Now that September is back-to-wool time (not back-to school), it could be one of my favorite months. New fall yarns are filling up our shelves (see below), and projects worked on over the summer are arriving in the shop to have their pictures taken to be shared here with you.
Because it really is still summer, if you’re looking for one last project for linen or cotton yarn, make it the Windom Silk Wrap*. Brigid had the brilliant idea to make this pattern from designer Virginia Sattler-Reimer out of our Solo Lino linen yarn, then a second in Modern Cotton from Berroco. All knitting, no purling, and it is self-fringing – what could be better. First, Brigid’s in Solo Lino…
And her Modern Cotton version…
Really any yarn would love to be an elegant Windom Silk Wrap. It would be a great way to blend yarns with different textures, use up scraps, and play with alternate stripe patterns.
I also had a case of the stripes myself this August. I needed less than a week to make a Honey Cowl in Urth Uneek Worsted, color 4007. I used helical stripes, following Jen Arnall-Culliford’s clever instructions. We have a free shop handout on “helicalising” if you’d like more details on the technique. Uneek, both fingering and worsted weights, is a pleasure to work with.
Did I mention new yarns for fall? Just arrived, Millefiori, a wool/acrylic worsted weight from Berroco that makes soft fabric splashed with random bands of bright, happy colors. Got hats and cowls and scarves on your to-gift list?
Above, Millefiori color #7885.
Below, Berroco’s Brielle in color #6506. I made the swatch in the suggested needle sizes, US 7 and 8. I LOVE this Italian import. It’s fuzzy, it’s shiny, it’s cozy and comfy. Five different fibers make Brielle so yummy: cotton, polyester, acrylic, wool, and alpaca. (Those Italian spinning mills really know their stuff.)
And, of course, new Opal sock yarn is here. All 8 colors of the latest Rainforest collection (#14) are in.
Those summer projects? Here we go:
Joan’s gorgeous Hipster Shawl* from Joji Locatelli in mYak Baby Yak Medium will be a wardrobe staple, as soon as the thermometer notices the calendar, that is…
Stripes strike again! Brigid’s Split Personality, knit from her beloved Manos del Uruguay Maxima scraps.
Super simple, knit in the round (so no purling), starts and ends with 2×2 ribbing. Endless ways to stripe and wear.
And, finally, to match the Gooseberry Hat I made with helical stripes, a pair of Lovebug Booties*. This is now my default bootie recipe. Carrie Bostick Hogue’s pattern is easy, quick, and fun.
Note: Patterns marked with an asterisk (*) are available at Gosh Yarn It!