July 17 2013 – thisisknit
Here in the shop, we're gearing up for a fantastic weekend, because Woolly Wormhead's coming back to This Is Knit to give us her Hat Design Workshop! Her class on Saturday has been sold out for ages, but we've been inspired of late to make some of her lovely hats. Worked flat, in the round, lacy, cables, funky, elegant, for all genders and ages, her designs are fast, clever and fun. And if you'd like to leap in along with us, we've got a special offer below! The hats that we've been working on are Everglade and Ravine. Ravine, on the right and in silver grey above, took just two balls of Grace Silk and Wool, and Nadia found the perfect embellishment in A. Rubanesque downstairs: a beautiful silvery beaded tulle piece (we really do have the very best neighbours!). Lisa's Everglade, on the left in purple, is made from Rooster Almerino, a delicious blend of merino and alpaca in lots of glorious colours. It took just two balls as well. If you turn up that deep ribbing, you get a snug fit, and leaving it unturned up gives you the most fashionable slouchy look â€“ your choice! And until Sunday July 28th, we're offering you a 10% discount on Rooster Almerino. Mention the discount code Everglade when you buy in the shop or over the phone, or pop it in the coupon code box when you order online.* What's more, in warm weather, small projects make much more sense than big weighty pieces. As Elizabeth Zimmermann used to say, summer is the time for stocking up with warm accessories. We're hoping for a long warm spell, so we're planning lots of accessories â€“ how about you? Do you have small project plans to share? We'd love to hear about them in the comments! * This discount cannot be combined with any other offerâ€¦sorry!