Sasquatch is a hand-dyed 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon blend; it's fingering-weight and comes in 450 yard/100 gram skeins. We have wonderful pairings of tonal colors and variegated colors died to match. See these beautiful yarns as the Sasquatch himself introduces them in our Technique Tuesday on Facebook Live (the big reveal is at minute 2:35)!
Pretty fun, right?!?
Andrea Mowry wrote this pattern to celebrate a popular festival, the New York Sheep & Wool Festival, held in Rhinebeck, NY each year. (If you're going, she's having a Stonecrop meet up on Saturday, 10/19 at 2!)
There are a lot of skills to practice in this sweater, including short-rows, stranded colorwork, crochet bobbles, cables, and the tubular cast-on and bind off.
Kelley shares some tips and tricks for a few of those skills!
This is a beautiful cast-on that provides a rounded edge, flowing effortlessly into a ribbed edging. Kelley demonstrates this technique in her live video at minute 16:30.)
Now you can join in the round and knit ribbing as called for in the pattern.
Tip: To estimate the yarn length you'll need for this cast-on, wrap the yarn around your needle for each stitch to be cast on. Measure out 25 stitches and use that length to measure out the length of yarn you'll need to cast on the called-for number of stitches, including a 6-inch tail.
Kelley has a tip for you to make sure your bobbles don't fall through to the back of your work. After making those cute bobbles, you want to make sure they show up well!
I'll be adding onto this post next week when Kelley shares more about her experience knitting this beautiful sweater!
Handknit gloves are so special, and Kelley has whipped up a great free pattern for an easy pair, knit from our exclusive Bravo yarn. These gloves are soft and luxurious but also very practical. Alpaca is warm and light, so these gloves will be light as air.One of the challenges of knitting gloves is avoiding the holes that inevitably appear between the fingers, usually because enough stitches weren't picked up or they were picked up too loosely. Kelley has solved that problem!
Sometimes you just need an easy project to work on, and Kelley's new free pattern, the Simple Ribbed Hat, is the perfect cast-on for times like these.
We debuted this pattern on a recent Technique Tuesday on Facebook Live, and Kelley used it to demonstrated how to fix a few common mistakes knitters make all the time (even a pro-level knitter like Kelley!).
You'll learn how to fix dropped stitches, turn purls into knits, and fix incorrectly oriented stitches.
Have you heard of Izzy Dolls? They're darling little toys that are included in aid packages, and are sometimes a child's first toy. Designer Esther Braithwaite has developed many patterns for Izzy Dolls, sometimes called Comfort Dolls, and they're available free in her Ravelry store.
Kelley fell in love with them and decided to feature Izzy Dolls on her weekly Facebook Live broadcast, Technique Tuesday.