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.
Zauberball Starke 6 Yarn
New in the store! Another fantastic marled yarn - Zauberball Starke 6 yarn from Schoppel-Wolle. This slow color-changing yarn is a perfect fit for The Shift Cowl by Andrea Mowry. This popular pattern is super fun to knit, as the color play surprises you as you go. Katie is currently knitting a store sample using three colors of Zauberball Starke 6 in varying shades of reds, blues and purples. It's hard to put down!
Andrea's Nightshift Shawl, and her brand new cropped pullover, called Shifty would also be wonderful options for Starke 6 yarn!
Block Island Knitting Retreat
Westport Yarns is once again happy to host our annual knitting retreat! This year we return to Block Island and the beautiful 1661 Inn. We have also added the Inn at Spring House, which is right across the street from the 1661 and just as lovely. Best of all, more room for more knitters! There will be classes but also plenty of time to work on your own projects, knit quietly or with friends, shop the amazing North Light Fibers yarn, get up close and personal with llamas, alpacas and more at the North Light Fibers menagerie or just commune with nature on this glorious island. Call the store or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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