close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Postcards from Portland

Our Rose City Yarn Crawl shop patterns have been listed on Ravelry!
Sally's gorgeous and ample Kumori Cowl is knit up using two skeins of Blue Sky Alpacas Extra. Oh man, this yarn is luxurious. Our sample hat has become one of my new favorites. The shadow knitting technique produces a really cool effect, which can be played up with highly-contrasting colors, or made more subtle with similar shades. This large cowl is like a warm, cozy alpaca hug.
New this year, we also have a crochet pattern! Ann created the Sori Bashi Scarf using two balls of Noro Taiyo Sport, an unusual wool/cotton blend. This stuff is lovely, too. The cotton really adds a lovely texture and softness, and the Noro colors are impossible to beat.
We have so many nice colorways of this yarn to chose from, your scarf will be a stunner for sure. Ann designed the scarf to echo the arched bridges in Portland's Japanese Gardens. This is enough to make me want to learn to crochet!
These will be available in the shop during the crawl as free patterns with the purchase of the lovely, lovely yarn for each project, which will each be 10% off during the crawl, by the way!

P.S. Last year's eBook is available as a free download until February 28.

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