• heavenly yarns

If you find yourself needing to knit a little something for a new baby, Kirby from Berroco is a great choice. The pattern knits up easily from the top down with a sweet little lace detail and calls for DK weight yarn. You could choose from easy-care (machine-washable) shop favorites like Vintage DK, Ultra Wool DK, Arroyo, Plymouth Select DK, or the multicolor Spirit DK. If you would like a cotton, one skein of Great Adirondack hand-dyed organic cotton should do the trick.

We used Silky Wool to make a matching baby sweater for our women's Fine Sand shop sample. Liz knit the 9-month size with just one and a half skeins of Silky Wool. Even though this yarn is labeled "hand wash," a swatch that went through the machine shows promise (no felting!).

0 views0 comments
  • heavenly yarns

We really couldn't get a photo that shows how beautiful this Keshi shawl is in real life! It is knit with Berroco's new cotton/linen/viscose blend yarn, Isola. The pattern calls for four balls, which makes a long rectangular shawl measuring 15 1/2" wide by 84" long.

You may not want to make a shawl that long or even this pattern at all, but if you live locally, you may want to stop in and see the lovely stitch definition this yarn produces. Even though this yarn does a gradient stripe, the colorways do not seem to take away from the stitch pattern.

5 views0 comments
  • heavenly yarns

This sweet pattern from Jessica McDonald was great fun to knit. ("Fun" translates for us as: well written, straightforward and quick.)

Wildflower Tunic ($6 on Ravelry, newborn to 24 months) can be worked to your desired length, tunic length as written; or in our case, continuing on to make it dress length.

Our shop sample is worked in Plymouth Select DK, a very soft 100% wool superwash. If you haven't worked a project in Plymouth Select yet, Wildflower Tunic would be a great opportunity to enjoy this lovely yarn running through your fingers.