Project ideas for our sale yarns (part three)

Our Spring Cleaning Sale is continuing through the end of the day today, so you have one last chance to stop on by or get in touch with us and save.We want to continue to provide you with some project ideas that might help you plan on how to make use of our fun sale selections.  Today, we’ll be covering the yarns that we are offering at 25% off this week.

All Swans Island YarnsAnzula CloudCascade Ultra PimaMadelinetosh Sock

We are huge fans of Swans Island.  We stock a total of seven different kinds of their yarn and every one of them is discounted 25% off this week.  This includes the Natural Colors Merino Bulky, Worsted and Fingering, their Organic Washable Worsted and Sport, and their Natural Colors Merino Silk Lace and Sport.

The selection is a bit staggering; and with all of these different yarn weights spanning from lace to bulky, you could choose this yarn for almost any project you could dream of.  And what we've been dreaming of this week is Brooklyn Tweed's new Wool People 7 Look Book.

© Brooklyn Tweed/Jared FloodWhat could work better than Swans Island's Worsted in the undyed natural colors for Joji Locatelli's contribution to the collection: Seacoast?If something a bit lighter is more compelling, Anzula's Cloud is a light fingering yarn made of our favorite blend of merino, cashmere, and nylon.  We love the rich spectrum of Anzula Colors that we have in stock, and you could choose a handful of colors to make a brilliant version of Rayures.  This striped cowl pattern is one that we've been talking a lot about this Spring, and the photo below may explain why. © knthomas7Those Anzula colors look amazing in combination with one another.  The Raveler who knit this version chose 7 colors to play with, but you could modify the design to include as many as you fall in love with.Cascade Ultra Pima is a very popular yarn.  There are hundreds of pattern ideas on Ravelry to choose from.  I think my favorite is Liesl, a lacey short-sleeved summer sweater designed by Ysolda.  Over thirty Ravelers have successfully used this yarn for the pattern, and the photos online clearly illustrate how the beautiful stitch definition of this yarn makes this sweater a winner! © vestasahlaIn fact, many knitters who cast on for this sweater end up making more than one.  This is a sure-fire sign that the pattern is one to try.Last but not least, is a perennial favorite: Madelinetosh sock.  It is hard to deny the amazing allure of Madelinetosh yarns.  Her colors are unique.  It's no wonder that many knitters use her sock yarn for anything but socks.  These colors are made to be displayed!  Our friend Jenny made an amazing version of Color Craving by Stephen West, that graced the shop this Winter.So if a shawl is next on your list of must knits, why not consider this yarn to make Ysolda's Follow Your Arrow shawl?  Because of the "choose your mystery" variations in this pattern, you will end up with a shawl as singular as this yarn.  This mystery KAL has resulted in some stunning work; and the shawls created with Madelinetosh sock yarn are among the cream of the crop.We hope that these posts and this week's sale have provided you with some exciting inspiration.  We look forward to seeing all of the beautiful projects that will come about from your purchases.  If you haven't yet stopped by or given us a call, you have until 5pm this afternoon to take advantage of these unique savings.  We hope to see you soon!