Newsletter 809

by Meg Strong

What Meg Knit Last Winter -- Er, Week

We've been hunkered down for a week with a winter's worth of snow, but  "extra" knitting time means new shop samples!

The French Macaroon sweater - knit in simple garter stitch - has a boatneck neckline and a one-button closure in the back to allow for easy dressing. Each side is knit in one piece, and a three needle bind off is used to secure the shoulders to each other. Two little seams on each side finish it up. This sweater is an absolute home run for beginning knitters -- it knits up in no time and - like the delicious sweets it's named after - you might not be able to stop at just one...we sure couldn't; this is Meg's third one! 

For this version, we used super cute carry-along Bella Pom Pom held double with Pima 100 for our Main Color and Pima 100 (single strand) for the Contrast Color. 

Shop Bella Pom Pom HERE and Pima 100 HEREA single skein of each is enough to make the newborn size! Two of each for the 3mos & 6-9 mos, three Pima 100 and two Bella Pom for the 12-18 mos, and four Pima 100 and two Bella Pom for the 2-3 yr and 4 yr. 

The French Macaroon pattern is right here!

I See Your Fancy Socks!

The second cabin fever sample we completed was a sock from Molly Klein Design's I See You Sock Kit! The set comes with 540 yards of custom-dyed fingering yarn (a variegated neutral-ish base plus a mini-skein for toe/heel contrast fun, both in a 75/25 Merino/nylon blend), a sturdy, zippered, box-bottomed sock-sized project bag and an adorable enameled lobster-clawed progress keeper. Just conjure up your favorite sock pattern (we know you have one!) and you’re all set to go. Meg used the Smooth Operator pattern.
You can find all the fabulous I See You swag here!