We’re delighted to announce that the Kelbourne Woolens Andorra Collection Trunk Show has arrived!
Andorra is the first yarn under the Kelbourne Woolens imprint, a bouncy sport weight blend of merino and highland wool with a dash of mohair. It’s a wooly, lustrous 2-ply with a medium twist, not too tight or loose, and especially after knitting, it looks pleasantly fuzzy.
The Andorra Collection covers so much in just six patterns: rich texture, tidy cables, classic lace, and Bohus-inspired colorwork.
Come by the shop before February 18th to see these garments for yourself, and get 10% off Kelbourne Woolens Andorra!
This week, we welcomed Kelbourne Woolens’ very first yarn, Andorra. It came with a small pattern collection that hints at the tremendous possibility in these skeins.
Sport weight is one of my favorites, resting between the lighter fingering weight and the heavier DK weight. It seems to strike a balance to me: fine enough to be intricate, heavy enough not to be intimidating.
Knit it at a tighter gauge and you have a fabric that is cohesive enough to be cozy without being heavy.
Knit it more loosely, and you’ll create lightweight, draping fabric perfect for breezy tops or shawls.
The Andorra Collection covers so much in just six patterns: rich texture, tidy cables, classic lace, and Bohus-inspired colorwork. Courtney Kelley’s “Jenny” pullover is what Anne cast on for recently, the start of which we shared in our January newsletter and the last blog post introducing Andorra.
While we don’t have print copies of these patterns yet, they are available on Ravelry and as Ravelry In-Store Pattern Sales here at the shop.
Look for Andorra itself in our sport weight section. See you there!
The Winter 2015/16 issue of Vogue Knitting is here!
The Swedish Bohus knitting tradition is one thread that runs through this issue, popping up in articles and patterns alike.
Founded by designer Emma Jacobsson in the late 1930’s, Bohus Stickning designed luxurious handknit garments into the late 1960’s. Those garments were knit by women in Bohuslän, Sweden, and marketed to a wealthy international audience, creating a distinctive colorwork style along the way. Read more about Bohus in this issue of Vogue.
Look for this issue of Vogue Knitting on the teacart here at the shop, among the latest books and magazines. See you at the shop!