Wednesday, January 27, 2010

60 Quick Knits - Another Preview






















Mock Cable Wristers
Designed by Anne Farnham

These blushing beauties will warm the hands and heart of any lucky recipient. With a wide, dramatic faux cable and ribbed openings, they‘re also definite eye-catchers.

Finished measurements
Hand circumference 7" (17.5cm)
Length of cuff approx 1¼" (3cm)

Materials
■ 1 hank Cascade 220 Heathers in color #9442 (Baby Rose Heather)
■ One set (4) size 6 (4mm) double-pointed needles
■ Stitch markers

Gauge
22 sts and 28 rnds to 4"/10cm over reverse St st using size 6 (4mm) dpns.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Free Pattern - Superwash Paints Tam -- Designed by Laura Farson


Chocolate Tam
designed by Laura Farson.







1 skein project using color 9876 from 220 Superwash Paints
This lovely yarn works up into a rich swirl of color. The pattern is easily constructed with a narrow rib, an increase round, even work to make the base, and finally decrease rounds narrow to the center.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Patternfish - Celtic Cardigan by Annie Dempsey


Annie Dempsey's Celtic Cardigan
Knit in Cascade 220.

"A perennial favorite, this cardigan was inspired by the rock walls that are found all over the British Isles," explains Dempsey. "The body of the cardigan is knit in garter rib stitch, while the bands and yoke take ample advantage of twisted stitch patterning." Bring us your bright, your ambitious, your beauty-lovers, and have them feast on the knitting of this; perhaps easier than it looks at first. The back and fronts are made separate, and the cabling-- with the modest exception of the yoke-- is confined to narrow bands. The result is extraordinary, unique and endlessly involving, even just to look at. Modified drop shoulders. Gauge is over garter rib

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Knit Simple - 2009/10

Knit Simple - Winter 09/10 (photo by Rose Callahan)

Baby Alpaca Chunky is on the cover of Knit Simple!  It just takes 2 hanks of color 555 for this quick and adorable hat.  Or you can pick your own color from the more than 50 solids, heathers, and hand paints available.
































Also in the issue is a beautful Granny Sqaure Afghan designed by Randy Cavaliere  crocheted  in Cascade 220.  220 is available in Solids, Heathers, Quatros, Tweeds, and Hand Paints in more than 300 colors in all.

Amounts: 2 hanks each in #8884 maroon, #7808 purple, #7827 yellow, #2403 chocolate, #8907 turquoise;
1 hank each in #7805 pink, #8914 green, #2414 russet, #8505 off-white

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Interweave Editorials


On Newstands on January 26, 2010
Knit Scene Winter/Spring 2010
Photographed by:  Joe Coca
Cascade Greenland, #3527 sunflower: Loretto Vest by Cassie Miller. Pages 14 and 62.

Flattering vest knit in Greenland, 100% merino superwash with a springy twist and great stitch definition.  It is machine washable and dryable and available in more than 40 colors.


Interweave Crochet Winter 2009

• Cascade 220 Superwash: Painted Turtle Afghan by Edie Eckman on page 86

Monday, January 18, 2010

Heritage Paints by Stevanie Pico from Sock Summit



The new Heritage Paints colors designed by Stevanie Pico are finally in the warehouse!  Her unique sense of color created 5 beautiful new colorways for our Heritage Paints.  In conjunction with Abundant Yarns and Dyeworks, we had a naming contest for the new colors at the Sock Summit.  There were a ton of entries to decide between.  Some of the colorways had more than 100 entries for them, so it was a very difficult choice.


So the winners are....
9907 - Seattle Blues - Nela Cumming
9906 - Wild Honey - Kirsti McElligot
9903 - Sage Honey - Chirstine Collins
9904 - Briar Rose - Lesley Duckworth
9905 - Desert Adobe - Aleen Caplan Yamasaki

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Patternfish - Touch of Grey Cardigan - Elizabeth Smith

Patternfish has a great site full of downloadable patterns for purchase, including more than 100 patterns that use Cascade Yarns.


Elizabeth Smith's Touch of Grey Cardigan
A great layering piece, this buttonless belted short-sleeved cardigan is knit in one piece with limited seaming. It is knit on circular needles, working back and forth from the bottom to the underarms. At that point the sleeve stitches are cast on and the back and front pieces are divided and each worked separately. Short rows are used to shape the shoulders. Front and back shoulder stitches are attached by binding off the stitches together using the three-needle bind off technique. Finally, stitches are picked up and knitted to create the neck band ribbing, sleeve ribbing and front bands. The only seaming you’ll have to do is at the underarm on each side—that’s it!
In Baby Alpaca Chunky

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

60 Quick Knits Update

60 Quick Knits - 20 Hats, 20 Scarves, 20 Mittens in Cascade 220 is now available to preview on Issuu.com. The monkey hat was designed by Irina Poludnenko. It‘s a jungle out there! Keep your little one‘s head and ears warm with this adorable topper featuring earflaps that secure under the chin with I-cord ties.  At TNNA we were very happy to see the models from the book and there will be regular previews between now and April when it hits the stores.  Rumor has it that previews of the book might be available by the the Yarn Market News Conference - which is happening here in Seattle, WA on March 14-16, 2010.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

TNNA is coming


TNNA will be this weekend.  We will be up front in booths 1209-15 and 1306-14.  Joan from White Lies Designs will be in our booth this time.  She has some great new designs using our yarns.  Also, we will have some new spring designs from Melissa Leapman making their debute.  There will be a number of new garments knit from our new Ultra Pima - a DK/Sport gauge cotton that is amazingly soft while being very easy care.


Also, for another fun free pattern - a bag, shawl, and beret knit out of Baby Alpaca ChunkyThe Baby Alpaca Chunky Purse, Hat, and Wrap was designed by Susie Bonell, a Seattle native, and is lusciously soft and a quick knit.  Baby Alpaca Chunky comes in a wide range of colors (including hand paints, marles, and heathers) and at 3 1/2 stitches per inch, knits up quite quickly.