Announcing the BC Garn Summer Collection!

Surprise! We have a cool new collection just in time for summer! The BC Garn Collection, featuring our favorite BC Garn summer yarns: Alba, Tussah Tweed, and Lino.

In this six-piece collection you’ll find sweet and satisfying tops for every-body with inclusive sizing that ranges from a 32” to a 61” finished bust. So grab a fruity drink, your knitting needles, and get ready to cast on a summer top that will keep you entertained and cool all summer long!

Aqua Fresco by Laura Zukaite

Aqua Fresco is knit in pieces from the bottom up. Worked in a lovely fisherman’s ribbing, this oversized dolman is both casual and classy.

Blackberry Fizz by Sandi Prosser

Worked in pieces from the bottom up, Blackberry Fizz is a lacey tunic that doubles as the perfect beach knitting project and a breezy cover-up.

Fruit Punch by Yoko Hatta

Fruit Punch is worked flat in pieces in a cable and ribbing pattern. As a casual summer sweater, it can go straight from the office to a friends BBQ.

Limeade by Yoko Hatta

Knit flat, in pieces and seamed, Limeade has an elegant silhouette and is equally at home paired with jeans or a smart jacket.

Pineapple Smoothie by Audrey Drysdale

Worked flat in pieces in a lace pattern, Pineapple Smoothie has a lot of ease for comfort and wearability. The drape and stitch patterning make this sweater a constant closet staple.

Pink Lemonade by Patty Lyons

Worked flat in two pieces and seamed, Pink Lemonade is worked in a fun but simple dropped stitch that makes this funky top the perfect piece to wear out on the town.

You can view all six designs in more detail on Ravelry here. Enjoy!

Images: Jack Deutsch

An Introduction to Navia Yarns

The fall issue of Knit.Wear includes a stunning article by Leslie Petrovski on the Faroe Islands and Navia Yarn, one of the new companies we are delighted to be distributing here in N. America.

Navia Traditional Jumper.

The publication of the article coincides so well with fall and winter - prime time for knitting and wearing Navia - that we thought it would be the perfect jumping off point for a few weeks of introduction to this spectacular brand, and why we chose to distribute a rustic and unique yarn from a tiny, obscure group of islands!

Navia Sweaters.

Along with the release of Navia in N. America, we’ll be hosting a knitalong beginning November 16th of the sweater below, Model 2 from Navia Book 25. This stunning unisex design features Navia Tradition, a 100% Faroese wool that is emblematic of the brand.

We will be announcing details of the knitalong, including how to download the pattern and where to find the yarn, in coming weeks. Stay tuned, and ask for Navia at an LYS near you!

Designer Feature: Yoked Pullover by Norah Gaughan / Vogue Early Fall 2018

When Lori from Vogue came into our booth at TNNA and said "come with me! I have to show you something!", I had no idea what to expect. We went over to their booth and - blammo! - she excitedly presented me with the Early Fall issue of Vogue Knitting with this spectacular design, the Yoked Pullover by Norah Gaughan, on the cover. 

Courtney was still in the hospital after giving birth to baby Gilda, but that didn't stop me from taking photos of the design and excitedly texting them to her!

From the issue:

"The lower edge of Gaughan's body-hugging pullover is worked in a cable and twisted rib pattern back and forth in two pieces before being joined and worked in the round...German short rows shape the back neck; a twisted stitch diamond cable pattern is worked with decreases up the to the twisted-rib collar."

Worked in Andorra in sunshine yellow, a vintage-inspired deep yellow, the design is the perfect combination of classic and vintage. The small details such as the split hem, integrated yoke decreases and short rows make it a fun knit with a spectacular finished result. (And you all know how much I love a turtleneck!)

 Kelbourne Woolens Andorra, Sunshine Yellow, 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) skeins.
Gauge: 24 sts and 34 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette stitch, after blocking.
Needles: US 4.
Size: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)" / 91.5 (101.5, 111.5, 122, 132) cm bust.

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