What to stash this week: Silk Sheep and shawls

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Keya of Cedar Hill Farm Company has started off 2016 with a new yarn base, a 50/50 silk/Merino fingering weight called, adorably, Silk Sheep. This medium-twist yarn comes in generous 438-yard skeins and is available in beautiful jewel tones including Lipstick on His Collar and Veridian.

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If you’re going to embark on a mystery KAL that suggests using variegated yarn, the designer Casapinka is who you’d want to lead you. Last night, she kicked off a mystery KAL called Welcome Back Garter. The all-garter shawl calls for three 400-yard skeins of fingering-weight yarn in three colors, including one variegated skein to make it even more fun.

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Wrap yourself in Woodland Lace, the latest shawl design from Michael Harrigan. It’s an asymmetrical shawl that combines narrow stripes and leaf lace patterns for a modern, yet elegant, look. Michael chose colors that evoke the woods in autumn, but it could work with many others.

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