A Cast-On With a Twist!

Hey, knitters! We hope your October is off to a great start. Here in the shop, there were treats all around yesterday as we unveiled this month’s Dream Club yarn. Dream in Color has wowed us again, offering a larger-than-average 340 yard skein of their worsted weight superwash merino yarn called Classy. These one-of-a-kind skeins are a beautiful blend of autumn colors- chocolate, orange, and gold with splashes of emerald and teal! As a reminder to our Dream Club members- you still have five days to come pick out your package, wrapped with love and a little treat from us! Non-members, you”ll have your chance to grab a skein of this beautiful yarn starting next Wednesday.

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The Dream Club pattern this month is the Cruzado Cowl designed by Laura Nelkin. It’s a comfy cowl with a twist- literally! This shape is called a moebius, a never-ending loop with no right or wrong side. To achieve this very on-trend effect, the pattern calls for a Moebius Cast On. Though the technique has been popular for a while, we’re sure it’s new to many of you And we’re here to help! First, check out this video from knitter extraordinaire Cat Bordhi, whose patterns and tutorials made the Moebius Cast On famous.Then if you need help getting started, come visit us in the shop and we’ll get you straightened out- or perhaps I should say twisted up?

Remember- you don’t have to be a Dream Club member to explore this fun technique! Drop in and ask for the Smoky Mountain Moebius Cowl by Leedra Scott (modeled below by Emily). This pattern also uses the Moebius Cast On and a few simple stitch patterns to create a fun-to-knit, fun-to-wear autumn accessory.

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We hope you’re excited to try out this new trick. Happy stitching!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Barb Belden
    Oct 20, 2014 @ 18:29:19

    Ok girls Penny and I are here stitching while reading about the new yarn. No picture or price but you know those are my colors! Info please please please. We really miss you!

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