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purl-page-divider-web-resolution-800.jpgAeria by Linnea Ornstein

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Aeria is a two-colored shawl knit sideways from tip to tip. The leaves are shaped with short-rows, and the entire shawl is knit in garter stitch. Be warned - this shawl is highly addictive!

While you could use 2 solids or semi-solids, we think using a slow striping yarn, such as Zauberball or Zauberball Crazy, or Frolicking Feet Transitions combined with a solid color yarn makes for a playful, colorful feathered shawl. Another idea is using a bunch of mini skeins as the contrast color. We have lots of Unicorn Tails and Smooshy Petites!

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Here's what Linnea Ornstein says:

I’m a legal officer and work as a civil servant at a government agency. I’m also a small-scale freelance photographer and a Shetland pony breeder. The rest of my time I spend knitting, and mostly in Icelandic or Swedish wool yarn. Occasionally I also spin yarn or weave.

My patterns are generally inspired by traditional Nordic knitting style, with geometrical & symmetrical yokes, or are else nowadays quite often lace patterns.

SELLING FROM MY DESIGN

While my patterns and photos are all copyrighted, I don’t mind at all if you want to sell things made from my designs. If you find a market, I am really happy if you as a knitter/crafter enjoy my designs and also can make a few bucks off your work in the process. Please feel free to share with me though if you do, just so I can cheer you on!

 

Zauberball and Zauberball Crazy are a perfect slow striping yarn for Aeria.

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Frolicking Feet Transitions would also make a gorgeous Aeria!

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Siki Shawl by Dawn Henderson
Free Ravelry Download

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This simple and fun unisex shawl is knit flat using traditional triangular shaping. The body is worked with half twisted ribbing on the right side and simple 1x1 ribbing on the wrong side. The piece is finished with a stretchy bind-off and optional tassels or fringe that can be added at the end. The finished shawl is incredibly versatile, making the perfect addition for chilly spring days and cool summer nights, or a wonderful staple for the fall and winter.

Siki Shawl uses 2 skeins of fingering weight yarn and US size 5 needles. Just in time for the arrival of Yarn Less Traveled 757 and Sparkle Sock!

 

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 Presenting The Indira Collection by Vanessa Smith

  Vanessa Smith is part of a larger group of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & People of Colour) in Fiber. If you are interested in seeing more of her work and the work of other amazing BIPOC artists, click here!

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Indira Mitts

The Indira Mitts shine beautifully when either worn as a standalone set or as the perfect complement to the Indira shawl or cowl. Featuring lateral braids and the same unique double‑braided cable, simple lace, and fisherman’s rib as the shawl and cowl, these mitts are just as classy as they are warm and functional.

Approximately 168 yards (154 meters) of each a smooth, plied fingering weight yarn and a lace weight mohair blend.

Needles

  • US 6 (4 mm) double pointed needles OR appropriate needle(s) for your preferred method of knitting small circumferences in the round
  • US 3 (3.25 mm) double pointed needles OR appropriate needle(s) for your preferred method of knitting small circumferences in the round

Gauge

23 sts and 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch using larger needles, unblocked

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Indira Cowl

The Indira Cowl is an elegant, semi-funnel-shaped cowl featuring two unique double-braided cables, simple lace, and luxurious fisherman’s rib. The cowl is worked from side to side, beginning with a provisional cast on and knit to its full width before the cowl is grafted in pattern and the edging is worked. Like the Indira shawl, the resulting cowl offers the perfect amount of warmth and styling opportunities.

Finished Measurements

26½” (67 cm) circumference at top opening; 40½” (103 cm) circumference at bottom opening; and 10½” (27 cm) tall

Approximately 465 yards (425 meters) of each a smooth, plied fingering weight yarn and a lace weight mohair blend.

