Smooshy and Tosh – it sounds like a Smurf law firm. Fun to say but even more fun to stitch with! We are excited to welcome Dream in Color Smooshy back to GYI with 20 gorgeous colorways for you to choose from. Its bouncy twist makes it a great choice for cushy socks as well as lacy shawls. The stats on Smooshy:
- fingering weight
- 100% superwash merino
- hand-dyed “veiled colors”
- 450 yards/113g
(Smooshy colors also come with fantastic names. The skein above is “Kiss Me Kate.”)
Our walls are filling up just in time for gift stitching season. Below, all new colors of madelinetosh Tosh DK are hanging around the corner from our new Smooshy.
And there’s more new madelinetosh – full skeins of Tosh Merino Light are now here to play with the Unicorn Tails.
Have you held a skein of Arranmore Light in your hands yet? That’s all it takes to fall in love with this Fibre Company yarn. Each DK weight skein is a generous 328 yards of merino/cashmere/silk blended Irish tweed. Arranmore makes it possible to use “tweed” and “next to skin soft” in the same sentence!
Our Arranmore shop sample will debut soon, a Churchmouse Easy Folded Poncho. The next post will include the pattern for my Good Fortune Wrist Warmers, and we still have a few kits available in cheery Shamrock green.
Our newest shop sample is Serpentina from Manos del Uruguay. First, it was knit into a 1×1 rib scarf, then we wrapped it up into a cowl with 2 Jūl leather snap closures.
We’re happy to share the “recipe.” Take one skein of Serpentina, like this one:
With US 10.5 needles, cast on 33 stitches (or any odd number).
Row 1 (RS): [knit 1, purl 1] across row to last stitch, knit 1.
Row 2 (WS): Slip first stitch purlwise, [knit 1, purl 1] across row to last stitch, slip last stitch purlwise with yarn in front.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 to desired length. Bind off in pattern. Enjoy as a scarf or turn into a cowl with a “statement button” or Jūl closure. (Fringe is always an option.) That’s it!