This is one of my all time favorite projects knit out of the beautiful Fino by Manos Del Uruguay a member of the World Fair Trade Organization. L & B just received a brand new shipment of Fino today! This yarn is an ultra soft 70% extrafine merino, 30% silk; with a hefty 490 yards per hank. The Circle Scarf by Jocelyn J. Tunney is a soothing knit created in stockinette stitch. The piece is knit flat and seamed together at the end with a simple seam with just 2 hanks of yarn. The effortless stitch pattern shows off the beauty of the kettle dyed yarn giving the finished project so much color depth.
Fino is hand dyed in large kettles to create a marbleized, subtly striated effect that forms a rich palette of glorious colors. Manos Del Uruguay is a non profit organization which assembles women in cooperatives scattered throughout the countryside of Uruguay. The aim of the organization is to bring economic and social opportunities to rural women.
The Fino Circle Scarf is a free pattern just click here to take a look!
The Hanasaku Cowl is a free class with your purchase of 1 hank of Bamboo Bloom, 1 ball of Bamboo Pop, and the pattern. This class will teach students how to use two different types of yarn while knitting in linen stitch. The class will be held Saturday, June 3rd from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Students will need to bring a size 10-24″ circular needle and hook and a locking stitch marker. This is not a beginners class and students will be required to know how to knit and purl. Limited space is available for this class so students must sign up 24 hours in advance. Materials are not included.
The Hanasaku Cowl by Tori Gurbisz is a quick knit worked as one piece. Using the linen stitch and two different types of fibers together makes the finished project very textural. L & B Yarn Co. paired Bamboo Pop and Bamboo Bloom by Universal Yarn for a more lightweight version of the cowl.
The entire project is worked in the round until you use up all of the Bamboo Bloom. We even have enough Bamboo Pop left over to make a Knitted Knocker!!
The pattern is written with two different size options (long and short), the size can also be customized to use all of the yarn, you can bind off after any round 2. Just click here to take a look at the pattern!
I love the 3 Color Cashmere Cowl by Joji Locatelli. L & B Yarn Co. decided to knit ours up in a lightweight spring yarn, Hempathy by Elsebeth Lavold. The yarn is a hemp, cotton, and modal blend and is going to be fabulous with my spring wardrobe. L & B has 12 colors available to choose from in the original solid and 8 colors available in the new variegated Hempathy Prints.
This knit flew by, it was one of those projects that I didn’t want to end. The pattern changes periodically making you want to keep knitting so you can see how the next pattern looks in the yarn. I used 5 balls of Hempathy (2 pale silver, 2 bleached white, and 1 vibrant lemon) I literally used up every inch of the vibrant lemon but I had enough to finish that section.
Blocking this project went very well, the yarn is machine washable and I washed it on gentle cycle and then laid flat to dry. This yarn knitted up nicely and even more exciting is it washed beautifully. If you haven’t tried this pattern yet check it out by clicking here. You won’t be sorry that you did!!