We’re down to the final three classes of the year: Reading Your Knitting, Saturday December 1st, and Be the Boss of Your Yarn and A Knitter’s Bag of Tricks, both on Saturday December 8th. All three are cram-packed with useful hints, suggestions, and techniques for all knitters. If it’s time to kick your knitting skills up a notch, flip over to our Classes/Upcoming Events page for more information!
Bingo Funky Print: a name that may be hard to remember but a yarn that’s easy to love. The popularity of this Lana Grossa worsted weight has surprised even us! Bonnie topped one of her hats in Bingo Funky Print with one of our new fur poms…
…and another Bonnie beanie in Bingo was crowned with a contrast yarn pom made by Marsha. Bonnie used her own patterns for both of these hats.
Berroco Millefiori has been another sleeper hit this season. Again, not the easiest yarn name to recall but lots of fun to work with. Here, Bonnie used aran weight Millefiori with the Lorcan Hat* by Tracie Taggart, switching out the pattern’s moss stitch brim for traditional 2×2 rib.
She chose the perfect “Electric Blue” pompom for it.
Rebecca used Millefiori to great effect in her Basic March cardigan. A simple, classic design lets the yarn colors really shine. It looks absolutely great on her, too, but Maude the Mannequin got the job of modeling.
This sweater is a beauty, right down to the buttons.
Steven’s Origami Top Hat* took one skein of our Urth Uneek Worsted. He cleverly used the helical striping technique, working with a strand from the outside of a center-pull ball alternately with the inside strand, to get all these very cool skinny stripes. If the yarn had been knit in the conventional way, its color patterning would have been more like that of Millefiori. Pattern from Lori Versaci.
And I’ll close with one more of Bonnie’s imaginative hats; this one is done in soft Manos del Uruguay Maxima. It’s both imaginitive and original – she worked up her own pattern, including a brioche stitch brim – as she went along!
Note: patterns marked with an asterisk (*) are available at Gosh Yarn It!