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December 30; Shown in the photo (left) is our recently completed "Advent Scarf" which we provided a link to below. It tured out so perfect that Boris insisted that this was his Christmas present. The scarf really is beautiful, and is a very worthwhile knitting project. Shown in the photo (right) is our recently completed "Wintersweet" shawl, which was part of a KAL from Boo Knits. The shawl is quite elegant, and speaks for itself. It was also not very difficult to make. Both of these new additions are on display in the store. Don't try to take the Advent away from Boris as he may get grouchy....
December 12: We recently discovered a wonderful "project", which is produced by very talented designer in Germany. This is a holiday related project, and something that she has produced for the ast few years. The project covers 24 days of Advent, and produces an "Advent Scarf." Each day, she releases a new set of instructions on her website. At this juncture, we are now on our 12th day, and hence we are about half way through. The result is stunning, and produces a scarf to clearly will be treasured for years to come. If you have interest, click on the adjacent image and you will be taken to the website where you can download the instructions. The scarf requires 3 balls of Zauberball yarn to complete.
Yesterday we received a long awaited, and much anticipated new lace yarn from Kelbourne Woolens- "Road to China - Lace." We received 12 colors of this exciting new yarn, as shown in the adjacent photo. Road to China Lace is a delightful blend of 65% Baby Alpaca; 10% Cashmere; 10% Camel; and 15% Silk, which makes this a blend to die for in terms of its elegance, and adaptability to your lace knitting projects. It feels incredible to the touch. Each skein is approximately 656 yards in length.
Shown in the photo (left) are the 10 colors of "Tundra" we received. Tundra is a blend of 50% Baby Alpaca; 30% Merino Wool; and 10% Silk. It is a delightful bulky weight yarn that absolutely is wonderful against your skin, and to the touch.
December 8, 2014: We have been waiting for our last shipment of Madelinetosh "Tosh Lace" for over 5 months. The wait is now over, the exceptionally large shipment arrived this morning, and it includes 45 colors of this incredible yarn. If you are an affecianado of Madelinetosh yarns, and an affecionado of lace knitting, it is time to stock up, as Madelinetosh announced last summer that they are discontinuing this yarn. This is the very last shipment of Tosh Lace that we will receive. We have at least 3 skeins of each of the 45 colors, and in some cases more. However, when they are gone, they are gone, and it is not possible to order more. If you, or someone you know loves lace knitting, and Madelinetosh yarns, this is the time to stock up.
As the holidays are right around the corner, remember that Knitting Patch gift certificates make perfect gifts for the knitters in your life. They are available in any denomination, and never expire.
November 29: Shown in the adjacent photo is a shawl we completed yesterday that was make using a pattern in the current edition of Noro Magazine (#5). The finished result is really wonderful, and surprisingly the pattern is relatively easy to knit. Our example is on display in the store, and we have both the Noro magazine as well as the Noro yarn in stock to ensure that you can complete yours in time for the holidays which are now officially right around the corner.
November 17: Shown in the photo [right] is another shawl from Boo Knits, entitled "Intrepid Spirit" from her Spirit Collection. We made our Intrepid Spirit using three skeins of Jade Sapphire "Silk/Cashmere" which produced a stunning result, which is a beautiful to look at as it is comfortable to wear. Our Intrepid Spirit is on display in the store, so please stop by and see for yourself how magnificent this shawl is. Typical of Boo Knits patterns, this shawl was not difficult to make.
November 6: The adjacent photo shows our "Fragile Heart" shawl from Boo Knits we recently completed. Like all of our recent projects from Boo Knits, Fragile Heart was a relatively easy project, and the pattern was absolutely a dream to knit. The result speaks for itself. Fragile Heart is a timeless shawl that would absolutely be a stand out anywhere you wear it. As shown, we used a single skein of Sweet Georgia "Spun Silk" (100% Silk) in making this shawl.
The adjacent photo shows the eleven colors of Jade Sapphire "Silk Cashmere" we received. At the far right of the photo is a shawl which was made using this absolutely wonderful yarn. Silk Cashmere is an incredible blend of 55% Silk & 45% Cashmere, making for a feel and appearance that is nearly impossible to beat. It is soft and cozy to the touch, and that unmistakable sheen that comes only from silk gives the yarn an elegance that puts it in a category by itself.
October 28: We recently received two great new yarns which are perfect for your fall and winter knitting projects. Shown left is 100% Cashmere from Jade Sapphire. Each skein of this luxurious yarn is approx 400 yards in length. We have ten colors from which to choose.
From Anzula we received ten colors of their "Breeze" lace weight yarn, which is conveniently already wound into a ball. Each ball of Breeze is approx 750 yards in length. Breeze is a very appealing blend of 65% Silk; & 35% Linen assuring that your finished pieces will be stunning to look at, and durable assuring years of wear, while retaining its beauty.
October 14: It's "Almost Autumn," here in Central Florida, and by coincidence, it is also the name of our latest project shawl, which is shown in the photo [left]. The pattern is from Boo Knits! Close to You Collection. Like the other recent projects we have knitted from Boo Knits, Almost Autumn was exciting to make, and actually a lot of fun to knit. For this shawl, and in consonance with it's name, we selected a color of yarn that reflects the colorful beauty of the Autumn season. We chose Sweet Georgia "Sea Mist" (blend of Silk & Mohair) in their Woodland color. We used 2 skeins making the shawl as shown. Almost Autumn is on display in the store. We have the yarn available, as well as the pattern to make this truly elegant shawl.
October 6: We just completed a project that was inspired by our Breast Cancer Awareness Month, hence, the pink color we selected. The shawlette shown in the adjacent photo is named "Fragile Heart," and the pattern comes from Boo Knits. We selected Anzula "Cloud" yarn for the project, which is a delightful blend of 80% Superwash Merino; 10% Cashmere, and 10% Nylon giving the piece incredible properties, and is very wonderful to the touch. Like our recent projects knitted using Boo Knits patterns, Fragile Heart was quite simple to knit, and an exceptionally fun project to knit. The results achieved are far greater than the effort put into knitting the Boo Knits patterns we have recently knitted. This tends to accentuate your knitting skills. FYI, Fragile Heart only required a single skein to make.
October 3: From Jaggerspun Yarns, we received 10 beautiful colors of their "Zephyr" (Wool/Silk Lace weight) yarn as shown in the photo (left). This yarn knits beautifully as the image at the far right shows a skirt that we knitted using this fine yarn. This yarn, is truly enjoyable to knit, and dreamy to the touch, with that unmistakable sheen that only comes from Silk content. Each skein is approx 1120 yards in length. We have more colors on the way. This yarn is also available in cones, which are approx 5,040 yards in length.
October 2: Another incredible shawl from Boo Knits is shown in the adjacent photo. This shawl is named "Snow Angel," and that name is really perfect for this really beautiful shawl. As knitted we used a single skein of Sweet Georgia Silky Merino yarn. The result speaks for itself. The shawl iselegant, delicate, feminine, increibly soft and alluring - in short it is near perfection. It is on display in the store, so please stop by and have a look for yourself. Like the other Boo Knits patterns we have made lately, this one was very easy to knit, and it was fun to make. While the photos do not showcase the beads, there are beads in the shawl.
