Category: Shawl

Knit Locally Book Club October 2018: Ship Fever by Andrea Barret

Knit Locally Book Club October 2018: Ship Fever by Andrea Barret

Knit Locally Book Club: October Meeting

Tuesday, October 2

6:30-8:30 pm

Our October Book Club selection is Ship Fever by Andrea Barrett. 

1996 National Book Award Winner for Fiction.

The elegant short fictions gathered hereabout the love of science and the science of love are often set against the backdrop of the nineteenth century. Interweaving historical and fictional characters, they encompass both past and present as they negotiate the complex territory of ambition, failure, achievement, and shattered dreams. In “Ship Fever,” the title novella, a young Canadian doctor finds himself at the center of one of history’s most tragic epidemics. In “The English Pupil,” Linnaeus, in old age, watches as the world he organized within his head slowly drifts beyond his reach. And in “The Littoral Zone,” two marine biologists wonder whether their life-altering affair finally was worth it. In the tradition of Alice Munro and William Trevor, these exquisitely rendered fictions encompass whole lives in a brief space. As they move between interior and exterior journeys, “science is transformed from hard and known fact into malleable, strange and thrilling fictional material” (Boston Globe)

Project Inspiration:

We’ve chosen projects reminiscent of both the floral theme of the book cover and connections to the natural world that are a theme throughout the short stores.

Each of these designs uses sport-weight yarn, and would be stunning knit in our Rosy Green Wool Cheeky Merino Joy, Carol Sunday 3-ply (Eden, Nirvana or Angelic) or Blue Sky Baby Alpaca Sport.

Rosy Green Wool Cheeky Merino Joy

100% Virgin Organic Merino Extra Fine

350 yards / 100 g / $24.95

Carol Sunday 3-Ply

Eden: 100% Extra-Fine Australian Merino: 50g / 246 yards / $11.50

Nirvana: 90% Extra-Fine Merino, 10% Cashmere: 50g / 246 yards / $13.95

Angelic: 75% Extra-Fine Merino, 25% Angora: 50g / 246 yards / $12.95

Blue Sky Baby Alpaca Sport

100% Baby Alpaca

50g / 110 yards / $13.00

Pattern Ideas:

Branches and Buds Pullover by Carrie Bostick Hoge

Cowl Latvian Blooms by Dela Hausmann

Frosted Leaves by Lisa Hannes

Caress My Soul by Melanie Berg

Upcoming Book Selections and Meeting Dates

Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood: Tuesday, November 6
Elinor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman: Tuesday, December 4
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee: To Be Determined (Either Tuesday, January 1 or Tuesday, January 8)
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George: Tuesday, February 5

Project Inspiration with Cheeky Merino Joy: 3 colors, 8 combos, 7 patterns

Find your Joy! Cheeky Merino Joy is our newest arrival from Rosy Green Wool.  The wool, yarn, and entire production process are certified according to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). The supersoft Merino wool comes from Patagonia and is spun and dyed for Rosy Green Wool by small businesses in England. This sport-weight yarn is extremely soft, also ideal for children. Available in 23 colors and the first GOTS-certified organic Merino hand-knitting yarn that is also machine washable.

The Color Combinations

Here are our 8 favorite 3-color combinations, and 7 patterns for your inspiration:

Combo 1: 062 Isar Pebble / 063 Deep Ocean / 050 Ruby
Combo 2: 062 Isar Pebble / 126 Peony / 101 Blackberry
Combo 3: 065 Edelweiss (undyed) / 058 Rose Garden / 060 Black Cat
Combo 4: 105 Blackberry Sorbet / 107 Arctic Sea / 055 Moss
Combo 5: 126 Peony / 105 Blackberry Sorbet / 057 Wild Mallow
Combo 6: 051 Laguna / 062 Isar Pebble / 061 Cornish Slate
Combo 7: 103 Garden Pond / 102 Sunflower / 115 Air
Combo 8: 053 Sand / 054 Lucky Clover / 102 Sunflower

The Patterns

Each of these patterns calls for 3 colors of Cheeky Merino Joy

“Hamble” by Isabell Kraemer

“Drachenfels” by Melanie Berg

“Coya” by Jana Huck

“Streetscape” by Jana Huck

“Heidschnucke” by Melanie Berg

“Color Affection” by  Veera Välimäki

“Colour Spotting” by Jana Huck

Project Idea: Allodola Shawl by Heather Zoppetti

Project Idea: Allodola Shawl by Heather Zoppetti

The Allodola Shawl, knit in two colors of Oink Pigments Nimbus

Our latest shop sample is a stunner! The Allodola Shawl by Heather Zoppetti uses a clever combination of slipped and cabled stitches to create a unique geometric pattern, while short rows create a fun ruffled edge. The design is perfect to highlight a hand-dyed variegated yarn combined with a complimentary solid or tonal. It is easy to adjust the size or length, as it is knit from edge to edge…simply follow the increases to the desired size, then start decreasing back down!

