Friday, April 27, 2012

Marina & Liberty Wool

Marina is once again back in stock with some wonderful spring colors.  Pictured above are  Valentine and Butterfly Bush.
If you're not familiar with this popular yarn, Marina is a net yarn that easily and quickly knits up into layers of ruffles! We have easy instructions on how to cast on with this yarn and create a fluffy boa scarf using just 1 ball!

Renaissance and Amethyst

Classic Film and Black Jack
  Poppies and Galaxy

Masquerade, a mix of brown, purple, blue and merlot.

Liberty Wool!

The new colors of Liberty Wool for the month of April are beautiful.  A little late to post these pics but we still have plenty in stock. 
In case you haven't been following, we have a subscription to receive 2 new Liberty Colors from Classic Elite each month before they are available in the fall! Kind of a sneak preview. We've fallen in love with every colorway and get so excited to see the next. 

Pictured above is Red Hot Blues, a deep mix of blue, red and eggplant.  Liberty Wool is a worsted weight, machine washable 100% wool. We carry the print and solid colors.

Glacier is my favorite.  Ivory, citrus greens and lavender.  I was surprised at how well these colors go with each other.  Excited to cast on with this!  

Project Idea:
Splash of Color Cowl is knit seamlessly on circular needles in stockinette stitch using 3 balls of Liberty Wool. 
A great travelling or beach project to work on for gifts.  This is a free pattern available from Classic Elite Yarns.

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Upcoming Classes for Fun Spring Accessories

via Classic Elite Yarns
Spring classes start next week!
Remember, you can choose between a 20% discount or double points on your Supportland card for purchases of class materials.

First up, these fingerless mitts are perfect for days like today, when we're getting our fair share of April showers. Endlessly versatile and made with Classic Elite Yarns' Lush, the most decadent wool/angora blend, these little cabled mitts would also make a great gift. Emily tells us that this Easy class is just right for anyone who has never made fingerless gloves, or who would like to try out the fascinating interplay of cables and lace with an easy to memorize pattern.

Spring '11 Class #01 -Springtime Fingerless Gloves
Monday, April 23rd, 30th, & May 4th 6:30-8:30pm
Skill Level: Easy
via Classic Elite

Next up is the adorable Starboard Scarf. Unusual construction and a knit-on fringe make this more than just your average neckerchief! Classic Elite's "Seedling" is a soft, textured, organic cotton that you are almost certain to fall in love with. Make this scarf, and you'll find yourself reaching for it again and again as the weather warms up and your calendar fills with outdoor fun!

Spring '11 Class #02 -Starboard Scarf
Monday, April 23rd & 30th 6:30-8:30pm
Skill Level: Easy                           $35.00

# 9728 Beginner Socks
Mary will help you transform this classic  
Knitting Pure and Simple
pattern for knitting on two 24" circular needles.
Returning this season is Mary's always popular Socks on Two Circulars class. This method happens to be my favorite for all circular knitting, and after Mary takes you through the steps you'll know why! If you've never knitted socks before, this class will get you addicted. There's nothing more comfortable, and they are the ideal portable project.

Spring '11 Class #01 - Socks on Two Circulars
Weds. April 25th, May 2nd & 9th 6:30-8:30pm
Skill Level: Easy                                    $45.00

(C) Amanda Weir 2012
What could be better for Spring than a lovely lace scarf? Amanda's Lace Knitting 101 class is just the thing for anyone who has not made the plunge into lace knitting.

The Twig Scarf combines a gorgeous but simple stitch reminiscent of leaves and crossing branches with a garter stitch border for the consummate light weight accessory.

Amanda used Drops' Alpaca, a lofty, soft, fingering weight. Don't you love the color she chose? 

Spring '11 Class #04 - Lace Knitting 101: Twig Scarf
Thursday, April 26th, May 3rd & 10th 6:30-8:30pm
Skill Level : Easy                                         $45.00