Caribbean Waters #2

Caribbean Waters #2

Colour The Caribbean Waters colourway is a mix of different shades of teal, turquoise and emerald green. Yarn Details Silk/Linen Fingering is a 2-ply fingering weight yarn 65% silk, 35% linen great drape 115 g and 439 m (480 yards)   They are 2 skeins available in this dye batch. $36.00 Cdn Shipping (Canada/US): $6.50 for first item, $1.00 for each additional item project ideas This yarn is excellent for lightweight tops, scarves and...

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Caribbean Waters

Caribbean Waters

Colour The Caribbean Waters colourway is a mixture of various shades of teal, turquoise and emerald green. Yarn Details 4-ply sock yarn 75% superwash merino and 25% nylon good basic sock yarn that is soft with the added strength of nylon great yardage for 100g skein 100g and 420 m (463 yards) machine washable $25.00 Cdn Shipping (Canada/US): $6.50 for first item(kit is 1 item), $1.00 for each additional item project ideas This yarn is excellent for socks, hats, scarves, baby clothes, and even lightweight...

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Green Apple

Green Apple

Colour The Green Apple colourway is a subtle mix of various shades of bright green. Yarn Details Merino/Silk Fingering is a 4-ply yarn 50% superwash merino and 50% silk soft with a lovely shine to the yarn 100 g and 400 m (438 yards)   There are 2 skeins available in this dye lot. $34.00 Cdn Shipping (Canada/US): $6.50 for first item(kit is 1 item), $1.00 for each additional item   project ideas This yarn is excellent for scarves, cowls, lightweight sweaters and shawls or anything that goes directly against the the...

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Caribbean Waters

Caribbean Waters

Colour The Caribbean Waters colourway is a mix of various shades of teal, turquoise and green. Yarn Details Merino/Silk DK is a 4-ply yarn 50% superwash merino and 50% silk soft with a lovely shine to the yarn 100 g and 211 m (231 yards)   There are 2 skeins available in this dye batch. $34.00 Cdn Shipping (Canada/US): $6.50 for first item(kit is 1 item), $1.00 for each additional item project ideas This yarn is excellent for sweaters, scarves, cowls, and shawls or anything that goes directly against the the...

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Michelle’s Green

Michelle’s Green

Colour The Michelle’s Green colourway is a mix of various shades of chartreuse and gold. Yarn Details Merino/Silk DK is a 4-ply yarn 50% superwash merino and 50% silk soft with a lovely shine to the yarn 100 g and 211 m (231 yards)   There are 2 skeins available in this dye batch. $34.00 Cdn Shipping (Canada/US): $6.50 for first item(kit is 1 item), $1.00 for each additional item project ideas This yarn is excellent for sweaters, scarves, cowls, and shawls or anything that goes directly against the the...

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Michelle’s Green

Michelle’s Green

Colour The Michelle’s Green colourway is a mix of different shades of chartreuse and a golden green. Yarn Details Silk/Linen Select Lace is a heavy laceweight yarn 65% silk, 35% linen great drape 115 g and 691 m (755 yards)   They are 2 skeins available in this dye batch. $36.00 Cdn Shipping (Canada/US): $6.50 for first item, $1.00 for each additional item project ideas This yarn is excellent for lightweight tops, scarves and...

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Cedar

Cedar

Colour The Cedar colourway is a mixture of different shades of green ranging from a brownish green to a blue- green. Yarn Details 8-ply yarn that is a cabled yarn of 4 double-plies 100% superwash merino soft and has great stitch definition. 100 g and 250 m (274 yards) heavy sport/light DK weight Machine washable There is 1 skein still available in this dye batch. $27.00 Cdn Shipping (Canada/US): $6.50 for first item, $1.00 for each additional item     project ideas This yarn is excellent for socks, baby clothes, hats, gloves, fingerless mitts and...

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Shawl Challenge at my knitting guild

Shawl Challenge at my knitting guild

The challenge this year at the Ottawa Knitting Guild was for shawls. There were five categories: shawlette from a pattern, shawl from a pattern, shawlette adapted from a pattern, shawl adapted from a pattern and design your own shawl. I entered a shawlette and a shawl into the challenge and I was surprised and pleased to win second prize in the shawlette from a pattern category (red shawlette pictured below). For the shawl I made Madli’s Shawl from Knitted Lace of Estonia by Nancy Bush using 1 skein of my Angel Select Lace in the Moss colourway. The only change I made from the pattern was to knit 33 repeats instead of 31 repeats of the center pattern. I only recently took pictures of this wrap in a friend’s garden while she modeled it for me and I promised to keep her out of the pictures as much as possible. For the shawlette I made the Chandelier Shawl from Shaping Shawls by Anna Dalvi using 1 skein of my Merino Single Ply Fingering in the Red Roses colourway. I knit the pattern with no changes. There were 40 entries into the shawl challenge and there is a photo album on the Ottawa Knitting Guild’s facebook page of each shawlette/shawl with the pattern and yarn used listed. I recommend looking at the photo album as there were a lot of beautifuls shawls entered into this...

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