KIT #1 — LARA HAT (to knit)
Named after designer Kristel Nieves’ niece, the jaunty Lara Hat is a quick and fun project that can be easily knitted in an afternoon. A 3-round repeat pattern and contrasting colors of yarn give it interest and a pompom (make one from yarn, or purchase one of our faux fur pompoms) tops it off perfectly.
The yarn chosen for this kit is Rasta from Malabrigo, a super-bulky, 100% merino wool that's soft, warm, and variegated — each kettle-dyed skein is truly one of a kind (90yds/hank). Our merchandising manager, Linda Schumacher, whipped up the sample (above) and has suggested some color combinations (below), or feel free to choose your own. Suggested needle sizes: US 11 (16”), Us 15 (16” plus US 15 double-pointed needles, or use 2 circulars or Magic Loop method)
Kit includes pattern and 2 hanks of Rasta (1 each of 2 colors) at a discounted price, 1 week only of $41.10 (add $20 if you opt for faux fur pompom, as shown in sample). Stop by the shop or call 530-642-2270 to purchase your kit today!
P.S. There's a matching Lara Cowl pattern available on Ravelry.
KIT #2 — HERBARIUM SHAWL (to knit)
From designer Lisa Hannes, the glorious Herbarium Shawl is a large, sideways, bias-knit wrap that combines garter stitch, stripes, and a mosaic motif in reversing colors. You're guaranteed to never lose interest as you stitch away on this keepsake accessory.
To make your Herbarium, you'll use 2 hanks (1 each of 2 contrasting or complementary colors) of Hedgehog Fibres Sock. Its exquisite colorways, hand-dyed in Ireland by owner Beata Jezek and her talented team, make HHF a favorite of discriminating fiber-crafters. Just look at the gorgeous combos Merchandising Manager Linda Schumacher, who knit the sample above, has put together as suggestions. (Yarn is 90% superwash merino wool/10% nylon; 437yds/hank; suggested needle sizes: US 5 and 6.)
Kit includes pattern and 2 hanks of HHF Sock at a 15% discount, one week only, for just $63.95, plus sales tax. Stop by the shop or call 530-642-2270 to purchase your kit today!