Monday, November 30, 2009

Interweave (Rosie's) Knits Winter 2009

The Winter 2009 issue of Interweave Knits is here and a few of our favorite yarns/designers have made their way into this issue!

Alma's Scarf by Mareike Sattler caught my eye as the perfect wrap to selfishly knit when all of the holiday craziness is over (New Year's Day here I come!). It is sure to please lace knitters as well as knitters who like a fair amount of texture in their projects.  It uses five skeins of Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend and the color shown here is Topaz. Is it not your color? Not to worry since we carry all of the colors of Silk Blend for you to choose from, which can all be found on the website!

The Bells of Ireland is another wonderful cardigan by Courtney Kelley. Knit using The Fibre Company's Road To China, it's perfect for wearing next to the skin due to its fiber content. I could take up a huge chunk of blog space and explain all of the benefits of this yarn, but the ladies at Kelbourne Woolens have already done that for me here. They're actually doing a post on each yarn and its qualitites. I think this is awesome because even though the information is on the label and you can ask your LYS what type of project would showcase the yarn, it's great when the company takes the time to do so, in depth, about their yarns.

Rittenhouse 5-Ply Merino has been making its presence known in the Manos del Uruguay yarn family. Marilyn Murphy designed this simple scarf with two skeins of Rittenhouse, with an edging that features reversible cables. This particular issue of Interweave Knits highlights reversible cables, which really pop with the help of the plied merino. Come in, grab your favorite color and get knitting!

Last but not certainly not least, is Bridget's article about the "joys" of knitting gifts for loved ones. We have all promised someone knitted gifts at one time or another. Here's the question I pose to you: Do you finish? Do you deliver? Bridget tells a tale of attempting to do just that, and by knitting socks no less! Maybe it's just me but I thought socks come in pairs...meaning there have to be two of them. Sigh. Gift knitting might be better left to Bridget.

Drop by and we'll have your copy of Interweave Knits Winter 2009 ready for you when you come into the shop!

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