close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Solids or Stripes?

We are starting to see some things trickle into the shop as we near this half-way point of August.  Soon enough, we will all be thinking about snuggling up with the knitting again.  I, for one, love knitting season, and I am thrilled to see the woolies returning to the shop.  Let me show you a few things.
The Bateaux Mouches Scarf has been a popular one this summer, and we have a fresh batch of the Malabrigo Silkpaca for you.  Sally used just two skeins and a US7 to create hers.  This yarn is so fluid and drapey, I had difficulty getting to stay put on the bench for a photo.
Plymouth Yarns was gracious enough to send us our fall yarns on the early side, so we have been enjoying a few new offerings this month.  
Plymouth Revel (also known as Grignasco Revel) shows a slow color change of the course of the ball, much like the Freia Ombre Lace we have in stock.  The Revel seems to think it's a sport weight, but it seems much finer.  Another fine candidate for the scarf of the summer, if you ask me.
There are still plenty of soccer games, swim lessons, and road trips on the docket before fall hits...a garter stitch scarf in some luscious yarn will make them fly by.  Come on in and choose your favorite!

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