Monday, February 23, 2009

Sweater Knit Kits designed by Debbie O'Neill

We have two new sweater knit kits from Debbie O'Neill to blog about...

The Piuma Griga Cashmere Tee and the Myrtille Cardigan are designs by Debbie O'Neill of Nutty Creations. Debbie is a very talented designer. Her patterns are very well-written and easy to follow. She has created other patterns for One Planet Yarn and Fiber including the very popular Dayflower Cardigan, the Arrowhead Lace Cardigan and the Gulf Cardigan. We have had great feedback from our customers regarding all of Debbie's designs, and all of them are available as knit kits at One Planet Yarn and Fiber. Debbie is planning a few more designs for spring including a lace shawl in HandMaiden sea silk and other surprises for you in other various Fleece Artist/HandMaiden yarns.

All of Debbie's patterns and the knit kits come in extended sizes including XS and plus sizes in keeping with One Planet's goal of having as many kits and patterns as possible in this wide range of sizes to fit all women.

Piuma Griga Cashmere Tee

Here are some photos of the Piuma Griga cashmere tee and the Myrtille Cardigan. You can read more about them on their product listings on our site-just click on the pattern name.. The yarn used for both of these is very special. The Piuma Grigia pattern is knit in Black Pearl Yarns pure DK cashmere, one of our best selling yarns. The Myrtille Cardigan is knit with the very special Fleece Artist Lanica - an unusual single ply 100% organic yarn, dyed with plant based dyes. Plant dyed yarns are very special in that the colors are unusual. The color used for Myrtille is Blueberry and some have asked us why it is not blue! The actual blueberry plant, the leaves were used to dye this color and they are a beautiful shade of soft olive green.

Myrtille Cardigan

We have two other new knit kits which we will blog about separately! These deserved their own blog post.

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