Finally, the shop’s Big Table is open again – next time you visit, bring a WIP and sit and stitch awhile!
Last month we practiced our interpersonal stitching skills on World Wide Knit in Public Day, in the shade under a tent in the parking lot. As fun as it was to show off our love of yarn crafts, stitching together for the first time in over a year was definitely the main event.
Are you a fan of designer Casapinka? Do you love mystery knit alongs? You can get ready for her upcoming Snark-o-meter MKAL at GYI! The pattern and first clue drop August 14, with 5 more weekly clues to follow. The design is a rectangular shawl, approx. 20” wide, that will take 4 skeins fingering weight yarn (approx. 375 yards each) and US6 (4mm) and 4 (3.5mm) needles, 24” or longer. She says it will be appropriate for an “intermediate beginner,” with “easy” sections as options for first-timers. We’re counting on it being classic Casapinka – a fun and entertaining knit from start to finish.
We’ve put together several color “quartets” of our favorite Manos del Uruguay Alegria; grab your favorite soon – it may not be here for long! If you already have a stash skein or two and need to complete your palette, bring the yarn with you to the shop – we’re always happy to suggest color options.
We’re also taking special orders for custom Snark-o-meter MKAL kits of Emma’s Yarn Super Silky (80/20 SW Merino wool/silk). Order deadline is July 31. Cost is $118 + $9 dropship charge to have kit sent directly to you from the dyer in Florida.
Call 570-287-9999 or email info[at]goshyarnitshop[.com] to order by kit name:
- 1 – Poppin
- 2 – Barbie Girl
- 3 – Take A Hike
- 4 – Remote
- 5 – Yellow Submarine
- 6 – Forget Me Not
- 7 – Wink
- 8 – Aloha
- 9 – Remote
- 10 – Vacay
Please note that the Snark-o-meter pattern will be sold separately and can be purchased from us or as a Ravelry download from the designer.
And now a summer surprise – we just received a big restock of Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok! This buttery soft Peruvian Highland wool is one of our must-haves. It’s incredibly versatile, producing consistently beautiful fabric along a wide gauge range, from DK to aran. Along with 50g and 150g hanks were these mini-hank Woolstok Bundles, aptly named “Cool,” “Warm,” and “Neutral”:
Each Woolstok Bundle contains 252 total yards, (3) 12-yard skeins each of 7 coordinated colors. Oh, the possibilities! But there are some great BSF patterns created just for the Bundles. (Each also requires 1 or more 50g hank of Woolstok.) Here is Bobbi Intveld’s Chilton Cowl*…
Bobbi Intveld’s Breckenridge Hat*…
and Mary Pranica’s Ephraim Wrap*…
LYS happiness is a full-to-bursting display of Woolstok. Samples shown knit in Woolstok are Carolyn Kern’s Multi-Pane Mittens* and Sylvia Hager’s Trimont Snood*.
If you receive our direct emails (and we hope you do – if not, sign up on our homepage to join the mailing list) you already know we’re big fans of Schoppel-Wolle Edition 3 – we have 4 shop models! They are Martina Behm’s Easy* shawlette, Andrea Mowry’s Shiftalong* and Flicker & Flame* hats, and my new fingerless glove design Tree Hollow*, which you’ll get free with a yarn purchase.
Our featured customer FOs are truly inspirational. Steven knit Boye* from Arne & Carlos in Rowan Felted Tweed and Sugar Bush Yarns Drizzle. This is stranded colorwork with an ingenious twist – the pattern is created simply by holding the silk/mohair with the wool. Brilliant! I can’t wait to try this technique.
Gina used Universal Yarn Colorburst for her own unique take on Diane L. Augustin’s Springtime Wrap* bias scarf, a stitch sampler design that makes the most of gradient yarns.
Stephanie created this cute little fella using the pattern Alpaca by Susan B. Anderson. His name is Humberto Huacaya.
Krista chose Berroco Ultra Wool DK for this charming Méabh’s Cardigan, a free pattern from designer Ciara Ní Reachtnín. (Thank you, Krista, for allowing me to “slurp” your pretty pics from Ravelry!)
For a pair of cool summer socks, Joanne used her favorite Churchmouse Simple Toe-Up Sock* with Schachenmayr Regia 4-Ply from the Arne & Carlos Mountains and Fjords Collection and Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock for the heels and toes.
For anyone with “Christmas in July” on their minds, I’ll close with Rebecca’s insanely cute collection of mini “ugly” Christmas sweaters, which are going to be decorations on a wreath. (Remember her amazing Autumn Wreath?) She knits and crochets them without patterns…
…and her creativity shines in the details:
Let’s all have a festive time until my next post!
Note: Patterns marked with an asterisk (*) are available at Gosh Yarn It!