This holiday season as you gather with family and friends start your own family tradition, share your love for fiber arts and teach a non-knitter to knit. Last week I wrote about project ideas for teaching children and in this newsletter you'll find patterns & yarns to inspire tweens, teens and adults. And, these yarns & patterns also make great gifts!
In This Issue: Scarf and Cowl Designs
New Scarf and Cowl Designs
Everyone wants instant satisfaction, and when its cold outside a tween, teen or adult would love to learn how to knit a scarf or cowl so they can immediately wear it and show off their handiwork.
An easy scarf pattern is an excellent first knit and teaches essential skills that can be quickly built upon. These four scarf patterns by The Schaefer Yarn Company work perfectly and make ideal gifts for coworkers, neighbors, school teachers or postal carriers and each pattern includes instructions for more than one style. Five Fabulous Scarves includes five different designs that are knit in either bulky Elaine or Esperanza, the Scarf Three-Ways includes feather and fan, herringbone and open wave designs all knit in one skein of Helene and the Jiffy One Skein & Scarf Duo patterns both include instructions for two different textured scarves knit with one skein of either bulky Kathleen or Sandra, both of these yarns are on sale.
My two other Schaefer Specials are, buy any In Stock Schaefer yarn and you'll receive a free copy of Hunter Hammersen's new Bines sock pattern and purchase any 5 Schaefer patterns and you'll get a 6th one (of your choosing) Free.
Potager is a pretty rectangle in sizes scarf, petite and tall, worked in a vertical composition of delicate pea vines dotted with nupps or substitute beads. Its worked from hem to center back in two pieces, then grafted afterward. Despite Potager's intricate appearance, it travels well and knits up quickly to make a special accessory.
Cowls are everywhere this season and also make great teaching tools, learning to knit in the round opens up more pattern possibilities to a new knitter. Flitwick from Berroco's booklet #301 Campus makes an ideal lesson, the pattern is easy enough to knit up in a few hours. Or with a little more guidance try one of these new designs.
Vining lace patterns circle the Bittersweet Vines neckwarmer and mitts which are knit with a soft worsted-weight yarn such as Cascade Yarns Lana D'Oro, 220 Wool or 220 Superwash. The neckwarmer features a buttoned closure and the mitts have a sculpted thumb gusset for a beautiful fit.
Gabriela hails from Chile and I'm delighted to be able to bring you her fashionable line all the way from South America. Gabriela's 3 new new buttoned cowl patterns are adorned with bold cable and leaf motifs and give you many styling options, introducing Flowers and Leaves, Esperanza and 33 Leaves. All three knit up quickly in your favorite worsted weight yarn, Sandrasingh.com 1 Ply Merino Worsted or Malabrigo Merino Worsted are perfect.
I know this is a busy time of year for you and you want to cast on a new project to get some precious knitting time in. Thank you for sharing my news and remember I'm always happy to help with any of your fiber arts needs, special ordering a yarn or pattern from a line I carry or helping you locate an out of stock yarn to finish a WIP. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, toll free 877/519-1693 or on Ravelry, I look forward to hearing from you.