Thursday, January 18, 2018

18 January 2018


The Urth Uneek fingering weight hand-dyed yarns is here. This is an extrafine superwash merino with nylon.  What is remarkable is that this self-striping patterning is from hand-dyed yarn! The colors are beautiful, rich jewel tones that really don't come across on a computer screen. The hand on this yarn is very silky-soft.

I got it for socks:

but it can be used for shawls:

It does knit with an interesting pattern when just knit:

The yarn is sold in skeins of 435 yards and is knit on 1 - 3 US with a gauge of 7 - 8 sts/inch.

This really is a beautiful yarn to see and touch. I am really excited about this new product.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

17 January 2018

We been working hard to come up to models for the folks who bought the "So Fond of Rainbows"  20 skein yarn pack. It was decided that the original sweater pattern needed much modification. That's exactly what we've been doing since the P J Party. We are knitting the pattern in two ways. One is cuff to cuff (as is the pattern but with a reasonable armhole depth) the other is side to side. Either version needs you to calculate a sweater that will be custom made just for you.

Here's the cuff to cuff:
Here's the side to side:

Either sweater design requires an accurate stitch and row count. The stitch and row count is up to you. You have to decide what you like in a gauge. My gauge is 7 sts/inch and 9.5 rows/inch on a 3mm needle. I like the fabric that this gauge yields.

I've chosen the side to side model because I can have a shoulder seam and there are several sleeve options open to me.

These decisions, and more, will be yours to make on Saturday January 27, at 10 in the morning. See you then.

Questions? Give me or Lyn a call.