Thursday, September 26, 2013

Ella Rae Lace Merino Chunky, La La Simple Shawl

I finally finished the La La Simple Shawl by Laura Linneman, a FREE pattern on Ravelry.

This shawl is constructed in a top down setting which is very simple and easy to knit.
 I used five skeins of Ella Rae Lace Merino Chunky striping colors 502, 505, 500, 503 and 508 every two rows the whole way down. It reminded me of rainbow sprinkles which everyone knows I love!
You can find all the Ella Rae Lace Merino Chunky colors here.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Serenity 20 Bulky, Serenity 20, Accessories & More.....

It arrived! The NEW bulky yarn from Zen Garden!

Serenity 20 Bulky!

It's super soft like butter!

We knit up a quick Drop Stitch Cowl by Abi Gregorio using only one skein of this pure "fabulousness!"

Drop Stitch Cowl

Serenity 20

Serenity Bulky

Serenity 20

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Louisa Harding Visits Chelsea Yarns

Louisa Harding's private event at Chelsea Yarns was a raging success.  She brought all of her samples from her new collection Luzia and Akikko and samples from her new book debuting in November published by Soho Publishing. She had a copy that was steaming, it was so HOT off the press.  We were all so fortunate to be able to sneak a peak at her latest collection.

After her inspiring discussion about her journey through the textile industry, she talked with us, mingled and generously signed books and took photos.
Her yarn and books flew out the door with knitters eagerly anticipating the cast on of their new Louisa Harding projects.

We invite all our customers who purchased yarns from this event to send us photos of finished projects!

The yarns are available online here!

Luzia in full action!

Margo testing some of the samples! Love this one!

HOT off the press her new book due out November.

The actual cape from the cover photo!

Actual cape from the cover of the Luzia Book.


Samples ready to be tried on!

Wish we could keep them!

Darlene tried on a new sample from Louisa's new book due out Nov.

Love this cape!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Dream in Color Club 2013-2014 at Chelsea Yarns

We are thrilled to be a part of the Dream In Color Club for 2013.  We have the yarn and the pattern under lock and key, hidden in a secret place so that no one can see. I have to say it is absolutely magnificent! Here's how it works.

You can subscribe for the FULL six month club meaning you will receive the yarn plus the pattern the first week of each month for a price of $228.00 which runs from September through February 2014.  We also have subscriptions for those who want to sign up for just one month at a time. Once they are sold out, that's all we will have for that month. Each skein is hand dyed with a coordinating pattern in a color way exclusive to the Dream in Color Club. For those who want a single month for September the cost of the Dream in Color Club is $39.00. Supplies are limited so we can not guarantee availability each month except for those who sign up for the full subscription.

Below, you will find a color inspiration palette for the six month club.

This month's club is one of our most popular yarns, Smooshy with Cashmere, dyed in a shimmering, super rich combination of maroon, olive, gold, forest and scarlet.
It is particularly amazing knit up in this month's very special garment, Menagerie, designed by one of our personal favorite designers, Kay Dahlquist. Menagerie is a unique accessory piece that can be worn in a variety of ways. Please scroll down and you will find photos showing the fashion options.

The club will be available for sale in the shop on Tuesday for those wanting to purchase September's project.

We will also have a thread in our Ravelry Group where you can post questions, chatter, or some photos! This is going to be fun!


Menagerie (front view)

Color Inspiration for the 2013-2014 Dream in Color Club