Not long ago, we received a bunch of new patterns from Swans Island.
The “Axis Shawl” calls for two shades of Swans Island Organic Merino Fingering, which come together in a striped slip-stitch pattern against a background of soothing garter stitch. Lots of “Axis Shawls” are starting to pop up on Ravelry; look there for some interesting color combinations.
The “Northwoods Vest” and “Trail Ride Mitts” both make good use of Swans Island Organic Merino Worsted, and show how nice it looks in a cable pattern.
Most of our new Swans Island patterns call for their Organic Washable DK, which is soft and springy, with great stitch definition.
Swans Island makes this yarn machine-washable with a process called Ecowash®, which coats the yarn with an organic compound rather than stripping the scales from the fiber. This helps to prevent felting, making it easy-care for baby and children’s things.
Come by the shop to flip through the Swans Island pattern binder, which is full of inspiring uses for their special yarns!