Monday, February 26, 2018

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Griselda Zarate (plus Coupon Code)

New Design available on Ravelry.

Hello Friend,

I wanted to send this quick email because I don't want you to miss out on this new design from Griselda Zarate.

Okay, I have to be completely transparent with you: I tech edited this pattern for Griselda, so I might be a bit bias about how amazing the pattern is. But go take a look and judge for yourself. This one I want to make!

Brioche as of late seems to be having a resurgence in the knitting world. I'm not mad at it. There are so many lovely designs and the play with colors and texture is absolutely fascinating. And I think the Crème Latte Cowl does this perfectly, combining a sparkle yarn with a simpler workhorse yarn, simple ribbing with cables to make a piece that looks so much more complex that it really is.
So, let's be honest, this might not be your very FIRST brioche project, but it could easily be the one you start right after you've worked a couple rows of a beginner brioche pattern. Once you see what the stitches are doing, you'll be able to dive into this one, no problem.

It's definitely one to add to your library.

Plus, if you need another reason to get it, now, Griselda has been so generous to offer $1 OFF with coupon code NEW. This discount is good for a limited time, so if you have been wanted to try brioche or you have tried it and want a bit more, take advantage of the discount today. Don't delay! Go show Griselda some support. Like, Queue, comment, purchase the pattern... and tell her I sent you.

Until  next time
Stitch on...


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Friday, February 16, 2018

New Yarn from Knit Picks: Provincial Tweed

The other day I received a lovely package from Knit Picks. Included in this box of goodies were 4 huge 250 yards/100 grams skeins of their Provincial Tweed yarn - 2 skeins each in Caramel and Pumpkin Pie. Both colors are gorgeous. I can't decide which is my favorite, yet!
Of course, like Knit Picks do, they have a massive range of colors for the Provincial Tweed line of yarns that all just seems to go together perfectly. Like you could just pick any 2 or 3 or 4 colors and they would work seamlessly together. Check out all the available colors HERE.

Now about this yarn. First, this yarn is like butter. It's a soft, worsted weight tweed that is perfect for outer wear or even close to the skin. The colors are rich and saturated and the flecks of tweed adds depth and texture to what would be a pretty standard yarn.
Anyway, with new yarn, there is the struggle of what to make with them. I have these 4 skeins, 2 skeins in 2 colors. Should I try to combine the 2 colors, using all 4 skeins for a giant 1,000 yards project? Maybe use 2 skeins of one color for a simple project. Then, there is the question of, should I KNIT or CROCHET the project?
So many options. Now the real struggle begins.
Help me out here:
What should these beauties become?
Should I combine them or use the colors separately?
Leave your comments below and let me know what you would make. If you have a link to a project, even better, drop it in the comments bar.

Until next time... Stitch on!

A rising tide lifts all boats!
Tian Connaughton
KnitDesigns by Tian
Crochet & Knit Designer & Tech Editor
{Simple Designs, Beautiful Results You Will Love To Wear!}
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