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!
We're having a ball introducing you to our first yarn line, Coeur d'Alene Yarns. The first yarn in the line is Sasquatch, a fingering yarn hand-dyed locally in the Pacific Northwest and exclusive to Alpaca Direct!
Sasquatch is a sumptuous blend of 80% superwash Merino, 10% cashmere, and 10% nylon. There are two types of this yarn, a tonal and a multi-color.
Note: Please use the following sizing chart for general reference only. Sizes between different vendors and manufacturers may vary. Please match your measurements to those in the size chart below.