Governor Wolf has given Luzerne County the green light to “go yellow” on May 29th and lift many of the restrictions placed on non-essential businesses back in March. When we’re satisfied that the shop can re-open in the most responsible manner for the safety of all our customers and staff, we will be announcing a date!
I am so grateful to customers who have sent pictures of their finished projects for me to share with you over these last two months. Let’s start this post with a pair of summery Derecho* sweaters from Ann W., who knows Alison Green’s pattern, paired with Berroco Remix, is so nice, it’s worth making twice! Ann gave the teal one, shown freshly blocked, to a friend. She is keeping the pale green one, pictured fresh off the needles, for herself.
If there were a prize for “Most Pandemic Projects Shared” it would have to go to Joanne. Her beautiful handiwork has been featured in previous posts. Here are five more, beginning with her OOAK Colorwork Socks in Blues in Manos del Uruguay Alegria. She followed the toe-up sock with reverse French Heel directions from The Sock Knitter’s Handbook by Schurch and Parrot and added a portion of the colorwork pattern from Caoua Coffee’s Invitation to the Dance socks on Ravelry, using the “slip stranding” technique.
Another Joanne “original,” a cozy hat with fold up brim and crown worked in bee stitch. Yarn is HiKoo SimpliCria.
This light and lacy cowl was knit in Berroco Folio. Take a tip from Joanne’s creation – cowls are a great way to feature a favorite stitch pattern!
Joanne chose Malabrigo Rasta in Archangel for this Makena* hat designed by Alexandra Alfonso.
And finally, Joanne adapted a free pattern called Nurmilintu by Heidi Alander for this casual shawl. She used Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the color Worn Denim. She wrote, “I had trouble with the lace chart, and after I ripped it out for the third time, I went with simple eyelets.” She added that this time around, she won the Yarn Chicken game with less than a gram of yarn left.
Crocheter Annmarie sent this shot of her beautiful shell stitch scarf made in our newest Knittinbro Sock in the colorway It’s 5 PM Somewhere.
I can end with a true labor of love: Gina custom knit this adorable pullover for a friend’s grandchild using the Strange Brew “recipe” for colorwork sweaters from Tin Can Knits. The yarn is Ewe Ewe Yarns Ewe So Sporty. Lucky little one!
Note: Patterns marked with an asterisk (*) will be available at GYI through the Ravelry In-Store Download Program once the shop re-opens.