The new yarns just keep on arriving to keep you interested.
The newest addition is Tangier yarn from Cascade Yarns. This is a long repeat multi-color yarn that is a silk, cotton, acrylic, rayon blend. It is a single-ply yarn that has a very smooth hand - it feels wonderful. This yarn knits at 14-18 sts/inch and would be great for a summer tee or tank.
Or this would make a wonderful wrap or cowl for those of you who would prefer no wool. Because of the color changes this is just plain fun to knit. Can't wait to see what color is coming next. We'll knit up a sample as soon as we can but stop by and knit with it a bit to see if you like it.
Whew! Yesterday's storm was a close call. Just a bit of snow to remind all of us that it still is Winter. The roads here a clear and dry.
Last weekend's Sit and Knit was great fun. We had a crowd and we made room for everyone. It was the last Sit and Knit for 2013.
the first Sit and Knit for 2014 is this Saturday January 4. Come join us at the shop if you missed last weekend.
The first new yarn of 2014 has arrived.
The first yarn is TOPPER from Trendsetter Yarns. This is a ball of yarn that changes color and texture and knits a hat or scarf with a ball of yarn. It is just plain fun and the patterns are free on the Trendsetter website. The ball even includes a pompom for the finish of the hat.
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Got some yarn that is very nice but you want to jazz it up a bit? Well, Grace is the yarn for you. This is a 'run-along' yarn that you knit with your plain yarn and it adds the jazz. There is 275 yards to a ball so scarf, hat and spaced in a shawl will add that bit of 'bling'.
The small teardrop shaped paillettes are spaced about 7" apart so you get the sparkle your looking for but it isn't overwhelming. Every row too much? Well then how about every other row for a bit less. You decide how to upscale your yarn.
Hunt Country Yarns is a store in The Plains, Virginia, that specializes in yarn, knitting and crochet supplies, needlepoint, and spinning. If this is your first visit to HCY, welcome! I'm Bob Kelly, owner and yarn guy, and I'm glad you could join us here for a bit of what passes for my wit and wisdom. Stop by here or the store any time your knitting or stitching itch needs a scratch.
Bob has a background as a knitter, designer, and teacher and he loves to share with his customers all he knows about the world of fiber and design.
Hunt Country Yarns is located at 6482 Main Street, The Plains, VA 20198. Phone 540-253-9990. Store hours Wed, Fri, Sat, 10-5, Th 10-7, Sun, 12-5.