Newsletter 655

by Meg Strong

Be Your Own Valentine!

Just in: eight colors of Victory Sock from Knitted Wit celebrating Valentine's Day! Victory Sock is a sproingy blend of superwash Merino and nylon, making it a perfect choice for socks, as well as sweaters and shawls. With a tight twist and a round 4-ply structure, Victory Sock has excellent stitch definition that makes cables and texture patterns really pop. Plus, Victory Sock is sheep-to-skein made in the USA!


Shop Victory Sock HERE! As soon as we have some of our WiPs completed, we'll be casting on the Let it Slip sock pattern with one of these beauties!




Although it's still winter, we've been noticing a recent uptick in requests for summer knitting projects from both in-store visitors and online shoppers...and we hear ya; we're ready for more sunshine and warmer days as well! The Akari Triangular Shawl (knit from just one giant cake of Noro Akari) is easy, breezy summer knitting at its best. It's worked from a long cast-on edge and shaped with continuous decreases.

Akari is a worsted-weight blend of silk, cotton, viscose, mohair, and wool, with just a smidge of polyamide. All that adds up to a yarn with gorgeous drape. The tonal colors fade gracefully and slowly over the course of working up the fabric. 

Shop Akari HERE! The pattern is free with any Akari yarn purchase. Super-bonus: Akari is on sale! You'll need just one skein to make the shawl.



Tweedy Toes!

We recently received a shipment of Trekking Tweed 6-ply from Zitron and before it even hit the shelves, three skeins were gone (it's a mystery)! Trekking has long been a staple for sock knitters, as it's washable and will wear well over years of wearing. Plus: the DK weight 6-ply will fly off your needles!

Meg took home a single skein of the natural color (which she thinks looks like leftover Froot Loop-ed cereal milk) and made a pair of Mountain Socks by holding two strands together to achieve the worsted gauge required by the pattern. These classic winter boot socks will keep your toes toasty, and the pattern features an easy-peasy slipped stitch detail for interest.

Vicki absconded with two skeins (one red and one black) and made a pair of Lumberjack Socks, and she's planning on making several more of these in different color combos. Y'all, these are sooooo good! After seeing Vicki's, Meg has plans to snag an olive skein to pair with the leftover natural she has from making her Mountain Socks. What we're saying here is: you better act quickly before Meg and Vicki BUY ALL OF THIS YARN!

Shop Trekking Tweed HERE!