Newsletter 388

by Jeremy Lehmann

Originally Published February 22, 2016

Wildheart Shawl 

Fresh Off Our Needles -- Spring Shawls for All Y'all!

We have two shawls to share with you this week!  Both of our models are knit in Zen Yarn Garden's Serenity Silk Single.  This single-ply yarn has great stitch definition and the colorways available are incredible. It's an amazing blend of superwash merino wool, cashmere and silk.  Both shawls are on display in the store right now, so what are you waiting for!? Head to the shop now and see 'em for yourself!

It's no secret that designer Janina Kallio is one of our favorites.  We have a sample knit up ofalmost every one of her amazing designs.  Janina has always had the ability to create designs that keep the knitting simple -- but not boring -- with gorgeous results.  And she's done it again: the just released Wildheart is a stunning one-skein-wonder with modern lace and a dynamic sense of movement.  It's knit diagonally with garter stitch and simple lace made up of dropped stitches, eyelets and fishnet.  The result is airy, light ... and gorgeous!  

The second shawl we're sharing this week is Waiting for Rain from designer Sylvia Bo Bilvia.  It fits perfectly over the shoulders and is a beautiful garter and lace crescent shape that uses an unusual short row technique.  The technique is a bit different than anything we've seen before -- worked within the short rows are larger, lace motifs.  The way the garter opens up to reveal the architectural lace is like lacy rips throughout the field of garter.  However you interpret it, we thought it pretty darn interesting!

Waiting for Rain Shawl 

January Knitalong 

The Yearlong Knitalong: February...only one week remaining!

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