New England has taken a turn into fall weather – in the last week we went from beach weather to beautifully moody gray skies and brisk morning temperatures – sweater knitting season is here! Read more
Posts tagged ‘Berroco Ultra Alpaca’
About a month ago, Karen Templar of Fringe Association posted a picture of the Amanda sweater from the book “Essentially Feminine Knits” by Lene Holme Samsøe. I instantly knew that this was going to be my next knitting project – and I wasn’t alone. Karen’s hosting a knit-along that starts September 15th, so there is still time to choose your yarn and join!
Irina Anikeeva grew up in Russia with a mom who knit and sewed for a living. Knowing her mom didn’t have much time to make anything else, Irina asked her mom to teach her the basics. She says it was “love at first stitch.” Read more
If you’ve visited Ravelry, your LYS or the bookstore lately, you may have noticed a fabulous collection of knitwear patterns that just hit the shelves. New American Knits, designed by our very own Amy Christoffers, is a compilation of 20 classic knits, all inspired by great American artists. Read more
In my last blog post, I shared some thoughts on yarn substitution. I compared Ultra Alpaca to Maya – two yarns that look different but behave similarly. Both have good stitch definition and produce fabrics with a lot of drape, so they’re a great match. Read more
Yarn substitution is always a gamble. There is a reason that the yarn was paired to the pattern by the designer and the pattern reflects the characteristics of that yarn. Choosing an different yarn is entering at your own risk – if it doesn’t work out you’re sort of sunk. Nothing’s worse than a mismatched project and yarn. But if you can find the right alternative yarn, you’ll have a fabulous FO that you’ll love and cherish. Read more