We’ve been busy restocking for the new year ahead, filling in on yarns whose numbers had dwindled. Cascade 220 Fingering is one such yarn, an economical fingering weight wool that we’re delighted to have back in stock!
Cascade 220 Fingering:
- fingering weight
- 100% wool
- 275 yards/50 g
- $5.25 each
What to make with Cascade 220 Fingering? It’s great for colorwork – here are some pattern ideas and color combinations, both in pairs and trios!
- “Dissent Toque,” by Andrea Rangel – 2 color hat inspired by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissent collar
- “Ino,” by Audrey Borrego – 2 color cowl
- “Effie,” by Skeindeer Knits – 2 color Selbu mittens
Order online for local pickup or shipping – we’re happy to connect you with any of the combinations you see here, or put together a custom colorway just for you!
A new issue of Amirisu is here!
Amirisu is a knitting magazine based in Japan, each issue filled with articles, interviews, and patterns from designers all over the world.
This issue features designs by Sari Norlund, Orlane Sucche, Dianna Walla, and more.
Flipping through this issue, I spotted three patterns calling for Brooklyn Tweed yarns – always exciting to see new uses for some of our favorite fibers!
Issue 21 of Amirisu is $24 – order online and we’ll ship it to you or you can come by to pick it up!
We recently got a big bundle of new colors from Berroco in yarns across their line of machine-washable wools – Ultra Wool DK, Ultra Wool (worsted weight), and Ultra Wool Chunky. Today, I’m sharing new colors, project ideas, and color combinations in Ultra Wool DK – let’s take a look!
Berroco Ultra Wool DK:
- DK weight
- 100% superwash wool
- 292 yards/100g
- $12 each
The new colors are shown above, a pastel rainbow that creates exciting new possibilities for color combining across the whole palette.
As I investigated those possibilities, I found myself drawn to three-color combinations, thinking, as I often do, of stranded colorwork.
Here are some DK weight patterns to consider if any of these trios catches your eye:
When I took these photos, I had in mind that the color on the left would make a good main or background color, and the two colors at right would be contrast colors. These assignments can shift as needed, depending upon the design at hand – happy to help answer questions as you pair these colorways with patterns you love!
Order online for local pickup or shipping, and keep an eye out for upcoming posts on Ultra Wool and Ultra Wool Chunky!
Kate Davies’ newest book is here on our teacart, among the latest books and magazines for knitters.
Milarrochy Heids is a collection of colorful hats designed by a variety of talented knitters.
Some are familiar to us, like Felicity Ford, Ella Gordon, and Dianna Walla, while others are new names we can’t wait to get acquainted with.
While many of the hats here are knit using stranded colorwork, there are other knitting techniques represented as well – stripes and double knitting, short rows and welts, chevrons and cables, to name a few.
The hats in this book are knit with Kate Davies’ own line of yarn, Milarrochy Tweed, a fingering weight wool and mohair blend. We don’t have it here at the shop, though we wish we could, but we have a great many excellent substitutes – Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift, Tukuwool Fingering, Brooklyn Tweed Loft and Peerie, Isager Tweed, and more.
Come by the shop to browse this and other Kate Davies books – she’s a favorite of ours, so we do try to keep her books in good stock!
See you at the shop.