Yarn at the Stitchin Den
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The big – and we mean big! – fall and winter trend for 2011/2012 is funky scarf yarns! These new yarns are designed to be knitted using different but simple techniques which produce some exciting effects, including ruffles, flounces and swirls. It’s not difficult to learn how to knit with these, and once you get the hang of it you won’t be able to put these yarns down.
Click on the links below and watch the helpful video tutorials from Trendsetter on how to use these exciting yarns. Then, whip up a new scarf (or several) for some great holiday gifts.
Want to know more??? Come on in and chat with one of the staff at The Stitchin’ Den.
Hat Pattern for Charity Knitting
I have a request from Northern Colorado Medical Center in Greeley for hats for babies. Especially five pounds and up.
Janet West has forwarded the pattern they are using and I have copied it below. Drop off finished hats at The Stitchin’ Den during shop hours.
The picture isn’t of the exact hat, but is shown ribbed all the way up. I didn’t have a picture of a finished hat made for this charity yet.
Infant Knit Cap – Instructions for All Size Infants
All sizes follow the same instructions.
- Newborn uses size 8 needles and a superwash worsted weight yarn like Encore.
- Small size hats uses a size 4 needle and DK yarn
- Medium size uses size 6 needles and uses a DK weight yarn such as Dream Baby by Plymouth or Baby Ull by Dale of Norway.
CO 54 stitches. Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 16 rows (about two inches)
Change to Stockinette stitch (Knit one row, purl one row) for rest of the hat. Knit 24 rows in any gauge of yarn to complete the crown part of the cap.
Row 1: *Knit 3, K2tog repeat from star across row.
Row 2: *Purl 2, P2tog repeat from star across row.
Row 3: *Knit 1, K2tog repeat from star across row.
Cut a long length of yarn for sewing. Gather remaining sts and sew securely.
Continue to sew back seam.
Add pom pom or bow if desired.
:: French Girl Knits Accessories
:: WestKnits patterns (designs by the ever popular designer Stephen West)
:: Circular Knitting Workshop
:: coming soon… Shelter yarn and patterns from Jared Flood
New Yarns have arrived at The Stitchin Den!
:: Mountain Meadow Wool
- “Cody” sport weight
- Ric Rac scarf yarn
- 220 Sport Weight