When I saw the Hello Purl batts lined up in a neat little cubby at StevenBe’s Yarn Garage in Minneapolis, I thought of my mother immediately. Like my mom, these batts had a lot of interesting elements and a little sparkle, too. So, even though I’m just a beginning spinner, I took a chance and brought one home.
This pattern is written using tables to ‘fill in the blanks’. Insert the tabled numbers for your size whenever you see a __ in the instructions. There are 13 sizes available in this pattern, from kids to giants, enough to make a pair for all the feet you know. Socks are knit top-down with a heel flap and gussets. [...]
Most men do not want lace, all over cables, or colorwork, things that are enjoyable to knit. Men usually want socks that are simple, dark, and long which can leave a knitter wondering, “When will it ever end?” [...]
A foehn (pronounced like ‘feign’) wind is a hot dry wind which comes abruptly over the lee side of the mountain, also known as a ‘snow-eater’. The most well-known version of foehn winds in North America are the Chinooks over the Rocky Mountains. Like these winds, the Foehn Mitts will keep you warm and toasty, knit in fair isle style, doubling the warmth.[...]
Simple and fast to knit, these are perfect to show off your liveliest yarns. Available in six sizes, from children to women’s large. The lighter-lining mittens offer a snug cuff under jackets without the bulk of the warm outer mittens getting in the way.
Laburnum blossoms lining a pathway are the inspiration for this scarf, named after the Mumbai lane known for the laburnum trees that line it. Laburnum Road is also known for Mani Bhavan, the Mumbai residence of Gandhi, and amongst the memorabilia housed there is a spinning wheel once used by the Mahatma. [...]
Double-drafted woolen-spun exotic yak yarn provides wonderful character for this scarf, also giving it a rustic charm not necessarily available with smoother wools. A refined cable surrounded by seed-stitch makes it attractive for both men and women to wear. [...]
This set of colorwork mittens features a Celtic braid motif on the cuff, a unique triskele design for the back of the hand, and a couched diamond pattern on the palm. This pattern is great for using up small amounts of light fingering-weight yarn in your stash. [...]
This scarflette is easily fastened at the neck by tucking the cast off end through a pocket formed at the beginning. As a result, you can use a smaller amount of luxurious fiber to get a warm and snuggly scarf! [...]