Newsletter 774

by Meg Strong

Pyramid + Biosoft

Well, a new summer sweater fresh off our needles meant we had to go back to the fancy plant place for another round of picture-taking (thanks, Gardens of Babylon!!). This sweet sweater inspiration came to us from a lovely guest from Florence, Alabama (Hi! Kathy B!). Kathy was actually shopping for baby blanket supplies and off-handily mentioned the Pyramid sweater. Meg was intrigued and took a quick peek at Ravelry and bing bang boom, Meg had a new sweater a week later. 

Pyramid is a seamless tee worked from the top down; you can easily adjust the length of both the sleeves and the body, so if the cropped length isn't your thing, grab an extra skein and just keep knitting for additional length. 

The pattern covers bust sizes ranging from 34" to 62.5" and is designed to be worn with 4-4.75" of positive ease. Full disclosure: Meg made a poor decision and cast on for the 46 1/4 instead of the 38". So technically, yes, it is too big but that hasn't stopped her from wearing it four times already...but it also required a padded bra purchase. You read that right: she bought a padded bra so the sweater would "fit". Don't be like Meg. Just choose a size that's 4-4.75" bigger than what you measure at your fullest bust measurement.

Pyramid is written for Remix from Berroco (which we stock and have loads of!) but Meg used BioSoft from Mondial, since she already has four sweaters made with Remix (a favorite!).  No matter which you choose for your very own Pyramid, you won't be disappointed. They're both incredibly soft, wool-free, easy to care for and super affordable.

Pyramid size/yarn requirements;
Bust Size 34 (38, 42 1/4, 46 1/4, 50 1/4, 54 1/4, 58 1/2, 62 1/2)"
Yarn Requirements 400 (455, 510, 580, 635, 680, 740, 810) yards
Berroco Remix 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) balls
Mondial BioSoft 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6) balls

Want to knit a Pyramid but need some guidance? There's an in-store guided KAL happening June 17th, June 24th, July 1st & July 8th with Alison. Four consecutive Saturdays from 10am until noon ($80); call the store to reserve your spot! 615-354-1007

Spectra + Noro Haruito + Issue 22

Alrighty Noro fans...t
he long-anticipated Noro Magazine Issue #22 has finally arrived!

The cover features the Spectra Cardigan, which takes a background pattern of double eyelet and splices in a 22-stitch cable pattern worked down the center back. This rainbow-hued beauty, knit in spectral Noro Haruito, features a casual oversized fit, a drop shoulder silhouette, deep v-neck, and 2x2 ribbed borders. Haruito is a worsted weight, cotton/silk blend, perfect for warmer climates.

Want the Noro Magazine Issue #22? HERE it is! Preview all 26 designs here!
MUST have the new Noro Haruito yarn? HERE it is! The sample in the pic uses #02 Inabe.

Spectra size/yarn requirements;
Bust Size 40 (43½, 47½, 51½, 54½, 58½)"
Yarn Requirements 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) Haruito balls

Wanna knit the Spectra Cardigan but don't want the entire magazine? Purchase 3-6 balls of Noro Haruito and we'll include the pattern for Spectra Cardigan for free.

Filly + Forager Socks

Filly is as cool and soft as it is strong and durable! It's especially well-suited for warm-weather socks and accessories. The six color palette is inspired by spring and each self-shading color features an array of hues.  Filly's fiber composition of soft merino wool, summery cotton, a touch of polyamide, and a kiss of polyester creates a fabric that's smooth and sturdy with just the right amount of elasticity. The machine washable fiber combo makes for easy garment care.

Grab some Filly hereWe'll be including a free copy of the Forager Sock pattern along with every Filly order!