November Knits: Derecho

This summer, Dawn created Derecho, a beautiful garter stitch shawl designed by Laura Aylor to introduce Sunshine Yarns’ Luxury Sock yarn.  This delicious yarn is one of the five new Sunshine yarns that were added to our stock in August.  Sunshine yarns is a local company based in the canyons just west of Boulder, and we love having something so special to offer our customers who are eager to support small Colorado businesses like ours.Dani's Luxury Sock yarn is created with a blend of super wash merino, cashmere and a touch of nylon for strength.  It is a treat to work with.  We love her yarns because Dani is a local gal, but more importantly, she is a master of color and these skeins just glow with her beautiful hues.  As you can see, she can even make three shades of grey luminous with interesting contrast. derecho 03The dynamic stripes of this shawl highlight those colors beautifully.  And they are a great way to play with color for beginner knitters who may not be ready to tackle a complex lace project.  The pattern makes the garter stitch project more sophisticated and complicated looking than it is to knit.  We think it is the perfect project for a holiday knit.As a special gift to you, we have recreated a limited quantity of kits in a stunning spring color way that are available for $75.  By splitting skeins for the contrasting colors, these kits save you the cost of a skein of yarn!  We hope that you can stop by the shop to take a look at Dawn's beautiful shawl and check out the kits we have available before they fly off the shelves!