Tuesday, November 23, 2010

"I love the colorwork mittens … is there a matching hat?" You bet ! …

Did you see my "Winter Wonder" mitten pattern in the Classic Elite newsletter?  I am proud to have this design featured by Classic Elite … the pattern is available free at the Classic Elite website, or better yet, in my kit with just the right amount of yarn to make the mittens and the matching cap!

The Winter Wonder Cap 'n Mitten kit contains both the cap and the mitten pattern, along with 3 skeins of Classic Elite's soft Fresco yarn (go figure!).  Included are 2 colored skeins and 1 white skein of Fresco yarn ... the cap and the mittens each use one skein of the colored yarn, and 1/2 skein of white for the colorwork … so 3 skeins is the perfect amount of yarn for both projects! The Fresco yarn is an incredibly soft wool / baby alpaca / angora blend, but holds stitch definition well … perfect for colorwork!

You can choose from 6 colors of the fine weight Fresco yarn … the sample in the picture is knit from the "Sugar Blue/White" color combo, the mittens featured in the Classic Elite newsletter is the "Strawberry/White" color.

These patterns are an intermediate skill level, and are knit on size 2, 3 and 4 circular and double point needles.  Both the patterns have the instructions for two sizes.
If you have never done colorwork, here is your chance … a matched hat 'n mitten set at a great price!  More pictures and details on our FiberWild.com Project Ideas website page … take a look at my kitty Scout testing the mittens!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

To Knit or Crochet? - that is the question!

If you're indecisive, the Pin-Me-Up scarf kit is going to be a challenge … knit or crochet?  Which of the 4 yummy colors will go with my jacket?  … AND I get a choice of shawl pins!

Always on the lookout for great new stuff, we found these shawl pins and had to pair them up with a fashionable one-skein scarf project for fall.  The knit version was so effortless, I had to crochet one too!

The Pin-Me-Up Scarf kit contains the knit and crochet pattern and 1 skein of Malabrigo merino wool yarn … enough to make either a knit or a crocheted version of this simple neck wrap.  The yarn is worsted weight, knit on a size US 9 needle or crocheted on a size US I hook.

The kit is available in 4 colors ... including "Lettuce", "Applewood", "Pagoda" and "Azul Profundo".  Where do they come up with these names?  Azul Profundo ... hhhmmmm ... I instantly recognize that as a dark denim blue.  The knit sample in the picture is made from the "Pagoda" (red), and the crochet model is made from the "Lettuce" (green) colored yarn.

Choose either the "Off Center Circle" or the "Waves" shawl pin.  Both of these shawl pins are made of highly polished rosewood ... the "Off-Center" is about 2.0" across, and the "Waves" pin is about a 1/4 inch larger.  The accompanying shawl stick measures about 4.25" in length (use the shawl stick by itself as a simple, elegant shawl closure too!).

Both the knit and crochet versions of the Pin-Me-Up scarf are fun and easy to make … checkout the details and put one together that's just for you … also makes a great gift … you decide!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Wristlets have Ruffles! Hey Crocheters! Looking for a cute pattern for a pair of stylish Wristlets? … This one is for you!

Recently I have had lots of requests for knit and crochet wristlets … we have a couple knit patterns, so I decided to put together a ruffled and feminine crochet kit!

The Ruffled Crochet Wristlet kit contains the crochet pattern and 1 skein of quality alpaca blend yarn (50% Superfine Alpaca / 50% Wool) … enough to make a pair of the wristlets.  The yarn is a double knit (DK) weight, crocheted on a size US G hook.

The kit is available in 4 warm colors ... the pictures show the Ruffled Wristlet in the "North Winds" color.  Well, maybe 3 of the 4 colors are warm … the light blue is more of a cool color than warm, and with a name like "North Winds", I have images of frozen ice and snow in mind ...

The Ruffled Crochet Wristlet is for the beginning crocheter … they are a quick 'n easy project, just in time for cold weather … take a look!