Our customer Lisa and her Humulus* sweater knit in GGH Topas are famous! She made it into Kristy Glass’ 2018 Tell Me About Your Rhinebeck Sweater video, with over 27K views. Watch the video here on YouTube, and if you want to go straight to Lisa’s star turn, fast forward to 42:58. Humulus was created by German designer Isabell Kraemer, and it’s pretty famous, too. The pattern was the winner of Mason-Dixon Knitting’s 2018 March Mayhem. And, yes, Humulus is a pullover – Lisa steeked hers into a cardigan!! If that doesn’t blow your mind, Lisa told us, “I made it in 8 days so I could wear it to Rhinebeck! I am so glad you had the yarn for it!” You read that right: 8 days! Below, Lisa and Kristy Glass.
Here’s one of the balls of Olive that later went home with Lisa for her Humulus…
Jill’s been knitting up Topas, too. She zipped through not one but two shop samples recently: a Rikke Hat* from designer Sarah Young in pure white Classic Alpaca from the Alpaca Yarn Company and a Speed Demon Cowl* in Topas. Jill took some liberties with Speed Demon, increasing the number of stitches to be cast on from the original instructions, which were written for size US 15 needles and a super bulky yarn like Malabrigo Rasta. She used US 11 needles with her Topas, a bulky weight. The changes worked perfectly!
The clever stitch pattern of the Speed Demon Cowl, close up.
Jill’s needles are on fire – she also completed this gorgeous baby blanket in madelinetosh Tosh DK. The color is called Shire, and the pattern is Channing Road* by Michelle Hunter. The rich stitch definition of the yarn beautifully shows off the diamonds-within-diamonds pattern.
Beth finished her amazing Shipwreck Shawl from the Knitting Harpy in Cascade Heritage Sock. The design is free on Knitty.com and is based on Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Pi Shawl formula. Says Beth, “It was a fun knit, but use lifelines!”
These photos do not do it justice. Trust me, it is a masterpiece.
Andrea Mowry’s Tinsel Mitts* pattern includes instructions for making them as full mittens, convertible mitts, or fingerless mitts. Stephanie chose the “flip top” version for the best of both worlds. Her yarn is Oink DK from our 2016 Oink Pigments Trunk Show.
Gina gathered up lots and lots of leftover bits of sock yarn and created this OOAK Split Personality, a free scarf pattern from Espace Tricot. That’s the wonderful thing about making it up as you knit along, your finished project is the only one like it in the world!
Finally, Gosh Yarn It! knitters joined with the Knotty Knitters group in Tunkhannock this year to knit hats for the children whose mothers attend Misericordia University in Dallas, PA, through their Women with Children Program. The hats go into gift bags that will be waiting for each child when they return to their residences from their holiday party. Special thanks to coordinators Jane Jones at GYI and Ann Way in Tunkhannock. Below, hats made by the Knotty Knitters, most in Berroco Ultra Wool.
Note: Patterns marked with an asterisk (*) are available for sale at Gosh Yarn It!