Newsletter 782

by Meg Strong

The Veronika Cowl Five Ways + Uchiwa in Six New Colors = You Do the Math!

Six new colors of shop favorite Uchiwa from Noro just arrived! Uchiwa is made of 50% cotton, 30% viscose and 20% silk. A worsted weight yarn with 547 yards per 200g ball, Uchiwa has a unique contrasting color twist that creates an eye-catching tweedy marl.  At the same time, a longer, more subtle color blending produces a beautiful gradation in the background coloring.

One cake of Uchiwa contains enough yardage to make the super cute, bandana style Veronika Cowl: in fact, it's a perfect combo! This cowl is simply a long rectangle, making for a quick, easy knit...think holiday gifting, folks! Seam the cast-on edge along one side edge to form the cowl. What we love MOST about this little gem of a pattern is that it includes five different stitch versions, so you'll have five options, pick the stitch that suits your mood! 

Shop Uchiwa HERE! The Veronika Cowl pattern is free with any Uchiwa purchase.

MoFibers Cotton Light + Classic LBD

Rin from MoFibers released a stunning batch of fingering weight organic cotton yarn this week in more than a dozen gorgeous colors! Her new Cotton Light is spun with organic cotton grown in the US; this is the sister yarn to MoFibers' Cotton Sport/DK. Same fiber, same naturally dyed colors, but a lighter weight at 462 yards per 100g skein.

Cotton Light is perfect for any long-dreamt about summery cotton tee...we're dreaming of of the Classic LBD tee from designer Jennifer Parroccini. The Classic LBD is worked seamlessly from the top down. Stitches are picked up and knit for the collar. Optional bust shaping gives you five choices of cup sizes worked with German Short Rows. Increases are worked from the underarm to the hem to create subtle hip shaping. It's truly, the perfect, classic tee!

Yardage Requirements;
Finished bust circumference: 31 (35.5, 39, 43.5, 47) (51.5, 55, 59.5) (63, 67.5, 71, 75.5) inches
Yardage requirements: 725 (825, 875, 1010, 1100) (1215, 1305, 1415) (1535, 1650, 1760, 1880) yds

Shop MoFibers Cotton Light HERE!

FO Photo: ©Jennifer L Parroccini 

Some Nice Cool Sweet Tea!

Check out these new-in-store yarns from Molly Klein Designs.  Molly is a multi-talent who dabbles in just about every craft there is and we're excited to add her beautiful hand dyed yarns to our shelves. Meg fell in love with her Crystal Collection during her big yarn-a-palooza buying trip to Chicago. We'll eventually get it all added to our online shop...for now, it'll be available in-store only.