NEEDLES & KNITS
We are excited to let you know that the Claude Monet 4 PLY fingering sock yarn is now available in store at Needles and Knits Wool Shop
Claude Monet 4 PLY Fingering Sock Yarn is available in 8 different colors that provide you with many knitting options.
It is the classic 75% wool (super wash) with 25% nylon mix (polyamide) - warm, hard wearing and they hold their sock shape! The sock yarn comes in 100g balls, enough yardage to make various projects with just one ball of yarn!! (you only need one ball for a pair of socks OR two pairs of short socks, OR two short cowls) It is the classic 75% wool (super wash) with 25% nylon mix (polyamide) - warm and hard wearing and they hold their sock shape!
You could also make two hats, or at least two pairs of small hand warmers, or several small gift bags and a 100g will also give you a decent length of scarf/shawl or a sweater for a baby.
Claude Monet 4ply fingering sock yarn can also be used for the Sunny Side UP Mitered Shawl and Feuilles Etincelantes Shawl featured in the 2019 Summer Specialty Knitting Classes and Workshop Schedule.
CHECK OUT THE YARN AND THE SUMMER 2019 KNITTING CLASSES CATALOGUE- ONLINE AND IN STORE
Good write-up on the yarn:
“We are very pleased to announce that Claude Monet joins the world of Opal Sweater and Sock yarn.
Oscar-Claude Monet was born in Paris on the 14th November 1840. His early work, which included the work “impression, Sunrise’, gave his name the entire movement of Impressionism. The visible reality loses its corporeality and the representation of the light and the mood become the main painterly task. He is considered an exceptional artist who has shaped a whole epoch.
His most important stages of life were Paris, Le Havre and Giverny, here he died on 5th December 1926. His main subjects include the haystacks, water lilies, travel pictures of Venice, London and Norway and motifs of his beloved garden in Giverny. “The beauty of the atmosphere between the object and the artist” – as Monet called it, we have captured from eight of his artworks and converted to our Opal Sweater- and Sock yarn. Monets colorings are wonderful foundation for your lovely needlework. Engage the mood that arises between you and the colors of our Opal Claude Monet.”
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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