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Featured Fall Sweaters 2020 - Knit Together

Beginning Mon., Oct. 19 – Ending Fri., Dec. 5

Choose from one of the THREE following featured sweaters and corresponding yarn, and complete it by Fri.,            Dec. 4 to be entered in a drawing for a Grand Prize!!  YAY!!  We selected sweaters that are comfy, fun to knit and would appeal to almost everyone!!  AND we have set aside Wednesday afternoons, from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, for help or questions while you are working on your sweater. 

Our FIRST featured sweater is Casapinka's "Little Lulu" and is like a pretty sweatshirt that you knit. This brand new pattern is designed to be worn with 4-8 inches of positive ease so you can wear it with yoga pants or jeans.  "Little Lulu" is knit in the round from the bottom up with the eyelet pattern in front and back. 

Little Lulu is designed to be worn with 4-8” / 10-20.5 cm of positive ease; pick the size that is closest between 4 and 8” / 10 and 20.5 cm larger than your actual bust measurement. If you fall between sizes, it’s best to go down a size. Shown in Size 2 with 6” positive ease.  If you wish to make it longer you will want to buy a bit more yarn. 

We have chosen Wonderland Yarns "Mad Hatter" DK or Rowan "Moordale" DK for you to use for this sweater.  

Mad Hatter yarn by Wonderland Yarns & Frabjous Fibers is a DK weight 100% superwash merino wool that is wonderful to work with – so soft, bouncy and round!  It has great stitch definition and a superb choice for sweaters with it's hand-dyed beauty!  You'll love it next to your skin!  Each skein has ~ 344 yd/115 g.

 

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4) 5, 6, 7

38 (43.75, 49.5, 55.25)61, 66.5, 72.5” / 96.5 (111, 125.5, 140.5)155, 169, 184 cm

Skeins: 4 (4, 4, 5) 5, 6, 6 skeins of Wonderland Yarns "Mad Hatter"

Cost:  $26.00/skein

Needle:  US #6

 

Rowan Moordale DK-weight yarn is a combination of the finest British blueface leicester wool and alpaca, creating a yarn that is gorgeously soft and naturally heathered with a gentle halo to keep you warm and snuggly!  Moordale consists of 70% wool and 30% alpaca, with 251 yd /100 g skein. 

 

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4) 5, 6, 7

38 (43.75, 49.5, 55.25)61, 66.5, 72.5” / 96.5 (111, 125.5, 140.5)155, 169, 184 cm

Skeins: 5 (5, 6, 7) 7, 8, 9 skeins of Rowan "Moordale"

Cost:  $28.00/skein

Needle:  US #6

 

Our SECOND featured Fall sweater is "Belleterre" by Amy Christoffers, made with Berroco's Mochi yarn.  This sweater is a long cozy cardigan in fisherman's rib and is perfect for lounging around or dressing up!  Belleterre is knit from the top down, has raglan sleeves, and knit seamless from the sleeves down.  You can also learn how to make buttonholes with this sweater!  Recommended 2" – 4” positive ease. 

Berroco's Mochi yarn is a so soft baby alpaca, wool, and nylon blend in an easy to work chainette yarn with 191 yd/50 g.  The subtle speckled colors in this heavy worsted yarn create soft and light, yet warm accessories and garments!  You'll LOVE working with this yarn.

 

Sizes:  (38, 42, 46, 50) 54, 58, 62, 66“ / (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127) 137, 147.5, 157.5, 167.5 cm (including front band)

Skeins:  (6, 7, 8, 8) 9, 10, 10, 11 skeins of Berroco "Mochi"

Cost:  $12.00/skein

Needle:  US #7

 

Our THIRD and final featured Fall sweater is "#04 Temporal" from the Fall 2020 Vogue Knitting Magazine, which we now carry!  We featured this sweater in the last newsletter, so several people have already started it!  Temporal is a lovely oversized, seamless top, with a broken rib mock turtleneck collar, similar broken rib hem, faux garter side seams, and stylish side slits.  This pretty sweater is made with Plymouth's Sea Isle Cotton. 

Sea Isle Cotton yarn is a brand-new yarn from Plymouth.  It is soooo nice that we have had a hard time keeping it on the shelf and have reordered it twice!  This worsted weight yarn is a blend of organic Pima cotton and fine Merino wool with 329 yd/100g, is pillowy soft in pretty heathery shades, and has a beautiful drape.  

 

Sizes:  Small, Med., Large, 1X, 2X

42.5 (47.25, 51, 54.75, 58.5)"/ 108 (120, 129.5, 139, 148.5) cm

Skeins:  4 (4, 5, 5, 6) skeins of Plymouth "Sea Isle Cotton"

 

Cost:  $16.00/skein

Needle:  US #7 & #8

Intro to Knitting OR One-on-One Help 

Want to learn how to knit or crochet, OR need some one-on-one help?  Just call us at the shop, 443-1299, or sign up on the registration page to set up a special time to work with one of us for 30 minutes.

Date:  By appointment

 

Cost:  $15.00   

 

Want to Make Baby Hats or Twiddle Muffs For Others?

Thankfully we have people that make baby hats that are donated to local hospitals!  Shown are just a few of the ladies that love to make baby hats – Stephanie (top left), Linda (top right), and Cindy (bottom left).  THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!  After being on the receiving end of these wonderful gifts when our granddaughter was in the hospital, I know the tremendous impact these can make.  If you would like to make baby hats, we have some free patterns at the shop from the Mid-Missouri Knitting Guild.  After you complete the hats, you can leave them here, where we have an angel that takes them to where they need to go. 

       

Also, we have people that make Twiddle Muffs for donations (shown in the bottom right corner).  These are invaluable for dementia patients, as the decorations give them something to do with their hands and calms restless impulses.  We also collect these at the shop and will get them to those who need them.  See a knitted Twiddle Muff free pattern here https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/twiddle-muffs  and Shirley MacDonald's Crocheted Twiddle Muff free pattern here https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/twiddle-muff.