Friday, April 30, 2010

Atlanta Stores - Whole Nine Yarns

On Tuesday evening we stopped by The Whole Nine Yarns located in Woodstock, GA for their knit night.  They are open every day except Sunday and stay open until 9 pm on Tuesdays.
It was fun to sit and knit, and talk about yarn....

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Knitting Green - Eco Vest

Eco Vest
Designed by Katie Himmelberg
From the new Ann Bud book - "Knitting Green: Conversations and Planet Friendly Projects"

Knit in Ecowool - 100% undyed Peruvian Highland Wool - 478 yds/250 g - shown in color 8015 (Oatmeal)

This unstructured vest is knit in a single peice to the armholes and then the front and back are worked separately to the shoulders.  Cable stitches make for easy shaping.  This great multi-seasonal garment is knit with 2-3 skeins of Ecowool on a US 10 1/2 needle.

Atlanta Stores - Sheepish

We stopped and saw Sheepish  located in Decatur, GA.  They are open 7 days a week and Carrie, Stacy, and Brooke are great resources.
Bibi was a wonderful hostess.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Atlanta Stores - Lovin' Knit Yarn Shop & Studio

Lovin' Knit Yarn Shop & Studio

Last Tuesday we stopped in Marietta in the Paper Mill Shopping Centeer to meet with Pat.  The store is open Monday through Saturday and there is a knit night every Thursday from 6-8 pm.

Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian Highland Wool - 220 yds/100 g)
Fixation - a great stretch cotton blended with just a bit of elastic - great for baby hats and booties, socks, tank tops, swim suits, chem caps......

Ultra Pima - Cascade's newest cotton - 220 yds/100 g - available in 53 vibrant colors.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Free Pattern - Year-Round Little Cardigan - Designed by Melissa Leapman

Year-Round Little Cardigan
Designed by Melissa Leapman

A great little jacket that is both flattering and comfortable.

Knit in Ultra Pima (100% Pima Cotton - 220 yds/100 g - available in 53 colors ) - 5 (6, 7, 8) hanks of #3704


Finished Bust Measurement (Buttoned): 36 ½ (45 ½, 48 ½, 57)"
Finished Length: 22"

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Atlanta Stores - 2nd Stop - Ewe Knits

Ewe Knit in Carrollton, Ga was our second stop.  Open Mon-Fri 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, they focus on both knitting and crochet.  Their Knit and Crochet Night is on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. 

Atlanta Stores - 1st Stop Sugarfoot Yarns

On Monday we stopped by Sugarfoot Yarns in Peachtree City, GA - Cheryl was nice enough to see us on her day off.  The store opened up last year and  is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. til 6 p.m.  On Thursdays the store is open late for a knit night, at least until 8 p.m.  "Yarns and Yarns," where a local author or storyteller will share a story as we knit and nosh around the table begins at 12:15 on the first and third Fridays of each month.
 Magnum (100% Peruvian Highland Wool)
Cascade 220 wall

Projects Seen at Stitches South


It was great seeing everyone that stopped by at the Cascade Yarns booth at Stitches South.  Some even brought their project that was knit with one of the Cascade yarns.
Nancy Rieck wore her design - Summer Wild Oats - knit in Cascade Arcadia.
Marcia Howell (suthnheart on Ravelry) knit Dreaming of the Sea (based on The Sheep Tote (AC-64) by Bev Galeskas) knit in Cascade 220 and 220 Quatro
Karola (EyeKnit4U58 on Ravelry) who was working at the Big Sock booth knit Tuscany from Amy Smith's 'No Sheep for You' in Alpaca Lace

Diana (Pugsley on Ravelry) knit a Felted bag out of Cascade 220 and Autunno based on the Lucy bag.
Jennifer Hagan modeled her design Ailsa (Figheadh Yarnworks) knit by Kelli Story in Cottonrich DK










Margaret Ann McCormick knit in Sierra Quatro
Molly Evans brought her WIP knit in Eco+ - the Helleborus Yoke (Matthew Gnagy from Knitscene Winter/Spring 2010)
Shirley Bennet knit Galadriel by Nautical Knitter (Shirley Filmer)  in Alpaca Lace

Friday, April 23, 2010

Fashion Show - Stitches South 2010

Shadows Cardigan - Designed by Fontelle Jones (Great Yarns)
Knit in Eco Duo (70% undyed Baby Alpaca/30% undyed Merino Wool - 197 yds/100 g)
Wrapped in Alpaca - Designed by Fontelle Jones - Great Yarns
Knit in Pure Alpaca (100% Baby Alpaca - 220 yds/100 g) - available in Stockineette, Garter Stitch, Crochet, and Cable Stitch

Contemporary Jacket - Designed by Melissa Leampan
Knit in Sierra (80% Pima Cotton/20% Wool - 191 yds/100 g)
Engaging Duo - Designed by:  Carol Wessinger (Pillow) and Nicole Markley (Wristlets) - in Upcoming Knitters Magazine - Summer 2010
Knit in Ultra Pima (100% Pima Cotton; 220 yds/100 g)
Cymbidium - Designed by Kathy Zimmerman - Knitters Magazine Spring 2010
Knit in Ultra Pima (100% Pima Cotton; 220 yds/100g)
Coraline - Designed by Joan McGowen-Michael (White Lies Designs)
Knit in Cottonrich DK (64% Cotton/36% Nylon - 135.6 yds/50 g)
Carmella - Designed by Joan McGowen-Michaels (White Lies Designs)
Knit in Ultra Pima (100% Pima Cotton - 220 yds/100 g)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

New Melissa Leapman Book - Color Knitting the Easy Way


Melissa Leapman's new book, "Color Knitting the Easy Way -Essential Techniques, Perfect Palettes, and Fresh Designs Using Just One Color at a Time", officially goes on sale on April 27, 2010.  It is actually on sale at Stitches South at Yarn Barn of Kansas'  booth.  A majority of the swatches in the  book are knit in Cascade 220 and 3 of the projects are in Cascade Yarns - Greenland, Luna, and Pastaza.   There are at least 2 addtional color options for each project.

"In Color Knitting the Easy Way, renowned knitwear designer, teacher, and author Melissa Leapman explores the simplest and most popular ways of knitting with two or more yarn colors—using just one color in each knitted row. No more juggling multiple yarns in your hands as you knit!

One-color, one-row stitch techniques allow for a minimal learning curve but can yield maximum impact. From basic stripes to intricate slip stitch and mosaic patterns, Leapman’s clear, easy-to-use instructions explain the foundations of color knitting and how to combine basic stitches to achieve texture, vibrancy, and patterns that will wow family and friends."

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Free Ravelry Pattern - Jess' Birthday Sweater

Jess' Birthday Sweater
Designed by:  Emily Wright

Knit in Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian Highland wool - 220 yds/100 g) - 4 skeins
Shown in 34" bust.

Free Ravelry Download!

This cabled raglan is worked in the round from the bottom up.  Currently only written for one size, it would be easy to alter by adjusting the number of stitches in the stockinette panel on the sides.