I ran into Lynn Wilson at the Westport Yarns booth at Stitches East. She designed some adorable kids' sweaters knit in 128 Superwash (next to her in the picture) as well as several projects in 60 Quick Knits.
Donna stopped by the Cascade booth at Stitches East and showed us the Eco Duo shawl she has on her needles. The gentle striping and squishy softness of the yarn worked well with the simple, yet lovely design.
This adorable hat knit in 220 Superwash is the first preview of 60 Quick Baby Knits. The new book will be available in April 2011 and will be crammed full of fabulous sweaters, blankets, hats, and more all knit in Cascade 220 Superwash!
Knit in 220 Sport - 100% Peruvian Highland Wool - 164 yds/50 g - available in 59 colors - 6-9 skeins (35-54" finished bust measurement)
Clarice is a pretty, tailored cardigan that gives you an hourglass shape whether you have one or not The trick is in the side shaping and interior darts which carve out a waistline and eliminate bulk. The darting at the sides may be omitted for a less curvy fit. Honeybee and Faggoting stitchery on front and back forms a mock princess shape; one of the most flattering lines for any figure type. The sleeves are puffed at the cap and set in for a well fitting shoulder area.
Erlinda and I stopped by Gallery Hanahou to meet Anna and see her exhibit. It is so creative and fun! Greetings from Mochimochi is entirely knit from Cascade Yarns and includes a giant freakshow of a worm (the train), twees, vertigoats, mochis, and more. Very fun and full of great details. The show is open through the end of the week.
The Cascade Sheep made a stop at Vogue Knitting today and met Wendy, Doreen & Renee. We got to see some garments and pictures from the new 60 Quick Baby Knits that will be available in April 2011. There are some gorgeous projects and pictures - stay tuned for previews!
There are some fabulous finished projects posted on the Cascade Yarns' Ravelry group. Here are some of the recently finished projects that caught my eye. Fingerless Mitts knit in Cloud 9 (50% Angora/50% Merino Wool) - by bellsisterding
These lovely mitts would make a great gift for someone special (including yourself) - they're soft, warm, and fuzzy. Sweet Baby Blanketknit in Baby Alpaca Chunky (100% Baby Alpaca) by BoutsDeCerise
This beautiful baby blanket combines a simple lace pattern with buttery soft chunky alpaca. Birdy knit in 128 Superwash (100% Merino Superwash) by KnotAnotherHat.
This adorable sweater would be great addition to any child's wardrobe. The chunky merino superwash knits is soft and knits up quickly. Thermis knit in Cascade 220 by knittycaroline.
This unisex cowl will keep you warm with the thermal stitch pattern that keeps out the wind and cold without adding bulk. Hooded Jacket knit in Cascade 220 by mistyrain.
The Cascade Sheep stopped by Close Knit (300 Franklin Ave, Wyckoff, NJ) and found some Baby Alpaca Chunky and 128 Tweed. He loved the reversible cabled scarf knit out of the 128 tweed and the cozy cowl in the Baby Alpaca Chunky.
Welted Pullover Designer: John Brinegar Published in Vogue Knitting Holiday 2010 (photo by Rose Callahan) Check it out on VK360 Knit in Baby Alpaca Chunky - 100% Baby Alpaca - 108 yds/100 g For Sizes: Small - X-Large - 7 - 10 hanks in #596 brown This flattering pullover is knit in one piece from side to side and knits up quickly in buttery soft chunky baby alpaca.
Knit in Venezia Worsted - 70% Merino Woo/30% Mulberry Silk - 218 yds/100g - 3-4 sks
Finished sizes - 32-48" chest
"This top-down topper requires no sewing and very little finishing," reports Fallone. "Multiple increases create a nice oval shape for arms and top." You should see this in person. It is breathtaking: sleek, serene lines, almost Oriental in impression-- it's a cape with a small train, the most graceful possible kind of cardigan. Flares out flatteringly around the waist. It makes anything you wear it with seem worthy of a ballroom. Shown in the Venezia Worsted, which has just the right balance of body and drape.
Knit in Pima Silk (85% pima cotton, 15% silk; 109 yd [100 m]/50 g): #7101 beige, 2 skeins. Finished Size 17" circumference, unblocked. Brim may be blocked up to 24". This beautiful slouchy beret would be a wonderful gift for someone special (including yourself). The cotton/silk blend would make a great year-round accessory.