New Shawl Pin and Pattern Club Sign-Ups Now Open!

Wherever your knitting takes you for the rest of 2018, this club has you covered. The Go Anywhere Club is inspired by The Reading Rainbow. Each month’s pattern and Shawl Pin are designed to be as uplifting as reading a new book.

Each month’s shipment will include:
-An Exclusive Shawl Pin
-New Knitting Pattern
-Yarn Suggestions
and of course…
-Bonus goodies!!

Sign-ups close on July 27th, so get your spot before time runs out!

July 11, 2018

Semiramis Shawl Kits with Yarn Over New York and Gannet Designs

KnitSpinQuilt is exited to announce the first of several collaborations with yarn dyers!

This very first kit is a collaboration with Yarn Over New York and Gannet Designs. Customize it and make it exactly what you want: you get a medium drawstring project bag, one or two skeins of fingering-weight yarn, a lace shawl pattern, and a stitch marker.

The project bag — a medium drawstring project bag sewn by Alisa of KnitSpinQuilt — is made from a fabric whose pattern was designed by Naomi of Gannet Designs. The lovely, lovely yarn is dyed by Jessie of Yarn Over New York.

You get to customize the kit in several ways. We’re offering it in three different colors (green, blue, and purple) and two different yarns: Times Square Sock (Merino/nylon) or Astoria (alpaca/Merino). Choose your color, choose your yarn base. Finally, choose whether you want one skein of yarn, or two skeins of yarn.

The kit comes with a pattern for a brand new shawl: the Semiramis Semicircular Shawl, designed by Alisa of KnitSpinQuilt using Gannet Designs lace patterns. You can make a shawlette with one skein of yarn, or a large shawl with two skeins. You’ll also get a custom matching stitch marker as a little bonus.

You can pre-order the kit at Yarn Over New York’s new website. Orders are capped at 30 kits, so hurry over!

You’ll receive a Ravelry download code for the pattern as part of your purchase. Don’t have Ravelry? We’ll print it and mail a physical copy of the pattern to you with the yarn — just make a note in your order.

July 11, 2018

New Shawl Pattern “Gradients A Deux” and a Summer Sale

“Gradients A Deux” is a rectangular-shaped shawl consisting of simple lace paired with garter and stockinette stitch. The shawl is worked from the center out, in the round until the specified stitch count is achieved. Each side of the shawl is then worked separately. A series of increases and decreases along the right-side rows result in a zigzag pattern which accents the beautiful gradients’ color progressions and produces an unusual edging on the ends.

Gauge: 22 sts by 52 rows = 4 inches in garter st

Yarn: Shawl uses two gradient sets, 6 skeins per set, 133 yds/skein. This shawl also lends itself to using up scrap yarn.

Size: Approximately 18” in width by 94” in length at longest point

All patterns in my store, including this pattern, are 25% off until July 31st.

July 6, 2018

Larkspur & Snapdrgons: Aug. 2018 MKAL shawl

Inpsired by the wild unkept garden of small flowers creating an overall pattern of colour and shape, these lovely stalked flowers lay one upon the other forming bands of colour when seen far off. May you find your truth and explore the stars with your new lacy shawl!

A triangle shaped shawl with an overall patterning and smaller motif revealed as you get up close. It is worked from the top down. The pattern is available in three sizes, by repeating the first section of the shawl. It was designed for Wolle’s Yarn Creations Color Changing Cotton using a 100g, 150g or 185g skein for a small, medium, or large sized shawl. There are a number of beaded accents (optional).

To join the MKAL simply purchase the pattern in my bunnymuff shop (don’t forget the BOGO through 17 July) and join us in the bunnymuff group to chat and knit along!

New Items for the Savvy Knitter

Hot off the presses is the newest pattern: Savvy Slips! This striped triangle shawl is perfect for pairing your favorite odd skeins of indie dyed yarn together. Treat yourself to Savvy Slips at 50% off with no code needed through July 5th!

Out of This World Twirls in a rainbow of colors and Lilac and Golden Glow Round Pins enhance the already stunning selection of shawl pins. Whatever color you are knitting or crocheting there’s a shawl pin waiting to become the perfect finishing touch.

Affirmations Progress Keepers are both handy and inspirational. Use them to help show how much progress you’ve made in an hour, day, week, etc.

