blue's blog archive for ‘general’
April 9, 2014
Warmer weather is just around the corner, and we’re seeing plenty of fresh new designs to suit the changing seasons! The latest issue of knit.wear is full of project ideas to build your spring and summer wardrobe such as the V-Line Tee by Bonnie Nurnberger. This lacy top is knit in Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk, a lightweight 50/50 blend with excellent stitch definition. It features flattering shaping elements and a romantic, all-over lace pattern to create a top you’ll want to wear year-round!
Designer: Bonnie Nurnberger
Size: 45½ (47½, 49½, 51½, 53½)” bust circumference
Size 4 (3.5mm) 24” circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 5 (3.75mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk, shown in Cypress #152
Pattern available in knit.wear Spring/Summer 2014.
March 27, 2014
This isn’t exactly what we had in mind–but he sure is cute! He’s also an excellent addition to any fiber-lover’s studio space. Create your own Ollie-like alpaca (or an entire herd) using this cute kit from Nanoblock.
March 19, 2014
Part of the Jet Set Collection in the latest issue of Vogue Knitting, the Short Sleeve Raglan Tee takes a basic shape and gives it an elegant twist. Light and fresh for summer, the mesh lace stitches miter at the center front and center back to create figure-flattering chevrons. Knit in Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Cotton, it’s the perfect piece to pack along on your next getaway.
• Size 5 (3.75mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
March 12, 2014
Spring is supposed to be warm, sunny, and rejuvenating. The reality tends more toward damp, rainy, and unpredictable. The temperature is all over the map and we’re left wondering what to wear. Cotton dress or down coat? Snow boots or sandals?
New York designer Dora Ohrenstein understands the fickle nature of the changing seasons and designed the Mentha Cardigan to suit. The pale, pretty color (Plume); light, airy yarn (Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk); and feminine lace and shell stitch crochet pattern are all about spring; short sleeves and a cardigan silhouette make it perfect for layering on days that start with a chill and end with a warm breeze.
Designer: Dora Ohrenstein
Size F (3.75mm) hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
March 6, 2014
The snow will melt, the sun will shine, the grass will green, and you’ll need a versatile sweater like the Millay Jacket to ease you into the spring season. This lovely layering piece (don’t you just love the lace stitches and asymmetric closure?) is from the Spring 2014 issue of Interweave Knits and is stitched in sumptuous Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico. It’s the perfect project to put on your needles in anticipation of the warmer days ahead.
Designer: Veronik Avery
Size: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)” bust circumference, buttoned
Size 4 (3.5mm) 24” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge