The Shibui Mixology event that we held at the shop last week was fun as well as inspiring. Sandy Barnes got all of us excited about multi-strand knitting and we hope that some of the new Shibui patterns will get you as interested in casting on as we are. Today we want to introduce you to the Cliff Hat, a FREE pattern recently designed by Shellie Anderson. She has created a beautiful collection of patterns that all use Shibui’s newest lace weight yarn: Pebble. This yarn is made with a nubby textured and yet beautifully soft blend of 48% recycled Silk, 36% Merino, and 16% Cashmere. “Separate plies of each fiber retain their distinctive characteristics, but blend into a beautifully cohesive yarn flecked with complex tonal colors.”And those tonal colors look terrific in the stunning color work of this pattern. We love the warm Autumn richness of the sample we have in the shop, but we've also helped customers play with the blues and greys available in our selection. We've even had someone chose stunning blues and greens from the selection of colors we have available in Staccato. (This fingering weight silk and wool blend can be substituted for the pattern as it calls for the lace weight pebble to be held double through out.)We think this beautiful hat could be a stunning holiday gift. We hope that you can stop into the shop to see the sample, take a peak at the pattern, and all the breathtaking Shibui colors that you could play with.