Saturday, October 30, 2010

Rios Hat knit by M

Rios Hat knit by M
Originally uploaded by chrisrknits
M. knit this cap in record speed from the new Malabrigo Rios. This is a plied superwash worsted weight in all the same colorways of the original Malabrigo worsted. M. felt this absolutely wonderful to knit with and can't stop raving. The hat pattern is from the book New England Knits which has turned out to be full of great projects. Nice job M.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Malabrigo Rios Superwash Merino Worsted

We've put this beautiful Malabrigo creation in the shop for fall. It's their new plied superwash merino strikingly dyed in the same colorways as their original yarns. These are just five of my favorite colorways. We added many others to the inventory with some semi-solids in the mix as well.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Second Skin Kumara pullover

Chris's Kumara for fall is well underway. New England knits is a new publication for fall and has quite a few great looking projects. So far this pattern is quite good. I am making my torso a bit longer than what is called out. I'm speed knitting this - can't wait to wear it next to my skin! I've been working on it a little over a week and the second sleeve is nearly finished!
Find it on Ravelry

Berroco Borealis

Berroco Borealis
Originally uploaded by chrisrknits
Well, this has turned out to be quite popular. The colors are vibrant yet sophistocated. And it knits up quickly. Berroco sequins are back in stock as well, so if you've spied my Starry Nightcap in the shop or on Ravelry this combo would be a great cap with added twinkling visibility for those winter darkness hours ahead.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cradle Button Detail

Originally uploaded by chrisrknits
A detail shot of the buttons.

Cradle by Marie Wallin from Drift in Big Wool

Originally uploaded by chrisrknits
My new fall jacket is finished and I may get to wear it this week depending on the temps. The fabulous buttons are from Becky "The Button Lady" Lyon. Really enjoyed making this quick knit garment on US15 needles. Of course I modified slightly. Rather than use the three needle bind off for the sleeve seem, I chose to graft the front and back sleeves together which added less bulk.

Fudwick Pillwinkle at Ghome

Originally uploaded by chrisrknits
One of many friends. I'm making him a Blaze Orange cap for hunting season.

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