New Canopy Worsted and New For Sale Pattern: Gertrude!

Canopy Worsted has been a longtime favorite over here at Kelbourne Woolens. But, it had one little quirk in that it was available in 50 gram / 100 yard skeins, which wasn't a lot of yarn per skein - particularly for a good basic worsted. We love using it for sweaters, and at 100 yards per skein we were tying on a new skein too frequently. Not being ones who relish the task of weaving in all those ends we decided to make a change: Canopy Worsted is now available in 100 gram / 200 yard skeins!

That means a woman's medium sweater will use less than 10 skeins to complete, which is fantastic.

Canopy Worsted

We believe that Canopy Worsted is a fantastic luxury sweater yarn and in honor of it's re-vamp, we're pleased to release the last pattern in the Gallery CollectionGertrude:

Gertrude 5
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Pattern Specifications:
• Yarn: Canopy Worsted: orchid (MC), 7 (8, 9, 10, 12) skeins + obsidian (CC), 1 skein.
• Gauge: 19 sts and 36 rows = 4” in Garter St, 21 sts and 27 rows = 4” in Ribbing Pattern.
• Needles: US 6 (4.25 mm) straights or 1 - 24” circs, or size to obtain gauge.
• Size: To fit 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)” bust.

Many of our favorite designers love Canopy Worsted for sweaters as well!

cooke cardigan

Amy Herzog's fantastic Cooke Cardigan from Knitscene Fall 2011 uses 900-1800 yards, just 5-9 skeins.

Evendim

Julia Trice'sEvendim, published in Twist Collective Fall 2011 uses just 5-8 skeins.

drambuie

Thea Coleman'sDrambuie uses just 4-7 skeins.

Here's a link to a lot more of our favorite patterns on Ravelry using Canopy Worsted and here's a link to a Pinterest board devoted to Canopy Worsted inspiration!

Happy Weekend!