September 30: A wonderful shawl from Boo Knits "Out of Darkness" is featured in the adjacent photo. As with other Boo Knits patterns we have knitted, this one was incredibly fun to knit, and the result speaks for itself. Out of Darkness is on display in the store, so please stop by and see this shawl for yourself, and realize that you too can make this incredibly fun, and beautiful shawl. Our example was knitted using 100% silk yarn.
September 15: We are very pleased to announce that we have received the color Black from Hand Maiden in their Maiden Hair (shown in adjacent photo [top]; and in their Swiss Silk. Until now, they did not offer these yarns in black, but they acquiesced to our repeated requests and made it for us. Both of these yarns are the best of the best, and perfectly suited to more knitting projects than we dare imagine. Black iss a universal color, and one that is well suited to upscale attire. Can you imagine setting off an elegant evening ensemble with a magnificent lace shawl made with these yarns, and accented with beads? It is hard tio imagine that you could create anything that would be more beautiful or garner more attention that this shawl. These yarns arrived in plenty of time for you to make your own creation in tme for the holiday season that is just around the corner. This is your opportunity to make certain that you absolutely stand out in any crowd.
September 9: Shown left is our "Peaseblossom Shawl" which was knitted using Fleeceartist "Lino" yarn, using a pattern created by Boo Knits, which is a part of her "Dream Collection" that was comissioned by Hand Maiden/Fleece Artist to showcase their yarns. This shawl only required a single skein of yarn, and slightly over 1 bag of beads to create. From beginning to end, we invested about 45 hours in knitting this shawl, and that was 45 hours of pleasure. Both the pattern, and the yarn were delightful to work with. This is one project that I did not look forward to finishing due to the fact that it was such a pleasure to knit. We have a large inventory of Lino in a rainbow of colors available, as well as the pattern. Lino is a blend of 65% Silk, and 35% Linen making it as perfect a yarn as one could imagine. When we blocked the shawl this morning, the yarn did not stretch much at all, and it maintained its form. This shawl is on display in the store. Stop by and see for yourself. Plan ahead for the upscale events that are just around the corner during the holidays, and imagine how spectacular you would look with your own Peaseblossom shawl highlighting your attire.
September 1: Yarn manufacturers dream of introducing a new yarn, and have it receive the reception that Noro's new Silk Garden "Solo" has received. We placed our order on the very day it was announced early this year, and we only just received our initial shipment of this highly anticipated yarn. It was worth the wait, and it upholds the quality of the Noro brand, as well as the heritage of the Silk Garden series. Silk Garden Solo is a blend of 45% Silk; 45% Mohair; and 10% Wool making it a nearly perfect blend for our warm weather. The blend is versatile in that you can make upscale pieces of more casual and they will all turn out beautifully. The photo (right) shows the 9 colors of Silk Garden Solo that we have in stock. If you have interest in this yarn, you should not hesitate, because it is selling very briskly, and due to limited availability it is hard to find.
Shown in the photo (left) are the 3 colors of "Gradient" we received. Gradient is made by Schoeppel in Germany, and is of the absolute highest quality. It is 100% Merino Wool, and is very soft and alluring, with a beautiful texture, and coloring that is striking. Each ball is approximately 260 meters/284 yards in length. Gradient is quite adaptable to many knitting projects, and promises to make afinished piece that you will be proud of, and that will last many years.
We also received 29 colors of Lorna's Laces "Helen's Lace" this past week, all of which are shown in the 2 adjacent photos. Helen's Lace is a favorite amongst serious lace knitters. It is renowned for its quality, durability, and its vibrant colorations, which are perfect. We have stocked Helen's Lace for a long time now, and it has proven to be a yarn that lace knitters relish. Each skein of Helen's Lace is approximately 1,250 yards in length and is a blend of 50% Silk & 50% Wool, which is a wonderful blend for lace knitting projects. There is an unmistakable elegance that comes naturally from silk content.
We frequently say that The Knitting Patch is "The Place for Lace," perhaps you can now understand why we make this statement. In addition to Lorna's Laces we also stock many high quality lace weight yarns from which to choose.
August 29: We just completed an incredibly fun project which is shown in the photo (left). This shawl is named "Spellbound" and it is the creation of Boo Knits. The finished result is nothing short of stunning, and this applies to every aspect of the shawl. The beads really set off this shawl, and gives it a magical presence that seems to almost be calling out to you. Our example was knitted using Sweet Georgia's Merino Silk yarn, which is the yarn that Boo Knits recommended. Our example is on display in the store. We have the yarn, and the pattern available for purchase. This is a project that promises to be fun, and will also give you bragging rights as the finished shawl looks far more complicated than it is to knit. With the holiday's right around the corner, a Spellbound shawl would make a perfect gift that promises to become a family heirloom.
August 26: We recently completed our "Lady Lilith Shawl" as shown in the photo (right) The result speaks for itself, and the shawl is absolutely a stunner. As knitted, the shawl required two skeins of Anzula "Sebastian" yarn, which is a delightful blend of Superwash Merino and Sea Silk, which makes the yarn heavenly to touch, and stunning to admire. There are beads as well, which do not show well in the photo due to the size of the image, but they really do set off this shawl. This wasa fun project to knit, and not too difficult. Hence, it is well within the reach of many knitters. The great thing is when finished it will definitely make you look to be an expert knitter, due to the design, and how stunning the shawl is. Stop by the store and see this one for yourself.
August 13: Today is a great day, as received the 2nd part of our order from Hand Maiden. Shown in the photo (left) are the 6 colors of Swiss Silk, which as the name suggests is 100%. This yarn is so incredible that it is impossible to describe how perfect a yarn it truly is. Silk as a fiber for knitting is amongst the most elegant available. Given our weather here in Florida tending to be warm (relatively) year around, silk makes a perfect garment or accessory that you can use year around. Each skein of Swiss Silk is approx 437 yards in length.
Shown in the photo (right) are the 15 colors of Maiden Hair we received today. Maiden Hair is a blend of 67% Silk; 23% Kid Mohair; & 10% Nylon, which is an incredible blend that is both luxurious in appearance and to the touch, and durable. Each skein of Maiden Hair is approximately 328 yards in length.
August 5: Yesterday we received another shipment from Sweet Georgia, this time it contained 13 beautiful colors of their "Spun Silk Lace" yarn. Spun Silk Lace is 100% Silk, and is absolute lucious to touch, and as elegant as any yarn could ever hope to be. The colorations are stunning, which is something legendary Sweet Georgia. Each skein is approx 485 yards. This is an excellent yarn to consider for holiday gifts for special people in your life. Whatever you make using Spun Silk Lace is destined to become a family heirloom.
