Reversible Cable Scarf

Posted by Caroline Hershey



Melissa completed her reversible cable scarf she began at the Retreat and used 2 balls of Silky Flamme by Elsebeth Lavold. The cable pattern gives the scarf a lovely scalloped edging.

She is raiding the shop today to see which yarn she is going to use to knit the Minimalist Sweater. Hmmm. I think I will have to double check her knitting bag before she leaves to make sure some Zauberball hasn’t jumped in there. HA!

Fingerless Mittens

Posted by Caroline Hershey

After knitting 26 or more autumn leaves for the KnitXperience Retreat, I had a ton of odds and ends left over of the Silk Garden DK yarn because I wanted each one to be a different mittenscolor so I pulled the balls all apart to get to the colors I wanted. Needless to say I had a mess (which our cat Click loves) and I really did want to do something with the remains. I needed a pair of fingerless mittens for myself and voila, got one done and on to the next one. (The drawback being the nasty number of ends I had to secure at the end.)

I used this pattern I found on the internet (scroll down on the right side of her blog), changed it a little because I didn’t want the flip top and wanted my thumb to have some air. Other than that, I knitted it the same. I tell you, this is the easiest pattern for mittens. Try it out. And if you’re striping in the ribbing, don’t forget the neat trick when you change colors, to knit that first row with the new color to avoid the color change bumps. Oh yes, the magic loops is grand for this!

KnitXperience 2010

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We had a wonderful group of ladies attending the KnitXperience 2010. They knitted cabled bookmarks as their intro to cabling and then launched into a reversible cabled scarf. All was fun, a little challenging, and the location was lovely. Check out the photos below.

Our group.


Just some of the lovely scarves and bookmarks created.


As always, the mountains did not disappoint us with their beauty.

To view all the photos from the weekend go the KnitXperience 2010. Mark your calendar for next year’s event, KnitXperience 2011, Nov. 11-13, and plan to join us.

Another Hat?

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hat-spiral1What a cool spiral design and the yarn is terrific too. The design is the hurricane hat found on Ravelry and the yarn is an Araucania yarn called, Panguipulli, which comes in big 194 yard skeins and is very soft. The back of the hat is sorta slouched in the photo but only because of the way it is sitting, not it’s design. It is knit in the round. The Panguipulli is unimpressive in the photos of the yarn but it is truly a lovely yarn.

Elsebeth Lavold Gully Design

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Calm Wool is the yarn



I saw this in Elsebeth Lavold’s book # 13 , Out of the Woods, and the fit over the shoulders really caught my eye. She knit it in her Baby Llama yarn and I chose to knit it in her Calm Wool yarn. I am half way, and when finished, it will extend from my elbows to neck and tie in the front. The colors repeat as it continues. What’s nice is that with every color change, there is a 15 stitch decrease so it goes a little faster each time. Am I impatient or what?

Stitch Time

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 Thursday evening at the shop


BJ modeled her outstanding Elsebeth Lavold sweaterceltic-pattern2 that we have watched in progress over the last couple of months.  I’m sorry the detail did not show on the sweater but this is the celtic cable pattern that extended from the bottom of front on one side to the bottom on the other. Also on both cuffs. Just really an exquisite design from Elsebeth in Silky Wool and accomplished by BJ.



BJ had spied a mobius cowl in the shop earlier in the day, and jumped right into a moebius cast on for her cowl. Kaye is cheering her on (or is she saying “you do what??”) and that’s Josh on the floor fixing mistakes. No, we didn’t make him sit there. :)


  We meet every Thursday evening from 6-8. Just drop in and bring your hand work. Dan even made gingerbread for this evening’s meeting so you can never tell what’s gonna happen.

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