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.
GeoTagged, [N41.76356, E72.67310] 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.
GeoTagged, [N41.76356, E72.67310] 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....
GeoTagged, [N41.76356, E72.67310] 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.
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!
GeoTagged, [N41.76356, E72.67310] 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!
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.
GeoTagged, [N40.72585, E73.99839] 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.
GeoTagged, [N40.72573, E74.00213] 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 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
GeoTagged, [N41.09150, E73.92508] 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.
GeoTagged, [N41.01089, E74.16502] 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.
GeoTagged, [N40.78325, E73.97902] 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.