Friday, July 02, 2010

Stay Classy, Philadelphia

Dream In Color Classy is back!

1st row: Petal Shower, Ruby River, Lipstick Lava
2nd row: Butter Peeps, Spring Tickle, Happy Forest, GoGo Grassy
3rd row: Midnight Derby, Dusky Aurora, Black Parade

The last time we got it, it seemed to fly out of the door so we made sure to get a few extra skeins of the colors we picked at TNNA. (Can I just say that being in a booth full of the stuff is an entirely different blog post?....aaahhhh.) Classy is sometimes referred to as a worsted weight, but it works well, if not better, at 4.5 stitches per inch rather than 5 stitches per inch.

If you need some patterns to get you going:

The Garter Yoke Cardigan (left) by Melissa LaBarre is a great sweater whose biggest size (unfortunately only a 40" bust circumference) only requires 5 skeins. The February Fitted Pullover (which goes all the way up to 50"! yay!) is one of those garments that can be worn with jeans and a t-shirt or over a nice blouse paired with a cute skirt or slacks.

The Baby Surprise Jacket is a great one-skein project for this yarn. Parents will love the fact that it'll be something to throw in the wash when the little one throws up all over your precious handknit item. (Just kidding, but they will appreciate this attribute.) If you like Elizabeth Zimmermann, then the Baby Sweater on Two Needles AKA the February Baby Sweater is another design to which this yarn lends itself to quite well.

There are many other projects that you could make using Dream In Color Classy. Go check them out here on Ravelry. Each $18 skein holds 250 yards so you're looking at a sweater with fewer skeins than you might need in some other yarns. Honestly, I don't know what else to say about it? It's handpainted 100% superfine Australian merino superwash.

This blog post is over. I think I'm going to choose which color to use for my own Garter Yoke Cardigan.

P.S.: We will be closed on Sunday, July 4th. Enjoy the holiday and your weekend everyone!

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