Friday, December 11, 2009

Knitting Goodies.....and NOT just for the Holidays!

If you haven't had the chance to order the Cedar Leaf Shawlette kit designed by the very talented Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting, it is not too late! This kit is so stunning and unusual, that we just can't keep it in stock! Don't worry, there is always another yarn shipment from Hand Maiden on its way to our store. The Cedar Leaf Shawlette is a lovely crescent shaped little shawl that drapes beautifully around the shoulders and looks absolutely lovely wrapped around the neck as a scarf. The curved shape of the shawl is created using short rows and the leafy border is knit on once the body of the shawl is completed. The kit was designed using Hand Maiden's luxurious Lady Godiva yarn which is 50% wool and 50% silk in the Cedar colourway. We are always happy to substitute another colourway we have in stock or special order your favourite colour from Hand Maiden. Just email us and we're happy to help.
This gorgeous kit was such a big hit with our customers that we decided top create a second version in Fleece Artist Woolie Silk, another lovely handpainted yarn spun in 65% wool and 35% silk. The Cedar Leaf Shawlette Woolie Silk kit is now available in a variety of colours.

We also wanted to show you a really fashion forward line of patterns we are now carrying in pdf download format designed by Vladimira Cmorej of Vadis Designs. Vladimira has her master's Degree in Art Teaching and has worked as a fabric designer, faux finisher, and decorative painter. She has been knitting her whole life and currently self publishes and designs patterns for yarn companies. We are sure you will agree with that her designs are not only very chic, but also very sexy!
Here are just a couple of our favorites. The Open Shoulder Pullover is a very close fitting twisted rib pullover with 3/4 sleeves designed in worsted weight yarn.

The Two Button Cardigan is a 3/4 sleeve cardigan with garter stitch hems and an asymmetric closure designed for heavy worsted or chunky weight yarn.

Happy Shopping!!!