We knit ours in our new yarn, Nimbus from Oink Pigments. This Merino / Nylon / Cashmere blend is OH.SO.SOFT! Please feel free to come in and touch it for yourself to experience the luscious softness and the beautiful halo. Beth thoroughly enjoyed knitting with it — it’s very easy on your hands! Beth used Oink Pigments Nimbus in the variegated colorway “4 Play” and the solid colorway “Sex&Violets.” You can purchase this combo below (Combination 9) or go for a sparkle version of the same colors! (Combination 5)

A close up on the beautiful stitch pattern of the shawl, created with slipped stitches and cables.

We’ve put together our favorite color combos from several of our indie dyers. Contact us to reserve yours–we’re happy to ship as well!

Allodola Shawl Combinations featuring Indie Dyers!

Combine your favorite hand-dyed variegated with a complimentary solid or tonal!

Details for each kit:

Combination 1: $60.95

Oink PIgments Nimbus in Pixie Wings and Yankee Dyer Stride in Hot Pants

Combination 2: $60.95

Oink PIgments Nimbus in Pigs, Doom, and Tacos and Yankee Dyer Stride in Sea Glass

Combination 3: $56.95

Oink Pigments Disco in Gryphon Door and Kim Dyes Yarn Sugarcookies Sock in Cabernet

Combination 4: $60

Oink Pigments Disco in Desert Dessert and Peachy Keen

Combination 5: $60

Oink Pigments Disco in 4 Play and Sex&Violets

Combination 6: $66

 Oink Pigments Nimbus in After All This Time and Zoot Soot Riot

Combination 7: $60

Oink Pigments Disco in Cool WIP and Together All Rows Develop Into Sweaters

Combination 8: $55.90

Yankee Dyer Stride in Alternative Facts and Vino

Combination 9: $66

Oink Pigments Nimbus in 4 Play and Sex&Violets

Tandem Cables Scarf by Bonnie Barker

Tandem Cables Scarf by Bonnie Barker, from “Cable Crochet Made Easy.” Knit in Yankee Dyer Yakkity Yak

We’re so excited to have local author and crochet superstar at Knit Locally on Saturday, December 2 from 12-2 for a book signing for her new release, “Cable Crochet Made Easy.” The book features 18 new cabled crochet patterns and includes a wide variety of patterns, including pieces for both men and women as well as the home. As a bonus, each pattern comes with detailed video tutorials to take you through the steps, so you’ll be able to crochet away with confidence!

Our second pattern preview for Bonnie Barker’s newest book, “Cable Crochet Made Easy” is the Tandem Cables Scarf. Just look at that rich texture! Although this looks intimidating, once you get started, the pattern becomes intuitive — plus Bonnie’s video tutorials for both right and left handed crocheters will help you along!

This scarf was knit out of Yakkity Yak by Yankee Dyer, which is available at Knit Locally. This blend of merino, yak, and nylon produces a fabric with incredible drape. We have 14 colors in stock, including the color used in the book sample, “Yak-tober.” Click here for a complete color selection and ordering information.

We carry a full spectrum of Yankee Dyer Yakkity Yak — beautiful, rich colors with incredible drape!

See you at the book signing! Click here for more information.

Weekend Flash Sale: November 11-12

Check this post on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for updates about this weekend’s Flash Sale!

