Four things we want you to know:
First, Fino is our featured July Summer of Luxury yarn, on sale 10% off throughout July. Imagine the softest merino fingering weight yarn that’s ever passed through your fingers, imagine it 10x softer and with the shimmer of silk and you’ll have Fino. We opened the box, and this is what was waiting inside. Couldn’t you just dive in?
Manos del Uruguay, the distributors of Fino, have just introduced mini-skein bundles of Fino, 490 yards in all, and we have all seven Victorian-themed colorways. As if this one, Augusta, wasn’t gorgeous enough…
…there are six more, Clarissa, Beatrix, Dorothea…
…Eleanor, Flora, and Georgiana.
Manos also has debuted three new free patterns that call for the mini-skeins plus one full-size skein, which we also have in stock.
Above, Charnley Scarf, Rings of Rings Cowl, and Incremento Shawl. Copies of the patterns are free with purchase.
Join us for a free FINO MEET & GREET on Saturday, July 8, 2-4 p.m. To sample the yarn, bring US 4-7 needles or G-H hooks.
Fino is not only beautiful, it’s yarn that does good in the world. Manos del Uruguay is a non-profit organization that supports cooperatives of artisans (mostly women) throughout Uruguay that hand spin and dye yarn. So every skein you buy helps support a family!
Second, back by popular demand, Stephanie Hogan, our Ravelry Guru, will lead a RAVELRY ROUNDTABLE on Saturday, July 22, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
This is a free event. Come with questions and your tablet, laptop, or smartphone, ready to log into Ravelry.com.
You’ll learn how to get the most out of this amazing site, definitely the best resource for knitters and crocheters on the web. Ravelry is always adding clever, new things to the site – one of the things we love about it! – and Stephanie will be able to take us on a tour of the basic and enhanced features.
Third, new needles! We now carry Chiao Goo Bamboo SPIN interchangeables. They’re made of the strongest bamboo on the planet with sharp, fast tips. The join is secure and smooth. And the flexible nylon cables spin around in their ends, eliminating the dreaded cord kink. What’s not to love?
And, finally, fourth, have we mentioned lately how what amazing knitters and crocheters you all are lately? Yes, it’s time for your FOs!
Here are Joanne’s socks made with Holiday Yarn. Love the contrast heels and toes and the stripes that match.
And here are Catherine’s socks made with Regia Arne & Carlos. More matching pairs. My hat’s off to anyone who can make their socks match!
Joan’s chose Berroco Modern Cotton for her Herald* from Woolenberry – a great example of a pattern written for a fingering weight being upsized to a larger yarn and needle, taking on an entirely new look. What a perfect summer shawl.
Joan gave Lynn di Cristina’s Edison* shawl a completely original twist, too, with our June featured yarn, Cardiff Cashmere Classic.
Bonnie’s Cashmere Classic project was the Snowlynn* Hat by Heidi May. Like Joan’s Edison, it is beyond luxurious.
Joanne is not just a sock knitter. Her adorable Baa-ble Hat* is in Berroco Ultra Wool. The designer is Donna Smith. The sweet little heart hat is Sirdar Snuggly. (I’ll need to find out the pattern name.)
More pink cuteness, Paulette’s dress comes from Crochet Fantasy magazine. It’s called the Pink Frills Dress. The ruffly diaper cover is her own creation; her yarn is Modern Cotton.
Gina is our Woolstok Whisperer. It was her choice for this spectacular Timber cardigan from Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul by Shannon Cook and Jane Richmond.
Note: All patterns marked with and asterisk (*) are available at Gosh Yarn It!