Saturday, August 28, 2010

New Yarn - Heritage 150 Paints

Heritage Paints - our fingering weight merino superwash/nylon blend has a big sister! Heritage 150 Paints come in a 150 g hanks with a very generous 492 yds. Yes, this yarn is machine-washable and -dryable and is great for kids, babies, lace, and of course socks.

Friday, August 27, 2010

New Yarn - Heritage 150 Paints

Heritage Paints - our fingering weight merino superwash/nylon blend has a bug sister! Heritage 150 Paints come in a 150 g hanks with a very generous 492 yds. Yes, this yarn is machine-washable and -dryable and is great for kids, babies, lace, and of course socks.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Vogue Knitting - Fall 2010

Fair Isle Tunic
Designer: Yoko Hatta
Vogue Knitting Fall 2010
Photo by Rose Callahan
Knit in Heritage - 75% Merino Superwash Wool/25% Nylon -437 yds/100 g - 2 - 3 sks  #5635 soft green, 1 - 2 skeins in #5637 teal blue, 1 skein each in #5623 navy, #5633 purple, #5632 plum, #5617 fuchsia, #5608 forest green, #5602 baby blue, #5611 pale yellow, #5640 light orange, #5642 dark orange, #5604 medium blue, #5603 dark blue, #5612 medium green



Twisted Fair Isle motifs and a twisted rib trim are used on this lovely A-line tunic that would make a fabulous layer for fall.
Banded Turtleneck
Designer: Kathy Merrick
Vogue Knitting Fall 2010
Photo by Rose Callahan

Knit in Pastaza - 50% Llama/50% Wool -132 yds/100 g -  4- 6 skeins in #026 oatmeal, 3 - 4 skeins in #6003 red, 2 - 3 skeins in #84 turquoise

Knit this cozy turtleneck from the bottom up that was based off a classic ski sweater.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Stitches Midwest - Fashion Show

Wrapped in Alpaca Cardigan
Designed by Fontelle Jones - Great Yarns
Knit in Pure Alpaca - 100% Baby Alpaca
Celebration Tunic
Designed by Angela Juergens
Published by Knitters Magazine - Fall 2010 - K100
Knit in 220 Superwash - 100% Superwash Wool
128 Cable Vest
Designed by Great Yarns
Knit in 128 Superwash
Alpaca Angles
Designed by Great Yarns
Knit in Pure Alpaca - 100% Baby Alpaca
Julianne Suit
Designed by Joan McGowan-Michael - White Lies Designs
Knit in Sierra
Charcoal Cabled Suit
Published in Knitters Magazine - Fall 2010 - K100
Designed by Ann McCauley
Knit in Lana d'Oro

Big Button Shawl #1
Designed by Leslie Adrian - Crazy Girls Yarn Shop
Knit in Sierra - 80% Pima Cotton/20% Wool
Big Button Shawl #2
Designed by Leslie Adrian - Crazy Girls Yarns Shop
Knit in Cotton Rich DK
Carmella
Designed by Joan McGowan-Michael - White Lies Design
Knit in Ultra Pima - 100% Pima Cotton

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Start of Eco Duo cowl


Couldn't resist starting another small project in Eco Duo. The undyed baby alpaca/merino blend is soft, squishy, warm, and fuzzy.

Cotton Rich Cardi seen at Stitches Midwest


Denise Millsaps (she was wearing a cabled Melissa Leapman design in Cascade 220 last night) stopped by the booth and showed us her lovely green cardigan knit in Cotton Rich. The pattern was from Creative Knitting.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Student fashion show


Saw 2 beautiful sweaters from Melissa Leapman's Continuous Cables - knit in Cascade 220. Knit by Dawn Williams and Denise Millsaps.

Sierra sweater seen at Midwest


Mary Vaughan from the Village Yarn Shop in Zionsville, IN - stopped by to show us her ChicKnits sweater - Cece knit in Sierra.

Creative Knitting September 2010 - Lorna Miser hoodie


Just received a copy of the September Creative Knitting and saw the Stone-Cut Hoodie knit in Luna . Lorna Miser designed this casual hoodie that has great style. Shown in color 703.

220 jacket shrug and bag


Marjon Schaefer knit this jacket from the Cheryl Oberle Jackets book and the Lucy bag in Cascade 220. She stopped by to show us at our booth at Stitches Midwest.

Eco + Vest seen at Stitches Midwest

Gretl Kramer stopped by to show off her beautiful vest knit out of Eco+ from the Knitting Green booth.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Franklin's pajamas


At the Ravelry pajama party and loved Franklin's pajamas - including his hand knit nightcap - one of his knitty.com patterns....

Alpaca lace seen at the booth


Jan brought by this lovely alpaca lace scarf knit - Lily of the Valley scarf by Nancy Bush.

Franklin Habit stopped by

We enjoyed getting to meet Franklin Habit today at the Cascade booth at Stitches Midwest. The Cascade Sheep was bummed that Delores wasn't with him.

220 bag seen at Stitches Midwest


Alexis Kovak knit this beautiful bag out of Cascade 220. She got the patterns out of Interweave Knits.

Frog Sweater at Stitches Midwest


David couldn't resist trying on the Frog Sweater and Crown at the Cascade Yarns booth at Stitches Midwest.

The Essex Tote - seen at Homestead Heirlooms


The Essex Tote
Designed by Carol Bristol
Knit and felted in Cascade 220
At Stitches Midwest in booth 625
www.homesteadheirlooms.com

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Stitches Midwest

Tonight was the preview for Stitches Midwest. Tomorrow the show opens at 10 am and the Fashion Show is tomorrow night. After the Fashion Show there will be a Ravelry pajama party in the lobby. We have donated prizes for both the fashion show and the pajama party.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Another New Yarn - 220 Superwash Sport

220 Superwash Sport
100% Merino Superwash Wool
136 yds/50 g

We received a big container with several of our new yarns this week including the 220 Superwash Sport.  There are 49 glorious colors to choose from to make hats, kid's sweaters, baby blankets, or anything else that would be suitable to create out of a buttery-soft, washable merino wool.

