August 20, 2014

A Little Something for Cooler Weather

I don’t know about you, but as the thermometer continues to threaten to burst from the heat, I’m longing for cooler weather and thinking about all of those accessories on my autumn knitting list. So, in that vein, new color ways in 100% pure Peruvian wool (worsted weight) have begun arriving in the Cedar Hill Farm Company Etsy shop.

These eye-popping hanks (Flock label) are 195 yards (178 m) and weigh in at 3.6 oz (102 g). Thick, squishy, and bursting with kettle-dyed color, these pure wool hanks won’t hang around long. These hanks are dyed in uniform dye lots, so each new color way listing is for dyed-to-match color ways (slight variation in color pattern due to the kettle dying process may be present). And since I’m dreaming of frosty evenings, I’ve worked up a new worsted weight hat & cowl pattern for this label that will be hitting the Cedar Hill Farm Company Ravelry shop in the next week or two: the Whitby Place Hat & Cowl. So, be on the look-out!

Also new to the Cedar Hill Farm Company Etsy shop are sumptuous new hanks of DK weight extra fine alpaca (Cielo DK label) in never-before-dyed color ways. This DK weight alpaca is my favorite go-to yarn for fingerless gloves and baby sweaters. Each hank is 230 yards (210 m) and weighs in at 3.6 oz (102 g). One hank is usually enough for a classically beautiful pair of cabled gloves (like my Elegy Fingerless Mitts, available on Etsy and Ravelry). Most basic infant sweater patterns can also be accomplished with just one hank.

So if you are dreaming of cooler weather and all of those snuggly, warm things that you’ve been waiting all summer to knit, stop by Cedar Hill Farm Company for a little look-see. Who knows, you might just fall in love!