New to the shop: Knit One, Crochet Too
A few yarns from Knit One, Crochet Too - a small yarn company in Maine - is our latest addition to the shop. We love these soft and easy-care options, and hope you get to know them soon!
BabyBoo is an organic DK weight knitting and crochet yarn that is a Nylon-bamboo blend. Incredibly soft to the touch, this yarn also sports a silk-like sheen and is machine washable and dryable (delicate cycle). Although it is named for baby-wear, it makes a wonderful garment for adults as well.
With a name like BabyBoo, we felt these free patterns go well:
- Helena by Alison Green is an adorable baby cardigan with raglan sleeves and perfect eyelet details.
- Annette by Helene Rush, the owner of Knit One, Crochet Too yarns, is a nice airy cardigan that can be customized with short or long sleeves, and a longer or shorter torso. There's no shaping in the waist, so it's a great TV-watching knit.
- Sheldon is an adorable plush turtle pattern by Ruth Homrighaus who can come in and out of his own shell. The pattern is available in French, German and Hebrew, too.
DungarEase is a worsted weight cotton-acrylic yarn that’s machine washable. This smooth yarn is great for warm-weather knitting or crochet, as well as children’s projects that need to be able to go in the washing machine. This yarn offers good stitch definition with a very soft drape, that leaves your finished project feeling soft - like a comfortable old sweatshirt.
- This Super Easy Baby Blanket by Purl Soho looked great to us. Garter stitch means a great car or TV knit!
- For warm-weather climates, a cotton cowl can be a nice accessory. We liked the crochet Cardiff Cowl by Lion Brand Yarn. Make it wider for a more drapey look.
Nautika is an aran weight yarn that’s incredibly soft and easy to care for. Made of 85% microfiber and 15% Nylon, this yarn is perfect for warm-weather knitting and crochet, as well as any project that needs to be able to go in that washing machine! The yarn has a smooth texture with great stitch definition, so even your dull needles and small crochet hooks will play well with Nautika.
- Microfiber makes this yarn super-soft and perfect ofor thie Harvest cardigan by tincanknits. Harvest has an open front, so it's a great layering piece to add to your wardrobe.
- Who could resist a pair of tiny crocheted Converse Booties? This pattern my hillsmel is a great option for the baby who has everything.
Ty-Dy Cotton is a worsted weight 100% cotton yarn. It works up into a soft fabric that can handle the washer and the dryer – all while holding its shape. The cotton lets the yarn show off some great, rich colors and it is less splitty than other cotton yarns you may have worked with in the past. Whether knitting or crochet, we suggest pulling the yarn from the inside of the ball, and putting the ball into a yarn corset (or sock), so the outside doesn’t slip down and become tangled.
- A great use for cotton yarn, this Grrlfriend Market Bag by Laura Spradlin has a fabulous solid knit bottom and a nice airy body to expand with each purchase at the farmers market,
- Designed by Helene Rush -- the owner of Knit One, Crochet Too -- this Lucia Tee Pattern is a short-sleeved t-shirt shaped sweater worked completely in rounds with no seaming. Can't beat that!
We're still at it -- adding yarn to the shop this summer on a weekly basis -- so be sure to check back to see what's new. And you're always welcome to tell us what's on your needles and hooks on our Facebook wall, or in our Ravelry Group!