Saturday, January 24, 2015

On My Needles




Churchmouse pattern "Racing Raindrops Scarf"

Ito Kinu: 464 yards 100% silk, lace weight in color Blue Bell 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Baby Tea Leaves!


baby tea leaves cardigan


I just finished the Baby Tea Leaves from designer Melissa LaBarre! This was such a fun knit, I used Frabjous Fibers & Wonderland Yarns Mad Hatter in color Cabbages and Kings. I LOVE this yarn! It is so soft and springy, and WASHABLE! The pattern is well written and was a pleasure to knit.

The pattern is available at Stash through the Ravelry LYS program, we also have Wonderland Yarn Mad Hatter in stock with more to come soon!

The Tea Leaves pattern is available in sizes newborn - adult!

wonderland yarns mad hatter
in color cabbages and kings

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Wonderland Yarns from Frabjous Fibers!


New Yarn! 

Wonderland yarn from Frabjous Fibers & Wonderland Yarns is the newest yarn at Stash. Mad Hatter is an amazing, soft, sport weight yarn that has fabulous saturated colors. And with colors named after Alice in Wonderland how can you resist?! I love the name "Off with Her Red!" I love the yarn too 

There are also ombre kits available in the yarn Cheshire Cat, a fingering weight yarn, to make shawls or scarves. I recommend the "Down the Rabbit Hole" Shawl, Antarktis, or Reverse Psychology. There is the PERECT amount of yarn for any of these shawls, which means little-to-no left overs!

By the looks of the bottom picture, I'm not sure Aminiko is willing to let go of any of the yarn!

wonderland fibers mad hatter sport weight

cheshire cat ombre packs


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Oh Baby, Baby Hats!



Supplies: Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted yarn, 1 skein if making a solid color hat, 1 skein of each color if making striped hats.  US 7 12" circ needle and US 7 DPN's.  Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Size: infant

Abbriviations:
CO - Cast On
PM - place marker
K - Knit
P - Purl
MC - Main color
CC - Contrast color
k2tog - knit two together
sts - stitches

CO 64 sts with MC using circular needle, PM and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist stitches

K2, P2 rib for 5 rows

If knitting solid color: Knit every row with MC for 4" then continue to decrease instructions.

If knitting stripes: K 1 row MC. *K 2 rows CC, K 2 rows MC. Continue from * alternating colors every two rows until hat measures 4". Follow decrease instructions, alternating color every two rows, as follows.  Change to DPN's when sts are too tight for circular needle:

Decreases:
Row 1: *K6, K2tog, repeat to marker
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: *K5, K2tog, repeat to marker
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: *K4, K2tog, repeat to marker
Row 6: knit
Row 7: *K3, K2tog, repeat to marker
Row 8: Knit
Row 9: *K2, K2tog, repeat to marker
Row 10: Knit
Row 11: *K1, K2tog, repeat to marker
Row 12: Knit
Row 13: *K1, K2tog, repeat to marker
Row 14: Knit

K2tog until there are 4 sts left, transfer all sts to one DPN and work I-cord for 4"

Option: Change color for i-cord

Great I-cord tutorial here

Tie I-cord in a knot

Cut yarn and thread onto yarn needle.  Thread yarn through live sts on DPN and fasten off.  Weave in loose ends and block as desired.

Stuff it Stocking KAL with Ewe Ewe Yarns!

Tis the season!  Are stockings on your knit list this year?  Join me at Stash for a knit-along with Ewe Ewe Yarns to make the Stuff It Stocking.  These stockings will look great on your mantle and will make great gifts too!





Ewe Ewe yarns hosting a KAL for the Stuff it Stocking starting December 4th.  It’s a simple pattern using US8 needles and Wooly Worsted yarn. You can make the stocking even if you’ve never knit a sock before.  And the pattern has a few extra techniques for the more experienced knitter.  You will be finished with your stocking well before Christmas.

Stash has great colors to choose from including traditional colors and non–traditional colors.  



This pattern takes one skein each of three colors.  Join us on Fridays (12/5, 12/12, and 12/19) from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, for the KAL where you can get help, offer tips, share your color choices, and knit in good company!  You can also follow the KAL on the Ewe Ewe Blog

Here are the dates and topics for each section for the KAL:

Thursday 12/4: Casting on, knitting in the round, working the hem at the top
Tuesday 12/9: knitting the body of the sock and carrying colors while striping
Thursday 12/11: Making the heel flap, turning the heel, knitting the instep
Tuesday 12/16: Decreasing for the toe and Kitchner Stich.
Thursday 12/18: Hang loop i-cord, finishing and blocking.  Santa’s coming!


Call, email, or stop by Stash to sign up for the free KAL and purchase your supplies!

pictures courtesy of ewe ewe yarns blog

Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday/Small Business Saturday


Enjoy 15% off your entire YARN* purchase on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

All clearance is an extra 10% off!

Get out early and get your big store shopping done, grab a nap, then head to Stash, we will be open 10 am -  4 pm Friday!

If you miss us on Friday, stop by for Small Business Saturday 10 am - 4 pm.

Come in a enjoy a relaxed environment to do all your knitting/crochet holiday shopping!

*small print:  special orders do not apply to Black Friday and Small Biz Saturday discounts.   Discount may not be combined with other discounts or coupons - except for clearance. No returns are allowed on clearance purchases. All returns MUST be accompanied by a receipt and are for Store Credit only. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lemonade Shop Trunk Show!

Join us Saturday, December 6th

10 am - 2 pm

For a Lemonade Shop Trunk Show!

Heather with The Lemonade Shop will be at Stash for a trunk show featuring all her fabulous yarns!