When we got the Schachemayr SMC Soft Wool at the store I knew I had to find a project to cast on as soon as possible, especially because one of my favorite color combinations was available: a rich royal blue and a gorgeous tangerine. SMC Soft Wool is a 100% wool that is machine washable, it is indeed soft and comes in a versatile DK weight, and can be used for adult and kids’ garments & accessories. It is also on a great 65-70% off sale at Little Knits.
Two of the projects I am considering are sweaters for myself, the first one is a Vogue pattern, Cabled Scoop Neck by Michele Rose Orne. The second one is a really cute Drops jumper. And finally, the Colorado hat by Drops for the kids, which has been approved by everyone. I am going to cast on the hat today and decide on one of the tops later.
Hope you are having a beautiful weekend. It is a beautiful rainy Saturday in Seattle.
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.
Now 35% off at Little Knits, Minksquisite is our new fingering weight blend of 70% mink, 20% merino and 10% silk. We challenge you to find a softer yarn! The subtle heathers will show off more ambitious, complicated patterns, or pair perfectly together for colorwork. It has fantastic drape with a soft halo, and generous yardage – 330 yards per 50 gram ball!
If you need another excuse to fall in love with Minksquisite, we chose a collection of patterns just screaming for a little extra luxury.
Clockwise from top left: Endpaper Mitts by Eunny Jang, Color Affection Shawl by Veera Välimäki, Echo Flower Shawl by Jenny Johnson Johnen, and Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig.
Don’t miss this chance to knit with this rare fiber! It truly is Minksquisite.
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.
We found SMC Dolce Vita while we played ‘what is in the box’ last week, which is on a 83% off super sale at our website.
Dolce Vita is a single-ply wool blend that is constructed in loops and can be used to make scarves while using only your hands, which makes it a great gift for kids. Or, can be worked with knitting needles and/or a crochet hook. It can also be used as an embellishment for garments and felting projects.
One skein is sufficient for a scarf but we are making a store sample with two skeins, which I think is nicer – we like long scarves. This fun and kooky yarn is unusual for Little Knits so we thought we would let you know about it.