October 12th, 2012

The Buzz at WEBS – October 12, 2012

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The Buzz at WEBS

This week, the staff at WEBS is buzzing about…

Jeff’s mother, Lise, made him yet another fantastic hat for winter. Windschief by Stephen West was knit out of Jade Sapphire Brigadoon to create this hat. Jeff says it’s so soft, “It feels like my head is surrounded by puppy ears!”

I was looking for a fun and colorful scarf to brighten up my winter. This pattern (Mister Hannah from the CEY Color By Kristin Book 2) was easy to follow and the colors really zing! I used the “Color by Kristin” yarns called for; Raspberry, Spring Green, Geranium, Turquoise Sea and Aubergine. The contrast stitching and tassels really make it work! > Suzette J.

I love seasonal accessories. Luckily, I work at Webs. I have access to the best raw materials and after I’m done, I can wear my crazy knitwear around people who will appreciate it. These arm warmers and boot toppers were inspired by my favorite seasonal candy, Candy Corn. I started to see all sorts of knitted things based on Candy Corn all over the internet. I thought I would make my own. These were made with some yarn off our bargain shelf, but could easily be made with Cascade 220 fingering in Burnt Orange, Goldenrod, and White. They were quick to knit up and have already been stolen by my 13 year old! > Amy S.

The Spring Ribbed Cardi by Hannah Fettig was a lot of fun to knit! While being fairly easy to knit I love the free and easy look of the finished cardigan. I used a discontinued yarn to knit mine, but some great substitutes would be Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, Madelinetosh Sport, or (if you want something really luxurious) Madelinetosh Pashmina. > Greta S.

With a birthday coming faster than I realized and loving the challenge of a new pattern I decided that would take one of my workhorse yarns, Berroco Comfort on a recent trip with my husband. I heard for years about The Wonderful Wallaby pattern yet had not taken the time to research and make it. It was such a wonderful knit and I loved the process so much that not only did I make Luke his for his first birthday but also one for Hannah for her first day of preschool. > Lise G.

When I saw the Leftie pattern on Ravelry I was excited and started thinking about what yarns I would use to make it, but the more I thought about it realized I would never have the time to make it in a sock weight yarn. As I was reorganizing my recent yarn acquisitions in my studio last week I found I had 8 single skeins of Rowan Tweed Aran and I had a Eureka moment! I would knit the Leftie and just use these skeins until I didn’t have enough left to finish the next section, it would go faster and I’d use up a pile of stash yarn. I did one last section after the last leaf in the 778 colorway to help tie the whole thing together when it’s wrapped around my shoulders. It is squishy and warm and I love it. > Sara D.
Leftie Mods: Rowan Aran Tweed
US size 8, 36″ circular needle
solid sections: 772, 770, 780, 774, 781
the leaves (7 each): 778, 776, 779.
One last solid section: 778


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