Bohéme Christmas Hat by Faroe Knit

Last night while relaxing with a cup of Sleepytime tea and some Instagram therapy, I happened upon the perfect Christmas-y knit to add to my holiday knitting basket—which I definitely do not have time for, but will absolutely cast on anyways!

Designer Randi Hjelm Debes of Faroe Knit, designed this simple and adorable stocking cap using Navia Duo in classic red and white. The pattern is designed for 1-2 year (baby/toddler), 4-5 year (child small), 7-8 year (child medium), and 10-12 year (child large), and adult small. The pattern is available as a PDF download from Faroe Knit in English and Danish. Click here to purchase a PDF of the pattern.

Of course, I soon realized that the hat pattern was based on a sweater pattern for babies and kids, and the wheels really started turning. Imagine all the kids in matching sweaters and hats for a holiday photo! There just aren’t enough hours in the day.

I haven’t yet knit much with Navia Duo, but Meghan has finished a colorwork hat for some of her holiday knitting and the yarn feels incredible. It’s surprisingly soft when washed, but sturdy enough to feel like real Yarn-with-a-capital-Y.

Of course red and white are a classic combo, but there are nearly 30 colors of Duo — enough to please even the most discerning child.

You can now purchase Navia Duo from our wonderful stockists — Webs in Northampton, MA; Elegant Ewe in Concord, NH; and Handknit Yarn Studio in Hamilton, Ontario are all brand new Navia retailers.

Are you a shop who is interested in carrying Navia, or any of our products, in your shop? Contact us!

Designer(s) Feature: Vogue Knitting Fall 2018

Meghan and I just discussed our realistic-yet-still-ambitious Rhinebeck sweater goals, which can only mean one thing: Fall is almost here! We’re on the tail end of a completely insane eighteen months that included a lot of emotional ups and downs, a(nother) new baby for Courtney, and the design, marketing, and release of 4 new yarns. (Look for #4 later in the month!) There has been absolutely zero time for even considering a garment for myself in over a year (I think this was the last thing I knit that wasn’t related to yarn or pattern development), so I am super excited to see my sweater come to fruition.

I know I am not alone in dreaming of all the new possibilities fall has to offer, and the release of the latest Vogue Knitting is filled with potential and inspiration. There are not one, but two designs in the issue featuring our very own Scout, the Asymmetric Triangular Shawl by Isabel Kraemer, and the A Line Tunic by Amy Herzog!

The Asymmetric Triangular Shawl is worked from the narrow point to the wide ribbed edge, it features a geometric lace pattern and asymmetrical increases. A large, wide wrap, it would be perfect for throwing on while cosying up in front of the fire, or to wind around your neck and shoulders to stave off the chill.

SPECIFICATIONS
Yarn:
 Kelbourne Woolens Scout, Graphite Heather, 3 skeins.
Gauge: 18 sts and 26 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette stitch, after blocking.
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm).
Size: 43” (109 cm) width, 55” (139.5 cm) length.

The A Line Tunic is worked in the round from the bottom up and features a colorwork band at the bottom, fitted sleeves, a deep colorwork yoke and funnel neck. The lovely graphite and gray heather is contrasted with sunflower and blue heather, for a small pop of color on a neutral ground.

SPECIFICATIONS
Yarn:
 Kelbourne Woolens Scout, Graphite Heather, 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins, Gray Heather, Sunflower Heather, Blue Heather, 1 skein each.
Gauge: 22 sts and 24 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette stitch, after blocking.
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) and US 8 (5 mm).
Size: 34.25 (37.75, 41.5, 45, 48.75, 52.5)”

You can view the designs in the issue here and here, or a quick overview of all of the patterns on Ravelry here

Ninth Annual Pro-Verbial Yarn Club

I have something a little bit different for you today - an announcement of the opening of the Verb for Keeping Warm Pro-Verbial Shawl Club!

Courtney and I are excited to be on the team of designers featured in the club this year. And quite the lineup it is: Courtney and I are designing along with Amy Christoffers, Nancy Marchant, and Caitlin Hunter. Courtney and I will be working together on the design, and we have some really fun ideas up our sleeves!

We have been friends, fans, and worked with Kristine, Adrianne, and the staff at AVFKW since 2011 when we visited the shop in Oakland. The wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm, and excitement they all feel for textiles, craft, and supporting small businesses is inspiring and infectious.

The club runs throughout the year and features 4 seasonal shipments on October 15th, January 15th, April 15th, and July 15th. Each shipment includes an exclusively dyed colorways of an A Verb For Keeping Warm yarn, dyer's notes, and a special code to add the pattern to your Ravelry library. 

In order to keep things exciting, the specific dates and yarns are still a secret, but we have some really fun ideas we're working on, including a custom yarn created in conjunction with Sarah and Kristine made specifically with this club in mind - more on that at a later date!

There have been some stellar designs created for the club in years past, including the Ara Shawl by Andrea Mowry, Linnet Bird by Bristol Ivy, Chatoyant by Grace Anna Farrow, and Änaise Shawl by Carrie Bostick Hoge. We're delighted to be able to be a part of such a wonderful collection.

You can read more details sign up for the club on their website here!