Steel City Cowl

Are you going to be participating in the Steel Valley Yarn Crawl starting this Friday, August 1?  If so,  you will be receiving cowl patterns at each participating shop!

Jessica and Anna decided upon the following pattern for the Natural Stitches portion of the cowl pattern.  In this photo, you see the overall effect of that pattern when repeated several times.  Christiana knit this using almost an entire skein of the Tor DK.

 

You can also combine all of the patterns to see a cowl like this one, which Emily kindly knit for us using just over 1 skein of the Yarn Hollow Tor DK:

We hope to see you on the crawl!

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FO Friday: Avigail’s Petit Pois Short Sleeve Cardigan

How cute is Avigail? She stopped in to show us her Petit Pois cardigan, knit in Cascade Ultra Pima. The pattern is available as a Ravelry in-store download purchase.

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Epiphany Continues!

Yvonne put in her skein of Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere from last year’s Dream Club for Epiphany.  Jack knit a Noel, which is available as a Ravelry in-store download purchase.

I don’t even know what I put in for Epiphany: it was fingering weight that I got at Maryland Sheep and Wool years and year ago. Yvonne knit a Ticker Tape scarf with inside store jokes.

 

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Shop Sample Spotlight: Kouyou Shawl

Jenn knit this gorgeous Kouyou pattern out of one skein of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Targhee Worsted, making it a great one skein idea if you are curious about this amazingly springy yarn. Kouyou is available as a Ravelry in-store download purchase and looks wonderful in a variety of worsted weight yarns — see this FO Friday for more ideas!

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FO Friday: Sharon’s CustomFit!

Sharon finished her beautiful CustomFit tank in Knit One, Crochet Too Cozette. Sharon chose a scoop neck with an average fit. Doesn’t she look beautiful?

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Shop Sample Spotlight: Wheaten Hat and Mitts

We are so pleased to be a flagship store for Anne Hanson’s Knitspot Stone Soup Fingering. One of our customers who is also one of Anne Hanson’s Biggest Fans Ever loaned us her Wheaten Hat and Mitts to show how beautifully Stone Soup knits up and blooms when washed.  This set is available as a Ravelry in-store download purchase, and a separate scarf and wrap set is also available.

(Jessica is telling me to look “elegant,” whatever that means.)

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Crackerjack Update!

As we near the All-Star Break, I thought I’d check in with the knitters to see how their Crackerjacks are progressing. Crackerjack is a conceptual project that uses stripes to mark baseball wins and losses. We think this would be a great project to keep in mind as hockey season approaches as well! All of our projects are knit in Cascade yarns.

Jenn’s is really long because she’s doing colorwork to mark in between series:

Mine is pretty simple:

Amy’s is fancy! She’s using textured stitches to mark the wins and losses for….the Cincinnati Reds. Hmmmm.

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FO Friday: The Anonymous Crocheter Strikes Again!

We have a very proficient crocheter who brings in her doilies.

The light blue one is called Sirius and is from the book Stellar Doilies. The Ecru one is from Elegant in Ecru and is called Sublime. One of the red doilies is called Pineapple Patch and is from Absolutely gorgeous Doilies. She did not remember the last red one.

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Shop Sample Spotlight: Leventry Shawl

We are so pleased to support our designer friend Sarah by displaying a version of her Leventry Shawl. Designed for two colors of fingering weight yarn, David’s sample is in Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk Singles. Leventry is available as a Ravelry in-store download purchase.

 

Sarah is hosting a KAL in her Ravelry group for July! This shawl would also look terrific in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Marine Silk or Manos Fino. We have lots of choices to play with!

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A Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Exclusive for Natural Stitches!

Tina of Blue Moon Fiber Arts dyed us an exclusive Socks that Rock colorway to celebrate the Steel City Yarn Crawl! It needs a name.

If you’d like to get in on the name game, please leave a reply in our Ravelry forum with your suggestion!

If you’d like to special order a skein of this, please send an email to shop (at) naturalstitches (dot) com with Special STR in the subject line! Orders must be received by July 13.

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