We love the updated look and features of our new website and hope you do, too! We have the talented Carrie of Identity Design Services to thank for the makeover (as well as all the behind-the-scenes bells and whistles that websites need these days to be read on all devices). We found Carrie, who is a knitter herself, through friends in the yarn business. If you are looking for a website designer/developer, she is a joy to work with.
Our original WordPress-based blog has been retired. Older posts have been moved over here. To celebrate the convenience of having all our GYI news finally in one place, this post features only finished projects – if it weren’t for our wonderful customers using our yarn and coming back for more, we wouldn’t be going into our 8th year and re-launching our website!
Renee made her stunning Void shawl with Woolstok from Blue Sky Fibers. This is going to be a cozy and comforting shawl for the winter ahead.
Grey is clearly a favorite of Renee’s. Her Ghostwood Mittens* from Kiyomi Burgin were worked with a strand of cinder-y Berroco Ultra Wool held with a strand of Sugarbush Drizzle silk/mohair. Renee said she enjoyed working the pattern’s afterthought thumb, especially after reading the designer’s helpful tutorial on picking up stitches.
No neutrals for Bonnie – her choice for Stephanie Lotven’s Mrs. Clause Pointy Hat was a bright and jolly shade of Silk Blend from Manos del Uruguay.
Brigid followed the classic 1898 Hat pattern and used Malabrigo Rios for her latest hat. The double layer of garter stitch in the earflap brim means no cold ears for Brigid on her daily walks! The designer is Kristine Byrnes.
For my early morning walks, holding on to a dog on a leash, I’m wearing these fingerless gloves in Malabrigo Rios. The pattern is Spiced Cocoa* from Laura Aylor.
At 6:30 a.m. in the cold and dark, I’m also sporting my Lanvad Hat* with its new upper story. The first time I cast off this hat in Berroco Ultra Alpaca, it was being made as a shop sample. Once it was retired, I reclaimed it, pulled out the top decrease rows and added more repeats of the cabling to better fit my melon-size head. And it worked! Lanvad Hat* (and it’s matching cowl) designed by Justyna Lorkowska.
Speaking of shop samples, Catherine completed this gorgeous Stitch Sampler Shawl recently to showcase our big, beautiful 765 yard cakes of Gomitolo 200 from Lana Grossa. You could use a gradient yarn like Gomitolo or multiple yarns for this pattern from On This Day Designs – could be a great stash buster!
Note: All patterns marked with an asterisk (*) are available at Gosh Yarn It!