Soft, with the slightest amount of haze…

Soft, with the slightest amount of haze…

MIST!     Another Hit at Stitches Midwest

Mist comes from Twilley’s of Stamford, a name known for quality throughout the UK.  Mist is an enticing blend of alpaca, wool and synthetic that fills out your stitches with a delicate halo– a Mist!  And it comes in the most becoming “misty” colors, too.

Mist Sweater

This is my design for Mist– a simple boat-neck pullover with extra long ribbing and embellished with an easy-to-knit lace accent.  The pattern is currently free with purchase, and a medium (38-40″) takes only 8 skeins–That’s a $50 project!  This shape looks great on almost everyone–the neckline is flattering and draws attention to your face.  If you need another size, just email Laurel@handknitting.com for yarn requirements based on your finished chest measurement.

What’s not to love?

What’s not to love?

We have a new website

Dyed and Gone Logo

Dyed and Gone is our new website for discontinued yarns!   We have worked with distributors to bring you the best quality yarns at very, very low prices.  The same great service you’re accustomed to getting from Handknitting.com, plus we have

  • discontinued fashion yarns– Lang, Trendsetter, Rowan, and more!
  • discontinued colors of currently produced yarns
  • & small amounts of yarns we will no longer carry

Everything on Dyed and Gone is a great  value — discounted from 40-70%, plus there is FREE SHIPPING on every order within the USA!  Wow!  New yarns coming all the time….

New Zitron has Pizzazz!

New Zitron has Pizzazz!

Brand new from Zitron, it’s Patina & Patina Color!

Zitron Patina


Wool and Rayon in a DK weight

Patina color

Four gorgeous multi color blends plus matching solids — imagine this:

Sarah Coleman

This sweater is from designer Sara Coleman shown on the Madrid runway, but this theme is everywhere in all sorts of styles — multicolored body & contrasting trim.

We suggest using Patina with the Ann Norling basic top down raglan  for a pullover with 1-2 balls in the contrast color for a piece you’ll wear for years.  Could easily be a cardigan–that’s one of the joys of hand knitting–get just what you want!!

Regia Zima 8ply Accessories

Regia Zima 8ply Accessories

We have just gotten a special purchase 8-ply yarn from Regia, and this pattern,

RegiaZimaColor Hat&wristwarmers 2 is free.  Take a look at this:

Regia Zima Color
Regia Zima Color

Zima Color 8-ply is a quick-to-knit DK weight, but with all the desirable qualities of Regia sock yarn, including being machine washable!  Just one ball (200g) is enough to make this set.

What a beautiful look, and it all comes automatically with the Zima self patterning yarn that changes colors while adding geometric pattern details.  It’s reminiscent of the S&S Mexiko yarns that were so popular.

This is a limited edition yarn, so get yours today.

Cult of Crochet Placemats & Coasters

Cult of Crochet Placemats & Coasters

Pattern by Cult of Crochet

 

Grit Stitch Placemat by Cult of Crochet

What a great last minute project for crocheters!  So elegant, and so useful too.

These instructions are converted into American crochet notation.  If you want the original English version and to see other pictures, please visit the Cult of Crochet blog.

We recommend either Super 10 cotton or Rowan Creative Linen for these lovely table accessories.

Wyoming wildlife….again

Wyoming wildlife….again

Bighorn Sheep Rams

While we were on a trip to harvest firewood, we came across a large herd of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep–what a treat!  These sheep aren’t for wool, of course, but they are gorgeous.  These two big rams were leading about 15 ewes and kids.  If you look closely in the picture you can see another immature ram (the other white rear end) and the legs and lower body of a smaller kid behind the two dominant males.