Teton Yarn Company Yosemite Fingering!

May 24, 2022

Teton Yarn Company Yosemite Fingering!

 

Normally we feature new yarns below, but what can I say, I'm extra excited to introduce Yosemite Fingering from Teton Yarn Company. All of the available colorways are stunning, but Cooper Lake was created especially for Yarn Folk by dyer Sarah Kain!

The Yosemite base yarn is an extremely fluffy and soft 100% superwash Merino black & white "zebra effect" yarn. In addition to Cooper Lake, we've got five additional multi colors, and six tonals that complement and contrast. This was a very satisfying box of yarn to open--so squishy, and such vibrant colors!

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…to learn (and do)

three red and orange skeins of yarn with the words "Yarn Folk talks"


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Sailaway -- Olive Knits 4 Day KAL

May 26 - June 6 Pattern available for preorder at a discounted price. (Includes swatching info.)

July 1 Full pattern released. Drop in cast on festivities at Yarn Folk 12-5.

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More details at Olive Knits. Suggested yarn/color combinations coming soon (we're expecting a restock of Loch Lomond this week), and you can find sample sweater details in our May 17 blog post!

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...to anticipate

 


A couple of new yarns ordered at the April LYS Meet Up in Seattle arrived last week. Venezia might be the softest knit fabric I've ever made. It is 53% cashmere, 27% superfine lambswool, and 20% silk. I actually swatched two different cashmere options from String NYC, but this one is so special. $44 is...how can we put this...an elevated price point, but the yardage is good (197 yards in a ball), and it's enough to make Jason's Cashmere Hat. (Which is a free pattern.) For my version, I doubled the brim under and attached it. (I knit the cast on edge together with the first round after the ribbing, but you could also just whip stitch it in place.) Other than that, I knit exactly as the pattern specifies, including needle sizes. It's SO cozy, and would make a very special holiday gift.
Speaking of gifts, we also have Tahki Yarns Hatteras, a 2-ply organic bulky weight cotton. I've been on the lookout for a bulky cotton that doesn't feel heavy, and Hatteras fits the bill. When testing it, I just played around with a bias construction. I was working with a single skein, but three would make a nicely sized stroller or car seat blanket. Using the Grandmother's Favorite dishcloth pattern as a starting point with US 10 or 10 1/2 needles, try a single color, or use two or three colors striped or colorblocked. There's no wrong answer, and a small blankie tends to see a lot of use!

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…to inspire

 

 

I was talking with my friend Lisa, who owns One City Market in Rogersville, MO, and she shared a genius idea with me. Remember how important it is to swatch for a garment, in order to end with a garment that is the size you intended it to be? Lisa takes it a step further and encourages her knitters to attach their swatches inside the back neck of their sweaters. Why? 1) So you can quickly tell which side is the back (or the right side, if it is a reversible garment). (Although, you'll remember that we also have VERY CUTE TAGS for that.) But 2)? If you ever find yourself needing yarn for repair, you'll know exactly where to find it, and, critically, it will have been worn and washed exactly as the original sweater.

She's clever, Lisa is. I'll let you know what she comes up with next.yarnfolk dividing line (2).png

...to stitch 

 

El 

Awa is a yarn that really needs a sample to help tell its story. The palette of this baby alpaca/Pima cotton/Merino wool blend is inspired by traditional Peruvian textiles, and the incredibly subtle marled effect is the result of the differences in how each fiber takes dye. Then there is that little bit of bloom that the alpaca lends once the fabric has been washed and blocked--just lovely. I'm making Jessie Maed Designs' Outline Tee, a summer layering piece with architectural dropped stitch detailing. The pattern offers inclusive sizing, to fit chest measurements from 28-62" (recommended ease is 6-12", so finished garment sizes range from 40-72"), and the length of the body is fully customizable. I'll be knitting stockinette in the round for awhile, so one of my favorite Cocoknits Colorful Split Ring Markers is coming in clutch as a progress marker. 



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