On The Needles
We work hard to inspire our customers with new ideas for knitting, crochet, weaving and spinning. At any given time we all have several projects going. Some of what you see are in progress and others have been finished. In most cases, pattern names and designers are listed, as well as yarns used. All patterns can be researched further on Ravelry with the exception of personal patterns. Scroll through and see what’s On The Needles of the Woolworks Team.
photo credit: Karen Templer/Fringe Supply Co.
We all did a lot of holiday crafting this Fall! A needle felted Sock Monkey was made using a Wool Pets kit. We were happy to get the Katrinkles sweater and mitten wooden ornaments to “embroider” and had a workshop as well. The World’s Simplest Mittens by tincanknits were made for 3 great-nieces out of The Fibre Co. Arranmore. The Malabrigo Rasta Super Chunky Cable Hat with fur pompom. The Crofthoose Hat by Ella Gordon was knit in Jamieson & Smith 2 ply Jumper Weight. The Top Down Raglan Sweater for baby by Carole Barenys was knit in Cascade Heritage Prints. The Breton Cowl by Antonia Shankland from Mason Dixon Field Guide No. 1 was knit using Shibui Drift and Silk Cloud. Azel Pullovers by Heidi May were made for two little girls using Debbie Bliss Roma. Colorblocked fingerless mitts were knit out of Cardiff Cashmere . A striped cowl using a Luxadorna Fun Bundle was made of her own design. A two color chunky cowl was made using Debbie Bliss Lhasa of her own design. Anticipation, a top down raglan for baby by Heidi Wiebe was knit out of Rowan Wool Cotton. A newborn hat for a Christmas baby was knit using Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmernio and Angora of her own design. The Hashtag Hat by Heather Classen from Twist Collective Fall 2016 using Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok. Origami Top Hat by Lori Versaci was knit using Rowan Cashmere and Rowan Finest doubled for the skinny stripes. The Zelda Shawl by Libby Johnson is freshly off the needles and blocked beautifully by Karen. Yarn used was Molly Girl.
Karen made her second Stopover by Mary Jane Mucklestone in Rowan Kid Classic. A pair of socks using Regia sock yarn. A Sock Monkey was needle felted using a Wool Pets kit. A striped Pussy Hat was knit in Cascade 220 Superwash. The Hashtag Mitten was made for our January KAL using Blue Sky Fibers Woolstock. A sock is being knit using a sock blank. The Butterfly & Cocoon knit toys by Susan B. Anderson were made out of Cascade 220 Superwash Sport for Karen’s class this month.
Even prior to becoming a partner at Woolworks, Brenda was knitting away on lots of beautiful shawls that hung at the shop as inspiration. Here are a few of her most recent WIP’s and finished objects. The Hashtag Cowl by Heather Classen using Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok. Traveling Cable Hat by Purl Soho using Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok. Station Wagon Blanket by Mary Jane Mucklestone using Woolstok from Mason Dixon Field Guide No. 1.. Camptown Races Cowl by Star Athena is being adapted for fingering weight yarn using an assortment of stash yarns. Open Waters Shawl is being knit in Canopy Fingering with pattern by Melanie Berg from Making Magazine: Fauna. The Boyfriend Hat from Purl Soho was knit using Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino and Shibui Pebble held double. The Silverleaf Shawl by Lisa Hannes was knit using Cardiff Cashmere. Sequences by Lori Versaci was knit in Shibui Drift. Vorfreude by Monie Ebner was knit with The Fiber Company Acadia. World’s Simplest Mittens by tincanknits were knit using Misti Alpaca Chunky. The Gretta Hat by Tanis Gray was knit using a Lux Adorna Knits Itty Bitty Cashmere Kit. Origami Top Hat by Lori Versaci using Woolfolk TOV. Lemmy K by Isabelle Kraemer is a shawl knit with Wollmeise DK which shows stitch definition beautifully. Find Your Fade is Brenda’s most recent obsession! Pattern by DreaReneeKnits and she’s using a combination of Madelinetosh Sock and Unicorn Tails and Claudia Handpainted Addiction.
Ashley has lots on the needles this month! Socks on a Plane by Laura Linneman using Two Sisters Yarn Co. Big Sky. The November Mitten by Courtney Kelley from Kelbourne Woolens using Cumbria Fingering by The Fiber Company. Worsted Boxy was knit using Three Irish Girls Springvale Worsted and Joji Locatelli’s pattern. Kevin McCallister’s Moose Hat by Vrock Knits is being knit using Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok. Mug Sweater by Nawanowe using Shepherd’s Wool and Tosh Merino Light held double. A needle felted snowman was made for her Beginning Needle Felting class in December with a Wool Pets kit. Snowball Buddies were made for our December KAL using Shepherd’s Wool. Ashley taught the Katrinkles ornament workshop and fancied up quite a few sweaters for the holidays! Basic Adult Vest Pattern #27 by Gail Tanquary using Cascade 128 Superwash. Jinx by Susan Claudino using fingering weight yarn from her stash.
Linda had a ball making Snowball Buddies before Christmas for gifts using worsted weight from her stash. She even went off script and created a few critters of her own! The October Mittens from Kelbourne Woolens’ Year of Mittens by Meghan Kelly were made using The Fiber Company Cumbria Fingering. The Skift Color Block Cardigan by Michelle Wang is on the needles using Woolfolk Tynd. A basic cuff down sock was made using Wollmeise Fingering Wt. The Smithfield Pullover by Amy Christoffers from knitty.com was knit using Arranmore by the Fibre Company. The Toolbox Cowl by Adventure Du Jour was knit using Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails. A cowl of her own design was made using Woolfolk Sno.
We’re happy to welcome Tara as a new staff member and teacher! Tara is a wife, mom to two young boys and a talented knitter who often test knits for industry designers. Many of her recently finished objects were made with stash yarns. The Bulverde Green Cardigan by Mindy Brown was knit in Jill Draper Rifton. The Rob Roy Hat by Thea Coleman. Novus Jacket by Laura Nelkin was knit using Arranmore from The Fibre Company doubled and Jul leather closures. Mudra Necklace made with a Laura Nelkin beaded jewelry kit. The Wade Hat by Amy Miller. Garter Ear Flap Hat by Purl Soho. Bough Hat by Leila Raabe. Party On My Needles by Joji Locatelli. Works in progress include My Cashmere Hat by Plucky Knitter, Marin by Ysolda Teague, Stovetop Hat by tincanknits, World’s Simplest Mittens by tincanknits, Ebba’s Garden by Joji Locatelli, Christmas in July Sweater by Tanis Fiber Arts and V-Neck Boxy by Joji Locatelli.