July 29: Featured in the photo (left) is our recently completed "Clarity Shawl," which was made using Noro Taiyo Sock yarn. The result speaks reams about how perfectly suited this yarn is for this shawl. The colorations within the yarn are absolutely perfect for this project. Moreover, this pattern is not difficult to follow, and is an ideal project for most knitters. Stop by the store and see this shawl for yourself. You may find yourself making one for yourself, or someone special.
July 15: Today we received 11 colors of "Lacey Lamb" from Jade Sapphire. Lacey lamb, as the name implies, is an exceptionally elegant lace weight yarn, which is 100% Extrafine Lambswool, each ball is approximately 825 yards in length. Lacey Lamb is heavenly to touch and feels wonderful against your skin. As the adjacent photo attests, the results that can be achieved with this yarn are nothing short of spectacular. The shawl shown is in a book which we have on order having sold out our first three orders. It is an exceptional book that would be a welcome addition to your lace knitting library.
July 11: Yesterday we received new yarns from Jade Sapphire and Manos Del Uruguay. These yarns are really beautiful, and worth of consideration for your knitting projects. We are also pleased to announse that The Knitting Patch is now a stocking retailer of Jade Sapphire products. If you are not familiar with their yarns, you should take a close look, as they are absolutely elegant in every sense of the word.
Shown in the photo (left) are the 9 colors of Serena we received from Manos Del Uruguay. At the far right of this photo is a suit that was created using this very wonderful yarn. The pattern for this suit is available in the Vogue Knitting Early Fall 2014 edition, which we have available in the store. This edition contains some incredible patterns and is a worthwhile addition to any knitters collection. Serena is a blend of 60% Baby Alpaca, and 40% Pima Cotton making the yarn have very enduring qualities, ensuring that you finished pieces will last for many years. Each skein is approximately 170 yards in length.
Shown in the adjacent photo are the 8 colors of Jade Sapphire "Sylph" we received. Sylph is a wonderful blend of 58% Cashmere and 42% Linen that must be felt to be appreciated. This is a near perfect blend that feels wonderful against your skin. Each skein of Sylph is approximately 309 yards in length.
The photo (left) shows the 6 colors of Jade Sapphire "Khata" we received yesterdaqy. Khata is a blend of 50% Yak, and 50% Silk, making it another yarn that has wonderful properties, including feeling incredible against your skin. At the far left of the photo is a cardigan that was knitted using Khata, and attests to how beautiful this yarn knits. This particular cardigan is taken from Vogue Knitting Early Fall 2014 edition, which we have available in the store. The Knitting Patch is pleased to be your resource for Jade Sapphire in Central Florida. Stop by and have a look at their incredible yarns. You will be glad you did.
July 7: We just completed our "Ocean Breeze" shawl, which was a Knit Along project from Boo! Knits. The results speak for themselves. This was a fun project, and not too difficult, making it an ideal consideration for most knitters. As knitted we used 2 different Fyberspates yarns for this project. Ocean Breeze is on display in the store. Stop by and see for yourself. The pattern is available directly from Boo! Knits via Ravelry. You can also click on the Boo! Knits logo below, and go to the appropriate Ravelry page to purchase this wonderful pattern.
July 4: Happy Independence Day!!! Stop by and spend some time knitting with us today, and enjoy our celebration.
We have been asked many times about the rules governing what is and is not allowed [knitting tools] to be carried aboard commercial aircraft. This morning we came accross an article which addresses this question directly, and have decided to post it here for you to review:
The Knitting Patch will be open on Friday, July 4th from 10:00am until 5:00pm. Feel free to join us for our celebration of Independence Day. Bring along some knitting projects, and spend time knitting with us..
June 23: On Saturday we received a large shipment from Hand Maiden Yarns. While this is a large shipment, we still have 2 more orders pending! We love Hand Maiden Yarns, and we are striving to have an extensive inventory of their yarns available to you.
Shown left are the 15 colors of Flaxen we received. Flaxen has been a favorite among our customers, as it knits so beautifully, and the finished pieces are timeless, durable, and lasting. Flaxen is a blend of 65% Silk; & 35% Linen making it a near perfect blend for our warm weather.
Shown in the adjacent photo are the 16 colors of Lino we received. Lino, much like Flaxen, is a blend of 65% Silk & 35% Linen, the major difference being that Lino is a lace weight yarn. All of the positive attributes of Flaxen apply to Lino in terms of the sheer beauty of the yarn, its durability, and being very well suited to warm weather knitting projects. Add to those attributes the elgance of lace....
Shown left are the 10 colors of Sea Silk we received. Sea Silk is a blend of 70% Silk & 30% Seacell. Sea Silk is also well suited to our warm climate, and promises to maketimeless pieces that will be cherished forever.
The adjacent photo shows the eight colors of Rumple we received. Rumple, as the name suggests, has a unique texture that is actually quite pleasing. Rumple is 100% Silk, making it beautiful, durable, and well suited for warm weather knitting projects.
Shown in the adjacent photo are the 14 colors of Mini Maiden we received. Mini Maiden is a blend of 50% Silk & 50% Wool. Although there is wool content, it is more than offset by the silk, making Mini Maiden an excellent choice for warm weather knitting projects. Moreover, wool is extremely durable, and assures that your investment will last for generations to come.
June 13: We have discovered a most extraordinary designer from the UK, her trade name is "Boo Knits." The patterns created by Boo Knits! are truly exceptional. When we discovered them, we immediately placed an order (through Ravelry) for a variety of them, including one that will be released later this month named "Ocean Breeze" that promises to be awesome. We urge you to visit Ravelry, and see the magnificent patterns available from Boo Knits! You will be glad that you did. Her patterns are available exclusively through Ravelry by clicking on the Boo Knits logo below (you will need to login to Ravelry for access):
June 10: A recent Japanese television show called "Great Gear" filmed an excellent and inspirational piece at the Noro headquarters in the Aichi prefecture in central Japan.
Yesterday we received some incredible new inventory, including our initial stock from Koigu Yarns and new colors of Euroflax on cones. Details below:
Shown in the adjacent photo are the 12 colors of "KPM [Koigu Premium Merino]" from Koigu Yarns. While the photos look great, and showcase the incredible colorations in this incredible yarn, you really must see it in person to fully appreciate this incredible fingering weight yarn. KPM is 100% Merino Wool, and each skein is approximately 175 yards in length.
Also from Koigu are the 11 colors of Koigu Lace Merino shown in the photo (right). Koigu Lace Merino is 100% Merino Wool, and each skein is approximately 292 yards in length. Again, the coloring of this yarn is spectacular, which is precisely the reputation that Koigu has within the industry. Nobody does coloring the way that Koigu does, and it really does show in all of their products. If you are unfamiliary with Koigu, you owe it to yourself to learn, and find out for yourself.
Euroflax is as near perfect a yarn for our warm/hot climate that exists. It is 100% Linen in content, which is as comfortable and durable a yarn as one could possibly hope for to make garments to wear year around here in Florida. We are stocking this incredible yarn in cones to make your knitting easier, as this eliminates the need to make connections and hide ends in your knitting. While the specific weight of each cone varies slightly, the content is approximately 1,300 yards, which is sufficient for many knitting projects. We presently have 15 colors of this yarn in our inventory, as several colors were sold yesterday upon arrival! This is our second shipment of this fine yarn, and if the results of our first shipment are an indication, these will not last long either. This yarn is from Belgium.
