Spring Break has finally arrived, and it is already warm in Texas with temperatures reaching into the 80's daily. Everyone is pulling out their tees and shorts in anticipation of the spring, Roadrunner is still knocking at the door to come in, and the mountain laurels and Bluebonnets are blooming!
It is time to start those warmer weather projects, and I would like to present three of my favorites to you today.
Recently acquired from Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting, the Haltermelon is my absolute favorite top for little girls under 6. The colors are bright, the pattern is darling, and the cotton yarns are so nice! Please go to Yarn Loop's Instagram to see how quickly this project knits up! This project was started yesterday, so expect lots of images to hit this week! I chose Blue Sky Fiber's Organic Cotton Worsted, and is it a dream to knit! It is so fluffy! (Insert image from Despicable Me of the youngest girl shaking the unicorn here). I find myself petting the finished stitches because the fibers melt together into a lovely finished garment.
Alana Dakos also designed the Very Cherry Dress. This dress warms my heart when I think about little girls wearing in on Easter Sunday sitting in church with little red shoes and picking up eggs in the green grass. The bobbles around the neckline and lace hem are sure to make your little girl feel very special indeed, and I know that all moms and dads will love seeing the photographs of their little cherub in this handmade dress for years to come. This is truly an heirloom piece made on easy, breezy cotton! Now available for immediate shipping on Catania yarn!
The Seiche Tank by Yoko Johnston is a project that has been on my to-do list since its arrival in Knitscene Magazine over a year ago. Knitscene always delivers the most beautiful summer garments, and Seiche is at the top of the list. The tank boasts wide straps and a floating A-line hem to flatter all body types and sizes. It is made on Hempathy yarn, a European favorite that is very similar to a linen/cotton blend like Zooey by Juniper Moon Farm (COMING SOON!). Hempathy is known to get softer with each wash, and hemp is truly colorfast. I will be starting the Seiche Tank around April 1st and will post progress photos on Yarn Loop's Instagram. Make sure to like our page so you can Knit Along with me! Enjoy 20% off of this kit or 15% off individual Hempathy skeins until April 1st!
Blue Sky Fibers has been re-stocked!
Om Shawl by Andrea Mowry back in stock in all colors of Woolstok! $10 off of the Om Shawl continues through March 17th!
We are pleased to add a few more glorious shades of Organic Cotton Worsted to our offerings.
Now, we have all colors in stock for Espace Tricot's Chevron Baby Blanket. (Yarn Loop is not an official representative of Espace Tricot at this time or we would have a kit ready for you! I couldn't resist letting you know of this great pattern for the spring babies!) Simply purchase 1 of each skein of 5 colors and download the pattern here (some scrolling down required).
Colors for Girl Blanket: Shell, Lemongrass, Sky, Lotus & Sleet
Colors for Boy Blanket: Sky, Tulip, Lemongrass, Indigo, & Periwinkle.
Last but not least, Edward's Menagerie and Edward's Menagerie: Birds are in stock! I love, love, love these books for crochet. Choose your yarn weight to determine how big of an animal you will make; it's that simple. And, there are many patterns designed just for beginners, too. We are working diligently to create some beautiful pattern kits for you with these books just in time for Easter presents! Check back next week for more information.
Try one of these great gifts for children!
Fat Robin (Far Right) - This little robin hatches little blue eggs! NEW ITEM!
Meet Me at DFW Fiber Fest in April!
Yarn Loop will be hosting a KAL (knit along) in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex on April 8th for Fiber Fest! If you would like to participate, please contact us so we can put you on the list and get your order in. Please send your name and your address before purchasing so we can coordinate the closest location to all of our bunny makers! Deadline to order for this KAL is March 15th!
Giant Arm Knit Bunny by Flax & Twine - NEW ITEM! 2 sizes available with instructions on arm knitting. Simply stuff your bunny with a blanket or pillow for some extra snuggling. Ann Weil has so many innovative ideas, and we are so excited to start hosting her kits! She is currently working on a book, and we are sure that there is more to come from this fabulous designer!!! Use code HOPPING to receive 20% off of this kit (pre-orders included!). Offer good for the first 10 orders only! Expires March 25th.
Have a safe and fun Spring Break. And keep those needles and hooks moving! We have more to show you next week with the arrival of some much anticipated items. And use code NEWKITS15 for 15% off of all new items!
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