September/October, 2012


September is so beautiful in Victoria.  We still have warm days, but the nights are cool.  It's the time for apples and our trees are bursting!  Applesauce and apple pie are in the making!



We have so many new items in the store for fall.  Most of the new yarns have arrived, but we are still waiting for more.  Here's a sampling of what is new:



Berroco Cirrus
A light, airy, superkid mohair and extra fine merino blend, 15sts on sz 10US needles.




Berroco Lodge
Beautiful color transitions punctuated with vibrant tweed flecks.  This loftly wool blend is spun into a single ply and works up quickly into gorgeous stripes.
14sts on a US10 needle.




Berroco Boboli Quick
Boboli Quick is a 3 strand soft and shimmering multi-colored wool blend plied together for a fast knit.
10sts on a US15 needle.

Here's a free pattern for a quick cowl:

c/o 21 sts.
K1, P1 to end of row.
Repeat this row, leaving enough yarn to cast off.  Cast off in pattern.  Twist your rectangle and seam the back at the neck.  You will need 2 skeins of Boboli Quick and a Sz US15 needle.


Some of the colors





Classic Elite Chalet
A beautiful blend of baby alpaca and bamboo, Chalet is a chainette bulky weight yarn that provides both strength and lightness.  It is an unbelievably soft yarn with a lovely drape.  Chalet is part of the Mountaintop Yarns Collection spun from natural, undyed fibers.
3 - 3.75sts on a US10-11 needle.
New CEY pattern books available for all new yarns.





Classic Elite Inca Alpaca
A soft, sturdy, warm, worsted alpaca yarn.  It is lanolin-free and has a great color range.
5 sts on a US7 needle.




Crystal Palace Mendocino
A 2-ply worsted weight in slow striping colors.
4.5 - 5 sts.  This heel stitch hat is a free pattern.
here is the link:
www.straw.com/cpy/patterns2/accessories/mendocino-hat.html




Debbie Bliss Winter Garden
A gorgeous blend of 30% merino, 30% baby llama,
20% silk, and 20% linen
Polar weight, 10sts on a 9mm needle.






Diamond Luxury Mulberry Merino (right)
This luxury blend of 50% Mulberry Silk and 50% Merino Wool has a very soft, silky feel with a beautiful sheen.
21sts on a 4.5mm needle


Leaflet 1402 in Mulberry Merino



New Namaste Bags and Accessories are now in stock.
The new Pumpkin Spice color is beautiful!  Shown here: buddy cases, circular needle cases, knitting bags.


Buddy cases in gorgeous new colors.



Lantern Moon pouches for all your odd bits


Clover Circular Stitch Holders - genius!  A great way to hold your stitches when knitting on circulars.  Two sizes available.




Brooklyn Tweed's Oslo Scarf and Seasons Hat.  Julie knit these with Cascade's 220 Sport and they look amazing!  Patterns and yarn available in store.


Brooklyn Tweed's Seasons Hat, gorgeous fairisle work!




This is "Hendreary" by Ysolda Teague.  Julie knit it in grey and red Vintage yarn.  I thought the Button and Knitting store needed a knitted hat with our red button on it.  The pattern was perfect.  The pattern is in Ysolda's "Whimsical Little Knits Book 3".


Nice colorwork





I finally finished my Stephen West Flamboyan shawl.  I knit it using Mirasol's Nuna yarn.  It has a beautiful drape, and is light and airy.  Perfect for cool evenings.


I used colors 1012 and 1013




26 Stitches is finally finished and framed!  This Sampler of Stitches took me a while to complete, but I really enjoyed the process.  This 12" x 14" sampler includes 144 specialty embroidery stitches and uses 100% silk threads along with metallic threads, beads and embellishments.
Chart and supplies available in store.



Lily enjoying every minute
in her sunny window



To November 2012