Newsletter 383

by Jeremy Lehmann

Originally Published January 18, 2016

Isabell Kraemer Indigo Frost 

This Week's Inspiration: Indigo Frost

Have you seen our in-store samples of designer Isabell Kraemer's Indigo Frost poncho yet?  We were so excited about the first one we finished, we cast on for a second immediately!  And then a third...and then a fourth...yup, four!  This poncho is worked seamlessly from the top down, with a loose turtleneck and an easy 4-color slipped stitch band on the yoke.  Eyelets are worked on the body and it's finished with a 2x1 rib for the bottom edge.  We have loads of yarn options for this versatile piece -- we used Classic from Ella Rae (chocolate and robin's egg blue version), Homestead from Plymouth (sweatshirt grey and brick version and black and brick version) and Shelter from Brooklyn Tweed (natural brown and blue version).  There are an almost infinite number of combinations ...what will yours be?

This little poncho created so much excitement, we created a chat thread over in the Haus Knitters Ravelry group. Lots of photo sharing and project tips are bouncing around over there, so be sure and join in!


January Knitalong 

The Yearlong Knitalong: January and February...Still Chugging Along!

We know a ton of you are well underway and fast at work on January's Yearlong Knitalong project but it's not too late if you want to join in!  We have designated The Wonderful Wallaby project as a two-month long Knitalong so there is plenty of time to jump in and join in the fun.

The Wonderful Wallaby is an adventure in seamless knitting. The efficient use of double point and circular needles eliminates seams and joining of component parts.  The Wallaby is sized children 2 - 12; adult Petite (31" chest) - Super Size (48" chest). Not interested in making the Wonderful Wallaby?  You can still join the Yearlong Knitalong with an afghan block pattern from the Haus of Yarn Block-a-Month Afghan book. 

As a genuine 'thank you!' for your participation, all materials purchased at Haus of Yarn that relate directly to each month's knitalong will qualify for double stamps on our Haus of Yarn Reward Card. DOUBLE STAMPS! We really do appreciate your participation and want to encourage as many of you to make as many of the monthly projects as possible.  Earning double stamps will make it that much easier!

Not local?  No worries!  Join the Yearlong Knitalong virtually.  We'll be creating threads for each Knitalong project in our Ravelry group.  Click here to join our group and come knit along with us!  

We'd love to see your projects!  In process or completed...if you're on Instagram, join in anytime with #yearlongknitalong and #hausofyarntn.


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