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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Just a Reflektor

Believe it or not, we are stocking reflective yarn at Close Knit.  This is Schachenmayr Lumio.
It's a nice bulky yarn in some rather loud colors.  No big deal.  Until...BAM!
Shine a light at this stuff and it shows off the reflective thread running through the strand.  There is nothing natural about this yarn, but that hasn't dissuaded our knitters!
It would make a great hat or mittens for a cyclist commuting in the dark or the kiddos walking home from school in the dark at 4:30PM.  We had someone take a few balls home to make a dog sweater, too.  There are a few free patterns for that sort of thing, if your furry friends need sweaters, too.

The ball band (well, most of them, we discovered) have a free pattern for this basic Lumio Hat, which requires just one ball of Lumio.  It's also available on the website for free.
Vampire-ish photo borrowed from Schachenmayer site.
Our friend Jami from The Knitting Bee designed the Big Brio Slouch, which also requires  just one ball of Lumio.  Another free pattern!
Photo borrowed from The Knitting Bee.
Obviously, you could make a scarf or a cowl out of Lumio.  But what about a SmittenThis smart lady made hers with just one skein of the pretty bright red.  Seems like something out of a Dr. Seuss book, doesn't it?
Some cozy legwarmers would be fun, too.  These are a nice basic choice.
Photo borrowed from Knit on the Net.
These are less basic, but still pretty cool.
Photo borrowed from Knit Freedom.
Some boot toppers would be nice, too.  Especially with all of this chilly, wet weather we have been seeing.  Those rain boots could use a little sprucing up, right?  Whatever your reflective yarn needs, we have you covered!

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