yarns Worsted Natural and Fingering Natural on my desk too… I think you can tell where this is going. These natural hanks are perfect to ease into the hand dyeing world. I’m a sucker for lace, and I can’t stop thinking about making the perfect hand dyed lace shawl. > Grace H.

It looks like the staff at WEBS are starting a lot of new projects! Do you always finish what’s on your hooks and needles before starting something new? There are so many beautiful yarns and patterns, they’re hard to resist!

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One Response to “The Buzz at WEBS – March 9, 2012”

  1. KnittingFever Says:

    Lovely picture you took of the Rialto Lace! But then, that light blue is one of my favorites. 🙂

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