Sometimes a certain yarn is so popular that the Distributor can't keep it in stock. This is very true of Kingfisher Blue, Elsebeth Lavold's Hempathy yarn. Why was it missing from stock for 2 months? Because of this pattern! The Seiche tank is stunning, combining knitting and crochet in a fluttery and elegant tank (Knitscene March 2016). Hurry and order your kit today before it is out of stock (again!). It may be cooling down, but who wouldn't love a light and airy cover-up for that ballet leotard or that spinning top?
Another yarn that is getting harder to find is Viking of Norway Nordlys in the color #964 Aqua, Teal Violet and Blue because of the Maya Hat & Mittens by Theresa Schabes (Knitscene July 2016). Yarn Loop still has this yarn in stock so make sure you place your order before it is gone! We have several other colorways of Nordlys that knit up beautifully in this pattern, even for guys. Please check on Instagram for recent working images of the hat in 927 Aquas.
Here is a great video on Two-Handed Knitting so that you do not tangle the strings together and catch the floats. I learned the process in about 10 minutes and love the "pretend to knit" and "unpretend" since it keeps the back of the work so clean and neat! It is surprisingly easy to learn and really speeds up the Maya Hat & Mittens which is a full fair-isle design. If you have done any colorwork with success, you can make this hat! If you haven't done colorwork, use the Two-Handed Knitting technique and be a pro in a few rows. (Since Nordlys is a single ply yarn, it may be advisable to test fair-isle with a multi-ply yarn so if you have to unravel it, the fibers won't pull apart.)
Some have been looking for Knit.Wear kits and they are being added this week! The gorgeous Marilyn Sweater in Cotton Fleece Worsted by Brown Sheep Company is the perfect weight for fall and spring with three-quarter length sleeves and cotton blend.
Other patterns available from Knit.Wear are the Anna Cowl by Sarah Wilson (the cover!), the Kline Shawl by talented Jennifer Dassau, the Lin Sweater in subtle stripes by Maria Leigh and the Ingrid Pullover designed by Corrina Ferguson and displayed so delicately on the beautiful ballerina.
With the new magazine anticipated this month, Yarn Loop is gearing up for a new selection of kits for Knit.Wear patterns. Sign up today to receive the Newsletter or like us on Facebook for instant access to new kits.
Images courtesy of Interweave Press & Yarn Loop
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