Great together

Do you remember the advertisements for Reese’s peanut butter cups from the late 70’s and early 80’s in which all kinds of shenanigans would result in a chocolate bar landing in a jar of peanut butter?  The resulting combination was delicious, and even better than expected.We had a Reese’s peanut butter moment when we decided to combine two of our favorite things:  Swans Island yarns and Brooklyn Tweed patterns.  Over the holidays last month we asked some of our local sample knitters to select their favorite patterns from the Brooklyn Tweed Wool People Vol. 6 collection.We sent them some Swans Island Natural Colors Merino Worsted ,as well as the Natural Colors Merino Fingering yarn.  Both yarns are exquisitely soft organic merino yarn, dyed exclusively with natural dyes in a 1700’s Maine farmhouse.  And the story behind these yarns is one that no one we know can resist.  It makes knitting with the yarn a little bit magical.When these patterns met these yarns, some very special samples were created; and they are filling the shop right now.  This trunk show will be here for the next several weeks, but you’ll want to stop in at your earliest convenience to see for yourself how these finished sweaters and hats feel.  Why wait? © BTknits This is Bich-thu's Little Wave.  This lovely cardigan was designed by Gudrun Johnson, and Bich-thu knit it up with two strands of the Swans Island Natural Colors Merino Fingering held together.  Her choice of the Bittersweet colorway is worth a visit. swans island 02You may have already seen Helen's Persimmon on our Facebook page.  We love the textured panels in the sweater's design.  This cardigan designed by Amy Christoffers was knit up with 5 skeins of the Swans Island Natural Colors Merino Worsted yarn.  The stitch definition afforded by this yarn works beautifully with the details of the pattern.And there is more!  We have several fun hats in the shop and another beautiful sweater to share with you.  So pop by when you can.  You can try these beautiful samples on, and figure out which of these patterns you'd like to cast on for.  We suspect that you'll be as excited about all of them as we are.