Cascade 220 Sport - Coming Soon to a Store Near You

Cascade 220 Sport
100% Peruvian Highland Wool
164 yds/50 g

The 220 Sport arrived in the warehouse this week and it is the  same wool that you have become accustomed to in Cascade 220.  There are 59 fabulous shades to choose from for you next project.   It works up beautifully in color-work as well as lace (or any other smaller gauge project).

Monday, August 16, 2010

Interweave Crochet Fall 2010 - Magnum Jacket

Magnum Jacket
Designed by Maureen Basher
Published in Interweave Crochet - Fall 2010

Yarn: Cascade Magnum (100% Peruvian highland wool; 123 yd [112 m]/8¾ oz [250 g]): #8400 (charcoal), 4 skeins (A); #7822 (vandyke brown), 1 skein (B).


Chunky yarn and a large hook makes quick work of this adorable jacket.
Finished Size: 34 (36, 38, 40, 42)" bust circumference. Garment shown measures 34", modeled with 0" ease.



Hook: Size Q (16 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bad Boy Socks from Knitting a Kiss in Every Stitch - by Nicky Epstein

Bad Boy Socks
Designed by Nicky Epstein
Published in Knitting a Kiss in Every Stitch

Knit in Heritage - 75% Superwash Merino Wool/25% Nylon - 437 yds/100 g

Knit a fun pair of top-down socks for the Bad Boy in your life.  This is one of the more than 30 projects to make for friends and family.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ravelry - Tesni Shawl - Designed by Kristi Schueler

Tesni Shawl
Designed by Kristi Schueler
Published in Fiber Fool

Knit in Venezia Worsted - 70% Merino Wool/30% Silk - 219 yds/100 g - 3-5 sks
A worsted weight yarn with great sheen and drape paired with a loose gauge forms a wonderfully versatile fashion accessory for your wardrobe. This shawl is shaped to sit comfortably on your shoulders with no need for pinning (unless you want to). The size is perfect for wearing as a shawl, or also as a scarf. It can even be tied around the waist to dress up leggings or a skirt.





Friday, August 13, 2010

Free Pattern - Magic Rib Sweater - Designed by Susie Bonell

Magic Rib Sweater
Designed by Susie Bonell

Today is Susie's birthday - she is a local designer that has worked with Cascade Yarns for a number of years.

The Magic Rib Sweater is simple yet flattering.  The natural shadowing of Eco Duo creates stripes and the ribbing adds easy shaping.

Knit in Eco Duo - 70% Undyed Baby Alpaca/30% Merino Wool - 197 yds/100 g - shown in 1701 - 6-7 skeins

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ravelry - Emily's Hope Designed by Jennifer Benson

Emily's Hope
Designed by Jennifer Benson
Published in Elizabeth Nicole Designs


Crocheted in Ultra Pima - 100% Pima Cotton - 220 yds/100 g - Currently available in 53 shades


Emily’s Hope is worked from the center out. The stitch pattern consists of alternating and staggered motifs: three pineapples and two diamonds. It’s the perfect summer accessory; wear it over a sleeveless dress to the office, or as a pretty cover-up on the beach.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Figheadh Yarnworks - The Big Easy Blanket


The Big Easy Blanket
Designed by Jennifer Hagan
Published in Figheadh Yarnworks


Knit in Greenland - 100% Merino Superwash Wool - 137 yds/100 g - shown in color 3539 - 10-14 skeins


Dimensions:
Lap Blanket - 36" x 55.5"
Throw - 46" x 60"


Knit either an heirloom lap blanket or a throw that is machine washable and dry-able.  Greenland is perfect for blankets - soft, squishy, warm, and durable.  The textured stitch patterns and details are complimented by the yarn's springy twist.  

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New England Knits

Lewiston Striped Vest
Designed by Melissa LaBarre
Published in New England Knits:  Timeless Knitwear with a Modern Twist

Knit in Cascade 220 - 100% Peruvian Highland Wool - 220 yds/100 g
MC - 9489 (Red Wine Heather)- 2-3 sks
CC - 9452 (Summer Sky Heather)- 1-2 sks

The bold, high-contrast stripes lend a modern look to the classic striped vest.  This versatile piece can be made to wear alone or as a layer. The button details at the waist and shoulder lend a nautical air.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Patternfish - Textured Socks - Designed by Lisa Ellis

Textured Socks
Designed by Lisa Ellis

Knit in Heritage - 75% Merino Superwash Wool/25% Nylon - 437 yds/100 g

"A woven stitch pattern combined with a giant oversized cable makes this sock visually appealing and rich in texture," says Ellis. We are agog at the dynamic range on view here. There's the enormous cable of course-- we don't recall seeing a bigger one on any socks anywhere-- offset by the little discreet zigzag woven stitch all around the rest of the leg and the instep. It's a terrifically modern design, witty and fun and cushy and sensual (the stitch patterns add a surprising 3D tactile effect).

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Knit Circus Fall 2010 - Bolla Bag - Daniella Cortez

Bolla Bag
Designed by Daniella Cortez - DaniDo Crafty
Published in Knitcircus Fall 2010

Knit in Cascade 220 - 100% Peruvian Highland Wool - 220 yds/100 g

The answer to an 'evening purse' - not too small, not too gaudy - it's just right.  The Bolla Bag is elegant enough for a night out, but simple enough for casual excursions.  It's easy to embellish with a unique brooch, pretty shawl pin, or funky button.