Thursday, September 6, 2012

New Knitting With Friends Designs

Thanks to all our friends out there with their suggestions for new shirt and card designs. Finally we got to the computer after a few very busy trade shows and put some of these designs from ink to the drawing board.
We have eight new designs including a new crochet design. These will be available first as greeting cards and as shirts within the next few weeks.

Here is the first preview:

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Ivy Brambles Tornado Thick and Thin

It isn't often that you just come across a yarn that really is different to all the rest. Ivy Brambles Tornado is just one of those. Aaprt from the spectacular way it takes to Ivy's nature inspired colorways, it is also fabulous to knit with. 100% soft merino wool just glides on large needles. Not wishing to just knit up a stockinette shrug or scarf (way too boring) we decided to go with a classic lace pattern and supersize it!

Yarn: Two skeins Ivy Brambles Tornado Yarn, shown in Celosia colorway.
Needles: US #13 (9 mm) 40-48 inch circular knitting needles.
Other: Stitch markers, 4 buttons, darning needle
Gauge: Approx 8 sts per 4 inches (10 cm) before blocking
Finished dimensions: Approximately 60 x 22 inches (150 x 56 cm)

We finished this one in Wildflowers colorway.