April 25 2017 – thisisknit
We all know that moment.Â It might happen when you are idly browsing Ravelry and the design jumps out at you. Or when you bump in to someone at a knitting event. Or even when you spot a random someone on the street.Â They're wearing a handknit and you simply *must* know... "What pattern is that? Ooooh, what's that yarn? I absolutely *have* to knit this!" Your queue may be long, your time may be short, but this design is heading straight for your needles! Such was my own experience with Tsumuzikaze (which means "whirlwind" in Japanese, in reference to the swirling hem). I spotted the design on Ravelry, tried it on in Edinburgh, and was consumed by it since. Thankfully we now have our very own version in the shop, as modelled above by Jenny.Â It's an incredibly clever and flattering design, worked in Fibre Co "Meadow" which is considered a 3ply (or heavy laceweight) on 4mm needles. The entire garment uses less than 200g of yarn for all but the largest size* and the resulting fabric is light and airy, with a beautiful drape. If you haven't had that feeling in a while, and you'd love to discover your own "must have", then come along and join us on the evening of Saturday 13th May.Â From 5.30pm to 7.30pm we are hosting a Fibre Co. Pop Up Yarn Tasting and Trunk Show.Â That's quite an event title actually, so here's a breakdown of what it entails:
- The chance to sample these gorgeous Fibre Co yarns: Meadow, Luma, (both currently stocked in the shop) Road to China Light, Acadia, Cumbria Fingering and Road to China Lace (exclusively available to order at this "pop up" event)
- Getting up close and personal with some absolutely breathtaking finished garments and accessories.Â Inspiration will be everywhere, with designs from Norah Gaughan, Melanie Berg and Helen Stewart, among others.
- Learning a little more about each yarn and project from Kate O'Sullivan, brand manager of The Fibre Co and the voice behind the A Playful Day podcast and blog.
- Great company, light refreshments and an all-round-good-time...