Friday, January 22, 2010

Knitscene Winter/Spring 2010!

The latest issue of Knitscene has hit the newsstands (and yarn store counters) and does not disappoint! In this issue, you'll find an article by Miriam Felton about four ways you can knit a triangular shawl. She's done her fair share of lace and triangular shawl patterns so if you've been apprehensive about shawls and wanted to know the ins and outs before you begin, this is the article for you. Miriam's advice also preps you for the following pages in the magazine, which feature three shawls using three of the methods she describes. The one that catches our eye the most would have to be the Conifer Shawl by Kate Gagnon Osborn.

It happens to be the shawl pictured above the article, so we know we're not alone in our assessment! It calls for five skeins of Fibre Company Canopy Worsted in Chiclet Tree and measures 48" wide and 23" deep, making this a nice-sized, warm wrap for the sometimes overenthusiastic winter here in Philadelphia.

Canopy Worsted isn't alone in yarns that are found in this issue as well as Rosie's shelves. Classic Elite Inca Marl is knit up into the Heather Raglan, a simple top-down raglan pullover by Cecily Glowik MacDonald.

Manos del Uruguay's Rittenhouse Merino 5 Ply can be seen in a cute pair of fingerless mitts/armwarmers, the Bungled Mitts. They only take one skein each of 512 Cinnamon & 531 Nickel and I dare say you would able to squeeze two pairs out of them.

And last but certainly not least is the Picot Cloche. It is knit using one of Rowan's newer yarns, Lima, an 84% alpaca, 8% merino, 8% nylon blend. Its chainette construction & heavy alpaca content make a yarn that will keep the warmth in while not being too heavy to wear.

Be sure to pick up a copy and ask us where all of these yarns are and we'll help you get started on whatever new project* you choose!

*Some other projects that we couldn't squeeze into this blog post that feature yarn found at Rosie's are the Equinox Raglan using Noro Silk Garden, the Panbe Dress using Classic Elite Sprout (be sure to ask for it by name!), and the Tourmaline Shawl using Schaefer Anne, a Rosie's favorite.


Anonymous said...

This doesn't pertain to this work but I was looking at the pattern for the Montrose Beret and nowhere can I find what "sllwyib" means.... help!

Anonymous said...

slip 1 with yarn in back

Roxanne said...

I see you carry Manos - LOVE that yarn! I saw an ad in one of the knitting magazines for a vest pattern called "Peony" in a booklet I think was titled "Saturday Afternoon". Do you carry it? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi Roxanne! We do carry the Saturday Afternoon book by Classic Elite as well as other books they distribute. You can check them out on the web page here at

Roxanne said...

Thank you! Glad I found you!