close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Monday, April 13, 2015


The new Berroco Indigo is in the shop, just in time for summer cardigans. 
Sally chose the beautiful denimy neutrals...and then the mustardy yellow. (Yellow is our unofficial shop color.) Indigo is a worsted weight yarn, working up at 5 stitches per inch on a US7, and each skein is 219 yards of recycled cotton. This yarn is going to wash up and dry like a dream. The fabric will become softer and softer over time. Look at that nubbly texture.
You know the rain is going to last at least another month, so it's a great time to start knitting those summer layers. The pattern book has several lovely options. We have a sample of Prickly Poppy in the shop window right now.

Penstemon (above) has a pretty eyelet detail, and Larkspur looks like a sweater you could live in, doesn't it? That shawl collar is so cozy.
Milkweed is a nice easy v-neck tank. Only 3 or 4 skeins for sizes 32 through 44.
If you just want to wrap up, Desert Lily should do the trick. This would make an amazing baby blanket, too.
I know Ann is working on a cardigan with Indigo, so you will likely see her wearing it this summer on chilly days. We have a nice supply for your sweaters right now, so come see this lovely new yarn!

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