Newsletter 522

by Meg Strong

Who's Ready for Holiday Knitting!? Well, SANDRA is! 

Y'all, our Sandra has secretly had this sample on her needles for a while now, and when she brought it in, ALL of our mouths fell open in astonishment. It. Is. Gorgeous. It's knit in Air Lux from Katia -- a super-soft fingering weight yarn with a silky, shiny metallic core and a fuzzy Merino halo. Every bit as soft as it looks, that wooly halo adds a layer of mystery and depth, while still allowing the pattern's lace and open work to show through. The pattern has you knit two rectangles that you then seam together; Sandra broke the rules a bit (she don't need no stinkin' RULES!) and knit just one really long rectangle that she then folded in half and seamed up along one side to make a poncho (because she's a genius). Whichever way you choose to knit it, it'll be a beauty! We've got kits ready in four glorious choices (clockwise from upper left): #61 Charcoal, #69 Plum (really more silver with a hint of plum), #60 Light Blue, and #71 Coffee (which we'd have named champagne if they'd have asked us!). Click here to grab one for yourself. Get it on your needles now and you'll be wearing it during the 2018 holiday party season! Just don't wear it when Sandra's wearing hers.