close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Believe it or not, Close Knitters, spring will be here soon.  Actual spring, with sun and dry grass and sandals.  I know many knitters hang up the needles during the warmer months, trading in for gardening tools, hiking boots, or a just cold beer in the backyard.  There are many of you, myself included, who knit with wool all year round.  In an effort to strike a happy medium, we are stocking up on our favorite warm weather yarns.  Let me show you some of what we have.

We tried a smattering of Ripple from Tahki last summer, and it seemed to be very popular.  So, here we go again with more colors!  The Warren 2-Way Jacket from last year's pattern booklet is a flip-able design, and it's been tried and approved by numerous Ravelers.

The newest Tahki book has some pretty Ripple designs, too.  The texture of this yarn is so unique, it really works well in in drapey flowy designs featuring good ol' stockinette stitch.
Postcards Tee


Cruise Ship

Silver Dollar
Ann created this sweet little kerchief with Ripple last summer, and the pattern is free with the purchase of just one little ball of Ripple.

Even though it will warm up (I promise), we will still have those fabulously cool evenings almost all summer.  I always find myself reaching for a lightweight cotton layer when the sun goes down, and I think Ripple will go well with that cold beer in the back yard.

1 comment:

  1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.