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Celebrate yarn season with a hat, shawl and sweater!

I’m kicking off yarn season with a new bulky base — Gusto! It’s a 2-ply Superwash Merino yarn with a soft and gentle feel. It knits up super quick making it perfect for a one skein accessory such as a cowl or hat. Gusto the yarn was named for the first pup we raised for The Seeing Eye — Gusto! And he really did live life with gusto so he would definitely appreciate a quick knit. Gusto the yarn is currently available on my website for preorder.

A new yarn base wouldn’t be complete without a new pattern — it’s the Hunterdon Hat by Katy Carroll. Katy’s latest design features Gusto Bulky and ranges from baby to adult. Top it off with a pom if you like. I’ll have kits at the NJ Sheep and Fiber festival Sept 7-8 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

Lisa Ross’ new Sunspotter shawl is a vibrant color combo that brings a smile to my face. I especially love the story behind the name — the design represents the dark spots “sunspots” that dance across the surface of the sun. Sunspotter is knit using one skein of Scrumptious HT and a Perfection gradient set. The pattern is currently available on ravelry for a $1 with coupon code SPOTTED through this Saturday.

The Oliviana Cardigan for Bigs is a top-down cardigan with a relaxed fit and lace panels. Designer Sheila Stromberg designed this after her Oliviana Cardigan for Littles — a ruffled cardi sized baby to 16 years. The for Bigs version is knit in Scrumptious HT and Aerie for the lace ensuring it will meet all your lace desires.

What’s your Rhinebeck Sweater? Depending on the temperature mine will be either Once Again, a long sleeve DK weight sweater, or Twice Again, a short sleeve fingering weight sweater. Both are designed by Deb Gerhard and feature a colorful yoke. We’d love to see you at Rhinebeck! Deb will be at the Indie Untangled marketplace for the first session and we’re planning a meet up for sometime during Rhinebeck weekend.