June 3: Today we received some long yarns which are absolutely perfect for your summer (year around) knitting here in Central Florida.
Shown in the photo (right) are the 5 colors of trilogie we received. trilogie is an extremely high quality yarn from zGermany that is a blend of 75% Virgin Wool; 15% Silk; & 10% Linen. As far as perfect blends for our hot weather, you can't want for much better than trilogie. It is very pleasing to the touch. Each skein of trilogie is approximately 400 meters (437 yards) in length.
The photo (left) shows the 3 colors of Rylie we received. Rylie is another yarn from Germany that is ideally suited for your warm weather knitting projects being a blend of 50% Baby Alpaca; 25% Mulberry Silk; & 25% Linen. Each skein of Rylie is approx 274 yards in length. Rylie is a DK weight yarn, that is incredibly soft to the touch. Rylie is amazingly soft and appealing, and is a yarn that is hard to adequately describe.
Shown in the photo (right) are the 3 colors of Nina we received. Nina is from Italy, and is a perfect yarn for warm weather knitting. Nina is a blend of 77% Linen and 23% Cotton making for a finished piece that allow you to breathe while wearing it. Each ball of Nina is approximately 136 yards in length.
Shown in the photo left are the 12 colors of Cotton Classic Lite we received. As the name implies, this is 100% cotton, and is from Greece. Cotton is one of our most popular fibers for warm weather projects, as it is as comfortable as it is durable. Moreover it is durable ensuring that your finished pieces will be usable for you for many years to come.
If you are looking for a perfect yarn for your summer knitting project(s) this is a perfect time to come to The Knitting Patch. In addition to these new arrivals, we have an already extenswive inventory of yarns which are well suited to warm weather. Stop by the store and see for yourself.
March 26: Shown in the photo left are the 9 colors of Sirdar "Ella" we just received. These are entirely new colors of a very soft, comfortable, and beautiful yarn that is as durable as it is beautiful. Each skein of Ella is approx 138 yards in length, and is a blend of 49% cotton; 48% acrylic; & 3% polyester. Shown in the photo (right) are the eight new colors of "Crofter" we received. Crofter is unique yarn that gives your finished project the appearance of a Fairisle Knit automatically. The results are beautiful. Each skein of Crofter is approx 179 yards in length. Crofter is a blend of 55% nylon; & 45% acrylic, providing a very durable, and lasting piece that can stand up to the most vigorous wear.
Shown in the adjacent photo are the 3 colors of Juniper Moon's "Moonshine" we received, along with a photo of a finished piece knitted with this new yarn. Moonshine is very soft and pleasing to touch, and has a beautiful appearance, with that unique sheen that only comes from silk. Each skein of Moonshine is approx 197 yards in length, and is a blend of 40% wool; 40% alpaca; and 20% silk, all of which are wonderful fibers, and fibers that are easy to knit with.
March 25: We came across a very compelling article on the CNN website that is about beneficial effects that knitting has you your brain, and health. It is, as we suggested very compelling reading that we want to share with everyone. Click on the following link and read this article entitled "This is your brain on knitting" directly on the CNN website.
March 22: Yesterday we received a very substantial shipment of new yarns from Anzula. Shown in the adjacent photo are the 19 colors of "Cloud" we now have in stock. Cloud is a very versatile, fingering weight yarn that suited to a wide variety of knitting projects. Cloud is an exceptionally high quality yarn, which is a blend of 80% Superwash Merino Wool; 10% Cashmere; & 10% Nylon, making Cloud a very appealing yarn, that will give many years of service while retaining its beauty.
Featured in the adjacent photo are the 13 colors of "Sebastian" we received yesterday. Sebastian is a fingering weight yarn, which is a blend of 70% Superwash Merino Wool; & 30% Sea Cell. Like Cloud, Sebastian is perfectly suited to an extremely wide variety of knitting projects from lace to socks! Sebastian is very comfortable against your skin as well.
Stop by the store and check out these two exciting yarns from Anzula.
March 7: First and foremost, we want to remind everyone to remember the significance of March 8 - "International women day," which is a national holiday in many parts of the world, including most European, and Asian countries. Since we love a reason to celebrate, we naturally believe it should be celebrated here in the USA as well. What better way to celebrate than coming to The Knitting Patch and treating yourself to the finest yarns available anywhere, and patterns to create an entire new ensemble for you. After all, aren't you worth it?????
February 13: We recently received some new yarns, which are quite unusual in terms of fiber content, but they are quite extraordinary in every way.
As shown in the adjacent photo, from Manos Del Uruguay we received 5 great colors of "Fino," which is a great lace weight yarn. At the far right of the photo is a shawl made with Fino, which attests to the extraordinary results you can achieve using this yarn. Fino is a blend of 30% Silk; & 70% Extrafine Merino Wool. Each skein is approx 490 yards in length.
The next three yarns we are introducing for the first time come from our neighbors in New Zealand. Featured in the photo (left) is "Sublime Lace," which is a yarn, that is absolutely incredible, especially to the touch. Sublime Lace, the word that comes to mind is "Delicate." Sublime is 100% Extra Fine Merino Wool, and each ball is approx 383 yards in length. The coloring of this yarn is exquisite, and reflects their artistry in making their yarns.
Also from New Zealand is "Air," which is shown in the photo (right). Air is a blend of 40% Cashmere; 40% Bushtail Possum; and 20% Mulberry Silk. The "Possum" content is the unusual content, but this yarn, as well as the next one, have this content and they are incredibly elegant, and appealing yarns, that feel incredible against your skin. Again, the colorations are perfect, and the possibilities for this yarn are limited only by your imagination. Each ball of Air is approx 191 yards in length. We presently have 5 colors of Air in our inventory.
Kiwi, which is an absolutely perfect name for a yarn from New Zealand is depicted in the photo (left) along with an afghan which was made using this delightful yarn. Kiwi is actually a beautiful lace weight yarn, that can easily be used in many knitting projects as suggested by it being used in the afghan shown. The coloring of Kiwi is absolutely perfect.Each ball of Kiwi is approx 217 yards in length. Kiwi is also a blend that employs Bushtail Possum. While we had never heard of Bushtail Possum, we must admit that as a fiber it is quite compelling, as it is as beautiful as it is comfortable.
We have much more new inventory on the way. Keep checking our website for the latest. Don't forget the Central Florida Fair is amost here. Submit your items for judging, and you may be surprised by the results.
January 20: We have two recently completed knitting projects in the store for your inspection. These are both exciting projects, and if you use your imagination, you may surprise yourself at what you are capable of making.
Shown in the photo (left) is a beautiful cowl which was made using three skeins of Kelbourne Woolens Terra yarn. The result speaks for itself. This was a quick and easy project to complete, which is an added bonus, especially since we are facing some chilly weather here in Central Florida. The pattern for this cown was taken from a recent edition of a knitting magazine.
