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Summer Crochet/Knit-Along

For those of you that don’t put the needles and hooks down during the summer, we have a CKAL planned!  Via the Ravelry Summer KAL thread, the knitters and crocheters each decided on a top to make.

Copyright Alana Dakos

The knitters’ choice is the Spring Garden Tee by Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting. There is an adult and child version, both adorable and knit in summery yarns (Be Sweet Bamboo for the adult and Rowan Calmer for the child). The patterns are available in the shop as a hard copy, or you can buy them from us via an in-store Ravelry purchase. The second option means you get both a print out and a pdf copy.

Copyright Lion Brand Yarn

The crocheters’ choice is the Sea Breeze Top, a very lovely empire waist tank top done in a cotton yarn that would look just as lovely in our Be Sweet Bambino cotton bamboo blend.  Also, this pattern is available for free on the Lion Brand Website.  Click here to find it!

CKAL details:

  • Start date: May 28th
  • Finish by: July 30th (so we have time to wear our beautiful summer creations during the summer!
  • Other details: For anyone that would like to use the Be Sweet Bamboo yarn called for in the Spring Garden Tee pattern, Sonia has offered to place a special order.  Just stop by the shop before May 16th and let us know what color and how many skeins you’d like.  We’ll even give anyone ordering a 10% discount!  Thank you Sonia!   (As per shop polices, 50% of the cost is due at time of ordering.)

— Cinnamon

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Meet the Samples:: Chloe

Summer is almost here, and with it has come a little more sunshine and a lot more color.  We are surrounded by blooming flowers, floating butterflies, and blue skies (on the best days).

We recent;y recevied a large dose of colorful yarn in the form of Be Sweet Bambino, a playful yarn composed of 70% organic cotton and 30% bamboo.  I spent days looking at this yarn and imagining all of the patterns I could knit with it.  In the end, I decided it would pair perfectly with the sweet and playful Chloe cardigan by Alana Dakos.

this was pure fun, from playing around with different color combinations to the actual knitting.  And then I got to choose buttons!  This is the 12 month size, and there is definitely enough yarn left to make another card with a different main color.  Can’t beat that! Speaking of the yarn, it is a little bit rustic in texture, but oh so soft before and after blocking.

So what colors would you choose?

In the top photo you can also see our selection of Be Sweet Bambino Taffy, which comes in a self-striping ball of fun in the same bamboo/cotton blend.

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Feature Friday:: Be Sweet T-Shirt Yarn

Be Sweet is a new yarn yarn company for us at Stash.  It may not be local, but its mission is close to our hearts:

Be Sweet was founded on the principle of being kind to others. [The company’s] mission is to bring socially and environmentally friendly products to fashionable consumers that evoke an individual style and help support community development around the world.

Be Sweet works with job creation programs to give artisans the confidence and the means to support themselves and their families in otherwise economically depressed regions. “I started Be Sweet to support innovative craft that can be made by those less fortunate. Our products embody the ideals of beauty, creativity and resourcefulness.”

As soon as I saw this T-Shirt Yarn, I knew we had to have it at Stash.  Fun, funky, and versatile, this is a perfect yarn to play with.  It can be knit, crocheted, braided, tied, woven, and more.  Just use your imagination!  Be Sweet has included a free pattern on the ball band for this charming Honeycomb Clutch by Tanis Grey.

Let me tell you, this was the perfect instant-gratification project!  I knit up this sweet clutch in an evening and popped a bright vintage button on it in the morning.  You could easily get 2 of these sweet bags from one skein. Or, you can do what Cinnamon did, and make this fun necklace with some of the leftovers! We added a sweet felt flower pin for that extra little something.

There are plenty of other non-knitting uses for t-shirt yarn. How about some bangle bracelets or braided headbands, or maybe a crochet bowl or two?

Happy Friday, everyone.  Did you know the Downtown Corvallis Farmer’s Market starts tomorrow? Yippee!  It’s just 2 blocks from the shop, so stop in afterward to see what Farmer’s Market day specials we have going on. Hint, hint…

~Sonia

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