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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Not So Itty-Bitty

How about some not-so-itty-bitty projects? I get to talk to a lot of people and hear what they're making as presents for others. Here are some shop favorites, to give you some ideas for something just a bit different. If you've been in the shop recently, you may already know these well!

The Baby Alpaca Grande Vest/Shrug - a Plymouth Yarn Company Leaflet
So infamous here at Sage we've memorized the pattern number and reorder it at every opportunity! Though this one looks fancy when finished, it is actually just knitted rectangle that is sewn together into a semi-circular shrug. Baby Alpaca Grande comes in solids, tweeds and paints.

Tunisian Crochet Entrelac Hat - designed by Josh McKiernan
I'm halfway through my hat from the class we had last weekend. It's so much fun! And it's working up faster than a knit hat, for sure. I also want to use the same pattern to make a circular bag in some crazy colors. Josh's written pattern can be accessed via ravelry. You can use a variety of yarns for this one; it calls for light fingering but I'm using a worsted (Ultra Alpaca).
Nimbus - designed by the Berroco Design team
This is really a perfect sweater. It is fashion-forward without being too weird or crazy. It is knit in a bulky but light wool (Peruvia Quick) that holds up to wear and looks beautiful. You get to pick one awesome button to showcase. And the pattern is FREE! I have knit 4 of them so far.

City Girl Cap - designed by Celeste Young
When I first met Celeste and she told me she had designed this hat I was SO impressed! It's very stylish and cozy and works up really quickly. As with any other top-down hat, you can adjust size as you go for a perfect fit. I made this one up in Encore Tweed, but any other worsted weight yarn would be wonderful (Galway Worsted, Ultra Alpaca, Comfort Worsted, etc.). She also has a wonderful tote bag pattern that is next on my crochet list. Both patterns are available for free as Ravelry downloads.
Knitted Bunny Toy - a Plymouth Yarn Company leaflet
This little bunny has been hopping around the store for a year now. We've made it in all different yarns - some practical yarn for little kids and some fun yarn for friends. This is the perfect project for those times when you don't have enough time to knit a blanket and aren't sure what size sweater to make! These two buns were made by Carol using Comfort worsted.

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