We found our new favorite staple yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash, now available in 100 colors at 25% off at Little Knits!
220 yards of 100% superwash wool in any shade you could dream of. Soft enough to wear next to the skin and tough enough to withstand machine washing. Note: 220 Superwash is a slightly lighter weight than traditional Cascade 220. If you’re planning to substitute, be sure to check your gauge.
Cascade offers a great selection of free patterns written for 220 Superwash. We’re especially charmed by the kid’s sweaters, but there’s something for everyone! Check out all the patterns here.
Our latest closeouts from Frog Tree Alpaca have us thinking OMBRÉ! http://littleknits.com/new-products/frog-tree-alpaca-worsted.html
We have Frog Tree’s Alpaca Worsted at 35% off in an array of gorgeous, heathered, perfectly matched neutrals. They compliment each other so well that it’s hard to imagine using any one singly! This yarn is single-ply with great drape and a nice, soft alpaca halo.
We turned to Ravelry for some ombré design inspiration. From sweaters to blankets to shawls and cowls, this trend is unstoppable.
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This yarn has been discontinued, so this is your last chance to scoop up some super-soft, Fair Trade alpaca at a bargain price.
We have been lucky to get in some Schachenmayr yarn lines that we have put on super sales and Bravo is one of them. Bravo is a soft and squishy 100% acrylic yarn line that comes in solid and multi-color lines. It is versatile yarn, it is machine washable, and wears comfortably next to skin. Bravo is on sale at 74% off at Little Knits. We found a couple of really fun patterns that can be worked with Bravo and thought you may like to have them too:
SMC Pertinio is a beautiful cotton and viscose blend with a subtle golden shimmer and it is on sale at. The wrapped construction gives the yarn a shiny, stripy surface and makes it cool to the touch. Pertinio is a trendy yarn which reflects the current interest in metallic detailed surfaces. This velvety yarn makes cool garments and accessories with a lovely drape. This yarn is very much like Berroco Captiva only with more yardage. Here are some pretty free patterns for Pertinio for your knitting pleasure (just click on the pictures to download a PDF of the patterns shown):
The next SMC yarn is Trachtenwolle Fine, this is an all-purpose rough and tough yarn that is robust and natural yet easy to care for; Trachtenwolle Fine is machine washable. You can create anything from traditional folk-styles to trendy or classic garments. Trachtenwolle Fine is on a 70% off super sale at Little Knits and here is a couple of free patterns for this yarn line:
And finally, SMC Baldini Colori is a soft and squishy bulky weight yarn with a thick and thin boucle construction. Made of 45% new wool and 55% acrylic it comes in a beautiful blend of colors and works up quickly to make jackets, wraps and scarves just to name a few. Baldini Colori is on a 83-87% off super sale at Little Knits and here is a fun wrap/scarf for pattern for this yarn line:
Hope you can enjoy at least one of these patterns and get to try some of the yarn lines listed above.
New at Little Knits is Zealana Air, a luxurious lace weight yarn hailing from New Zealand. Air is composed of 40% Cashmere, 40% Brushtail Possum Down and 20% Mulberry Silk, and comes in balls of approximately 191 yards (25 grams).
I’m looking forward to getting my hands on a skein of this gorgeous yarn. It’s description is intriguing, and with the cold weather we’ve been having, I want to drop all my current projects to knit some up right away! “AIR features the actual down from the brushtail possum… and when combined with 40% cashmere and 20% mulberry silk, you get something extraordinary-an ultra soft, durable, pill-resistant yarn that is lighter and warmer than 100% cashmere.” (Quote from the Zealana website).
One pattern specifically designed for Air is the Light as Air Mitts, by Nathalie O’Shea.
This free pattern takes only one skein, and it would look beautiful in Pewter.
Air would also be perfect knit up into Wisp. Another free pattern, Wisp could be knit with two to three skeins of Air, and would be fluffy and delicate
Air is currently part of the 12 days of Little Sales, so you Little Knits aficionados know it won’t last long!