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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Madelinetosh: An Update

Our madelinetosh post back in February was so popular, I thought I would give you an update. The yarn has been flying off the shelves and we have finished our projects here at Close Knit. This yarn is so yummy and fun to work with, it was hard to down the needles.

Leah finished her baby sweater.
She loosely based the design on the Oz pattern from Heirloom Stitches, using alternating stripes of the Milk and Tern colorways of madelinetosh DK. She is very happy with the results and so is the recipient:
Sally finished the Mara Shawl, a free download from the madelinetosh website, in the Fjord colorway:
You can stop by the shop and check out this one for yourself, since it's keeping one of our lovely shop mannequins warm.Lastly, I finished Melissa LaBarre's Tea Leaves Cardigan in the Silver Fox colorway.
This is a great beginner sweater pattern, knit top-down, in one piece, with no seaming. We now carry this pattern in the store and I will be offering a beginning sweater/Tea Leaves class in June. The schedule will be out in a week or so, so stay posted for details.
The madelinetosh shelves are nearly empty, but never fear: there's more on the way. We're expecting a shipment of Pashmina and Tosh Vintage in both old and new(!) colorways and it is scheduled to arrive any day.

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