close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Cleaning House

There is some good stuff in the sale bin, Close Knitters.  Everything is 50% off the price marked on the tag.

That's enough Louisa Harding Kashmir Baby to make several blankets.  There is a lot of pale blue, minty green, and sunny yellow, as well as a few browns and aqua blues.  If there is a baby in your future, perhaps this basket is for you.

We have a little bit of Classic Elite Princess in pretty green, enough for a hat and scarf set or little girl's sweater.

There are four balls of Ella Rae Kamelsoft in deep red and a whole bag in pretty chocolaty brown.  There is a smattering of Rowan Wool Cotton in some bright sunny colors.

We have some rich, man-appropriate colors in Karabella Margrite, browns, and a sky blue.  I used this yarn to make a simple hat for my mom a few years back.

Want a free pattern?  Here you go.  You'll need 2 balls of Margrite Bulky and a US10 16" and US10 double-pointed needles.  Cast on 68 stitches, join in the round, work 2x2 ribbing (knit2, purl2 around) for 6".  Work in stockinette stitch until the piece measures 10" from the cast on.  Then work the decreases as for the Turn a Square Hat, switching to the double-pointed needles when necessary.  There you go.

There is a basket full of bag handles and purse hardware, too. 

If you are knitting on a budget this summer, come take a look at all of these great yarns and help us clean house a little bit as we start thinking about fall yarns!

1 comment:

  1. Wool Cotton is such a lovely yarn to work with. Maybe I need some yellow for my stash. Also eying the Kashmir Baby. I just happen to know a little girl who looks pretty sweet in blue!