Newsletter 349

by Jeremy Lehmann

Originally Published May 25, 2015

Churchmouse Poncho

We adore the Easy Folded Poncho from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas and have knit yet another shop sample. This time around, we've used Juniper Moon Farm's Zooey, which is a 60% cotton and 40% linen blend with a slight thick-and-thin texture in a DK weight. It's the quintessential Summer yarn and softens up substantially with washing, which is easy to do as it’s machine washable. This poncho pattern is easy to knit (just one long stockinette rectangle), easy to finish, and easy to throw on!


Faroenacci Shawlette

Our very own Cate has a love of both Faroese shawls and the Fibonacci numerical sequence...which she combines in her Faroenacci shawlette, a brand-new pattern available on Ravelry. She knit this sample using Elsebeth Lavold's Silky Wool and Noro's Kirara. Both yarns are suitable for Spring and Summer knitting and transition well between indoors and out. This shawlette is knit from the neck down, which is a variation on the traditional bottom-up construction. 


There are three new magazines in the shop this week, just in time to plan Summer knitting: Noro Magazine Issue #6 (Spring /Summer 2015), Interweave Knits Summer 2015 and Pompom Quarterly Issue 13. Come by and pick up a copy of one -- or all three! -- before they're gone for good.


A Note from Christina, Organizer of Threads of Kindness:

Hello everyone...I'd like to invite you to join a group that is very near to my heart as I know it is for many of you.  We are working to provide hospice patients in middle Tennessee with a blanket or shawl for a little comfort at a time when they may most need it and preemie blankets and hats to many of the Nashville's Neo-Natal units.  If you think this giving opportunity may be right for you, please reach out to us.  We are fortunate to have generous yarn donations from Haus of Yarn helping us along our way and would love to share our stash with you.  
Threads of Kindness