Monthly Archives: December 2011

The beautiful Debbie Bliss Fez

We finally finished posting all the beautiful colors of Debbie Bliss Fez, which is made of 85% extrafine merino and 15% camel.  Simply put Fez is beautiful.  It is soft, plush and knits & crochets like a dream, and comes in lovely color lines.  It is also on sale at 60-65% off at our store and at our website.

We also found a quick to knit project that calls for Fez, which we would like to share with you:

Debbie Bliss Fez Cowl

Materials: Two balls of Debbie Bliss Fez (shown in color 511).  U.S. size 8 circular needles (5 mm).

Finished Size: Approximately 33.5 inches.

Directions:

With U.S. size 8 needles cast on 172 stitches.  Work in the round as follows:

1st and 2nd rounds: [P2, k2] to end.

3rd & 4th rounds: P1, [k2, p2] to last 3 stitches, k2, p1.

5th & 6th rounds: [K2, p2] to end.

7th & 8th rounds: K1, [p2, k2], to last 3 stitches, p2, k1.

9th & 10th rounds: [P2, k2] to end.

11th & 12th rounds: K1, [p2, k2] to last 3 stitches, p2, k1.

13th & 14th rounds: [K2, p2] to end.

15th & 16th rounds: P1, [k2, p2] to last 3 stitches, k2, p1.

These 16 rounds form the pattern and are repeated throughout.  Continue in pattern to the end of the second ball of yarn leaving just enough yarn to work the cast off row.

Cast off, weave in loose ends, lightly block and enjoy.

Cast on

I finally found a quick project that is not too complicated yet not too simple and one that is stylish enough so that when gifted will actually be worn.  I cast on Miercoles Tam from Knitscene Winter 2011 with Brown Sheep Superwash Worsted in Golden Bronz.

Miorecoles Tam The project calls for only one skein of Brown Sheep Superwash Worsted and I cast on the larger size but the tam does not look big enough for an adult as it is on my needles.  I often do over estimate head sizes and the pattern does say that the tam will relax after wet blocking but…guess who did not swatch.  Yes that would be me.

Also, I would like to know who has been hiding all my stitch markers.  I keep buying a new set almost every month and in 3-4 weeks they are gone!  What is a girl to do?  Here is the tam looking all funky as this was the only quick solution I could think of.

Mirecoles hat in Brown Sheep Superwash

Just finished the set up row and the first two rows of the cable chart and the hat still looks tiny.  I should have swatched.  But I am not frogging at this point.  Worse case scenario we have a cute little model for the store.  Best case scenario my friend Janine will be sitting by a pond and posing with her new hat just like this.

Miorecoles Tam