The incredibly elegant, reversible, lace cabled shawl shown in the photo (right) is absolutely breathtaking. As knitted we used 5 skeins of a cashmere silk blend yarn, which are two of the most beautiful, and elegant fibers available anywhere. Moreover, the silk provides a unique luminescence that only comes from silk, and is itself an incredibly pleasing look. As knitted, we selected white yarns, which makes this shawl blend perfectly with any other colors, as well as making it a perfect accessory for the bride to be. This pattern was a free pattern we found. It is time concumming to knit, but it is also so worth that effort. This shawl is destined to become a family heirloom.
January 10: What is "Jitterbug?" - There are many answers, including a dance from the 1930's, but the best answer is an incredibly versatile yarn from Colinette (UK). Jitterbug is a fingering/sock weight yarn, that by its nature is ideally suited to a big variety of knitting projects. We just received 25 new colors of Jitterbug as shown in the adjacent photo, all of which are breathtaking. Dynamic colors is what Colinette is known for, and nobody does it better. In addition to the 25 colors of Jitterbug we also received 5 of their afghan "Kits" which Colinette is also noted for producing. These kits contain everything you need to make the afghan depicted, including the pattern. Colinette masterfully blends various yarns to create an afghan that will be an eye catcher in your home for years to come. If you are not familiar with Colinette yarns, stop by the store and see how magnificent their yarns truly are. Each skein of Jitterbug is approximately 400 yards of 100% Merino Wool.
January 9: Time to start planning for the 2014 Central Florida Fair. This year, the fair opens on February 27, and runs thru March 9. Last year the creative arts exhibits were really exceptional, and we believe that this year will be the best ever. You may download the entry forms and rules governing the creative arts by clicking on the adjacent Central Florida Fair Logo. We encourage everyone to enter their knitting/crochet projects into the competition. We caution you to pay attention to the rules for entry and take exceptional care when selecting the category into which your item(s) will be entered. Last year we observed that many fine entries were not judged due to their being submitted into the wrong category. The Knitting Patch will have an exhibit throughout the fair, and we look forward to seeing you at the fair.
December 31: Can you think of a better way to end one year and start a new year that with a massive shipment of new yarns? That is the fortune that was bestowed on us yesterday we we received a massive shipment from Fyberspates (UK). Believe it or not, we have already put together another order, as we were incredibly impressed with these new yarns. In addition to the 3 new yarns shown, we also received a MAJOR resupply of Scrumptious, which includes some magnificent new colors. Shown in the adjacent photo are the 10 colors of Fyberspates "Vivacious - 4 Ply." This yarn is 100% Superwash Merino, and each skein is approx 399 yards in length. The colorations are perfect, and very striking.
The photo (left) shows the 7 colors of Fyberspates "Vivacious DK" we received. Much like the 4 Ply shown above, the coloring of this yarn is nothing short of absolute perfection. You must see these new yarns to fully appreciate them. Each skein is approx 251 yards of 100% Superwash Merino Wool. Both of the Vivacious yarns are incredibly soft to the touch, and feel wonderful against your skin.
For those wo are familiar with The Knitting Patch know that our passion is Lace. Accordingly, the photo (right) shows the 12 colors of Fyberspates "Gleen Lace." At the far right, there is a shawl made using this yarn. Gleen Lace is a blend of 55% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester Wool & 45% Silk (incredibly elegant blend for lace knitting). Each skein is approx 874 yards in length. This is one of the absolute finest lace yarns we stock, and we are very pleased to be featuring this, and other Fyberspates fine yarns. It is difficult to convey in words how beautiful these Fyberspates yarns are. Accordingly it is well worth a trip to visit us and see them for yourself. You will be glad you did.
"Cin Cin" is a new yarn from trendsetter Yarns, and this yarn is quite spectaculr in just about every way. First, it is stunning to look at, as well as to the touch, making it well suited to many knitting projects. Shown in the adjacent photo are the 9 colors of Cin Cin we presently have in stock. The lower part of the image attempts to show the incredible textures within this yarn. Cin Cin is a blend of 50% Viscose; 25% Cotton; 20% Acrylic; & 5% Polyester, making Cin Cin a very durable yarn, and one that assures that whatever you make using it will retain its beauty and look like new for many years to come. Each ball of Cin Cin is approx 80 yards in length. The gauge is 5 stitches/inch using a US 6 needle.
December 16: Shown in the adjacent photos of the 24 colors of 100% Kid Mohair, lace weight yarns that we received late last week. This is a new product for us, and we are very impressed with this exceptional yarn. Each skein is approximately 335 yards in length. The colors and coloring are quite vibrant, and visually very pleasing. To the touch, this is one that you must see for yourself.
Don't forget that we will be having our drawing next Monday, 12/23 at 12:00 (noon) for the two incredible Holiday Gift boxes loaded with a variety of awesome knitting items, including yarns, needles, and accessories. You receive an entry ticket with each purchase between now and next Monday when we have our drawing. You do not need to be present to win. If you are a lucky winner, we ask that you contact the store as soon as possible. Winnings must be claimed in person at the store on or before December 31, 3012. We will be posting the winning numbers on our home page on our website so you can check to see if you are one of the two lucky winners. Yes, two was not a mistake, as we decided to expand, and give away two Holiday gift boxes. Shown below are photos of the two Holiday Gift boxes being given away next Monday. The photo (left) is our "Gold" Gift to be given to the first ticket drawn, and the photo (right) is our "Silver" Gift, will be given to the second ticket drawn. Both are incredible gifts, and are packed with an assortment of yarns, needles, and accessories that are certain to be well received by the two lucky winners.
December 2: Shopping for loved ones, who also happen to be knitters can be a perplexing problem. Especially if the person doing the shopping knows nothing about knitting, yarns, needles, etc. We offer a perfect solution for people finding themselves facing this problem - a gift certificate from The Knitting Patch. Our gift certificates are available in any denomination, they never expire, and there are no service charges associated with them. The only decsion you are now facing is: How Much???? The image (right) is from the cover of our gift certificate, which makes an outstanding presentation. When all else fails, try a gift certificate rom The Knitting Patch, it is a gift that will be cherished. Who knows, your knitter may decide to knit something for you......
November 29: On Wednesday, we received a major "re-supply" shipment from Madelinetosh which is 33 colors of Madelinetosh Merino Lite. If you are looking for Madelinetosh, this is an excellent tme to shop before it is gone.
November 21: As our way of wishing all of our customers a Happy Holiday, starting today, and running through 12:00 noon on December 23, you will receive a ticket with each purchase you make. This ticket enters you in our drawing to receive an incredible Holiday gift from The Knitting Patch. A Single winning ticket will be drawn at 12:00 noon on December 23, and the winning number will be posted on our website, as well as a otice sent by email to everyone who is subscribed to our mailing list. Our Holiday gift will include a selection of various fine yarns from our extensive inventory, as well as accessories, such as a complete Knitter's Pride interchangeable needle set. Details of this gift will be posted on our website in the coming days, but you can anticipate that it will include selections of the finest yarns that we feature, including : Mink; Camel; Yak; Silk; Cashmere, Mohair, and many more. This Holiday gift is a serious knitter's dream. The value of this Holiday gift is expected to exceed $500! There is no limit to the number of entries you can have. You will receive a ticket with very purchase you make. To claim your Holiday gift, you must present your winning ticket at the store. You must claim your Holiday gift by December 31, otherwise you may forfeit your gift.
