close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Thinking of Spring

It looks like spring weather will be eluding us for at least another few days here in Portland, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t start working on spring sweaters.

The Scallop Lace Cardigan, a free pattern from the Classic Elite Web-Letter, would be perfect over a t-shirt or sundress as the weather warms up. It is knit with Classic Elite Wool Bam Boo, a DK 50/50 wool/bamboo blend, and we carry a variety of colors at the shop. The wool content helps garments retain their shape, while the bamboo provides lovely sheen and drape to the finished piece.

The Classic Elite pattern booklets are full of patterns that would work well in Wool Bam Boo, including these lovelies from New Harbor (Book 9098).

So, brave the clouds and rain and come by the shop. We'd be happy to show you our selection of Wool Bam Boo and Classic Elite patterns so you can plan your new spring sweater today!

All project photos are courtesy of Classic Elite Yarns and have been used with permission.

1 comment:

  1. I don't usually knit sweaters. Too much of a commitment for me. I have to admit, however, that these cardigans are tempting me!