Newsletter 766

by Meg Strong

Easy Folded Poncho + Brighton Beach + New Colors!

It's no secret that we adore the Easy Folded Poncho, so we're sharing another gorgeous shop sample. This time around, we've used Brighton Beach from Queensland Yarns - a sport weight blend of 45% linen, 35% cotton, 20% acrylic, with a slight thick-and-thin texture. It's the quintessential spring/summer yarn and softens up significantly with each washing...which is no-fuss since it’s machine washable! With the official arrival of spring, we just added three new gorgeous color options to the existing line-up! 

The Easy Folded Poncho is easy to knit (it's just one long stockinette rectangle), easy to finish, and easy to throw on! We knit this one a bit longer than the pattern outlines...this one is worked to 64" before folding and seaming!

Shop Brighton Beach HERE! Sue is wearing it in Orange Cup Coral up above; three skeins are required (no matter what color you choose!).

Need the pattern? Click HERE to grab it at Ravelry. 

Yearlong Knitalong: April!

Join us in-store, next Monday, April 3rd, from 11:00am - 12:00pm for the April installment of the Haus of Yarn Yearlong Knitalong! What We're Making: The Toph Hat from Woolly Wormhead!

Organic forms gently grow toward the crown from the brim of the Toph Hat, each created by short row colorwork. Toph is knit sideways and then grafted to the cast on edge, so if you're anything like us, you'll be delightfully surprised by how the growing fabric curves its way into a hat as you knit!

Suggested Yarns: You'll need two colors of DK weight yarn (a couple of suggestions are above). We've paired Magpie Swanky DK and Malabrigo Caprino. Both yarns are a luxurious blend of cashmere and superfine Merino with beautiful drape and sheen, making them ideal for next-to-skin softness.

FO photo: ©Woolly Wormhead

New!! Knitter's Relief CBD Balm

If you experience craftmaking-related aches and discomfort, we've found a triple-acting, anti-inflammatory balm that works so fast you can get back to your project without missing a beat!

Handcrafted with CBD, arnica, magnesium, and a blend of healing essential oils, Knitter's Relief CBD Balm is all natural and chemical-free. The powerful ingredients in this blend work synergistically, creating a healing balm that has an immediate effect for reducing inflammation, stimulating circulation and relieving pain from hardworking hands.

It's easy to apply, with a no-mess twist up tube.

Ingredients: Wild-crafted arnica-infused extra virgin olive oil, 200mg pure CBD (THC free) infused in organic MTC oil (from coconut), sweet almond oil, organic beeswax, magnesium oil, arrowroot, peppermint, camphor, cajeput, ginger, cinnamon leaf and rosemary essential oils.

Shop Chiki Knitter's Relief Balm HERE!