Three new scarves

The shop received a handful of new samples last week that we know you'll want to learn more about.  These three projects may entice you to consider working on a scarf.  These are not the simple rectangular projects that you may have worked on when you were new to the craft.kushu-02Dawn is modelling Kusha Kusha designed by Setsuko Torii.  This is a FREE pattern from the Purl Bee.  Our friend Meredith created this with Habu merino & silk with stainless steel.The scarf is meant to be washed and slightly felted which ensures an unusual and very appealing texture.  It also makes the scarf as light as a cloud and perfect for summer.granny-stripeOur next scarf also comes from the Purl Bee and is created with crochet.  The FREE Granny Stripe Scarf that you see on Julie was created with 5 colors of Ella Rae Lace Merino and Koigu on a C crochet hook.The color options available in the shop right now are staggering and we'd love to help you create a custom palette that will be as much fun for you to work with as it will be to wear!Last but certainly not least is a shop favorite:  Hitchhiker designed by Martina Behm.hithiker-01This garter stitch shawlette is a dream to knit.  "Garter stitch. It‘s simple, its warm and squishy, stretchy and reversible and it makes any variegated, hand-dyed sock yarn really shine.  It is a narrow, slightly asymmetrically shaped triangular shawlette that can be wrapped around the neck several times. The ends are long enough to tie it with a knot. One of the short sides of the triangle features a saw-tooth border that evolves naturally during the knitting and gives the shawl its unusual shape.Because the knitting starts at one end, you can stop anytime, bind off and end up with a useful neckerchief, shawlette or shawl. A perfect project to relax in between more complicated ones, also very suitable for beginners and young knitters."Ours was created with a single skein of Neighborhood Fiber Co Rustic Fingering yarn on a size 4 needle.  We think that this or the FREE Baktus Shawl that is the featured pattern of this month's shop Knit Along would be the perfect project for a new knitter eager to move past the rectangular project phase.Let us know how we can help you get started on your next project and come join the Knit Along fun to be had at the shop on any of our Community Knit Nights (Tuesday evenings from 6 - 8pm) this month.  We look forward to seeing you soon.