Before I pop them out in the store I like to give them a quick block as some have creases from being packed away. This freshens the garments up beautifully!
Blocking need not be a scary process but if you do feel out of your depth I have blocking classes scheduled in October where I will walk you through blocking and getting the most out of your garment.
Check out our Classes section for further information.
Enjoy the beautiful Spring weather with a spot of washing and blocking!
Stitches on needles and yarn on hooks
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|Cascade Heritage Silk
This yarn is a fingering weight or 4ply and will be perfect for those drapey cardigans and spring shawls.
Light and smooth, I can’t wait to wear the finished project.
437 yarns / 400 meters per 100g skein
We are very excited about our incoming summer yarns and the Heritage Silk is no exception.
This is a small selection of our colour palette.
We have lots of inspiring patterns to share with you!
Dahlia Cardigan by Heather Zoppetti (from Interweave Knits Fall 2011)
Vitamin D by Heidi Kirrmaier
Rose / Rouge by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne
Elphaba Pullover by Mary Annarella
Emelie by Elin Berglund
Sunniva by Kirsten Hanley Cardozo
Rosabell by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Vanadium by Lisa Mutch
Le Facteur by Sarah Fama
Honeybee by Laura Chau
Babies & Children
Milk Infant Top by Brandy Fortune
Bloom by Georgie Hallam
Korrigan by Solenn Couix-Loarere
Shawls & Wraps
Sunbeam by Milja Uimonen
Slow Line by Veera Valimaki
Sothia by Robin Ulrich
Pleides by Beth King
Hats, Mitts & Socks
Frick Frick Beret by Pamela Wynne
Molly by Alana Dakos
Celine byCecily Glowik MacDonald
Brambles Fingerless Mitts by Joyce Dawson
Absinthe by Sara Morris
|Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine
The Fall/Winter 2011 issue of Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine has just arrived!
If you are in-between projects and not ready to leap into something major ‘Feel the Wrapture’ may be just what you are looking for. Six pieces to enfold yourself in, most of which won’t take you long to knit.
‘Party Girls’ is all about pretty little tops that take next to no time to complete and as they are worked in Debbie Bliss Angel they will be light on your lap.
Appealing to me is the ‘New Neutrals’ – black, white & grey!
We will continue to add tutorials on a regular basis, if there is something that you would love to see please email me and we will see what we can do.
With a few weeks left of our September Knit a Long so there is still time to join in. To enter the draw, all you need to do is finish and photograph a finished ‘short row’ project that has been knitted from yarn purchased from our store during the month of September.
Email your photo to email@example.com by 9am Friday 30th September and you will go into the draw to win your purchase amount back as a gift voucher. (up to $50.00)
We have more short row patterns for you this week…
Celandine by Jennie Pakula
Coquille Shawl by Mary Lou Egan
Marlene by Arlene’s World of Lace
Jade Lee Seamless Slippers by Jade Lee
Owlunder by Kasa Amend
Inganess by Luce Hague
All customers that had customer orders placed with us for Noro have been notified.
Kim has an amazing Noro finished project to share this week and this beautiful Taiyo is on its way to becoming something special for my two little ones – you’ll see progress shots further down in the newsletter.
We have another large order shipping next week – if there is anything that you would like to order please contact us by popping in, calling the store on (07) 3666 0276 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have wanted to expand your stitching repertoire, we have a Learn to Crochet course beginning Thursday 29th September from 6-8pm and continuing 6th and 13thOctober.
During this class you will learn all the basic of crochet and you will be on your way to creating beautiful projects!
We also have our Blocking classes scheduled starting in early October.
This will be a one hour informative class where I will be showing you the best methods on blocking and giving you tips and tricks on how blocking will give you the professional look you strive for.
Please note, this is not a practical class – you don’t need to bring anything other than a notepad and pen.
$15.00 per class
10:30am – 11:30am
Tuesday 11th October
Tuesday 25th October
Saturday 29th October
Tuesday 8th November
Saturday 12th November
Tuesday 22nd November
Saturday 26th November
Bookings are essential for all of our classes, please call 07 3666 0276 or email email@example.com to register!
|On the Needles at Tangled Yarns
She had purchased some earlier in the year when the new colours first arrived and she fell in love. She has already completed Spectra by Stephen West with these beautiful colours.
It is always nice to have something that is a little bit mindless to work on and this project is great for watching TV or when she has a moment to spare.
Kim has been on a finishing kick!
Many of you may also remember a blanket that Kim has been working on.
I found it hard to put down and was super pleased when I cast off on Tuesday evening!
The only modifications that I made to the pattern was the obvious difference in yarn weight . Due to the lovely drape of the slightly open weave fabric created with the DK weight yarn and 5mm needles I opted for an I-Cord bind off instead of the ribbing.
This is the same method that I used on my Paulie cardigan and Lauren tend to favour this for necklines on pullovers and cardigans.
I have also left off any buttons as I prefer to leave the cardi open.
I was impressed when I popped it in the washing machine last night (seriously, what was I thinking….white with two small children!!) and then the drier.
The Cascade Ultra Pima handled both the washing machine and drier well and is looking fresh off the needles this morning.
There is a certain excitement that comes with opening boxes of new yarn and falling in love with the colours! The arrival of our new Cascade Heritage Silk this week has led to me casting on Drifting by Cecily Glowik MacDonald….
The changing seasons and the warmer evenings have given me the perfect opportunity. It is almost time to pack away the winter blankets and pull out something cooler.
After some browsing through Ravelry for inspiration I decided to start two simple granny square blankets for my girls beds.
I can whip up one square a night so these should take almost no time at all to finish.
|Made by Megan
Our lovely Megan is under the weather this week so she is taking a well earned break from baking.
Sweet treats this week are decadent cocoa brownies courtesy of Lauren.