Julie's new Favorite Thing

If you have stopped by the shop in the past several weeks you might have seen Julie modeling her new favorite cowl.  Kristin knit up a modified version of the Shibui Mix No. 20 pattern designed by Antonia Shankland. © Shibui Knits This luscious cowl is created by knitting with a strand of Shibui Cima and a strand of Shibui Silk Cloud held together throughout.  This combination brings the best of both yarns together to create an accessory with the warmth and drape of alpaca, the resiliency of wool, and the pop of silk.  The Mohair casts a soft halo of downy fiber that makes it a cowl that Julie can’t bear to be separated from for long.She loves encouraging folks to try it on, because it has just the right amount of warmth and comfort to make cool mornings and evenings feel comfortable instead of frigid. shibui cowl 02Kristin made a few modifications to the pattern as she made her cowl. She decided that she’d prefer a version that is half as wide and also half as large.  By working the pattern with her modifications, the cowl that Julie loves has less bulk, and uses 2 skeins fewer yarn than the pattern calls for.  So it knits up in half the time. shibui cowlWe have copies of the pattern in the shop, and we would be happy to provide you with the notes that detail Kristin’s changes.  We have also kitted up several POP colors so that you only need to purchase quarter skeins for the beautiful burst of color that you see on the edges.Your savings can continue if you can stop by the shop today or give us a call, because our store-wide 20% off sale continues until 5pm tonight.  Today's the day to treat yourself to one of Julie's favorite things!