My Summer Knitting

When the weather is warm, I like to knit something a bit lighter - and something I can wear in the spring and summer. I just love Louet's Euroflax - nothing like linen - and it just keeps getting softer every time I wear it. The pattern is called Oriel Lace and is available on Ravelry. I used 2 skeins of the Euroflax and just kept knitting 'til I was out of yarn. One thing I really like about this pattern is that it's pretty much reversible. Both written and charted - it's a good intermediate lace project. If you don't want to do a shawl, there are also instructions for a scarf and any fingering or sport weight yarn would work just as well.

Janette.

A Summer Tank

Whenever we get a new yarn into the shop, I really want to knit something with it. We received a new line of yarn from Berroco called Modern Cotton and the search was on. I finally settled on this pattern - from Sirdar - for a summer tank top. Really like the cotton blend - good to knit with and an excellent finished product that holds it's shape. Recommend to use with a 4.00 to 4.50 mm needle, it comes with an impressive 190 meters (about 210 yards) per skein and is available in a great selection of summer colours. Both the pattern and the yarn are available at the shop.

Janette.

My Painswick Wrap.

In the past, we've promoted the Feather & Fan pattern as a nice, easy beginner's lace pattern. But we thought it was time to try a little something different. I knitted this shawl while on vacation in the Cotswolds last autumn and it's named for a lovely little town called Painswick. This is a simple beginner's lace pattern made up of a 4 row repeat that's easy to memorize - 3 rows are knitted and/or purled and one row is the pattern row. I've knitted it with 2 skeins of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine. We have a variety of colours and have even made up some kits to make it easy for you. Come on in and have a look.

Kathy.

Weekend Wrap

Here’s a smart looking cotton wrap styled after the 3 Way Wrap by Ingrid Nickols on Ravelry. I used Berroco Weekend Chunky, which is a cotton blend for spring & summer. For a warmer fall/winter version, I’d use the Berroco Vintage Chunky. And we have lots of colours in both yarns at the shop. The buttons are made by local artisan, Joan Bailey and we’re proud to carry these in the shop as well.

Kathy

Dustland

Well, you knew that I just had to knit something when we got a new yarn into the shop. My new hat - called Dustland - by Stephen West - it's available on Ravelry, but we also have it at the shop. I love the textured knitting on this one - come in 3 sizes - a well written and easy to follow pattern - and it took just 1 skein of the Galway!

Janette.