Feature of the Week: April 16

Any other runners out there keeping tabs on the Boston Marathon? Nope? Not to fear, you don’t need to run to wear this top from Tahki’s Filatura Di Crosa Spring/Summer Collection.

A trapeze-style top with an overall Chevron pattern, the yarn and stitch pattern combine for a summer-weight garment that allows for air flow.

Pattern: Amalfi in Filatura Di Crosa Spring/Summer 2012

Sizes: X-Small (Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL)

Yarn: 7 (8, 9, 11, 12, 13) balls of Filatura Di Crosa Tiffany (44% Cotton/ 39% Viscose/ 13% Polyamide/ 3% Metallic/ 1% Polyester)

 

Feature of the Week: March 26

Spring has sprung into summer-like weather without so much as a by-your-leave.  If you’re at all like me, the summer clothes need to be pulled out and winter clothes packed away for the season (or the next 8 months).  To keep cool, we’re featuring this halter top out of a mesh yarn with a center flower

It uses one hank of Celeste and 1 ball of Stella.  Celeste is the mesh yarn, which is stretched out, cut in a few pieces, hemmed, seamed and then pulled into a halter shape with the center floral medallions crocheted out of Stella.

Doesn’t it look like one of those pieces which puzzles everyone as to it’s construction? I couldn’t believe that I didn’t need to knit the mesh body before piecing it together.  The mixed textures of the two yarns play nicely off each other and the floral motif is ideal for warm weather garments.

Find the pattern in Pop Culture

Feature of the Week: March 19

One thing I struggle with in the warmer months is dressing to accommodate both cold air conditioning inside and the heat of the outdoors.  Tops made out of linen or a linen-blend work best for me, so these two tops caught my eye when I was flipping through Tahki’s spring collection.  Both are made out of Lily, a linen/cotton/viscose blend with a subtle texture and sheen to the yarn.

Satin Ribbons, a raglan tee, uses several colors in a slip stitch pattern to create the illusion of stranded colorwork.

This long-sleeve pullover called Love Notes features a center panel in a drop stitch pattern and could be casually worn with jeans or paired with dress slacks for a more elegant style.

Both of these patterns are published in the Collage booklet from Tahki Yarns.

How do you adjust to the temperature extremes between indoors and outdoors?

 

New Yarns from Tahki Stacy Charles

With warm weather creeping up on us, we’ve been busy getting the summer-weight yarns up onto the shelves.  This week, we have a shipment from Tahki Stacy Charles that we’re plowing through as quickly as we can.

Thus far, we’ve put up Ripple, a crisp mercerized cotton that has a unique texture and Soft Cotton, a basic, durable cotton that lives up to it’s name.

Ripple in Raspberry

 

Soft Cotton in Lilac

The pattern books to accompany all the new yarns are also on our shelves.