is a pattern by Stephen West - Kvosin. It is made with Plymouth Alpaca Prima, a fingeringw eight and the pattern has some wonderful different construction that is more fun to do. I may have to fight Doyle for it, he loves it alot. I guess I could make another one...
I decided to go through the huge stack of back issues of knitting magazines I had collected over the years and that have been setting in the back. I discovered I don't absolutely have to have 75% of them. While they are full of lovely patterns I can't possibly knit it all and so am only keeping the ones I really think are inspiring for me, or that have a technique I want to remember. So if you have been looking for the one back issue of Vogue Knitting from 2006 that had the sweater you still want to make....I might have it here. And they are free, come in, look and take some. They'll be making a gradual appearance asI go through them.
This little guy has heen sitting around the shop for ages and he is still a fun project. And also a project that gives you a chance to try out lots of new techniques. The Monster pattern is free on Cascade Yarn's website and even though I don't carry their yarns anymore I still have quite a few colors of 220 to choose from. You could of course do it in Plymouth Encore to be easily washed and dried, or in Ella Rae Superwash Classic. Cascade 220 is on sale Monday only for 15% off.
pattern on Ravelry. I ran across it a couple of weeks ago and saved it to my favorites, now it is on the most popular list and I still think it is the prettiest thing I have seen in a while. Ibought the pattern and am going to knit a little of it tonight. Anyone want to play along? There is s KAL on Ravelry too. The pattern is Fox Paws. I think I will be happier knitting this in sport weight wool so probably some NatureSpun Sport will work....
It is the first Monday in October and so today anyone 55 or older can buy regularly priced yarn at 10% off.
And there is still room in the Basic Knitted Hat Class that meets this Saturday. You can learn to knit in the round, use circular needles and double points and how to make a hat in any size yarn. (Though we'll be using chunky or worsted for the class) Just call to sign up.
I just added this one. It is Shepherd's Shades from Brown Sheep. I am in love and wondering where this yarn has been all my life. It was here all the time and I had passed it by in favor of bigger yarn companies and name brands. Learned that lesson, I hope. Shepherd's Shades is actually a knitter friendly version of their Waverly Wool - a needlepoint yarn. It is soft and lofty and the colors are clear and bright. It holds up well, I ripped these mitts several times trying to decide on a pattern to knit.
What this means is we will need some time to get it all done, Painting, moving all the shelves, arranging all the yarn and all the other little details. So we will be closed on Monday and Tuesday of next week (the 29th and 30th) and also the usual Wednesday. We will be open again on Thursday. It's gonna be amazing, and so pretty. I will be tweeting and facebooking along the way and dropping a hint here and there, though the windows will be covered until we are done.
You may have noticed that our Facebook has disappeared. We are working on it to make it better and more fun. You can follow us at The Knaughty Knitter and get back in touch. I will be sending out an email and new friend requests once the Revamp is done. Some cool new things are coming. Look for more announcements here and in your email over the next few weeks... It'll be really good!