Textures of the Season

The Fall Sweater Challenge is winding down and the holiday season is ramping up!  There are left-overs of all kinds around us – food and treats – and in yarn terms – basics and specials.

Here are a few options to help with the “left-overs” that we collect as we knit over the years.

Good food is a medley of textures, flavours – a “feast” for the eyes and nose.  Good knitting patterns are somewhat similar; textures and colours – a “feast”  for the hand and eyes!

Selena Miskin of Wayfaring Yarns found a use for some “special” yarn that she purchased while travelling!  We all have vacation yarns – those exquisite options that we couldn’t pass up because we knew that we would never be that way again.

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Piedras Blancas Cowl – a little something something cowl – special yarn with a fabulous texture.

Selena is also running a special on all her patterns for Cyber Monday!

Susie Allen of East End Design Co. did some stash diving and found a part ball of some good “basic” worsted yarn.  Her Leftover Headband is right on target for a few quick Christmas gifts for every teenager in your life.

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Leftover Headband – perfect for those “leftover” bits of worsted weight yarn.

And I – I collect yarn – Lots of yarn – lots of balls of different colours in the same brands and weights.  And then I play.  For this project I choose some DK, Buffalo Wool Co. Skies. in three different colours for my Cowl/Shoulder Cozy.  Carousel Cozy is a fun pattern with a photo tutorial for it’s special stitch!

We hope that you find some “left-overs” to enjoy!

Happy Knitting

Lynette Meek

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Carousel Cowl – Three Colours of DK and a repeating textured stitch pattern.

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