Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Urban Wrap Kit!

Urban Wrap by Melissa Wehrle

We are super excited to introduce the Urban Wrap Sweater Knit kit! This gorgeous sweater was designed by Melissa Wehrle using Lanas Puras Melosa in worsted weight. The kit includes the yarn at a discount and the pattern download. It comes in a wide variety of sizes from XS to a 3X (bust sizes 33" - 53"). The pattern is available on its own from Melissa's blog.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Lovely Lace...and more!

Just in time for the holiday season, we are pleased to announce the release of our newest lace shawl pattern, the Lacy Shawl designed by the talented Shirley MacNulty, who also designed the Cable Rib Skirt pattern. This lightweight lacy shawl is a sampler of variations of Lacy Diamond Stitches, using 3 different variations all of which use ssk, k2 tog and the double decrease sk2p. Each horizontal lacy panel is separated by one of our favorite lace stitches, the "Purse Stitch."

The Lacy Shawl was designed in our very own Lanas Puras Melosa laceweight yarn and is shown in the colorway Truffle. The pattern is available as a single pattern download or as part of a knit kit. It is the perfect addition to any wardrobe and can be dressed up for evening or worn with your favorite pair of jeans. It is beautiful in either semi solid or variegated yarn.

We are also pleased to now offer a selection of merino Silk lace and 3 ply sock yarns handpainted by Chesnut Bay Fibers, an indie company owned by two sisters, one in Massachusetts and one in California. These gals do a beautiful job creating yarns with intense and saturated colors. We know you're going to love them as much as we do. Here is a little taste.........

Chestnut Bay Fibers also has a store at ETSY you can visit. And, also take a look at their blog.

Keep watching for some wonderful new patterns in Lanas Puras Melosa and Black Pearl 100% cashmere DK, as well as some other new and exciting goodies!