The Tundra Collection Trunk Show that we had in the shop last month got us thinking about holiday knits. When we had to send those beautiful samples back, Dawn and I each picked a pattern and knit up some new accessories that you may want try as well. All 8 designs in the collection are knit up with the Fibre Company’s Tundra.We love working with this bulky weight blend of 60% alpaca, 30% merino and 10% silk. Each 100 gram skein includes 120 yards that is just enough for a gift that is sure to be treasured. New colors of the yarn arrived last week, so it's a perfect time to stop in to check them out.We thought we’d share some fun pattern ideas that use one, two or three skeins. First we have Aukland, a beautiful beanie hat designed by Kate Gagnon Osborn. Dawn managed to get the better part of this cabled beauty complete in a single afternoon. It requires just one skein of Tundra. Next we have Harbin, a Mobius seed stitch cowl. It technically calls for two skeins of Tundra, but the accent color of the edging could easily be created with stash yarn that you have on hand. Last is a new Annie Watts pattern: the Leadville Cowl that is featured on the cover of this year’s issue of Interweave Knits, Holiday Gifts. (Congratulations Annie!). Bich-thu knit up this cowl with a bit less than three skeins of Tundra. This dense cowl is seamed along the inside creating a double layer of warmth that should block even the coldest temperatures.We'd love to see you soon and get you started on your holiday knits. We have all kinds of ideas to share with you and we hope this little taste gets you eager for more!