Newsletter 687

by Meg Strong


Well, we have to start out by asking you to Just. Trust. Us. when we say Avita has a teensy bit of really, really does. Alas, it's nearly impossible to show it in a photo!

Avita is a lighter-than-air yarn that has a core of shiny sparkling Lurex braided with nylon for strength. The flickering core floats inside a fluffy halo of baby Alpaca that's next-to-skin soft!! 
The lighter shades host a more subtle sparkle experience while the darker shades have a deeper contrast for a glimmering core. We worked up a quick, twisted rib cap and topped it with one of the Big Bad Wool 6" faux poms. We're thinking this one would be an excellent project for your holiday gift-knitting list!

Shop Plymouth Avita HERE! Twisted Rib hat pattern is free with Avita purchase!
Shop Big Bad Wool 6" pompoms HERE!  *pom pom sample shown is buff



Asti Spumante Tee & Hat

Who's ready for a little fall knitting inspiration!?!? We fell head over heels in love with two new pattern releases from designer Thea Coleman! Both designs combine stranded colorwork and cables in a simple way that we haven’t seen done before. The combination of twisted cables and stripes makes for a gorgeous, textured fabric -- and the hat is the perfect size project for trying something new. 

We immediately went over to the worsted weight yarn wall and found so many yarns to pair with color-changing Dream State from Spincycle! We've put together Ultra® Alpaca from Berroco pairings here, and we've recently received a HUGE restock of that: thirty colors! We've long loved Ultra® Alpaca for its ideal blend of luxurious super fine alpaca and Peruvian Highland wool that's then spun perfectly round and light. 

Shop Berroco Ultra® Alpaca HERE!
Shop Spincycle Dream State HERE!

Find the patterns HERE!

FO photos: ©Thea Colman