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Meet the Samples:: Romney Kerchief

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Every once in a while a yarn and pattern combine to make knitting perfection.  There’s something just so right about the combination, like peanut butter and grape jelly, and everything goes better than you could have imagined. The Romney Kerchief + Gradient yarn was one such combination.

Knit from the center back out, this small shawl is quite addictive.  You see progress immediately and regularly; with the addition of a long color-repeat yarn, that effect is even more powerful.  I just wanted to keep knitting to watch the colors dance and play with the pattern.  You know the drill: “Just one more row…”

If you’re looking for a lovely, simple pattern to show off that special skein of worsted weight yarn, look no further.  You can make this shawl small, as I did, or keep going and make it even more generous. Jared Flood gives you all the maths you need to completely customize your shawl.

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I also fell in love with this yarn. Gradient  is a new yarn for us at Stash, and I am pleased to say it was a delight to knit with.  It is a single ply merino, and the yarn is so incredibly soft and lofty! The colors are fresh and vibrant, with smooth and gradual transitions.

Apparently we’re not the only ones who like this yarn.  As with many of the Zauberball yarns, it is in high demand.  So if you like a skein, you should grab it because we don’t know when it will be coming our way again!

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We hope you are having a happy and peaceful weekend. Our thoughts and hearts go out to all those affected by yesterday’s tragedy in Connecticut.  

xoxo

Sonia + The Stash Enhancers

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On The Needles

It’s been a little while since we’ve shown you some of our own works-in-progress, hasn’t it?

This fall has kept all of our needles busy knitting up samples in some of our newest yarns. It’s a tough job, but the Stash Enhancers are always up for a challenge!

Rustling Leaves Beret

Rustling Leaves Beret

Currently on Sydney’s needles is the Rustling Leaves Beret by Alana Dakos. This has been a popular pattern since its release in Coastal Knits last year, and for good reason. It knits up in just 175 yards of fingering weight yarn, and the leaf motif is addictive and fun to knit.

Here we’re using Caress Luxury Yarns Alpaca Sock in Denim, a locally sourced and hand-dyed blend of superfine alpaca, merino and nylon. We just love supporting our local fiber artisans while making something beautiful and cozy!

Romney Kerchief

Sonia’s needles have been obsessively clicking away on Jared Flood’s Romney Kerchief. This simple triangular shawl really shows off the colors of our elegant new Gradient yarn from Schoppel-woole.

The colors change slowly, effortlessly, and you’re guaranteed to want to knit until the next color change. If you receive our newsletter, you know that Sonia can often be heard muttering “Just one more row…” as she compulsively knits on this project!

So what’s on your needles this week? Are you busy with holiday projects?

Remember, if you need a break from the hustle and bustle, you can always join us at Stitch Night on Wednesday evenings. We’re here with tea, support, and a few good laughs.

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