It might not be booze, but I bet the Dukes of Hazard would still want to transport the Juniper Moon Farm version of Moonshine!
After all, who could resist a yarn that is a 40% Wool, 40% Alpaca, 20% Silk blend with approximately 197 yards per 100g? Not me, that’s for sure!
It’s available in 16 colors and has a suggested gauge of 4.5-5 sts per inch on a US 7 needle. Tempted yet?
Ravelry users gave in to the temptation and landed Moonshine in the #1 spot on the Popluar New Yarns list for a good part of the month of April.
It has been used in 58 projects, with hats and shawls leading the pack.
The Moonshine book features 14 projects that are a mix of sweaters and accessories.
With a trip coming up, I wanted something portable and relatively simple to work on.
The Amalthea cowl fit the bill. It’s knit in the round with a repeating pattern that doesn’t require charts and tons of concentration. The book includes a one skein and a two skein version, making this a great option for your gift box.
It took me about a week to knit the one skein version. You can add this project to your Ravelry queue here.
Although I knit it in April, I actually got to wear it a few times before the weather really warmed up. I think I’ll get a lot of use out of it next winter!
XS to 3X
An exciting thing about the sweater patterns in the book (aside from how beautiful they are) is that they all range from XS (about a 30″ bust) to 3X (about a 54″ bust)!
In addition to the wide range of sizes, a variety of styles is includes to cover a wide range of tastes.
One of the eye catching ones, and a great option for the warm weather, is the Calista Top. Add it to your Ravelry queue.
Worked in the round from the bottom up, this pretty tank top will be a quick knit. Without seams to sew you’ll be able to weave in the ends and wear it right away.
For something with a little more coverage (hehe), consider the Dione Top.
Add Dione to your Ravelry queue. I like the textured yoke and clean lines of this raglan sweater.
It is worked top-down in the round and includes some waist shaping for a flattering fit. Once again, minimum finishing means a short amount time between it coming off your needles and going onto your body!
The last sweater I’m going to highlight (and I could keep going!) is the Carme Sweater. Add Carme to your Ravelry queue.
It’s easy to understand why this pretty sweater has 103 favorites on Ravelry. In addition to be attractive, Carme would be a fun knit.
The upper body is knit sideways and then the lower body is picked up and knit down in the round. Once again, no seams to sew!
Now the three sweaters I’ve highlighted are knit in the round, but don’t be shocked when you get the book and some of the sweaters are worked flat and seamed.
In any case, Moonshine is so soft and lovely to work with that you won’t mind spending the extra time with it that seaming will require.
You can locate local and online stores that carry the Moonshine yarn and book (and other Juniper Moon Farm yarns!) by using the “find a store” feature on our main website. Search by zip code and filter by brand to narrow down the results.
Which pattern from the book is your favorite?