November 20: The recent magazine publiction "The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits" has an incredible number of beautiful patterns, making it a very worthwhile addition to your knitting library. Featured in the photo right is our "Garden Bouquet Shawl," which was knitted using the pattern in this publcation. The results are simply stunning, and quite worth the effort put into making this beautiful shawl. As knitted we used 2 skeins of a white color lace yarn, and a single skein of black. This creation is certain to place you at the center of attention, as it is as stunning as it is elegant, and decidedly feminine. This shawl is on display in the store. If you have such interest, we also offer a class to assist you in making this shawl.
November 19: We have recently completed two lace shawls which are really exceptional in every way. Shown in the photo left is a Seascape shawl knitted using a single skein of Lorna's Laces "Helen's Lace" yarn. This is a real eye catcher that is certain to garner attention wherever you wear it. It is a perfect complement to your attire, whether it be upscale or more casual. Shown in the photo right is our "Marietta" shawl made using two skeins of Sweet Georgia - "Cash Silk Lace" yarn (the pattern is also Sweet Georgia). Both of these shawls are ideal projects, and we offer instruction (classes) in making them if desired. We have the yarns and patterns in stock for these exceptional shawls. You really need to see these examples to appreciate their beauty.
November 15: The Knitting Patch will be closing at 2:00pm on Wednesday, November 27, in advance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will be closed on Thanksgiving day, November 28, and will resume our normal hours on Friday, November 29. We wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving celebration.
November 8: We have an incredible new Stitch Marker available, and it is by far the best we have ever seen. The new markers are actually metal, and gold in color. They are completely smooth ad will never catch, snag, or otherwise damage your most delicate yarns. The most compelling aspect of these markers is their metallic nature, which are very shiny. Us use them on light colord yarns, and they are easy to see due to their being highly reflective. They are also very easy to use. We have packages of 24 or 48 markers available. Stop by the store and have a look at these incredible markers. You (and your eyes) will be glad you did.
We also received a major shipment from Feza Yarns, featuring new colors, some of which are absolutely perfect for the upcoming holiday season that is right around the corer. We were so impressed with some of these new colors that upon receipt, we placed another order because we know that these will be major hits. These are yarns that you really must see to appreciate.
October 19: We have been receiving major shipments which replensih our inventory. In many of these, we are also receiving new colors that have only recently become available. Earlier this week, we just completed the shawl shown in the photo (left). This shaww was made using Madelinetosh Lace weight yarn, using a pattern in the new book "Lace One Skein Wonders," which we have available. The results speak for themselves. The beads add an unmistakable elegance to the piece, and add depth. This shawl was made using a single skein. This shawl is on display in the store. This was a fun project to make.
October 9: We have recently updated our class descriptions, and refined the terms and conditions pertaining to them. Demand for classes far exceeds our ability to satisfy due to the individual nature of all of our classes. At present we are scheduling classes in mid January. If you are planing to take a class, we urge you schedule well in advance.
We recently completed the Stole shown in the photo (right). This was a really fund project to knit, and the results are nothing short of stunning. We used 3 skeins of Malabrigo "Silk Paca" to make this stole. The image on the left shows the front presentation, while the image on the far right shows the back view, and the middle image is a close up of the front which shows the intricate details in this piece. No matter where you look, this stole is a head turer, and is certain to garner attention wherever you wear it. The lace nature of this piece is absolutely perfect for our Florida climate, especially for the holiday functions which are just around the corner.
September 24: Yesterday we received a long awaited, major "Re-Supply" from Fleece Artist. While we term this a re-supply, in reality it contains many colors we have previously not had in inventory. Shown in the photo (left) are the 10 colors of Lady Godiva we received. Lady Godiva is an elegant blend of 50% Silk & 50% Wool, making Lady Godiva and incredibly versatile yarn that is well suited to many knitting projects. Hown in the photo (right) are the 9 colors of Flaxen we received. Flaxen is an elegant blend of 65% Silk & 35% Linen, making Flaxen another yarn with incredible versatility. Both Lady Godiva and Flaxen are both incredible yarns, that are hand dyed, with quality that is impeccale. These yarn are just in time for your holiday knitting projects, and promise to make timeless heirlooms that will be treasured for years to come.
September 6: Fall is fast approaching, and before you know it, the holidays will be here. Plan your knitting projects early, and get a head start on creating gifts that are surely destined to be family heirlooms. At The Knitting Patch, we have been building inventory all summer long in anticipation of the holidays. If you need ideas, we have a lot to offer. Stop by the store and see for yourself.
Featured in the photo (left) is a beautiful lace shawl, which was made from The Knitting Patch brand 100% silk. The finished shawl speaks for itself, and words can't begin to describe how beautiful it is. As shown the shawl required approximately 800 yards of lace weight yarn. As mentioned, we used our proprietary brand, and this was a wise decision as 100% silk was absolutely perfect for this shawl. It is on display in the store. We also offer a class in how to knit this shawl for anyone intersted. As we have said before, we ARE the place for lace knitting instruction, and supplies, with a large selection of fine lace weight yarns as well as knitted examples of lace projects.
August 28: Today we received a fresh shipment of Karabella Aurora8, which is absolutely perfect for making scarves Aurora8 is a favorite amongst knitters, and is especially well suited to making "Gator" scarves as their colors are perfect matches for the Florida Gators team colors. Shown left are 5 colors of an exceptional 100% Silk, lace weight yar that is of exceptional quality. Each skein is approximately 800 meters (875 yards). Silk is a perfect fiber for our warm climate, and it has a unique luster that only comes from silk.
August 27: The Knitting Patch will be open on Monday, September 2 from 10:00am until 5:00pm. Please feel free to join us on this day and enjoy the art of knitting and sharing your perspectives with like minded others.
August 12: For quite w hile now, "Kiki" our Koala has been feeling slighted, believing that we were always paying attention to Boris while she just sat on top of a cabinet, quitely wathing things. Kiki had grown quite weary of this, and was pleading for us to make her life more rewarding. You can imagine her shock yesterday when we brought her her very own tree. She quickly climbed to the top, and feels like she is on top of everything now. We added scarves on the branches, which makes the tree look somewhat like a Willow Tree, only the extended branches are scarves. Stop by and introduce yourself to Kiki, and while you are at it have a look at the wide variety of scarves that you can make. You have abundant time to make them for holiday gifts, even if you do not presently know how to knit. We offer classes on just about every aspect of knitting, and can have you producing knitted garments very quickly.
