Newsletter 653

by Meg Strong

Yearlong Knitalong: February!

For February, we're working on these gorgeous Alpine Socks from designer Darling Jadore. 
The Alpine Socks are truly a pleasure to knit! Combining beautiful knit stitches with a classic structure and design, these socks work up fast due to the worsted-weight yarn and US 5 needles!

There are two yarns we love for these socks: ours use Cobasi Plus, a worsted weight wonder that combines cotton, viscose from bamboo, silk, and elastic nylon that all add up to an easy-on-the-hands yarn with "wooly" stretch...but without the wool! Shop Cobasi Plus HERE! You'll need one skein for shoe sizes up to a US 8, two skeins for any shoe size larger than that.






If you'd prefer them in wool, our favorite is Navia Sock, a worsted weight wool with a touch of nylon added for strength. Shop Navia Sock HERE! You'll need two cakes. 


The pattern for Alpine Socks is right HERE!


Hot tip: though the pattern is written using double points, we like knitting socks with 9" circulars. If you find yourself growling whenever you see the words "double points," you might like them too! For Alpine, you'll need a US 5! Shop Lykke 9" circulars HERE. 


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Thistle Scarf

We're thrilled to introduce you to a new pattern designed by Mama Jo. Every year, Jo designs a Nashville-themed piece for Haus, and she's been very busy during her quarantine time. She's designed not one, but THREE pieces and we're excited about them all....but this one is special.

The Thistle Scarf is inspired by the courageous women
 of Thistle Farms. For over 20 years, Thistle Farms has lit a pathway of healing and hope for women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. Thistle Farms is located right around the corner from Haus, and if you've ever asked us for a recommendation for lunch, we've sent you to their cafe and probably encouraged you to also grab a tub of their sea-salt body scrub (you won't regret it!). 



We've worked up two samples; the first (look up!) in Elsbeth Lavold dk weight Silky Wool and the second (look down!) in Nashville's own Camellia Fiber Co. fingering weight Sylvan, held at the same time with lace weight Suri Cloud. The scarf is knit in two pieces; each piece is comprised of a thistle leaf motif, garter ridges and swaths of stockinette. Once the two pieces are completed, you'll connect them with either a three-needle bind off or Kitchener stitch. 




Shop Silky Wool here! You'll need two skeins.
Shop Sylvan and Suri Cloud here! You'll need one skein of each.

Purchase your pattern here

All proceeds from the sale of this pattern will go to Thistle Farms. 

Learn more about the incredible Thistle Farms organization here!