Needles

  • US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 32” (80 cm)
  • US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 32” (80 cm)

Gauge

23 sts and 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch using larger needles, unblocked

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Indira Shawl

Indira Shawl is an elegant, asymmetrical shawl featuring a unique double-braided cable, simple allover lace, and luxurious fisherman’s rib. The shawl is worked primarily on the bias, beginning with just a few stitches and gradually increased to the shawl’s full depth before the edging is worked. Short-row shaping is used to achieve the edging’s tapered appearance. The resulting generous wingspan offers the perfect amount of warmth and styling opportunities.

Yarn

Approximately 920 yards (841 meters) of each a smooth, plied fingering weight yarn and a lace weight mohair blend.

 

Check out some of the yarns we have in stock that would make gorgeous Indira pieces, featuring Ito Sensai.

SENSAI is a delicate mohair yarn with 40% silk: luxurious and light as a feather. Use it for lace or for light and elegant knits.
Fiber: 60% Mohair/40% Silk
Yardage: 20g/ 262 yards

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Sensai Aqua
pairs with…

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…Smooshy with Cashmere Bermuda Teal

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Sensai Smoke Gray
pairs with…

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…Malabrigo Sock
Pearl

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Sensai Azalea
pairs with…

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…Smooshy with Cashmere Jocelyn

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Sensai Enji
pairs with…

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…Malabrigo Sock
Ravelry Red

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Sensai Denim
pairs with…

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…Mary Gavan
Sierra Sapphire

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Sensai Lime
pairs with…

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…Malabrigo Sock
Lettuce

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Sensai Mustard
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…Malabrigo Sock
Frank Ochre

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Crafting the Resistance

The designer of this hat, Donna Druchunes, describes her background:

I, perhaps, have a weird life and a weird family. But I prefer to think of myself as quintessentially American. I have cousins who are Black, Asian, Hispanic, and White. When I was a teenager, our household included two mothers (one black and one white) and four daughters (two black and two white). We called ourselves Sisters A, B, C, and D based on our birth order. Still, as a white woman, I struggle with having white privilege and not doing all I can to oppose the systemic racism in our society. I made and wear this hat to support my sisters and cousins. Let’s all work together to make a better world.

We have a few copies of the book in stock, but not in the online store, so please give us a call to order a copy!

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Hug Shots

Casapinka is releasing her newest pattern, Hug Shots! This beautiful shawl is the perfect pattern to add a little color to your knitting.

The pattern will be released on June 5th, and will be free* with the purchase of a kit to make it.

We've put together some beautiful kits that are perfect to make with this shawl. Scroll down, browse, and pick your favorites! You'll need 1 skein of each color, for a total price of $64 per kit.

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* Pattern codes will be sent out on June 5th, and must be redeemed before midnight PST, June 7th.

 

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Gold Experience and Lafayette

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Indigo and Iceland

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Liberation and Her Charisma

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Loose Gems and Melon Bomb

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Prickly Pear and South Pacific

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Shadow Box and Loose Gems

 

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Summer Lovin' Cowl

Summer Lovin’, Susan’s newest pattern (available for free with purchase), is a quick and fun crochet cowl made out of just 1 ball of Zooey or Zooey Dappled, and a size G crochet hook.

The cowl, worked in the round, features half double crochet, double crochet, bobbles, and a fascinating way of working wrong side stitches to create a horizontal chain on the right side.

Zooey is a linen/cotton blend and a perfect weight for a summer accessory. If you would like to learn how to do these stitches, you are in luck! Susan is teaching Summer Lovin'! sign up for the class here.

Zooey comes in gorgeous summery colors, in both dappled and solids. Take a look at some of the options below, or browse the entire Zooey line here! Which one will you pick? And why pick just one?

Zooey Dappled:

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Green Bay

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Gold Coast

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Trumpet Shell

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Atlantic Surf

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Oyster Bay

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Sea Star

Zooey Solids:

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Jenny

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Ketch

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Cumin

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Jib

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Cardamom

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Rigging

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Verna's Poncho

Verna’s Poncho is knit using a simple lace pattern that is repeated throughout the project. Rows of Canyon yarn alternate with rows of Sea yarn from end to end.

