May, 2015


If you have been thinking about visiting us in Victoria, we think the video highlighted here, "Victoria, It's More Than That", will inspire you:
www.tourismvictoria.com/plan/climate/


Gardening season is upon us, and there is so much to look forward to as the weather warms up.  Local asparagus is now in the markets - delicious!



The mornings and evenings are still cool, and a knitted shawl is perfect to take the chill off. This new book has something to appeal to everyone.

  New Book: Sock Yarn Shawls II
by Jen Lucas
This book includes 16 patterns for lace knitting and features small, medium sized and large shawls.

 
Lycopod by Jen Lucas.  A delicate top-down triangle shawl, perfect for warmer weather.  Can easily be made larger or smaller. 41" x 84"


Starlit by Jen Lucas. A bottom-up short-row shawl featuring a treelike lace at the edge that flows into the stockinette body.  17" x 78"


Harvest by Jen Lucas
If you are ready for a challenge, this shawl is for you.  Cables, lace, and join-as-you-go border - this shawl has it all!  Semi-circle shape, 38" x 78"





New Noro Yarn: Silk Garden Sock Solo
Beautiful Noro Silk Garden, now in "solid" shades.
A shawl in this yarn would be gorgeous!

40% Lambswool, 25% Silk, 25% Nylon, 10% Mohair
300m, 3.25mm needle, 26sts, 38r, 100gm


10 Pink

7 Scarlett

8 Fushia

9 Black
 
 1 Cream

2 Platinum

3 Blue

  4 Grass

5 Caramel
 
 
6 Chocolate
 
   

 New Shawl Pins
We have some beautiful shawl pins and a few new styles have arrived in the shop:


Coil Shawl Pin


Naga Closure
This is an interesting design that weaves in and out of your knitted garment.



Twig Lace Shawl Pin


Twig Shawl Stick


Wild Grape Tendril Shawl Pin and Shawl Stick


String of Siver Beads Shawl Pin


Spiral Fermoir Pins


These beautiful leather "button" fasteners work wonderfully with knitted garments.  No need for button holes:


Leather Latch Closures that fasten on each side are available in Black or Chocolate.

These "stud" buttons are available in three sizes and three colors.  They are perfect for cowls like this one:


Paloma Cowl
by Little Victoria Designs


Black

Chocolate

Pumpkin




Knitters Pride Knit Blockers are a new way to block your knitting projects.


New stitching books are arriving like
"Stitching for Beginners and Beyond"

This book includes 23 simple projects using 5 or less
basic stitches.


Pillows


Straw Bag






Lil keeping an eye on the yard!





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To April, 2015