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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Summer Knitscene

The Summer Knitscene has arrived, and there is some good knitting in there.

When I wrote about Amy Christoffers, my newest designer crush, I told you she was going to have a spread in this issue. She has four great designs, and there is a nice little feature article about her rise in the knitting world.

The Strafford Tee will soon be mine. We aren't carrying Hempathy at the shop this summer, but this would be amazing in Louet Euroflax, a pure linen, or Cascade Ultra Pima, a lustrous cotton, or Rowan Revive, a recycled cotton/silk blend.

The Windsor Cardi is a classic. This would be really nice in Rowan Purelife Cotton DK, an organic cotton in some beautiful muted colors. Louisa Harding Jasmine, a cotton/bamboo blend with a little sparkle, would also be fun.

The Penumbra Tee is a sexy little number with an interesting neckline detail. Would someone please make this in the Rowan Belle Organic Aran?

If you're feeling really adventurous, try the Heliosphere Tank. Classic Elite Firefly would be soft and lightweight, perfect for the drapey cowl neck and slight racerback style.

The Lodi Cardigan will be your go-to summer cardi. This would be really nice in Spud & Chloe Sweater, and we have a really great range of colors right now.

Speaking of which, the Figurehead Shawl is designed with Spud & Chloe Sweater, just one skein each of your two favorite colors. I am a sucker for a good stripe, and this sweet little kerchief is calling to me.

The Starboard Cape is knit with Canopy Fingering from the Fibre Company. Wouldn't this be great over a sundress at a summer wedding?

Okay, those are my favorites. Did anything else catch your eye?

If you have a weakness for fabric as well as yarn, be sure to make it up to our little corner of Alberta this weekend. The gals at Bolt are having a big ol' sale!

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