Sunshine + Happiness
NEW!! We have just received two spring / summer yarns from the Wool Addicts Spring 2019 collection. They are both cotton based yarns that would be perfect for lightweight summer sweaters, shawls and beach cover-ups. They are also washable, which makes them great for baby knits (or crochet) projects.
While both of these new yarns are categorized as aran weight, and come in the same palette of colors, they have their own unique characteristics.
SUNSHINE is 100% mercerized organic cotton - which means it’s strong, yet soft, and has a more shiny appearance...similar to the luster of silk. Katie knit the above swatch to test drive this yarn and raved about what a joy it was to knit with. Best of all, after a run though the washing machine it came out looking perfect, without any steam blocking! The stitch pattern she used for her swatch is from the ever popular Stone Point Poncho by Courtney Kelly - which would be an amazing project for Sunshine!
HAPPINESS is an 85% cotton, 25% nylon blend. Specifically, a high-quality super soft pima cotton, which feels like a cloud. You’ve probably never felt a cotton yarn quite like it!
Berroco Try-On Trunk Show This Saturday!
This Saturday, February 16th, Westport Yarns will be hosting Andra Asars from Berroco yarns for an all day trunk show and yarn tasting event. The trunk show will feature many garments from the new Berroco Spring 2019 collection as well as a few favorites from previous seasons. It's rare to see so many garments in one afternoon; don't miss out!
There will be the opportunity to try on the samples before you buy. Please wear clothes suitable for sweater try on. Andra will help advise on size, fit, and yarn substitutions. Come for the garments; stay for the party atmosphere.
We will be sampling select Berroco and Lang yarns; test drive if you will. Experience the feel of a soft, mercerized linen; understand how colors will pattern out or not; learn how to care for superwash wools; and much more. Westport Yarns will supply the needles.
String Chantilly Yarn
The Joan Cowl by String Design Team is made with three colors of String Chantilly yarn. Chantilly is a marled, worsted weight yarn containing 70% merino wool / 30% cashmere. It's super soft, and the fun colors are a joy to knit!
Many knitters like to have more than one project going at a time - especially when they're working on a challenging pattern. Its nice to have a mindless "TV knit" on standby. Beth knit this sample up lightening fast, while recovering from knee surgery - even though she likes to remind people that she's a slow knitter!
This yarn can be purchased separately, but when purchased as a three color kit, you'll receive 20% off! The pattern is available for free with purchase of the yarn.
Julie, WY's Do-bee and store wordsmith.