A very rare limited edition update: three shimmering shades Stitch Marker Sets are up for grabs while they last. Occasionally I take a break from all the shawl pin making to make stitch markers. Your needles and WIPs will thank you for using these lovely lightweight stitch markers. Each stitch marker has a large and a small end to fit multiple needle sizes well.

June 23, 2018

Tits Out Collective

Over 200 indie dyers, crochet and knitting designers and notions makers have rallied together in an impromptu movement in response to a charity colourway by dyer Countess Ablaze that was plagiarised. Rather than naming and shaming the culprit, the Countess released the dye recipe and invited dyers to recreate their own versions of If I Want Exposure, I’ll Get My Tits Out, which initially raised over £3000 for Women’s Aid in April 2018.

The original colourway was dyed in response to misogyny the Countess experienced and being asked to give a significant amount of stock and teaching time in exchange for exposure. Dyers worldwide are releasing their versions of this iconic colourway on Sunday 1st July 2018 with money donated to charities of the participants choice. Designers are designing new patterns and rebranding existing ones and makers of bags, jewellery and stitch-markers are also involved with Tits themed items.

Find participating dyers and designers in this gallery.

Wine Yarn Collection

Treasure Goddess Yarn has just released the Wine Yarn Collection, a limited number of luxury hand-dyed yarn in colorways to knit along with your favorite wines! Colorways include “You had me at Merlot…”, “Feelin’ Fine with Blackberry Wine” and “Yes Way, Cabernet!”

The collection includes two patterns to show off this beautiful tonal yarn and let the depths of color shine through. The Chateau Chapeau Wine Cork Hat even uses slices of wine corks as beads to become a one-of-a-kind statement accessory! There’s even pirate sheep stemless wine glasses. Because Pirate Sheep. Because Wine.

Pour your favorite vino, cast on your favorite yarn and knit the day away with Treasure Goddess Yarn’s Wine Yarn Collection.

June 15, 2018

Catch This Thief

“I have a feeling that tonight you’re going to see one of the Riviera’s most fascinating sights.” -Frances Stevens in To Catch A Thief

Who can forget Cary Grant in that striped shirt and red scarflette/cravat?! Create your own provocative scaflette, fit for the slinkiest of cat thieves!

A brand new – SUMMER KNITTING PROJECT – release from bunnymuff!

A fun little pattern for a scarflette with a ring, worked flat from end to end, featuring a Texture and Dropped Stitch motif. You may make it as long or short as you like (sample shows sterling Silver Radiate ring from Porteness Studio).

June 8, 2018

Crown Wools MKAL

Who Loves Mini-skeins? Well, then you are in for a treat!

Who needs diamonds and rubies in tiaras and necklaces? We have our own version in our knitting! What do you mean you can’t knit jewels? Sure you can. Real crown jewels stay in a safe and are rarely enjoyed, but our Crown Wools do not. You will know your own shawl version inspired by the crown jewels and wear it like you own Buckingham Palace! And it’ll be SO MUCH BETTER than a bunch of diamond tiaras.

Designed to be a STATEMENT PIECE, go as crazy or as tame with your colors as you like. I plan to wear mine like a giant necklace wrapped around a couple of times with black or neutral colors on the rest of me… and unlike the crown jewels, the CROWN WOOLS can be worn everywhere, from subway to airplane, to wine store and Rubik’s Cube competitions.

Remember that jewels come in every color of the rainbow, so pink diamonds, orange rubies, etc. are encouraged. And if you think you just need a giant sapphire or all the shades of taupe and brown you can find, power to you!

Details

1. The MKAL begins July 19. There are two clues per week over six weeks. The shape is a parallelogram, or asymmetric rectangle, similar in shape to Goldfish Memory. The design is done in 12 skeins of Miss Babs Toes and kits will be available in several colors from Miss Babs as well as other dyers.

2. Requires 12 different fingering weight mini skeins, 133 yards each; however, if you are stash diving or want to use smaller mini skeins, you can make up for it by just using more of them. As long as you like the colors in the order you place them, you will be just fine. Just continue to follow the clues and change yarns as needed.

3. Gradients, fades, or just colors that you like together, in order from 1-12, are all good choices. There will be very little mixing together of colors so don’t worry about that.

Read more about the colors here.

Signups will begin June 14, one month before the beginning of the MKAL – and feel free to post photos and ask color opinions in the Casapinka group.


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