We recently received new issues of 2 of our favorite magazines, Knit.Purl and Pom Pom Quarterly. They only come out a few times a year, and we are always to exited to flip through them when they arrive and pick out our favorite patterns! I want to share a few of those favorites with you today, and I want to hear from you which your favorites are!
Let's start with the Fall/Winter 2015 issue of Knit.Purl! 3 of the patterns from this issue are knit with yarns that we carry here at the shop, and they happen to be a few of my favorite patterns from this issue.
Crystal Bay Shawl by Rosemary Hill
This beautiful lace shawl by Rosemary Hill uses a variety of yarns, you could use lace weight, fingering, or even a worsted weight. One of the recommended yarns is Baah! La Jolla, a wonderful merino fingering weight.
Shredded Cowl by Jenny Williams
I seriously want to make this cowl! It takes 1 skein (that's it!) of Malabrigo Rios, and you could make it with or without the fringe on the edging. I am totally adding this to my queue!
Beaded Ski Cardigan by Amanda Scheuzger
This cute and classic cardigan is knit with an old favorite, Berroco Ultra Alpaca. I love the little touch of beads at the top, but it would be just as cute without the beads!
Now let's take a peak at a few patterns from Pom Pom Quarterly's Autumn 2015 issue. There are 3 great hat patterns:
and there are some truly amazing sweaters in this issue:
Be sure to swing by the shop soon to snag your copy of either magazine! Also, I want to hear from you! Which patterns are your favorites? Are there any you are dying to cast on for?
Just look at that pile of beautiful silk! Malabrigo Mora is a 100% silk fingering weight yarn that comes in your favorite Malabrigo colorways, and would make amazing shawls, scarves, and cowls! Mora is available to purchase in our online shop, and of course you can always come by the shop to pet it! I've searched Ravelry for some pattern ideas for this gorgeous yarn, but if would be wonderful for any fingering weight shawl or scarf patterns you come across.
Dotted Rays by Stephen West
Dotted Rays comes in 2 sizes, the smaller would need about 4 skeins of Mora, the larger would take 5. Make it all in one color, or make his striped version with multiple colors!
Irish Mesh Cowl by Jo Strong
This cowl would be the perfect project for one beautiful skein of Mora. Use one of those amazing solid colors and this would be a great gift!
3 Color Cashmere Cowl by Joji Locatelli
Pick out 3 colors to go together for this super popular pattern. This project looks so fun to make I am temped to take 3 skeins home and start it tonight!
Pebble Beach Shawl by Helen Stewart
We love the Pebble Beach Shawlette, and it would be great with Mora! This project would need 2-4 skeins, depending on the size you choose.
We currently have the pleasure of hosting some great samples from Janet of "Element Knits" here at the shop for a mini trunk show! Janet is a talented designer, and her designs are fun, practical, and fun to knit. Karin recently made her Sea Glass and Stones cowl, which is still here at the shop for you to check out. Below are pictures of all the samples she left with us for her Trunk Show, so be sure to have a look at them next time you are in the shop! I have already picked a few out that I know I want to make!
"Silky Tundra" is knit in Noro Silk Garden and Fibre Co. Tundra, both amazingly soft and yummy silk-blends!
"Campfire Cowl" is a beautiful combination of lace, cables, and stripes! It sounds like a lot for one pattern, but Janet pulls it together beautifully in this cowl!
"Woven Lapis" is a long cowl, that can be worn looped around once or twice, depending on the look you are going for, or depending on how chilly it is outside. This is knit in Malabrigo Merino Worsted, which we no longer carry, but we do carry it's sister yarn, Malabrigo Rios, which would be great for this scarf!
"Ocean Stained Glass" is a perfect combination of a solid and a variegated colorway or the same yarn, it would be awesome in Malabrigo Rios!
Not only does Janet design great cowls, but she also has a few cute hat designs, too! This one is called "Rusty Vine" and is knit in Fibre Co. Tundra, and would make a fun and quick knit!
Another cute hat is "Ivory Bliss", knit in a wonderful blend of wool and silk, Juniper Moon Farm Moonshine.
See Posts from old blog here.
Caracol Button Hat
Drop a Hint Hat & Scarf
Easiest Christmas Stocking
Fishtail Braid Cowl
Fly Your Heart Mitts & Hat
Kelp Forest Shawlette
Lacy 48 Stitch Hat
Last Minute Handwarmers
Marled Textures Hat
Mega Basic Beanie
Springtime Baby Cardi
Superfine Serpentine Cowl
Toasty Texture Mitts
56 Stitch Hat