Saturday, February 15, 2014

Mountain Color Yarns newest FiberWild! Exclusive Color - Slate!

Interrupted Rib Scarf in Slate
Slate.  Even the word is masculine.  It makes me think of rocks, granite, and tools.  Slate is the name of Mountain Colors' newest FiberWild! exclusive color.  And just as the name implies, it is a masculine color - a simple blend of blues and grays without any foo foo or silliness.

The new color is available in two great Mountain Colors yarns:  Alpaca Blend and CrazyfootAlpaca Blend is a blend of superfine alpaca and soft wool, for a sturdy, but soft medium weight yarn.  Alpaca Blend is perfect for almost anything:  sweaters, scarves, hats, mittens.  Crazyfoot is a superwash wool and nylon blend in a superfine weight - great for socks, children's garments, or any other lace or fine gauge project.  Bonus:  Buy either yarn in the color Slate and you'll save 20%!  

Bonus:  Buy Alpaca Blend in Slate and you'll get the Interrupted Rib Scarf pattern for FREE.  Knit with two skeins of Alpaca Blend using US 7 straight (or circular) knitting needles, it's a quick knit in a simple ribbed pattern.  No scalloped edging, no lacy pattern, not even any fringe - this scarf is all man.  The scarf will look great on your special guy, and because it's a ribbed pattern that doesn't need blocking, it will still look great after he comes in from shoveling snow and throws it in a heap on the floor. 

Crazyfoot in Slate
The Interrupted Rib Scarf will not work with the Crazyfoot yarn - the gauge is all wrong.  But I suggest the Fishtail Hollow Sock or the Maffit Sock for a lacy (Fishtail Hollow) or cabled (Maffit) feminine twist on the Slate color in Crazyfoot - because we ladies look super in blues and grays, too!

So who is our cute new model?  Some stud we imported from Ralph Lauren or Armani?  Nope, it's our own employee Matt.  Matt works on our computer programing, and with an office full of mostly women, it's nice to have a young man around for manly jobs like carrying boxes or moving office equipment.  Matt thought Sean was kidding when he said he wanted to use him as a fashion model for our men's patterns.  His photo shoot went great - and now Matt's wondering if he should hire an agent!

Happy Knitting . . . .  Amy

Interrupted Rib Scarf in Slate

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