September 28th, 2012

The Buzz at WEBS – September 28, 2012

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The Buzz at WEBS

This week, the staff at WEBS is buzzing about some beautiful finished projects!

When I worked at Stitches Midwest this August, I couldn’t keep my hands off the super soft Malabrigo Finito. In a spontaneous moment, I thought of a simple shawl shape that I could easily knit while working and travelling, and the High Plains Drifter was born! Since quantities of Finito are limited, I made sure the pattern could be knit in any yarn, with any gauge or yardage. I think it would look incredible in the new BFL Hand Dyed. > Kirsten H.

I recently finished Valley Yarns #487 Dappled Shawlette. I loved knitting the pattern. It was just complex enough that it wasn’t completely mindless, but it also wasn’t so complex that I was pulling my hair out. While the Valley Yarns Charlemont Hand Dyed that the pattern is done in is gorgeous, I was drawn to the Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Flashdance as soon as my co-worker Lindsey suggested it. I love deep, bright pinks and purples and since most of my wardrobe is black and gray with a few pinks and purples thrown in, this was a perfect choice. It was already cool enough here for me to wear it and I absolutely love it. > Mary K.

I loved the Loire Cardigan from the moment I laid eyes on it. I started this back in August when I was on vacation and I was able to finish it in about 2 weeks! It was fun and quick to knit and I enjoyed in bottom-up construction. I had never knit a simultaneous set-in sleeve before, but I think it is a really flattering shape and much easier than I thought it would be. Also, my coworker Emma had the brilliant idea to put the lace panel on the sleeves as well and I liked it so much I did it too. > Greta S.

I was getting ready to leave for a week long beach vacation and needed a project. I fell in love with the Color Affection shawl by Veera Välimäki, but I was really itching for a crochet project. I found Stephanie’s Wrap by Julie Blagojevich. Inspired by Verra’s design, Julie adapted the pattern so a similar effect could be achieved with crochet. I used Fiber Company Canopy and it was super soft and great to work with. I was able to work up this project in a little over a week. It’s a cold and rainy day here in Western Mass. today, and this shawl is keeping me nice and cozy. > Grace H.

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Grace

Customer Service Liaison at WEBS - America's Yarn Store
I started working at WEBS in September 2010. I learned how to knit 5 years ago and have been crocheting since childhood. When I'm not knitting, I love to be outside with my Black Lab, Ellie.
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  • http://www.facebook.com/diane.n.true Diane True

    Thanks for the blog and great pictures of finished objects…. The Loire Cardigan just moved to the top of my project queue! Love it!