Knitter Projects: Canopy Fingering!

One of the great things about Kelbourne Woolens is being able to see projects people have knit (and loved! bonus!) out of the Fibre Company yarns. As a result, we thought it would be really fun to share some of these projects with you. First on the list is a smattering of knits out of the versatile and beautiful Canopy Fingering.

First for your viewing pleasure, is an absolutely gorgeous pair of hand warmers (the Long Stripe Handwarmers by Whitney Van Nes + the Purl Bee) knit by Emily Gertz. You can read her very interesting and insightful blog here - we just spent some time reading through the archives and really enjoyed ourselves.

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Emily knit the hand warmers out of 2 earthy colors of Canopy, Laguna (a rich dark steeley grey with accents of earthy brown and forest green) and Sarsparilla (a deep chocolate brown).  We absolutely love the result, and of course, now want to put together as many combinations as possible and knit a bunch of pairs for ourselves!

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Next, for your enjoyment and inspiration is the unbearably cute sweater and bonnet set knit by Jessica Ojala for her daughter.  Her ravelry page is here where you can find more beautiful, colorful knits and gorgeous photographs of them.  The pattern is one of our own (Lucille by Courtney) so it was especially nice to see it "in the wild"!

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Jessica knit the set out of Blue Crown, a vintagey soft grey blue, which is even the recommended color in the pattern!  As she says, it matches her daughter's eyes perfectly, and we think was a really wonderful choice.

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(And if this photograph doesn't make you smile, we don't know what will!  Wellies!  A field of wildflowers!  Red gingham pinafore shorts! Handknits for babies!)

And, last but not least, a really wonderful and beautiful shawl knit by Cathy, Kate's Springtime Bandit.  Instead of using the larger gauged Terra, Cathy modified the pattern for the lighter weight Canopy Fingering by adding a few more repeats to the main body chart in order to create a finished knit with a lot of drape, sheen and beauty.  For more info on Cathy's exploits - including the happenings of her absolutely adorable canine and feline family - you can follow her on her blog here.

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For her shawl, Cathy used the rich Macaw, a navy blue with teal and purple tones that creates a really unique depth of tone.

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After getting in touch with Cathy about her shawl, we were doubly delighted to hear that she knit it as a shop sample for one of our stockists, Two Sisters and Ewe in California, and it is currently proudly hanging in their window! Bonus!

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We hope you thoroughly enjoyed this little gallery of projects knit out of Canopy Fingering and it inspires you in your knitting.

Do you have a project you knit out of the Fibre Company yarns that you would like to share with us?  If so, please send us an email with the details and a high res image to us at info {at} kelbournewoolens {dot} com!