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On & Off the Needles: Recent Stash Enhancer Knits

Here ths Stash Enhancers share a little of what we’ve been knitting (and finishing) this summer.  No matter the weather, we are always clicking our needles.  Some of us finish things faster than others, but that just keeps the rest of us motivated!

The minute our last shipment of Hazel Knits DK arrived, I snatched up the colorway Heartthrob to CO for Neon. Featuring an all over lace pattern, Neon keeps the knitting interesting, but not too complicated. I don’t want to wish away summer, but I can’t wait to start wearing this cheerful cardigan this fall!

It doesn’t look like much yet, but hopefully this sweet little summer top will be finished in time to get some wear this summer! The Riverine Pullover is from the most recent Pom Pom Quarterly and I’m knitting it some top-secret yarn that will be hitting the shelves at Stash this fall!

~Liz

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The summer heat hit with full force this year, so I have stuck to small fingering weight  projects until I can shut myself in a dark, air-conditioned room and pretend it’s winter in Iceland. This pair of socks is knit from a beautiful hand-dyed merino yarn that our very own Kathryn dyed! The pattern is from Knitting Vintage Socks and is the first of many that I will knit from this book.

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As far as works in progress, I have a few vintage blouses going at the moment that all seem to be at a stopping point. This one, knit in Knitted Wit fingering, is one of those oops-I-should-have-bought-more-yarn projects. I’m currently awaiting a skein of white fingering weight to use as a contrast color so I can get it finished!

~Sydney

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I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but… I haven’t finished any knitting projects this summer.  Yet!

These two projects are so close to being finished.  I just need to spend some quality knitting time with each of them and we’ll be in good shape.  I especially want to finish this red Lobelia cardigan.  It’s been on my needles since April!  I started it intending to layer over dresses and skirts, so the sooner I finish the more wear it will get.

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This little number is the Sweet Bunting cardigan.  I just joined the sleeves to the yoke and am poised to being knitting some sweet pink bunting flags.  I am loving working with the slightly rustic texture of this very luxurious yarn from The Fibre Company.

So, that’s what’s on and off our needles!  Now it’s your turn.  What have you been knitting (and finishing) this summer?

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Vintage Modern Knits:: A Trunk Show

As soon as I saw the box, I knew it was going to be a rough day.

For it was a box full of beautiful hand knits made in sumptuous yarns of silk, wool, and alpaca, and I had things on my To-Do list; being driven to distraction with the temptation of trying on said knits was not one of them!

I think I showed remarkable restraint, and only tried on one sweater immediately.  Fortunately there were other willing victims models around, and soon we were all parading around in our hand knits and practicing Sweater Pose.

Kathryn in the Yangtze cardigan (left) and Andrea in the Tilghman Island pullover (right)

What could bring on all this strange behavior, you ask?  Why, it’s the Vintage Modern Knits trunk show, of course!

Released in 2011, this book is chock full of modern interpretations of some lovely vintage garments.  From sporty ski-bunny ready hats to delicate colorwork stockings and elegant cardigans, there is a true range of style and skill in this book.

One of my surprise favorites is the Maple Bay cardigan.  Not normally one to knit or wear large-scale intarsia motif sweaters, my unabashed love for this sweater really caught me off guard. Perhaps it’s that it’s a bit ironic while still paying homage to the traditional Cowichan sweaters from Canada.  Or maybe all that OSU spirit is sinking in, and I can’t help but love a knit with a beaver on it.  Either way, I’ve tried this one on multiple times and have goaded others (even a dude) into trying it on.

And have I mentioned the yarn?  All of the patterns in the book feature yarns from The Fibre Company, known for its sophisticated color palette and fiber content.  We currently carry Canopy fingering (as seen in the Yangtzee Cardigan), Road to China (Rhodes Point Gansey),  Acadia silk/merino/baby alpaca; the new bulky Tundra is also on its way.  These yarns represent multiple weights and could happily be used for several of the patterns in the book.

Sonia in the Adelaide Pullover

In any case, there’s a serious case of Things I Want to Knit Right Now happening over here at Stash.  Prepare to be tempted into a little fall/winter knitting.  It’s never too early to start, even when it feels like summer has only just begun!

As a special treat for you, we’re offering all books and patterns from The Fibre Company and Kate and Courtney at 10% off this weekend only.  So grab a friend, come on down to the shop for a fashion show, and stock up on patterns!

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New for Fall: The Fibre Company

We are thrilled to welcome The Fibre Company to the Stash family.  Distributed by Kelbourne Woolens, this yarn is the beautiful result of the efforts of Kate Gagnon Osborn + Courtney Kelley.  You may know them from their individual knitwear designs and book collaboration, Vintage Modern Knits.

About the yarn:

Focusing on interesting blends of natural fibers, the unique yarns are all carefully developed to achieve the perfect combination of softness and structure. The beautiful, saturated and sophisticated colors in the lines are all kettle dyed to create a subtle variation in tone and color.

We are bringing in 4 sumptuous yarns for fall, and hooray!  3 of them are already in the shop and ready to be knit up into something warm and soft.

Canopy Fingering

50% baby alpaca + 30% merino + 20% viscose bamboo

Acadia DK

60% merino + 20% baby alpaca + 20% silk

Road to China Worsted

65% baby alpaca + 15% silk + 10% camel + 10% cashmere

Tundra Bulky *coming soon!*

60% baby alpaca, 30% merino wool + 10% silk

Arctic Circle Cowl in Tundra
photo from http://www.kelbournewoolens.com/blog


All of these yarns are next-to-skin soft and would be excellent choices for accessories and sweaters alike.  We have paired each yarn with a range of beautiful patterns to inspire you. You simply must stop into the shop to touch and nuzzle these yarns for yourself!

 

Leave a comment and tell us: which of these yarns are you dreaming of stitching up this fall?

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