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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Raffle, Selvedge, and the Newest Interweave

First things first. Did you enter the raffle for the swift and ball winder? You have until the end of the day on Tuesday to enter. Hurry!

The latest Selvedge is in the shop right now. This isn't a knitting magazine, but more of a fiber-textile-design lovers magazine. This is one of the only magazines I've ever encountered where the advertising is as beautiful as the features. These go quickly.

The Summer 2011 Interweave Knits arrived earlier this month. Pretty, pretty things with interesting details. Maybe it's time to try something new this year...learn a new skill or try out an unusual construction technique?

The lacey wrap sweater on the cover, the Coral Cardigan, would be beautiful in Belle Organic DK or Louisa Harding Nautical Cotton.

The Dockside Cardigan is constructed in a very unusual way. I can't even explain it. You'll want to see the diagrams. It's knit with sock yarn on US6 needles, so it will be a light layer that doesn't take forever to knit.

The Pebble and Reed Tunic is knit with Rowan Revive, a recycled cotton and silk blend. I used this yarn to make a little slouchy hat last summer. I have been dreaming of a comfy summer pullover using this yarn, and apparently I'm not the only one.

The Nantucket Vest uses Tahki Ripple, which we cannot keep on the shelves. As soon as we get a new color, it's gone. I think this is going to be this year's must-have summer yarn.

Lace, check. Colorwork, check. This sweet little Cat's Eye Tam from colorwork expert Mary Jane Mucklestone combines just a little of each. What a great introduction to two techniques in one project. Using Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift, this is a nice little project that won't break the bank.

While I can't really pull off the spaghetti straps anymore, I am very interested in these raised seams on the Al Fresco Camisole.

Come on by, enter the raffle, flip through a few magazines. The rain appears to be holding on for the time being, so we might as well make the best of it with a little more knitting.

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