Monthly Archive February 2012

New Baby Pattern Update

I’ve been experimenting with modular knitting using the Lion Brand Amazing yarn and had great fun with colours, shapes and texture.   Part of this was to create a baby cardigan pattern using mitred squares, shaped sleeves, garter stitch panels and try to make it seamless.      I almost got away with it but then decided to knit the two side/sleeve seams together in a three needle bind off.   It gives a lovely neat seam inside, involves NO sewing and means I can rip it back and reknit the yarn when baby is too small for this one.    I used the Mauna Loa colourway and added an icord border, the smallest size used 1.5 balls of yarn.

Here are a few pics, the pattern is being written up in sizes from birth to 2yrs, smallest size is shown in the photos.    It’ll be available as a download both here and on Ravelry and will be a sold as part of a kit with the Amazing yarn, buy two balls of Amazing yarn and get the pattern free.  Just remember to request the free pattern when buying two balls of Amazing or more, don’t add the pattern to your basket as you’ll be charged.   

It’s now available, so add your coupon code to the comments part of your order and I’ll print a version for you and add the pdf version to your account here on the website so you can download it.    If you are a Ravelry.com member, do let me have your username and I’ll add the pdf to your Ravelry Account at the same time.  If you don’t want to knit with Amazing, don’t worry, the pattern will be available as a download via the website at a price of £2.50 and available in our Ravelry pattern store.   Thanks for all your positive comments.

Loraine, Woolly Madly Deeply

Amazing Baby Cardigan

Vanna’s Glamour 10% off Feb Offer

Vanna White is known for the glamous gowns she wears on US TV’s Wheel of Fortune show.   Vanna’s Glamour is an affordable way to add a bit of bling to your knitting.

We stock the core shades of Platinum, Topaz, Onyx, Diamond and Sapphire but other colours are available to order.   Pre-orders are added to our next batch (usually once a month, six weeks in exceptional circumstances).  So if there is a colour you’d like, do give us a call, drop us an email or use the pre-order to purchase.   We’ll confirm arrival dates in the UK and keep you up to date and post your parcel once it’s arrived at our office.

What can you make with Vanna’s Glamour?   Well, it’s fabulous for accessories like bracelets, necklaces and jewellery.  As a sport weight yarn with it’s metallic thread it adds a touch of class to any outfit.   

We’ve put a few ideas below, hopefully they’ll spark your creativity.  Check out the blog on Monday or Tuesday for a pattern list, yarn amounts and some suggested colour combinations.    We’ve also been making the cutest little evening bag in Platinum and Sapphire and should have some work in progress (WIP) photos by then.

Here goes:

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Vanna’s Colors 10% February offer

This month’s featured yarn is a new yarn to Lion Brand Yarn Company, called Vanna’s Colors.  Part of the amazingly successful range named after American sweetheart Vanna White.    This bulky weight, easy care yarn has a kettle dyed appearance and subtle shading which is hard to resist.

We have two colours in stock the best selling shades of Driftwood and Pine. There are some new colours just added to the range and the standard shades are all available for pre-order.   We generally order about once a month and your order would be added to the next ‘batch’.   So if you don’t see a shade you like, give us a call, drop us an email or pre-order and we’ll sort out the details for you.

What can you knit or crochet with Vanna’s Colors?    Well any pattern designed for Wool-Ease Chunky, Alpine Wool, Tweed Stripes will also work for Vanna’s Colors but we’ve added a couple of our favourites below for you to have a look at.

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Hat shown in Driftwood and scarf shown in

Topaz a goldy/yellow shade 

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Shown in various shades of Vanna’s Colors,

this snowball afghan is a crochet stunner

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Shown in Mulberry 

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Shown in Lagoon Blue and Seagrass

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Cute crochet tote in seagrass and sandstorm

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A lovely scarf/wrap crocheted in Violets

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