Camp gates are now open for a seventh season! So far – no surprise – most of our Camp GYI campers have chosen “relax” projects, but we have happy campers in the “renew” and “reward” bunks, too. Everyone has chosen amazing projects! All you need to know about Camp GYI is here. Please join us at summer camp to stitch and save for one, two, or all three months. Stay tuned for news of our “virtual campfire” get-togethers.
While we await the arrival of June’s Dream in Color pop-up yarn, enjoy this Smooshy with Cashmere May shade, inspired by the hot pinks of the desert beardtongue (Penstemon pseudospectabilis, in case you were wondering) that grows in Arizona, home of Dream in Color yarn…
Pinks are definitely having a moment at GYI; our latest shop samples all came up rosy. First, The Shift* cowl by Andrea Mowry. Catherine created our version in Ewe So Sporty from Ewe Ewe Yarns. As with her “faded” family of patterns, Mowry is building on the phenomenal success of The Shift with a hat*, a sweater*, and a shawl* with the same color-shifting mosaic knitting.
Then there’s Grace Akhrem’s Napi shawl in Lana Grossa 365 Cashmere. Do not let the cashmere in the name fool you – this isn’t a winter-only yarn. There is a luxurious dollop of 15% cashmere in the fiber blend, but it’s basically the softest, smoothest, lightest cotton you can imagine, making it a superb year-round worsted weight. It’s also machine washable, a plus for baby knits.
I had a request to show a picture of Jill’s 3 Color Cashmere Cowl* laid flat, since our version in Dream in Color BFL Silk DK is an adaptation of Joji Locatelli’s design in fingering weight. Our pattern notes explain how to do it and are free with pattern purchase.
Our BFL Silk DK color combos were chosen for us by Dream in Color’s designer Veronica Van. We also have lovely 3-skein kits made up of fingering if you’d like to make the original 3 Color Cashmere Cowl. Either version would make a great camp project. Just sayin’.
And although not finished yet, you can picture what my Incise Hat* will look like. This pattern from Hunter Hammersen is so, so, so much fun to work! I’m using Maxima from Manos del Uruguay in Prince and Speeding Ticket.
Customer FO time: Rebecca’s clever original hat pattern was made using the overlay crochet technique. Her yarn, Perennial from Kelbourne Woolens; her colors, pretty electric!
And here is Steven’s Begonia Swirl, a free pattern on Ravelry from designer Carfield Ma. This incredibly beautiful piece was worked in Gleem Lace from Fyberspates.
Note: Patterns marked with an asterisk (*) are available at Gosh Yarn It!