Thursday, February 10, 2011

Another Craze?

Yarn has been arriving at a crazy rate - not that I'm complaining... if you love yarn and love to knit, new yarn is a great thing! And on Tuesday, our long-awaited Malabrigo shipment arrived. A few bags of Twist, and a lot of bags of Rios and Rasta. Rios is new to the shop and it is as pretty in person as you'd expect. Joining Madelinetosh Vintage and Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted, it's a high quality washable worsted wool, perfect for accessories and sweaters.

But as excited as I am about Rios, I'm loving that our Rasta wall is once again (if I've counted right, this is the third time!) restocked. We have 14 colors plus black and natural. And since most of our blog readers probably have a Marian cowl (or two, or maybe you knit three and gave them all away), we wanted to suggest a new one-skein pattern. Thank you Jessica for sleuthing on Ravelry! The super-fast, ultra-cozy scarf ( free pattern here) is a perfect knit for right now. Seriously, right now! you can cast on tonight and finish before tomorrow.

Or if you're a brand new beginner, it might take a week, but still! This is the progress three of our Wednesday morning beginners made in just one hour...

One skein of Rasta. and note that we're using size 17 needles, not the size 19 that the pattern suggests, and we are sticking with the 10 stitches. The scarves look to be about 5-6" wide and we'll report back on the length. The Rasta has more yards than the suggested Twinkle Soft Chunky, so we're thinking 60" at least... stay tuned...

1 comment:

  1. The scarves look awesome! Now to decide which color I want mine to be....

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