Meet the Samples :: 3 Fresh Knits for Summer

One of my favorite things about working at a yarn shop is coming up with the perfect pairing for yarn and pattern.  There are so many stunning yarns out there, and an unfathomable amount of inspiring patterns to choose from.  It can be overwhelming trying to find just the right pattern to work with your yarn, and vice-versa.

At Stash, we think about these things all day long.

We fondle and swatch the yarns.  We talk about what patterns would bring out the best in each yarn.  We lay out unending color combinations, yarn options, and pattern choices before ever casting on a sample.

We put this thought and time into each sample so that you don’t have to.  All you have to do is fall in love.  And do the knitting!  But hey, you were going to do that anyway, right?

Here is a roundup of our latest samples, chosen just for you this summer.  We dare you not to fall head over heels in love.


Rock Island by Jared Flood was knit by Stash Enhancer Sydney in Sweet Georgia Merino/Silk Lace. We love how the zesty Lemon Curd colorway pairs with Jared Flood’s gorgeous design. This intricate lace-weight shawl weighs almost nothing,  and would be the perfect project for both summer stitching and wearing.


Fran whipped up Pendulum by Amy Miller in under 2 weeks! This garter stitch shawl is knit in Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in the colors Splish Splash & Saffron. We’ve put together some of our favorite color combinations to create kits (available at the shop for only $48). Of course you’re also welcome to choose your favorite two colors of HK to create a custom kit.


And last but not least, Kathy quickly knit up Shibui Mix No. 15 by Lidia Tsymbal. This cute tank is knit in Shibui Linen in the Cascade colorway. The linen is crisp and light, with excellent drape and stitch definition.  Layer this over a white tee or on its own; so perfect for the heat wave we’re having right now!

Come on down to the shop to see, touch, and try on your favorite samples.  We’re sure you’ll fall in love with at least one of them!


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