Friday, November 23, 2012

Geysir Stretch Photos

Geysir Stretch a new pattern by Stephen West on Ravelry that not only has some knitting instructions included but also has some supplemental videos for stretching your knitting hands/wrists, shoulders, head/neck and back. Did you know you can improve your posture while knitting? Plus some fun photo contests too!
Not to mention he used The Fibre Company Terra and Savannah which happens to be one of our fav's.
A few people purchased Road To China Light instead of the Savannah which also looks amazing!
Finished Measurements: 84" 213 cm wingspan, 22" 56 cm from CO to BO edge at longest point.
Measurements taken after blocking.
Yarn: Worsted or DK weight

Color A -100 Yards- 183 m
Color B - 200 yards - 183 m
Color C - 310 yards - 283 m

Shown in The Fibre Company Terra Color A Iron
Color B Yarrow.
The Fibre Company Savannah DK Color C Cabernet.

Stay tuned for West Knits Book 5 arriving soon!
In the meantime we have his other books and patterns here.
I went ahead and took some pictures of some options I thought were fabulous...From left.

Terra Black Walnut & Black Locust Bark. Savannah Slate.

Terra Iron, Savannah Woodsmoke, Terra Shale.

Terra Iron, Black Locust Bark, Savannah Cabernet.

Savannah Cabernet, Terra Shale, and Logwood Purple.

Savannah Woodsmoke, Terra Black Walnut & Belladonna.

Savannah Cabernet, Terra Iron & Yarrow. (Colors used by Stephen West) 

Savannah Seafoam, Terra Olive Leaf & Hyacinth.

Savannah Woodsmoke, Terra Beet & Henna

Terra Iron, Savannah Seafoam, and Terra Shale.

Terra Black Locust Bark, Savannah Woodsmoke, Terra Yarrow.

So beautiful! 

Ok....I'm in love with all of them!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Sale All Weekend Long

Our way of saying Thank You is by offering 25% off EVERYTHING on our website from 8pm Eastern/Standard time this evening 11.22.12 through 11:59 PM Cyber Monday 11.26.12!
No promo code needed for the sale.

As an added bonus, all ruffle yarn by Fil Katia and Knitting Fever will be 50% off original price.

Sale price will be reflected in cart at checkout.

Yarns included are TrianaTricor Lux, and Flounce.
Take advantage of these fabulous deals while supplies last!

 Berroco Boboli Quick will be 40% off original price! A great yarn at a fantastic price!
Berroco Boboli (yarn used in our Carnival Cowl) is 30% off original price!
Koigu KPPPM 30% off

Knitting Needle SALE
Nova Interchangeable Deluxe Set by Knitters Pride 30% OFF!

30% off Noro Hitsuji six colors to choose from!

Free Shipping on all orders over $100 while sale is on.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Chelsea's Favorite Holiday Picks!

We made a list of our favorite projects to knit this holiday season! All perfect for knitting that special someone a beautiful, hand made gift.

1. Boboli Carnival Cowl, using 2 skeins of Berroco Boboli FREE pattern on our blog.

2. Chelsea Mitts, kits available on our website. These are super easy and fast to knit. You can create your own kit or purchase one of the ones already available! 

3. Gaptastic Cowl, using 3 skeins of Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Chunky or Misti Alpaca Chunky (solids). FREE pattern on Ravelry here. 

4. Honey Cowl, a simple slipped stitch pattern cowl using 450 yards of DK weight yarn. Choose from 4 skeins of your favorite colors of Noro Silk Garden  or mix it up and use 4 different colored skeins! 

Another option is 2 skeins of Manos Maxima (we just added some new colors this week) or 3 skeins of Manos Silk Blend.  FREE Pattern available on Ravelry here. 

5.  Bandana Cowl, uses approx. 100 yards of Bulky yarn. We are currently knitting this using 1 skeins of Ella Rae Merino Chunky. FREE pattern available on Ravelry here. 

Stay tuned for more picks next week! 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Chelsea Yarns December Esjan Knit-A-Long

Chelsea Yarns December's KAL is Esjan by Stephen West. This pattern is knit on worsted weight yarn (630-640 yards) using size US 11 needles! A top down shawl that starts with a super easy garter stitch and then two contrasting colors are added to create a giant "holey" lace pattern.

Finished Measurements of the shawl: 30" /76 cm from CO to BO along center, 80"/203 cm tip along wingspan edge.

Color A -205
Color B- 230
Color C-200

Photos taken by Ysolda Teague.

We have chosen the following color palates for you to choose from, or you can be creative if you like and pick your own colors.

Below you will find 5 color choices using For Better or Worsted by Anzula.

From left: Shitake, Black Cherry, Wine

Seaside, Charcoal, Au-Natural

Charcoal, Denim, Seaside

Olivia, Seaside, Shitake

Ducky, Seaside, Charcoal

Another option we loved that would also be perfect for this KAL is Cora Natural by Tahki Yarns. It's 50% Corriedale Wool and 50% Alpaca, shorn and spun in New York State exclusively for Tahki Stacy Charles. 

Color  02, Color 04, Color 01

Color 04, Color 03, Color 02

Color 04, Color 01, Color 03

If you join this KAL and purchase yarns from our site you will automatically be entered to win a gift card from Chelsea Yarns for $25. Please post a photo of your finished project here on our blog or in our Ravelry group no later than January 2nd 2013. We can't wait to see all your finished projects! 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Berroco Boboli Carnival Cowl

Andree knit this really cool sample for the shop using 2 skeins of Berroco Boboli in color way 5329 Jammie, the colors were so vibrant we called it the Carnival Cowl.
On a size 8 needle (24 inch) she casted on 140 stitches and joined in the round.
Then Knit 6 rows, then purled 6 rows continuing in this manner until almost near the end of the second skein. That's it! So easy!!!
It begins to form a welt which is a really fun pattern for a cowl!
We all love it and are super excited to cast on! Especially because holiday knitting is approaching us!
There are 13 colors to choose from!
And remember 20% off SALE!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hurricane Hats for Charity

Sarah Hughes has created a charity for the people affected by Hurricane Sandy. Born and raised in Staten Island (like me), her charity will bring warmth to all people affected by this horrific storm.

We would like to invite all our friends to join in efforts to bring warmth and comfort to these victims by knitting or crocheting a hat or scarf for the coming winter months. These people have lost everything and all items donated will be greatly appreciated in their struggle to return to normalcy.

Sarah will personally hand deliver the donated items to those affected in our area. Please help us reach out and help them!
Please email Sara for details and or any questions you may have! She is so sweet and kind!

Please share this with all your knitting friends to help the victims.

Thank you!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

HPKY at Chelsea Yarns

This week we were so excited to receive a shipment from HPKY (Hand Painted Knitting Yarns).
Their yarns are rich and saturated in color and are perfect for any project big or small.

Rome Bias Shawl
Available in 11 different color ways here:
A SUPER light and feather weight baby alpaca.

Some Venice Single Skeins available here:

This one is my favorite!

Check out Chelsea Yarns website for a bunch of other kits! Also, remember SAVE 20% on all orders!

And finally, I will say that this ......

came in SUPER handy these last two weeks!
It's a perfect gadget for knitting in the dark.