NEEDLES & KNITS
Stop by Needles & Knits Wool Shop in Aurora, ON and check out the amazing selections of sock yarn in the sock room!
Audrey is a Needles and Knits customer and has been attending the Knit Therapy Sessions for a long time. Audrey recently discovered Fairgrounds DK at Needles and Knits Wool Shop. It is an acrylic yarn with the feel of merino and it can be washed. One would never guess it is an acrylic. Seriously! It creates a fair isle pattern when knit.
Here are the six beautiful shades that are available.
She purchased a couple balls of the Fairgrounds DK and decided to knit up a few cowls. They turned out fantastic!
Here are the how to's for Audrey's Cowl:
One ball of Fairgrounds DK
With 4 mm circular needle cast on 110 sts for smaller blue cowl and 130 sts for orange cowl (Audrey cast on 140 for the one she knit but thinks 130 sts would allow for a nicer drape).
Place a marker at beginning of round and purl 3 rounds.
Knit in the round until desired length but leave enough yardage to finish. Purl 3 rounds and cast off all sts.
Sew in end
Rowan Pure Silk is now in stock at Needles & Knits Wool Shop!
It is 100% silk yarn and comes in 50g balls. It has a beautiful drape and stitch definition.
Yardage: 125m/ 137 yds
Recommended Needles: 4 mm
Tension: 22 sts X 30 rows
Sadly it has been discontinued but Tove has a wonderful supply of it ( we think she cleaned out the warehouse in the States). So drop by and have a look for yourself. It is absolutely scrumptious and the colours are so vibrant.
Just in case you are having trouble deciding what to knit with this beautiful silk yarn, here are some free patterns that would look wonderful in this Rowan Pure Silk.
Butterfly Cotton 10 has also been restocked.
Gabriella is in the process of adding new classes for the Fall. “Classes” on the main page shows what is being offered. You will not be disappointed!Classes
With the cooler weather fast approaching, its time to start thinking of new projects to knit. Looking for a bit of inspiration? Stop by Needles & Knits Wool Shop today to check out our new selections of yarn that have just arrived!
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