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Meet the Samples: Savvy Shopper

It’s that time of year again! The time for Farmers’ Markets and strolling through downtown to shop at your favorite local businesses. Our newest sample would be perfect to tote around your fruits, veggies or even yarn!

Pattern: Savvy Shopper by Kollage Yarns

Yarn: Kollage Riveting Worsted – 2 skeins

Modifications: None!

This is the perfect project to work on while you’re watching TV, socializing at Stitch Night, or while traveling. The stitch pattern is the same every single row (with the exception of the garter stitch at the top and bottom), so you never have to keep track of where you are in the pattern. Some situations just call for this kind of knitting! It was also a fairly quick project, so you have plenty of time to knit one for yourself to use for all of your summer shopping!

The Savvy Shopper bag is knit flat so that the side seams can provide a bit more stability to the bag.

The Riveting Worsted is made from recycled blue jeans, so it has a bit of a tweedy look to it, which I love! Despite the yarn being 100% cotton, it was never hard on my hands and it also softened up quite a bit after a trip through the washer and dryer.

We have a variety of colors to choose from including a couple that look just like your favorite pair of worn blue jeans! The Savvy Shopper bag pattern is available at the shop in a kit that comes with 2 skeins of Riveting Worsted and a handy bag to store your WIP for only $20! Stop on in to get started on your very own cute and functional bag!

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Meet the Samples:: Keegan Baby Hat + Sock Kit

There is a new Kollage Feed Your Creativity kit sample knit up and on display at the shop!  The Keegan Baby Hat and Socks are an easy knit and perfect for building up that baby gift stash. (Or is it just me that does that?  Anyone?)

This darling set is designed by none other than Irishgirlie Knits, designer of the Dancette Shawl that is part of our current spring Knit-a-long.  The pattern is easy to follow and comes with both charted and written directions. If you are new to cabling, this would be a perfect beginner project.  Instructions are given for newborn, 3-6 months, and 6-12 months sizes.

The yarn included in the kit is Kollage’s Sock-a-licous, a fingering weight merino, nylon, silk blend that is machine washable (so important for baby knits as new moms generally do not have time for hand washing themselves much less hand knits!).  It comes in a great range of colors, and one skein (354 yards) is enough to make two sets of the hat and booties, even in the largest size.  At just $25 for the yarn and pattern, this is a great value.

Come in and check out these adorable kits for yourself!

by Cinnamon S.

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