Not one, not two, but FOUR luxury yarns are on sale this weekend!
Save 25% on all of the following yarns:
1. Madelinetosh Pashmina: 75% Merino Wool / 15% Silk / 10% Cashmere
sport weight, 360 yds. SALE PRICE: $25.13 each
2. Amano Mayu: 60% Royal Alaca / 20% Cashmere / 20% Silk
DK weight, 109 yards / 50 g  SALE PRICE: $21 each
3. Miss Crosby’s Hat Box:
75% SW Merino / 15% Silk / 10% Cashmere
sport weight, 317 yards / 100 g  SALE PRICE: $20.25 each
4. Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted:100% Merino Superwash
worsted weight, 97 yards / 50 g   SALE PRICE: $7.84 each

Madeline Tosh Pashmina:

75% Merino Wool / 15% Silk / 10% Cashmere
sport weight, 360 yds. SALE PRICE: $25.13 each

Colors, left to right:
TOP
Morning Dove
Baltic
Longwood
Mineral
BOTTOM:
Rose
Vintage Sari
Nectar
Mongolia Leaf
Firewood

Contact us for shipping options!

Pattern Ideas:

Silverleaf by Lisa Hannes  SEE OUR SAMPLE IN THE STORE!

Charming Chaos Shawl by Gabrielle Vezina

Drachenfels by Melanie Berg

For additional pattern ideas, see suggestions for Miss Crosby’s Hat Box below

Miss Crosby’s Hat Box:

75% SW Merino / 15% Silk / 10% Cashmere
sport weight, 317 yards / 100 g  SALE PRICE: $20.25 each
Colors: left to right:
TOP
Sunset Regatta
Spangled Continga
Submarine
Greystone
Wild Huckeberry
Vintage Port
BOTTOM
Creme Fraiche
Winter Wheat
Smokey Granite
Flame-colored Tangager
Hot Pimento
Icebox Watermelon

Contact us for shipping options!

Pattern ideas:

Baby Tea Leaves by Melissa LaBarre

Wurm by katushika

Cashmere Perle by Plucky Knitter Design

For additional pattern ideas, please see suggestions for Madelinetosh Pashmina above

Amano Mayu:

60% Royal Alaca / 20% Cashmere / 20% Silk
DK weight, 109 yards / 50 g  SALE PRICE: $21 each

Colors Available, left to right

TOP

2000 Frost White

2001 Green Grass

2003 Earth Brown

2004 Yellow Grass

2005 Exotic Bloom

BOTTOM

2006 Wild Cherry

2007 Sierra Night

2009 Mystery Lake

2010 Stone Grey

2011 Celestial

2013 Cool Breeze

Contact us for shipping options!

Pattern Ideas:

Paulina Cowl by Martha Wissing

Welted Fingerless Gloves by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief by Orange Flower Yarn  SEE THIS SAMPLE IN THE STORE!

Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted:

100% Merino Superwash
worsted weight, 97 yards / 50 g   SALE PRICE: $7.84 each

Colors Available, left to right

Red Poppy   /    Orange Peel   /    Lemon Chiffon

Saffron   /   Pistachio   /   Teal

Sky Blue   /    Sapphire   /   Indigo

Cotton Candy    /   Berry   /   Lavender

Charcoal   /   Wheat   /   Black Licorice   /   Vanilla   /   Brushed Silver

Pattern ideas:

Wee Lima by Taiga Hilliard Designs

Easiest and Fastest Baby Booties Ever! by A la sascha

Flax by Tincanknits

Wearever Wrap by Heather Walpole  SEE OUR SAMPLE IN THE STORE!

Contact us for shipping options!

See something you LOVE but can’t make it to the store? We’d love to send it to you. Contact us for ordering and shipping options, or with any other questions!

Meet Our Shop Sample: The Claudia Shawl, Knit in Yankee Stride MCN

Our newest shop sample is this gorgeous Claudia Shawl by Christina Körber-Reith. Knit in four colors of Yankee Stride, a luscious Merino/Cashmere/Nylon blend from Yankee Dyer, the finished shawl has a bold, modern look with drape for days.

Although the colorwork makes this shawl look like a complicated knit, it is a simple triangular shape that uses slipped stitches to create the ‘plaid’ effect. Once you have the stitch pattern down, it quickly becomes a mindless knit.

The Yankee Stride yarn is a perfect match for this pattern, with the touch of cashmere to make this a luxury knit piece and give it beautiful drape. The rich color palette we love from Yankee Dyer means that you can find a stunning color palette that you love, whether soft and romantic pinks and greys, or bold and bright purples and blues.

Once you curl up in this shawl, you won’t want to take it off–it’s a delightful wrap for cozy fall evenings and cold winter days.

We’d love to help you pick out your own custom color combo for this stunning shawl!