Originally Published July 27, 2015
This Week's Inspiration!
Fresh off our needles is the Therapy shawl from Laura Aylor. Consisting of garter stripes, eyelets and picots, this shawl is almost effortless to knit -- a breeze to put down and pick up, so you can easily squeeze it into your daily routine. If you'd like a really mindless knit, this pattern includes a separate pdf with row-by-row instructions -- which includes stitch counts for every row. You can simply check off each row as you knit it!
This shawl is perfect for using a variegated yarn, along with a couple of supporting solids. We chose three different skeins of Peppino, from Rhichard Devrieze. Peppino is 100% Southern Hemisphere Merino fingering yarn and is available in a variety of solid or variegated colors. It is a wonderful two-ply yarn that is next-to-skin-soft. (100% Merino/225 yards)
Pom Pom Happiness!
We think the smile on this lovely young lady says just about everything we need to say about this scarf! You can find Mary Jane Mucklestone's free Pom Pom Happiness patternhere. We knit our sample with 2 skeins of Merino Worsted Superwash from Rhichard Devrieze. The yarn is hand-painted in a great selection of semi-solid, variegated and stipple-dyed colors, so there's a color for everyone. It's soft and spongy -- and since it’s superwash, Merino Worsted is perfect for baby/kids garments and accessories. (100% Merino/175 yards)
Summer Reading List
New issues of four magazines have arrived, perfect for the dog days of summer. We've got fresh copies of Folk Knitting, Felted, Knitscene and Vogue Knitting. Come grab a handful and get to reading in your hammock with some lemonade while your spouse mows the yard! We love this Real Simple recipe for Basil Lemonade, but make it any old way you like it!
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