Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Portland Tweed Trunk Show

Today we received a Classic Elite trunk show featuring booklet, Prairie #9127. All four garments are made with Portland Tweed, an aran weight 50% Wool/ 25% Rayon /25% Alpaca with 120 yards per 50 gram ball. The little flecks of tweed make each color interesting. I love the way this yarn has a traditional woolly feel and look but also has a soft halo of alpaca hairs.
Each pattern is simple and classic with little details like smocking and cables.
We will have these garments in the shop until Feb. 21st.

Portland Tweed, color Tidal Foam (#5004)

Tumbleweed, a fair isle yoke pullover worked in the round from the bottom up.

My favorite, Thistle. A cable and ribbed slouchy hat. This hat uses two balls of Portland Tweed. I already have a color picked out! I'm going to use Sulfur #5075. (pictured below in the Barley cardigan)

So pretty.

Sarsparilla, shown here in color Rosewater #5052.
A simple garter stitch shawl with a cabled edge and fringe.

The fringe is created by dropping stitches.

This wonderful cardigan is called Barley. A simple shawl collar with smocking shaping the waist and cuffs and a simple tie closure. This is one of those patterns that you don't need to change. Everything is perfect, even the color, Sulfur #5075.

Come in and check them all out!

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff


Laura said...

What pattern is the slouchy cabled hat? Do you sell it?

Yarn Garden said...

Laura, the hat pattern is from the Classic Elite booklet, Prairie. We are currently out of stock. Let us know if you'd like us to give you a call or email when we get more in.