We’re here to help you take on any project you want to make. Who hasn’t passed over a pattern because it involved an unfamiliar technique? If you’re ready to learn something new, our fall classes have been posted. There’s a first top-down sweater, an ingenious new sock technique, stranded colorwork, a seamless toy, mosaic knitting and brioche stitch (shown below), and a workshop for seaming and grafting. Our most popular course returns, too: Oops! Fixing Mistakes in Knitting. (And you can always design your own class.)
Have you seen the first two colorways from the Dream in Color Sock-It! Club yet? This is a limited-time-only club, with monthly shipments in limited quantities. You get 420 yards of Smooshy, a blend of 85% superwash wool/15% nylon, each with its own coordinating 100yd mini-skein for heels and toes. Stop in soon — they’re going fast.
Lyonel from Lang Yarns was one of the first fall yarns we received, and Steven has had time to make this outstanding Jonathan hat with it. The pattern comes from Taiga Hilliard Designs, and it’s free on Ravelry. Great yarn + simple pattern to show it off = win/win!
Steven also brought in a Columnar Jointing hat by Nick Davis that he’d made in Malabrigo Rios. He loves the yarn, but not the hat. In his Ravelry project notes, Steven says it’s an “interesting pattern with an odd construction, odd shape, and an even odder fit.” In fact, he told me it’s probably on the way to the frog pond, even though he altered the crown decreases significantly to try to get a more pleasing shape.
Shown with Jonathan, for shape comparison. Here’s a last look at a hat that may, as of this writing, be no more.
We, however, are feeling totally groovy about our new shop model of Berroco Providence, Feeling Groovy* from JumperCables. Jill used a simple backstitch seam to finish it in about 5 minutes. Bring on the chilly breezes, we’re ready.
Berroco’s Linen Stonewash was Stephanie’s choice for Rebecca McKenzie’s The Mermaid Top*, and it’s absolutely fabulous! It was also very nice to read in her project notes: “The yarn is slinky and elegant and machine washed and dried like a dream.”
Kudos to Paula, who completed all three (!) of her Camp GYI projects this summer. Her August project was knit in Berroco Modern Cotton and elegantly beaded. The pattern comes from Jeannie Chin, published in a Knit Simple magazine, Tangerine Dream Lace-Yoke Top. And dreamy it is.
Joanne’s been busy making some great hats. She used Berroco Ultra Wool for her Thoreau Hat from Terri Kruse. This pattern appeared in Interweave Knits, Accessories 2011.
Here is Joanne’s Hurricane Hat, a free pattern on Ravelry from designer Andrea Guldin. Again, her yarn is Ultra Wool.
Once Lara mastered the collar’s wrap-and-turn short rows, finishing her Zasio Sweater Coat* was a breeze. Zasio is a Staci Perry design. Although Lara didn’t get her yarn from us (and maybe one of the hand-dyed skeins wasn’t the best possible match), this is such an inspiring piece of knitting, I wanted to share it.
Catherine finished her adorbs children’s socks using Schachenmayr Regia Pairfect Kids Color Design Line by Arne & Carlos (say that three times fast). She cast on with 44 stitches on 2.5mm needles and worked a heel flap and gusset.
Compare Catherine’s 44 stitch socks to Kathy’s 52 stitch sock done on 2.0mm needles with a short row heel — cute comes in all sizes.
Above, two pairs of Kathy’s finished Pairfect Kids Color socks, both worked over 52 stitches. Yup, Pairfect can be pretty addictive! Below, and rounding out the FO gallery this post, is Alyson’s sweet little Baby + Toddler Tiered Coat and Jacket* knit in Berroco Vintage. Pattern was created by Lisa Chemery.
Note: Patterns marked with an asterisk (*) are available at Gosh Yarn It!