Introducing our new favorite yarn for summer: Cascade’s Ultra Pima! This super-smooth DK weight yarn is made of 100% Pima Cotton, which is one of the finest varieties of cotton because of its durability, shine and softness. We love that it’s machine-washable, too! We have some fantastic spring/summer colors in stock including buttery yellow, cream, denim blue, grass green and more. Come in and be one of the first to get your hands on it.
We have plenty of pattern ideas for Ultra Pima for you to choose from. A light sweater or a shell makes a perfect garment for mild Bay Area summers. Let us help you select a pattern you’ll love that suits your skill level and taste.
April 28th, 2010
We have been loving Ysolda Teague’s designs. We did a knitalong for Ysolda’s Ishbel scarf. And now we’re trying another one of her designs.
Vine Yoke Cardigan
We are going to be knitting her “Vine Yoke Cardigan
” – it’s an ingenious design. The sweater is knit in one piece from the right front around the body to the left front, with sleeves worked as you come to them. Shaping is accomplished with short rows. Lace yoke and edging patterns are given in chart form only.
We are going to be having a knitalong at the store to help everyone with this sweater. Since the knitalong at free, we would appreciate it if the yarn was from Nine Rubies. You can join the knitalong on any Thursday session. The first Thursday session is going to be from 5 pm – 7 pm on April 22nd, 2010. We will continue to run this until everyone who wants to do this sweater is done.
Yarn suggested is a worsted weight yarn 18 -20 stitches for 4 inches in stockinette stitch. We recommend Cascade 220 for the project. US 9 24″ circular knitting needles or long straight needles. 9 buttons about 1.5″ in diameter. Tapestry needles. The pattern can be found on the Twist Collective website. Please download it before coming to the knitalong. If you need help downloading the pattern, we would be happy to do this for you at the store.
April 20th, 2010