The pattern is knit side-to-side in one piece. Both yarns are carried along, leaving only a few ends to weave in.

The pattern is one size. Finished measurements: 33 inches wide by 33 inches in length. You only need one skein of Canyon (sport weight) and one skein of Sea (fingering).

The perfect accessory for day or evening. Enjoy!

Mary Gavan has generously offered to give this pattern for free to our customers who purchase the yarn to make Verna's Poncho! If you purchase online, leave us a note that you would like the Ravelry code.

Look (below) at how gorgeous Mary Gavan Canyon and Sea look paired. We have put together these kits, and as always, you are welcome to come up with your own combination.

 

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Verna's Poncho — Pebbles

2 skeins, $55.00 total

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Verna's Poncho — Sea in Flagstaff Blue, Canyon in Waterfall

2 skeins, $55.00 total

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Verna's Poncho — Red Rock Rust

2 skeins, $55.00 total

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Verna's Poncho — Sea in Mesquite, Canyon in Espresso

2 skeins, $55.00 total

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Verna's Poncho — Seashell

2 skeins, $55.00 total

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Verna's Poncho — Sea in Blue Slate, Canyon in Pewter

2 skeins, $55.00 total

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Verna's Poncho — Sedona Sunset

2 skeins, $55.00 total

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Verna's Poncho — Sea in Eggplant, Canyon in Sangria

2 skeins, $55.00 total

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Verna's Poncho — Mesquite

2 skeins, $55.00 total

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Verna's Poncho — Dusty Silver

2 skeins, $55.00 total

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Verna's Poncho — Espresso

2 skeins, $55.00 total

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Verna's Poncho — Sea in Sedona Sunset, Canyon in Red Rock Rust

2 skeins, $55.00 total

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AiryLight

From Susan Chastain:

"I moved to Flagstaff from South Florida a few years ago. My knitting buddies there, and my new knitting friends from Phoenix, are always looking for light weight projects to make and wear in warmer climates. Having made many shawls with sock weight yarn on larger needles, I was inspired to design this light and flowing top with swingy gussets at the sides, and fun lace pattern stitches."

AiryLight uses a tonal and a variegated sock weight yarn knit on US size 8 needles. For the 36" and 40” sizes, you need 2 – 100 gm skeins of a solid or tonal for the main front and back sections, plus 1 – 100 gm skein of a coordinating variegated for the gussets, upper bodice, and short sleeves. For the 44” size, you will need additional skein of each.

The pattern features a simple eyelet pattern for the variegated sections, and gives the options for 2 different allover lace patterns for the main front and back sections. The green model uses the “arrowhead lace” pattern, while the red model uses the “diamond lace”.

Susan put some colorful kits together! Browse them below! We think there is something for everyone. If you would like to create your own, we would LOVE to help! Visit all of our fingering weight yarns here, or give us a call to set up a virtual shopping appointment.

 

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AiryLight — Red

3 skeins, $65.90 total

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AiryLight — Green

3 skeins, $57.60 total

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AiryLight — Teal

3 skeins, $96.00 total

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AiryLight — Blue

3 skeins, $65.90 total

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AiryLight — Blue-Grey

3 skeins, $90.00 total

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AiryLight — Purple

3 skeins, $82.50 total

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Making the Fade

This super easy top down sweater is knit holding 2 strands of sock yarn together. By only changing out one strand at a time, you get a true graduating color fade. Because it is knit from the top down, you can make the sleeves any length you like.

Yarn: Smooshy with Cashmere, or other fingering weight yarn, in graduating colors

Quantity: 5 colors (1 skein each)

Needle Size: US 7 & 9

These two kits are available on our website; order them below. If you would like to create your own, we would LOVE to help! Visit all of the fingering weight yarns online, or give us a call to set up a virtual shopping appointment.

 

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Making the Fade — Fall

5 skeins, $111.10 total

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Making the Fade — Pinks

5 skeins, $130.70 total

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