Sunday, October 31, 2010

New Epiphany scarf - Wondermous


While at Stitches East, I managed to knit up a triple stranded scarf in Epiphany (royal alpaca/cashmere/silk) so I could play with shading colors. It is so soft and feels wonderful against the skin!

Another Lynn Wilson design


I loved this beautiful cabled headband and scarf set knit in the 128 Superwash. It's wonderfully warm and soft with the added bonus of being machine washable and dryable.

Lynn Wilson and some of her designs


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.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Eco Duo WIP


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.

Cascade 220 cabled sweater


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Donna showed us her gorgeous cabled sweater knit in Cascade 220. It was a class she took at her LYS that taught her how to read her stitches while using an Alice Starmore pattern.

Heritage cardigan and shell


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Joann stopped by to show us her beautiful shell and cardigan knit in Heritage. She even made the buttons!

Cascade Sheep found a friend!


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At the Westport Yarns booth, Cascade Sheep found their Lambchop! There was also Venezia Worsted, Lana Bambu, Magnum, Eco Duo, 220 Superwash, Superwash Sport, and more....

Gene Ann's at Stitches East


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The Cascade Sheep found a skeleton wearing a Lana d'Oro sweater along with lots of Lana d'Oro, Cash Vero, Eco Duo, & Eco Alpaca at Gene Ann's booth (1005) at Stitches East.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Cascade 220 musk ox slippers


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Margie knit these adorable musk ox slippers out of Cascade 220 from a knitty.com. She won the slipper contest at the Stitches East pajama party tonight!

February Lady Sweaters seen at Stitches East


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Ginny (in red) & Linda (in blue) showed off their February Lady sweaters knit in Cascade 220. Their friend had made the buttons for them!

February Lady Sweaters in Cascade 220

220 Sweater


Lois stopped by to show us her gorgeous 220 sweater. Great details!

220 felted bag seen at Stitches East booth


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Jessica showed us her beautiful felted bag knit out of Cascade 220!

Fixation socks


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Kimberly stopped by to show us her socks knit in Fixation Spray-dyed. Cute socks!

Baby Alpaca Chunky möbius


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Marlana stopped by to show us her beautiful Baby Alpaca Chunky Piants möbius that she just finished!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Preview from 60 Quick Baby Knits


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!

Cascade 220 skirt


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Kristen from the Great Yarns booth stopped by to show us her skirt knit out of Cascade 220 at Stitches East.

Pure Alpaca at Stitches East


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Madelynn stopped by to show us her Wrapped in Alpaca (designed by Fontelle Jones of Great Yarns) knit in Pure Alpaca. She'd already bought enough yarn to make another in blue!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Clarice - New from White Lies Designs

Clarice
Designed by Joan McGowan-Michael - White Lies Designs


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.

Greetings from Mochimochi


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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.

Purl Soho


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Cascade Sheep stopped by Purl Soho (459 Broome St, NYC) today and found Cascade 220 and 128 Superwash. The new location is beautiful!

Vogue Knitting


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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!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cool projects seen on Raverly

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 Blanket knit 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.

This versatile jacket is a great everyday sweater with some interesting details on the pockets and hood.



Cozy Corner - Peekskill,NY


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Cascade Sheep found Eco Duo at Cozy Corner in Peekskill, NY along with the slouch hat from the Cascade Yarns website.

The Stitchery - Pearl River, NY


Cascade Sheep found an adorable felted bag knit in Cascade 220 - knit by Claire - that won a ribbon at the New York State Sheep & Wool Festival and a great selection of Cascade 220!

Knitting Nation - Nyack, NY


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Cascade Sheep found Lana Grande and Magnum at Knitting Nation (30 N Broadway, Nyack, NY). There was a nice variety of 220, 128 superwash, Baby Alpaca Chunky, and more.

Close Knit, Wyckoff, NJ


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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.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Vogue Knitting Holiday 2010 - Welted Pullover - by John Brinegar


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.


Downtown Yarns


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The Cascade Sheep stopped by Downtown Yarns (45 Avenue A, NYC) and found a lovely 220 display.

Cascade Sheep at Annie & Company


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The Cascade Sheep stopped by at Annie & Company and found Eco +.

Cascade Sheep stopped by Knitty City


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Cascade Sheep is in New York City and stopped by Knitty City. He found 220 Superwash and 128 Superwash as well as a wide variety of other yarns.
208 W 79th St - New York City

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Free Pattern - Epiphany Lace Scarf - Designed by Susie Bonell

Epiphany Lace Scarf
Designed by Susie Bonell
Published on the Cascade Yarns website

Knit in Epiphany - 60% Royal Alpaca/20% Cashmere/20% Silk - 273 yds/100 g - 1 skein - shown in 1309

This elegant scarf combines a Victorian lace pattern with a decadent yarn.  It only takes one skein to make this luxurious treat.



Look for Epiphany at your LYS - it started shipping out of the warehouse on Friday.

The Cascade Sheep is on the move!


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The Cascade Sheep has spent the day traveling and has a busy week ahead. Several days of shop hopping and then on to Stitches East. Stay tuned....

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Interweave Knits - Holiday Gifts 2010 - I-Cord Headband by Hana Jason

I-Cord Headband
Designed by Hana Jason
Published in Interweave Knits - Holiday Gifts 2010

Knit in Fixation (98.3% Cotton/1.7% Cotton - 100 yd/50 g) - 1 ball 8990 (black)

This adorable headband is versatile - it works with both long and short hair - as well as a quick project.  The embellishments are an easy way to use up your stash and add creativity to this gift.



Thursday, October 21, 2010

Warm Knits, Cool Gifts - Skating Coat - by Sally Melville

Skating Coat
Designed by Sally Melville
Published in Warm Knits, Cools Gifts: Celebrate the Love of Knitting and Family with more than 35 Charming Designs

Knit in Eco+ - 100% Peruvian Highland wool - 478 yds/250 g - shown in 8511 - 4-6 skeins

Sizes - S-2X (40-52" finished bust)

This beautiful coat has a vintage feel and wonderful style.  Whether skating at the rink or running errands, this hooded coat is likely to become a favorite.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Patternfish - J.T. Swing - by Elizaknits

J.T.Swing
Designed by Elizabeth Fallone - Elizaknits


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.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Free Pattern - Week-end Sweater - Designed by Linda Voss Plummer

Week-end Sweater
Designed by Linda Voss Plummer
Free Download on Cascade Yarns website


Knit in Lana Grande - 100% Peruvian Highland Wool - 87 yds/100 g - 6-9 balls - 32-44" finished bust


This simple, yet stylish sweater can be knit in a weekend.  It is warm and versatile - great with jeans or to wear out for a night on the town.


Monday, October 18, 2010

Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts 2010 - Wild Olive Beret by Talitha Kuomi

Wild Olive Beret
Designed by Talitha Kuomi 
Published in Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts 2010 - Available on newsstands November 2, 2010

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.