The Amaro Mitts are a simple pair of hand warmers that use color-blocking for a touch of color. They are made with Brooklyn Tweed Arbor, a bouncy DK-weight yarn that’s soft and warm. Perfect for keeping the cold at bay!
Arbor is Brooklyn Tweed’s first worsted-spun yarn, so it has a round, smooth finish. It’s spun from a finer wool fiber than the others, so it’s softer too. And it’s a 3-ply yarn, which gives it a great stitch definition and bounce.
The Amaro Mitts pattern includes two sizes, women’s medium and men’s medium. We used colors Gale & Alizarin for the women’s mitts and Porter & Gale for the mens. To make your own, you’ll need two skeins of Arbor, each in a different color.
The pattern is free with the purchase of two skeins; it’s available for purchase individually too.
The Amaro Mitts work up quickly, making them a great gift too!
Elliana is as much a necklace as it is a scarf. Flowing and shimmering, it’s light enough to wear whatever the weather and dresses up any outfit.
Made with The Loome’s Risoni, a 100% silk yarn with slubs that create the unique fabric all on their own. You just knit and purl and – ta-da! you’re wearing a beautiful new scarf.
To knit Elliana, you’ll need 2 balls of Risoni and a 24-inch size US8 circular needle. The pattern is free with your purchase of the Risoni yarn; if you’re ordering online, just put “Elliana” in the comments section and we’ll send it with your order.
Arranmore is a luxurious new yarn from the Fibre Company for the Fall 2016 season. A modern take on traditional tweed, Arranmore combines merino, cashmere, and silk for a soft, textured, and colorful yarn – perfect for winter sweaters and accessories.
We made a simple seed stitch cowl using two skeins in the Odrhan colorway. Arranmore’s heavier worsted weight makes for a quick knit that you can wear right away!
Fibre Company Arranmore Yarn: 2 skeins; shown in Odrhan.
32-inch US9 circular needle.
Cast on 151 sts. Place a marker and join in the round being careful not to twist.
Round 1: K1, P1 to end.
Round 2: P1, K1 to end.
Repeat these 2 rounds until you have used all but a few yards.
Bind off loosely in pattern. Weave in ends. Enjoy!
The Portfolio Scarf continues to be one of our most popular patterns. It’s alternating bands of garter stitch and simple lace are knit on the bias for a great looking piece that’s the perfect size for wearing under a coat and indoors.
Portfolio was designed for our Studio yarn, which is a sport weight. We couldn’t help wonder what it would look like in worsted weight Studio Plus. The answer is FANTASTIC!
Bigger isn’t always better, but Portfolio knit – just as it’s written – with two hanks of Studio Plus on a size US 8 needle, yields a big, beautiful scarf that’s 75 inches long and 12.5 inches at its widest point. It’s soft and cozy, plump and squeezable, and perfect for wrapping up in!
We used the color Landscape but it’ll look fantastic in any shade – click here to pick your favorite!
Cecelia Campochiaro’s Sequence Knitting classes in September really inspired me. The concept is deceivingly simple – knitting only 1 row patterns. But when you think of all the 1 row patterns you can create, the number of stitches you can repeat them over, how to increase them and decrease them, and how to incorporate color – the possibilities are endless. And exciting!
For my first foray, I chose Lana Vida Hannah, a perennial favorite. Made with baby alpaca, fine merino, and cashmere, it is a joy to knit. I chose two shades – cobalt and lake. First they’re used to create stripes, then cobalt is used alone to the end. The result is a pleated effect created by the stitch pattern and a fun play of color.
Neve takes three skeins of Hannah – two of the main color and one of the contrast color, and size US 8 needles. The finished scarf is 6.75 inches wide and 68 inches long.
With several color pairings to choose from, Neve makes it easy to dress up your favorite coat and to stay warm. Here are a few of our favorites.
Hannah combinations for Neve, clockwise from top left: bloom and crimson, forsythia and silver, grass and hunter, cobalt and lake.
The Cameron Cardi is an adorable sweater for your 6 to 24 month old. Knit seamlessly from the top-down – even the edging is made as you go! – it works up swiftly and is ready for gifting in no time.
And with Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK yarn, you have a soft and cozy, beautifully hand dyed piece!
The Cameron Cardi‘s yoke features garter ridges that add texture and visual interest. They continue beneath the sleeves on the sides of the body. The sweater ends with a garter stitch hem that ties it all together.
We chose Hedgehog Fibres’ beautiful Merino DK yarn in the color Pistachio for the cardi. It’s hand dyed in County Cork, Ireland in a way that prevents pooling and makes every skein unique.
Merino DK is machine washable, so it’s easy to care for. Just be sure to tell the recipient to wash it in cold water in a gentle cycle and to lay it flat to dry.