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Frolic Knit Pattern 2016 is now Published

We had such a great time at this year’s Knitter’s Frolic. Our booth was bustling with Brooklyn Tweed lover’s and Sashiko enthusiasts!.

We also introduced a new pattern at the Frolic. It’s our first pattern designed with Brooklyn Tweed yarn. It was a hit! We sold out of knit kits for our new creation and patterns too. Now there is a PDF version of the pattern you can purchase through our ravelry store HERE.

Our new pattern is called Canada Geese.
Canada Geese

Canada Geese

This oversized scarf is made with light-as-air Brooklyn Tweed Loft. It feels cosy-comfy around the neck and shoulders without weighing you down. The design is inspired by the chevron formation of migrating Canada Geese.  In this pattern the chevron design is broken into two so that colours can be paired and complimented. We used neutral greys, with a pop of colour – Brooklyn Tweed colours Snowbound, Storm Clouds, and Hayloft.
You can see how the it looks in full in this schematic.

Canada Geese

Get more info about our Canada Geese pattern HERE and Brooklyn Tweed Loft HERE

Craftily yours
Kristin

 

A sell out of a knit pattern- Sashiko

We introduced this pattern at the Knitter’s Frolic 2015 to many oohs and ahs. In fact we sold out of all The Knit Cafe’s Knit Kits and all the patterns too for this new design we call Sashiko.  We were delighted by the response.

There are pictures here of this new neck draper but they really don’t do it justice. Please come into the shop and see it!

sashiko

Our latest neck-draper pattern was the product of inspiration! A love of sashiko was where it all began.  Sashiko is a tradition Japanese embroidery technique where white thread embellishes indigo fabric in repetitive stitching. This meditative art produces a pattern quiet and sublime. To emulate the sashiko effect, we used two strands of contrasting coloured yarns held together and knit in one of the loveliest knit stitches known to mankind; the linen stitch. This wonderful slip-stitch pattern creates a dense fabric that looks more like weaving then knitting. The simple linen stitch, in all its delicate glory was another inspiration for this Knit Café pattern. Yet another inspiration – was beautiful, beautiful yarn!

shibui silk cloudmadelinetosh prairie
Two very different but complimentary yarns were chosen to create this fabric. Soft and richly coloured single ply merino from Madelinetosh is whisper fine in lace weight; it is blended with fuzzy and glossy Shibui Cloud, a blend of mohair and silk. The result is a light, fine fabric with a bit of a halo and divinely nuanced colour. One skein of Madelinetosh Prairie is uninterrupted throughout, and complimented by three different colours of Shibui Silk Cloud.  When two colours of Cloud meet a blurred line results, much like the meeting of colours in a painting by Rothko

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sashiko

You can knit your Sashiko into a wrap-happy scarf or an extra wide cowl with delicate buttons along one side. Instructions for both versions can be found in the pattern.

The pattern for Sashiko is available on Ravelry HERE

Or come by the shop for a copy of the pattern and pick up some Shibui Silk Cloud and Madelinetosh Prairie for your version of Sashiko

Craftily yours
Kristin