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New and Everlasting

I am taking a break from my series of felt posts, to update you all on the fantastic new yarns that have arrived at the Knit Cafe over the last few weeks. We are particularly excited as  3 of the arrivals are new additions to our yarn menu.From Cascade is a sport weight yarn. The little sister yarn to big brother Cascade 220.  Knitting at 22-24 stitches per 4 inches, and available in a rainbow  of colours (as you can see). This yarn is easy on the wallet. $6 per.
“Everlasting 12 ply dk luxurious handpainted yarn”.  I just copied this straight from the label but every word is true.  This yarn (called Everlasting) is by Dream in Colour.  The label goes on to say that there is 275 yds per skein, that it knits to 5.5-6 stitches per inch, and is made from 100% superwash Australian merino wool.  Also true! It does not say it is gorgeous, but this is true as well.
If you are looking for something to do with this new selection of  yarn, a tertiary glance at the new Interweave Magazine (which also arrived this week) brought me to this standout pattern.

The Dahlia Cardigan has a lovely lace back panel  and a draped front with  pretty details on the cuffs.

Hello “Starry” by Dream in Colour! The stars come from 2% silver fibres.  The rest is much like Dream in Colour’s Smooshy – merino superwash yarn. This fingering weight yarn has  a bit of flash!Congratulations to our friend Aurelie for finishing her Knitalong project.  This Sexy Shrug was made in a glorious colour of Peace Fleace.

More felt finds to come next time.
Craftily Yours
Kristin

sexy shrug KnitAlong

A Knitalong is a nice way to keep summer-knitting slap-happy.  Some of the folks who join us at the Knit Cafe regularly have started one.  The Sexy Shrug knitalong began Tuesday May 31. Already the shrugs are well on their way.  Take a gander!

This is the Knit Cafe’s already finished version of the Sexy Shrug just in case you were wondering what the end result might be.  Knit-up in Dream in Colour Classy (which is a worsted weight yarn). The colour shown is “In Vino Veritas” which translates to “in wine there is truth” Indeed!

What do you need to start your own knitalong?
First you need a project.
Then you need some knitters.
Then you need a convenient and regular way to get in touch.
The internet is a great tool for a virtual knitalong.  Meeting in person is nice too. Our Sexy Shrug Knitalong is being propelled by two types of communicators.
1.  The knitters meet consistently at our Tuesday night Stitch and Bitch.
2. Email addresses were exchanged.  Comments, concerns and status updates can be imparted this way. This is some of the chatter this week:

Hi Ladies,  Are we starting this tonight at the KC? ~ C

I have a confession…I cast on for my shrug last night. I can never concentrate enough at the Knit Cafe to get the right number, so I am all ready! ~S

I vote this the most adorable confession of the day! ~R

I  believe this project is not good for the subway either. Second try failed miserably in row 3. Will try again in the peacefulness of my hotel in room in Frankfurt.  Good luck everyone. ~A

Haha,  I had a very good row 3- 6, with branching out to Continental purl rows oh my!~E

If you are also knitting the Sexy Shrug and have some pics or some comments – send them along! ~ME!

Craftily yours
Kristin