It's been a busy week or two here at the shop. SO MUCH yarn has arrived and here's what I have to share today. First, Anne at Wooly Wonka Fibers sent us a stunning batch of her Arianrhod, Aerten and Artio sock yarns. She even dyed up a special edition SSYC colorway on each base. Not only can you buy them now, but you can also enter the contest in our Ravelry fan group to win a skein.
Want to learn more about Anne and her work? She did an interview here on the blog last year.
Sarah at Fiberstory sent us her new Gradient Sets. These sets include 7 little skeins that can be used together to create a stunning effect for socks or larger projects. We are even giving away three of these on Instagram contest this week!
Sarah has suggested the following patterns for these kits. You could use them for any "knit until you've used half of your yarn" or "knit until you run out of yarn" shawls such as Hitchhiker or Herald. You might also consider Rioja, Argent, Colorblock Handwarmers, or Global Nomad Cowl. Sarah knit the Crosshatch Cowl as a TNNA show sample, with the following notes:
In order to use the gradient kit most effectively, I used the following modifications:
Cast on 372 sts with darkest color in gradient. (would obviously work starting with the lightest color, as well!)
color 1: Knit 5 rounds.
colors 2-6: Knit 6 rounds.
color 7: Knit 5 rounds. Bind off in pattern.
The cast on and bind off rows are counted as the 6th round for the lightest and darkest colors, making each band of color 6 rows wide.