The star of the second week of our LYS Month celebration is beautiful Shibui Billow.
Save 10% on this DK-weight yarn that offers comfortable, lightweight warmth with the softest touch of fluff, thanks to gentle wisps of merino and alpaca spun around a fine cotton core.
Our newest shop sample of Billow is Shellie Anderson’s graphic MEHAMA* wrap. The $8 pattern will be free this week with your purchase of project yarn (4 hanks).
And this is our model in Billow of the cozy Churchmouse Two-Point Cowl*, a same-but-different mini version of their Easy Folded Poncho*.
Antonia Shankland just published a new scarf/wrap design for Billow called Chroma*. The $10 pattern will be free this week with your purchase of project yarn (5-7 hanks).
We shared Betsy’s fabulous Cumulus Blouse* from PetiteKnit in the 02/25/22 post, but it deserves another shout-out for showing how great Billow is for sweaters — if you’re considering a pattern that calls for holding a fingering with a silk/mohair to get a DK weight yarn, just use Billow!
Billow would be ideal for many of the same designer’s patterns, including her No Frills Sweater* and Sequence Sweater*.
YOU COULD WIN a Hiya Hiya Steel Sharp 5″ Interchangeable Needle Set (US 2-8) — a $99.50 value! You’ll get a chance for every $20 you spend this month. The drawing will be held on Local Yarn Store Day, Saturday, April 30, at 4:00 p.m., but you need not be present to win.
Many wonderful designers and yarn companies are supporting local yarn stores with exclusive products and patterns for LYS Day. While we aren’t supposed to say too much about these LYS Day surprises, we can say we will have a treat from Madelinetosh, plus free pattern download coupons from Berroco and Kelbourne Woolens. (We may let a few more hints slip in future posts.)
Be sure to keep an eye out for our LYS Month Week #3 savings announcement next week — it’s one of our top-selling yarns!
NEW PRODUCT ALERT: Stitchy Notes from HiKoo join the fabulous Knitting Barber Cords as the best, most useful notion we never knew we needed because they hadn’t been invented — but now they’re here! We love these knitter-friendly sticky notes and hope you will, too.
Once again, congratulations to all our Spring Sprint-ers. Here are three more lovely finished projects that were knit in those 31 days, starting with Tina’s impeccably elegant Cragside shawl from designer Stella Ackroyd.
Cragside was one of three projects Tina was able to start and finish in March. She also completed this charming wee Liesl* cardigan and matching wee Liesl Beret* from Ysolda Teague. All are currently on display in the shop. (Thank you to Tina for allowing me to “slurp” her gorgeous photos.)
Linda knit her cuddly Summer Soundtrack Cowl* in two colors of Berroco Ultra Wool DK. The pattern comes from designer Elizabeth Smith. It’s almost like getting two cowls in one, depending on how you you flip it. April weather in NEPA being what it is, I bet Linda has already enjoyed wearing it!
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: The Fine Arts Fiesta is looking for fiber and textile artists to demonstrate crafts to the public on Friday, May 20, for at least one hour, any time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Fiesta is held on Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square, rain or shine. Volunteers will be given space inside one of the tents. For more information, please call Volunteer Coordinator Helen Grebski, 570-288-1111, and leave a message by April 15.
Note: Patterns marked with an asterisk (*) are available at Gosh Yarn It!