Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Courtney and Kate in Knitscene

We at Rosie's were all excited and proud (and maybe a little sad to see them go!) when Courtney and Kate started Kelbourne Woolens and began distributing the Fibre Company yarns. It has been really great to stay in touch with them to see what new and exciting happenings are on the horizon, so it was especially sweet when we received our anxioulsy awaited copies of Knitscene Winter 2008/Spring 2009 at the shop!

The magazine features an article by Lisa Shroyer on Kate and Courtney, which is a great description of what they do, how the distributorship works, and the specifics of their company (Kelbourne Woolens) and the yarn company (The Fibre Company). It also features a photo of Stacy outside Gleamer's Cafe, right in South Philadelphia!

Even more, the magazine has a pattern designed by Kate -- appearing in public later in the game, but actually one of the first berets she knit in her fall slew of hats -- the Tempest Beret, on page 30. Knit out of 2 skeins the Fibre Company's Organik, a blend of 70% Organic Merino, 15% Alpaca and 15% silk, it is a great introduction to (or continuation of) the treat that is knitting with Fibre Company yarns.

The pattern feautres integrated cable increases and decreases in the brim and crown (a design feature that is becoming Kate's signature) and is a repeat of 2x2 cables and a 2x2x2 braid. It would be a perfect project for knitters new to cables, too! Stacy knit a sample in Magma for Kate and Courtney for their trip to TNNA and gave the yarn and pattern an enthusiastic thumbs up.

We have copies of Knitscene and the full palette of Organik in the shop, so come in and check it out! You can also look at the Tempest Beret on Ravelry here if you are a member, and keep up to date with Courtney and Kate and Kelbourne Woolens on their blog, too.

Congrats Kate and Courtney!

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