"We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on. Imbued with a deep resonance, Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation. A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication."
- Leatrice Eiseman
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE PANTONE COLOR INSTITUTE
We were struck by this quote and cheer the Panetone Color of the Year choice for 2020.
THE SHIFT by Andrea Mowry
This cowl is the perfect all-the-time accessory and the answer for all of those knitters out there who love to knit shawls, but have a hard time styling them. A fun and engaging knit with shifting colors that looks like an asymmetrical triangle shawl. It only takes a fiddle-free second to throw it on as the finish to every outfit!
We have assembled kits for this great knit featuring our Medley and Merino DK hand dyed yarns. Price $78.50. Click here to shop online.
We also have a class coming up this Saturday-see below for more details.
We will be extending our shop hours until 7pm every Wednesday effective this week. Please come and join our Wednesday Fiber Social knit group from 5pm-7pm every Wednesday or just come to visit and shop. See you then!
Ready to learn a new technique or join with others and work on a new project?
To register, give us a call at 360-293-7377 or stop by the shop. For more information and more upcoming classes, please visit our website.
The Shift with Fran Jepperson
What we all love about Andrea Mowry’s new pattern is how the colors play back and forth as they shift through the garment in a seemingly intricate dance made simple. This is a wonderful way to experience the fun of mixing colors without having to carry multiple colors at a time — and best of all, the finished cowl is beautiful, cozy, fun to wear, and easier than it looks. If you’ve been hesitant to tackle it on your own, then this is the class for you!
Materials are 3 skeins Merino DK in different colors (our shop sample used 1 Medley and 2 Merino DK) and 24″ US6 or 7 needles. You may also purchase a kit online or in our shop.
This is a 1-session class and will meet this Saturday, February 15th, 10:30am-12:30pm. Class fee is $25.
In the Library Scarf/Wrap
with Emily McNeil.
Be among the first to knit Emily’s newest pattern, inspired by library stacks and piles of books and all things bookish. Using just knits and purls, this is a lovely way to really get a grasp on what exactly “knit the knits and purl the purls” means, and to increase your comfort with chart-reading. Scarf version uses 2 skeins of Halo and 24″ US5 needles. Wrap version uses 4 skeins 50/50 Worsted and 24″ US7 needles.
This is a 1-session class and will meet Thursday, February 27th, 5:30-7:30pm. Class fee is $25.
with Fran Jepperson
Emily Ingrid’s ubiquitous Copy.Cat C.C Beanie hat continues to be all the rage, and works up beautifully (and quickly!) in one skein of our Merino 840. This is a fun knit, and perfect for beginners wanting to move beyond garter stitch into more textural and interesting projects. (Also fun for more advanced knitters wanting a relaxing, mellow project this winter!) Materials are one skein Merino 840 and 16″ US8 circular needles.
This is a one session class and will meet Saturday, February 29th, 10:30am-12:30pm. Class fee is $25.
On (or rather, off) My Needles with Emily McNeil
I first started ruminating on this pattern well over a year ago, after coming across a Japanese stitch pattern called "stacked books." I loved it so much, and it reminded me of all the time I spent working in libraries both in college and for many years after. After months of ruminating, knitting samples, finalizing the pattern and days of blocking and waiting for cloudy (but not actually rainy!) weather for a quick photography shoot with friends, I am delighted to finally share 'In the Library,' available for purchase on Ravelry.
What I love about 'In the Library' is its simple but highly textural basket-weave built into the framework of a bookshelf. Using just knits and purls, this makes a lovely, calm, meditative knit for any level. It can be worked up into scarves and wraps (included in the pattern) or even ponchos and blankets (not included but oh so easy to do). It's a gender-neutral pattern with no fussiness or tricks, and works up beautifully in our Fidalgo Artisan Yarns Halo(pictured in Charcoal on friend, Delano), a cozy fingering-weight wool/alpaca blend. The pattern also includes stitch counts for our worsted-weight 50/50 blend, pictured in the second photo in Mother Earth and Barley and available in-shop.
So far I've been drawn to neutral, earthy colors for this particular pattern but would love to see it in something bright like Wisteria or Scarlet, available in our Halo link above.