January, 2011
 

Ah, the rainy days of January.  The perfect time for knitting and stitching.  We hope everyone is embracing the colder days of winter, and getting to all those projects you've been meaning to knit and stitch.

Beautiful Hardanger Embroidery
 

We'd like to start off our "Happenings" page with inspiration from one of our customers, Emma.  Emma's specialty is hardanger embroidery, and her stitching is precise and beautiful.  At 91 years of age, Emma is still turning out truly amazing work.  Here is her latest creation: from the Booklet "More Classic Creations in Hardanger, by Sylvia Muir"

 



 


Fresco Snowdrop Scarf

I knit this for my Mom out of Classic Elite Fresco yarn.  It has a lovely hand with a slight halo. 60% wool, 30% baby alpaca, and 10% angora. This is a free pattern, available on the Classic Elite Website.
Find the pattern here:
http://www.classiceliteyarns.com/pdf/FrescoSnowdropScarf.pdf

 




 


Classic Noro Striped Scarf by Jarod Flood

Anna whipped this up using Noro Retro col. 8 and Noro Silk Garden col. 309.  The semi-solid Retro really changes up the scarf.

 

 

See this pattern on Ravelry: 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/noro-striped-scarf

 

 

Sundae Cowl

Sundae Cowl
 

This yarn begs to be knit into a big chunky cowl or scarf.  This one took two skeins of Berroco's Sundae yarn.  I used color 8721 Salty.  Here's how I made this one:

Using SZ 15 (10mm) needles, cast on 19 stitches.  Every Row: K1, P1 to end. Cast off in pattern.  Twist your rectangle and seam the cowl at the back of the neck.  Cosy!!

 

To February 2011