Thursday, July 8, 2010
New Summer Yarns
Warm weather doesn't always make me think of knitting sweaters....but, when the yarn is as gorgeous as these two, well, you can see from the photos, I have been busy making summer sweaters!
Light and airy,and oh so soft on your skin, these sweaters are just the thing for those chilly summer evenings sitting out on the deck under the stars, or walking down to the dock for a quick last minute spin on the boat as the sun is setting.
We have lots of patterns for sweet little cap-sleeved "T's", lovely tank tops, light cardigans,and this beautiful 'swing' type sweater with the lovely lapels. Feel free to stop by and try on the many samples in the shop. It's so much easier to make your decision when you can actually try on the sweater and feel the yarn...
And speaking of yarn..the top row in the photo is the 100% "Ultra Pima" cotton from Cascade Yarns. This is a great yarn which will work up easily and quickly..and the colours are so luscious! This cotton feels like silk, it is so soft and gentle.
The other yarn, which is just yummy to work with is "Origami", from Berroco. A great combination of acrylic, linen, nylon and cotton, this yarn has a wonderful 'spring' to it, which makes for a sweater with a lot of life, plus it keeps its' shape wonderfully and the drape is amazing.
So drop on in, and get going on your summer knitting...see you soon!