Deal of the Day for May 22nd: 30% off Rowan Lima

This worsted weight blend of alpaca, merino, and a bit of nylon (for strength) is chained for a beautiful texture.  The generous alpaca content makes it very soft and the finished fabric has wonderful drape without the saggy bagginess of 100% alpaca.  We have a gorgeous selection of colors for you to play with, some bright spring hues as well as a full spectrum of beautiful neutrals.  At 30% off, the skeins are less than $9 each. 

Julie created a bright friendly baby blanket with 8 skeins of Lima.  She improvised a pattern and cast on 130 stitches, using size US 8 needles and a garter stitch pattern.  Each stripe is two full skeins and these 4 colors could cheer any nursery.

Theresa made this beautiful wrap, Cozy by Danielle Shoonover.  It is a free knitty pattern that can be knit up with 8 skeins of Lima.  It is fresh off the needles, and with a bit of blocking and seaming will become a stunning poncho that she can toss over her head when the sun goes down and temperatures drop.   The beautiful soft sage green that she chose will make this a wardrobe staple for casual outings.

There are some beautiful project suggestions to be found on Ravelry. Sorted by popularity it will come as no surprise that Brooklyn Tweed patterns and Stephen West patterns top the list.  My favorites may be the Noelle Caplete by Martin Storey; a quick stockinette project knit in the round with 5-7 skeins.  I also like Stephen West’s Windschief hat.  This is a subtly textured beanie hat that could take 1-2 skeins depending on what size you choose.  This pattern also provides details on how to make a matching cowl, so you get two projects in one!

We have beautiful colors from which to choose.  We hope that you’ll be able to stop in for a visit this Wednesday to take advantage of the deal, and enjoy the garden that is in full bloom.