KIT #1: SHIFTALONG HAT (to knit)
Never done colorwork before? Here's a simple technique of combining colors that even newer knitters can try.
Andrea Mowry (of mosaic-knitted Nightshift fame) has designed this cute hat using the technique, which involves slipping stitches, knitting, and purling in the round. Suggested needle sizes: US 2 and 4 (16"; US 4 DPN).
Our kit combines a solid, Plymouth Yarn Select DK Merino Superwash, with a multicolored yarn, Berroco Sesame. The former is a 100% superwash merino wool that's super soft and great to work with (130yds/hank), while Sesame is a colorful blend of wool with synthetic fibers that has great texture and flecks for additional interest (230yds/ball). Below is a sampling of some of the yummy combos suggested by our merchandising manager, Linda Schumacher.
Kit includes printed pattern and all the yarn you'll need — 1 ball of Sesame, and 2 hanks of DK Merino Superwash — at a 15% discount (this week only) for $34.90 plus tax. Stop by the shop or call 530-642-2270 and pick our your kit today!
KIT #2: ALI'I DRIVE WAVES SHAWL (to crochet)
Even if you've never been there, you'll appreciate the Hawaii-inspired touches on this graceful shawl designed by Tian Connaughton.
It's a nod to walks along the west coast of the Big Island, down Kailua-Kona's Ali’i Drive past all the little beaches with their waves crashing against the rocky shores — delightful memories of a family vacation. The shawl is crescent-shaped and worked from the top down. Tian rates the skill level at "easy"; suggested hook size: G.
You'll be using 2 skeins (1 each of contrasting colors) of Berroco Ultra Wool Fine. This is a fingering-weight, 100% superwash wool yarn that's easy care (machine wash and dry) that comes a generous 400 yds to the skein. We have it in oodles of colors; Merchandising Manager Linda Schumacher has suggested some possible combos below.
Kit includes printed pattern and 2 skeins of Ultra Wool Fine at a 15% discount (this week only) for only $27.25 plus tax. Stop by the shop or call 530-642-2270 and pick our your kit today!