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Weekend Round-Up

Is it too hot to knit where you are? Gaze upon some pretty projects instead!

There are a lot of shawls again, but I got some sweaters, too and even a crocheted project. (Which it not really equal time, LOL).

Photo by Haus of Yarn

Photo by Haus of Yarn

This fabulous cowl is the “Square in a Square Cowl” by Haus of Yarn (Facebook), a local yarn store in Nashville.

It is a store design and is available as a kit when you purchase the yarn to knit the cowl.

They used Juniper Moon Farm Moonshine, a delicious 40% Wool, 40% Alpaca, 20% Silk blend available in 16 colors. You can learn more about Moonshine and see a cowl I knit in this blog post.

Photo by Loop Knits

Photo by Loop Knits

This simple, textured shawl is also knit using a Juniper Moon Farm yarn. Sabine is a scrumptious 40% Cotton, 30% Merino Wool, 30% Royal Llama blend available in 20 colors.

The Pemberton Shawl is an original design by Loop, a local yarn store in Philadelphia. It’s a free pattern on their blog!

This is what they say about the pattern:

Pemberton is a triangular shawl featuring bands of reverse stockinette on a stockinette field. It’s small enough to carry in your bag, but big enough to keep you warm when you don’t have – or don’t want to wear – a jacket. Made with Juniper Moon Farm’s Sabine yarn, a blend of cotton, merino wool, and llama, it’s great for three-season wear.

Photo by Alyssa

Photo by Alyssa

Another project with a mellow color, but fabulous texture, is this version of the Emily Capelet at The Tangled Web (Facebook), which is also located in Philadelphia.

They knit it using 3 skeins of Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, a squishy 45%Wool, 35%Silk, 20%Nylon blend available in a wide range of colors. You can see more pictures of the shawl on the Elsebeth Lavold Facebook page.

Photo by Two Rivers Yarns

Photo by Two Rivers Yarns

A customer at Two Rivers Yarns, located in Maryland, knit this lovely version of our Painted Desert Shawl. It’s a free pattern on our website.

Painted Desert is a KFI brand, fingering weight 100% Superwash Wool with approximately 437 yards per 100g ball. It is available in 1o self-striping colors. Contact Two Rivers Yarns for info about the color used in this shawl.

Photo by Annie & Company Needlepoint

Photo by Annie & Company Needlepoint

Speaking of striped shawls, this spectacular version of Metalouse was knit by a customer at Annie & Company Needlepoint, in the “city that never sleeps”.

Metalouse is a free Stephen West shawl pattern on Knitty.com.

The fabulous colors in this version come from Noro Shiraito yarn, a soft and cuddly 45% Cashmere, 45% Angora, 10% Wool blend. Contact the store to find out the color used.

Photo by Black Mountain Yarn Shop

Photo by Black Mountain Yarn Shop

Another great Noro project is this version of the Color Block Top knit by a Black Mountain Yarn Shop customer. Black Mountain brings fiber fun to the people of North Carolina.

This top is a free pattern on our website. The pattern calls for Noro Taiyo Lace yarn, but she used Taiyo Sock instead.

Photo by The Yarn Bank

Photo by The Yarn Bank

Summer is the time for short sleeved and sleeveless tops. The Yarn Bank, in Minnesota, used a vibrant shade of Louisa Harding Jesse yarn for their version of the Daisy Duke top.

“This top was sooo fun to make. The pattern just flowed and I love the denim cotton yarn!”–The Yarn Bank

The Daisy Duke pattern is in Louisa Harding book, #125  Jesse. With no sleeves and just the side seams to sew, you’ll be wearing it in no time.

Jesse yarn is a 100% Cotton Denim available in 16 colors.

Photo by Two Rivers Yarns

Photo by Two Rivers Yarns

This great crocheted cardigan is another Two Rivers Yarns project.

They tell us:

This is a simple and elegant pattern for a crocheted cardigan – Veranda knit from Ella Rae Phoenix in a scrumptious coral color. Thanks to Sandy G. for bringing it in for us to admire!

Coral is one of the “in” colors this season, but if it’s not to your liking the 100% Egyptian Cotton Phoenix is available in 48 colors.

Photo by River Boutique and Yarn

Photo by River Boutique and Yarn

Another wonderful summer top is this beauty from River Boutique and Yarn, located in Wisconsin. Isn’t the lace inset great? Contact the store for pattern details!

Bes used Araucania Cau-Cau yarn, a wonderful 60% Pima Cotton, 40% Silk blend with approximately 138 yards per 50g hank.

Photo by The Naked Sheep Knit Shop

Photo by The Naked Sheep Knit Shop

Another great Cau-cau project is this cowl at The Naked Sheep Knit Shop (Facebook).

“Just knit up Cat Bordhi’s Lacy Moebius Cowl in one of the new yarns that just arrived at The Naked Sheep Knit Shop. I used 2 skeins of Cau-Cau, an Auracania Yarn from Knitting Fever Inc. So soft and silky!”–The Naked Sheep Knit Shop

 

Photo by Orchardside Yarn Shop

Photo by Orchardside Yarn Shop

Last, but not least, is this cozy cowl from Orchardside Yarn Shop. I put it at the bottom because I didn’t want you to get overheated looking at it!

The “Spiral Scarf/Cowl” is available as a kit from Oarchardside. It is knit with Ella Rae Mega and a sparkly carry-along yarn.

Ella Rae Mega is a 100% Wool yarn with a suggested gauge of 2 sts per inch on a US15 needle. Seriously, you finish projects in next to no time with this yarn. I know. I made two cowls using it.

I hope you found this week’s round-up inspirational! For more information on any of these projects contact the highlighted stores.



One thought on “Weekend Round-Up

  1. Tammy says:

    Beautiful Knitting

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