Newsletter 818

by Meg Strong

Cell Stitch Poncho + Cairns + Market Square

The Cairns Cell Stitch Poncho (above) is a Haus favorite and we're drawn to it every year as soon as spring arrives. With the arrival of some new colors of the absolutely ideal yarn for it, we're doubly excited!

A perfect layering piece for spring (and into summer!!), the Cell Stitch Poncho features an allover knitted eyelet stitch pattern that works up into a swingy, lightweight fabric. Cairns is a colorful, cotton blend tape yarn and is now available in nine fun, striped and variegated colors.

Another fun pattern for Cairns is the Market Square bag (below). This practical market bag is perfect for a quick trip to the grocery or farmers market, and would also make an amazing bag for toting your current knitting project! Pattern includes instructions for two sizes and is knit using two different colors of Cairns.

Shop Cairns HERE

You"ll need four skeins for the poncho (we'll include the pattern for free); you'll need to grab a 24" US 9 circular needle as well! If you need one, click HERE!

For the small size tote (8"x8'x7")  you'll need one skein each of two different colors and for the large tote (10"x10"x10") you'll need two skeins of your main color and one skein for a contrasting color. The Market Square pattern can be found HERE and you'll need a US 7 circular needle. 24" for the small and 32" for the large.

Market Square photos: ©Sharyn Anhalt

Spring Bunny + Ricorumi

Happy Spring! This adorable little bunny is worked using a simple single crochet stitch, and measures 11" from tippy ear to tippy toe. The perfect size for sweet snuggles from baby.
Haus of Yarn's Ricorumi Bunny Kit includes one skein each of Lotus (67), Aqua (74) and two skeins of Beige (55) Ricorumi DK yarn - four skeins in total. Also included: one pair of 8.5mm safety eyes and the required 3mm crochet hook, as well as a copy of the pattern. Shop the kit HERE! Need stuffing? Here it is!Love the Bunny and want to come up with your own color combo? Shop open stock of Ricorumi DK HERE! You'll need two of the Ricorumi DK skeins for the main body/head color and one each of two different colors for arms/legs. Grab a 3mm Wave hook HERE.