We received two new designs/colors of Tecido Trico as shown in the photo (right). Tecido Trico is an unusual "yarn" that produces quick and easy results that are nothing short of stunning. Scarves knitted using Tecido Trico make wonderful gifts for friends and family. We have an extensive of Tecido Trico is a wide variety of designs and colors. The ones featured in the photo are new releases from the manufacturer.
Baby yarms are popular all year. Shown in the photo (right) are two new offerings. The image on the left side of the image is a chunky weight product, while the images on the right side are DK weight. These are very high quality yarns, that assures that they will last many years, and quite likely become family heirlooms.
August 2: From Manos Del Uruguay we received five delightful colors of "Fino", which is a sport/fingering weight yarn, that is extremely versatile, and would be perfect for many knitting projects, especially for warm weather knitting due to its light weight, and delicate texture. Fino is a blend of 30% Silk; & 70% Extrafine Merino Wool. Given the silk content, this yarn has the unmistakable sheen that only comes from silk, which really adds a touch of elegance to its appearance. Each skein is aproximately 490 yards in length. Fino is a new addition to our Manos Del Uruguay stock.
July 29: On Saturday we received a long awaited shipment of yarns. Shown in the photo (right) are te six colors of lace weight, which are 100% Merino Wool. Each 100gr skein is approximately 1000 meters (1093 yards) in length. This is an extremely high quality, hand dyed yarn, which promises stunning results. These colors are stunning, and it would be hard to find any yarn whose dying is superior to this yarn. Stop by the store and see for yourself.
Shown in the photo (left) are the seven colors of a blend of 65% Silk; and 35% Linen. This is an incredibly versatile yarn, that is absolutely radiant in appearance and perfectly suited to a very wide variety of knitting projects. Each 100 gram skein is approximately 250 meters (273 yards) in length. The hand dying is incredible which is readily apparent when you examine this yarn.
Shown in the photo (left) are the seven colors of another fine blend of 50% Silk; & 50% Wool. This is another extremely versatile yarn that is well suited to a wide range of knitting projects, from casual to dressy/elegant. Each 100 gram skein is approximately 250 meters (273 yards) in length. Again, the hand dying of this fine yarn really sets it apart from others.
July 25: Today we received major shipments from Feza, and Manos Del Uruguay. From Feza we received some exciting new colors of ALP Premier, bringing our current inventory to 39 incredible colors of this magnificent yarn. We also received new inventory of existing colors. From Manos Del Uruguay we received 10 exciting new colors of Alegria, adding to our existing inventory of this beautiful yarn. Stop by the store and see this yarns for yourself.
July 20: If you have followed our new yarns, you have without a doubt noticed that we have a great affinity for yarns which are silk based. For quite a while we have searched for an extremely fine, high quality, lace weight yarn which is 100% silk. We were not successful in that search, and decided to create our own yarn that would meet our demanding specifications. It has taken a while to create, but at last it has arrived, and we have it in the store for yor inspection. We have 15 colors to choose from, and all 15 are magnificent. Above all, the quality of these lace weight yarns is impeccable. While we normally place images of our new products on our website, in this case we are not, as we hope that our serious lace knitters, who share our love of silk, will stop by the store and see these yarns for themselves. These yarns are offered under our "Knitting Patch" brand.
July 18: If you have been looking for Madelinetosh Pashmina, look no further as we received a major shipment of this incredible yarn yesterday. We have a great inventory, incliding other yarns by Madelinetosh.
July 15: Shown in the photo (left) is our "Gray Striped Wrap," whhich was made using 3 skeins of Feza "Alp" yarn. The finished wrap makes a stunning appearance, and is versatile enough to wear with many different dress styles, from casual to upscale. It will definitely make a statement about your discriminating taste in attire. It is not difficult to make. This is a "Hybrid" design of our own making. Stop by the store and see this exceptional wrap for yourself and imagine how it would look on you in a color scheme of your choosing..
July 8: Featured in the adjacent photo is our "Sea Lettuce Shawl," which was ade using 7 skeins of Louisa Harding "Grace Wool," which is a delightful blend of 50% Silk & 50% Merino Wool, once again bringing out that remarkable sheen that only comes from silk. We have this yarn in stock, as well as many others which would be well suited for this project, as well as the pattern. Stop by the store and see this for yourself. If you are not confident in your ability to make this, schedule a tailored, one on one class to ensure that you create a masterpiece.
June 5: In keeping with our commitment to be the place for lace knitting, we just received 12 colors of a yarn that is entirely new to the market. This hand painted yarn is very appealing, and extremely well suited to summer knitting projects here in Florida. There are many words that can describe this yarn, but to make it simple, we think "perfection" is appropriate. It is a blend of 40% Merino Wool; 25% Baby Llama; 20% Silk; and 15% Linen, which makes this yarn: elegant, wonderful to the touch, durable, and extremely comfortable to wear. Each skein is approximately 545 yards in length. We were so impressed by this yarn, that we have already placed aother order!
June 3: We just completed another project, as shown n the adjacent photo. This time, our "Venice Stole" was made using three skeins of Malabrigo Lace yarn. The finished result speaks reams about the pattern which is featured in the book "The Art of Knitted Lace," and especially about the results we achieved using Malabrigo Lace yarn. This stole is one display in the store. Stop by and see for yourself what you can achieve.ace projects are especially appropriate for our warm weather, and can add a magical touch to any outfit.
May 31: Receiving a shipment of Lorna's Laces is about the best way to end a week that we can imagine. Shown in the photo (left) are the 16 incredible colors of "Helen's Lace" we received. Helen's Lace is an incredibly appealing yarn, and you really need to touch and feel it to fully understand how magnificent a product this is. Helen's Lace is a blend of 50% Silk & 50% Wool. The silk content explains the elegant sheen associated with this yarn. Each skein is approximately 1,250 yards.
Shown in the photo (right) are the five colors of "Honor" we received. Much like Helen's Lace featured above, Honor is another yarn that really must be felt to truly appreciate the beauty of this yarn. Honor is a blend of 70% Baby Alpaca, and 30% Silk, making Honor as soft, and caressable as any yarn could possibly be. It is hard to emphasize how absolutely incredible this fine yarn is. The colorations on both of these yarns are absolutely flawless, and the colors themselves are also quite spectacular and must be seen to appreciate. Lorna's Laces is legendary in making amongst the highest quality yarns available, and this especially applies to their lace yarns, which are their heritage, and part of their name. Remember, that The Knitting Patch, truly is "The Place for Lace."
May 23: As shown in te adjacent photo, we just received 7 exciting colors of an exciting yarn from Manos Del Uruguay. The colorations are really quite spectacular, and consistent with Manos reputation for hand dyed yarns. Each skein is approximately 445 yards of a blend that is 75% Superwash Merino Wool, and 25% Polymide, meaning that this yarn will stand up quite well, and hold its form over a long life of use. Also today we received some new books, which are themselves quite exciting.
We also want to remind everyone that we will be open on Monday, May 27 from 10:00am until 5:00pm. If you are not engaged with family, please stop by and be a part of our extended knitting family.
May 22: We received many new colors of Malabrigo Lace yarn as shown in the photo (right). As depicted we received 15 new colors of this absolutely wonderful lace weight yarn. Shown at the far right of the image is a shawl that was made using this yarn We also have the book containing this pattern available. Malabrigo is a perennial favorite among serious knitters, and their lace weight yarn is an excellent choice for your summer kitting projects.
May 21: The Knitting Patch will be pen on Monday, May 27 from 10:00am until 5:0pm. We look forward to seeing you then. If you have time on your hands, please feel free to join us, and sit and knit an enjoy the company of like minded knitters.
May 17: As the sun sets on another week, it also set on another lace project featuring Trendsetter's "Kid Chić" mohair yarn as shown in the photo (left). The finished results is really pleasant to look at, and even more compelling to the touch, as this yarn is truly a "magnet" for your senses. It contains a very slight "hint" of sparkle with a silver metallic content that is well balanced against this beautiful yarn. It is that slight metallic content that really sets off the finised piece, and maks it so compelling to your senses. This particular shawl was knitted using three balls of this yarn. This shawl is on display in the store for you to see. If you happen to miss it, just ask and we will be happy to show it to you. The perriwinkle color also adds to to the mystique of this piece.
May 15: We usually do not post "reorders" on our website, UNLESS they are exceptional. In this case, we received seven entirely new colors of an existing yarn, and these new colors are striking (photo right). These new colors of Viva speak for themselves, as they are really stunning, and promise to make any knitting project come alive with a high degree of vibrance. The metallic content provides a distinct sparkle that accenuates the beautiful colors of ths exceptional yarn. Viva has been a popular yarn, and we are certain that these exciting new colors will be very popular. Viva is a blend of 85% Rayon and 15% Metallic.
May 14: Yesterday we completed blocking of the laceshawl we recently finished knitting as shown in the photo (left). It turned out to be quite exquisite, and perfect for a variety of environmets where a touch of elegance is appropriate. The length of the shawl in the back is quite out of the ordinary, an actually is a major aspect of this shawl. This was knitted using 1 skein of "Filigran Lace," and then at the end the border was completed using Schulana Mohair, which makes for a stunning appearance.
May 13: From Trendsetter Yarns we received 2 new yarns, both of which are quite unique, and are worthy of consideration for your projects. Shown in the photo (rigt) are the four colors of Phoenix we received. Phoenix is an abslutely efect yarn for tose spring and summer knitting projects. It is incredibly appealing to the touch, and the colors we have are also well suited to those projects. It is light and is a blend of 66% Viscose; and 34% Cotton making it an ideal candidte for warm weather knits, that will be as attention getting as it is durable and functional. Each ball of Phoenix is aproximately 100 yards in length.
We have three colors of "Grace" as shown in the photo (left). Grace is a novelty type yarn, and can be used to really add "Pizzaz" to an otherwise ordinary project. Grace is 100% Polyester, and each ball is approximately 275 yards in length. Grace would also make an incredible finished piece, like a top that would really make a statement. Within the genré of "Novelty" yarns there are many products available, but Grace seems to have staked out a Niche within that genré, and is certain to be a successful product. Grace will definitely make a statement about the person wearing something made with it. It is bold, chiché, and classy, all at the same time.
May 12: Yesterday we received a very unique, and apealing shipment of a novelty yarn, which is ideal for every season. In this case, spring is here, flowers are blooming, and new life is evident everywhere you look. This yarn clearly reflects that newness with its embedded flower blooms, which are very evident in the lower portion of the adjacent photo (right). We have eight clors of this very unique yarn to choose from. Put your creative thinking cap on and imagine what you can accomplish using this very delightful yarn. It is absolutely perfect for making a very unique, one of a kind gift for someone who adores nature and life.
May 2: Today is "Fleece Artist Day" as we got a long awaited shipment of four different yarns in today. Shown in the adjacent photo (left)are the 6 colors of Casbah we received. Casbah is a blend of 81% Merino Wool; 9% Cashmere; & 10% Nylon making Casbah a versatile yarn, that is as durable as it is beautiful and comfortable. Each skein of Casbah is approximately 355 yards in length. Casbah has an elegant feel and appearance, making it a perfect yarn for more elegant attire, which is suited to all seasons due to its weight.
Shown in the photo (right) is the single color of "Flaxen" we received. Flaxen is a blend of 65% Silk; and 35% Linen making Flaxen an exceptionally durable yarn. Given the Linen content Flaxen is a bit more "stiff" thereby making it less soft as other yarns with diffferent fiber content. However, Linen does tend to soften after washing. Flaxen is ideal for summer knitting projects, and given the large silk content, Flaxen has an unmistakable sheen that only silk provides. Each skein of Flaxen is approximately 273 yards in length.
The two colors of Lady Godiva shown in the adjacent image are beautiful yarns, and like Flaxen, the silk content is instantly evident due to the elegant sheen associated with the silk fiber. Lady Godiva is a blend of 50% Silk; & 50% Wool making Lady Godiva an extreely versatile yarn that is ideally suited to a wide variety of knitting projects from upscale to casual. Each skein of Lady Godiva is approximately 273 yards in legth. Like all Fleece Artist yarns, Lady Godiva has magnificent colorations that can only be achied using the finest materials, and implemented by seasoned artisans.
The twelve colors of Camelspin, shown in the photo (right) are not a new yarn for us, but the colors are, hence we are showcasing them now. Camelspin has been well received by our customers, and many have expressed a desire for other colors. Camelspin is a lend of 70% Silk; & 30% Camel making Camelspin an incredibly desirable yarn that you really must feel to appreciate, and see to really be captured by its elegance. The high silk content gives Camelspin that unmistakable luminescence that only comes from silk. Camelspin is very adaptable, ad is perfect for making upscale garments, or casual attire. Each skein of Camelspin is approximately 328 yards in length. If none of these six new colors appeal to you, we have other colors of Camelspin in stock. Fleece Artist yarns are exceptionally high quality yarns which produce stunning results.
May 1: Shown in the photo (left) are three perspectives of a shawl we recently completed, and have on display in the store. This shawl was made using two skeins of Madelinetosh Sock yarn. While we started using a pattern we found that we liked, it became quickly apparent that to achieve the results we were seeking that a high degree of "customization" was required. The finished shawl speaks for itself.
We are frequently asked the question about the importance of blocking your finished garment. We always give the same answer - your knitting project is NOT finished until you have blocked it. To graphically demonstrate this, we took photos both before and after blocking of a scarf we just recently completed. The photo (right) shows both perspectives. Now we ask, which "version"would you want to wear - "blocked or unblocked"? During the recent Central Florida Fair which we attended we couldn't help but notice that many of the crocheted/knitted pieces which were submitted for judging in the competition were NOT blocked! You can imagine how they looked, especially if they happened to be placed adjacent to pieces which had been blocked. In this case, what kind of impression would your unblocked pieces make on any judge? If you were judging, which do you think would make the most favorable impression on you, and attest to the fact that you pay attention to details, and finish your projects in the best manner possibe? Clearly, if you want for your knitted pieces to make the best presentation possible, they must be blocked.