Saturday, December 1, 2012

Advent Calender - Day 1 - Calendrier D'avent

Woodland, part of the Verde Collection of environmentally conscious yarns, is a combination of wool and environmentally-friendly nettles. Each of these fibers takes the dye differently, giving both the neutral and vibrant colors of Woodland a heathered look.
Nettles are a perennial and require low levels of water and little or no pesticides. Nettle fibers are similar to linen and hemp but produce a softer, silkier fabric. Nettles show color well and when mixed with wool add lightness, minimize shrinkage, and are breathable.

Regular Price $10 per ball
Prix Regulier: $10 par balle

Description: 65% wool, 35% nettles
Handling: hand wash cold, dry flat
Colorways: 20
Gauge: 5 - 5½ sts/inch on US 6 (4 mm) needle
Skeins/Garment: 8/LS
Put up: ball
Skein Weight: 50 grams
Skein Yardage: 131

Free Pattern Ideas - Des Idées de projets gratuits:
Turtle Cowl
  •  Druidess Beret  (2 balls needed) This slouchy beret is knit in dk yarn and features a cable and bobble pattern. The beret is worked from the bottom up, with a cabled ribbing band that becomes the cable pattern in the body of the hat.
  • Turtle Cowl (3 balls needed) This cowl begins with a ribbing, to keep it close to the neck, and then increases to an unusual lace pattern that drapes well. The ribbing pulls the lace in at the top, giving the piece a gentle A-line shape without any shaping in the lace section. Woodland could not be more perfect for this project because it has body to help the cowl stand up and it blocks beautifully.
  • Woodland Shawlette
  •  Woodland Shawlette (4 balls) To keep shoulders warm until the furnace stops running, this triangular shawl designed by Brenda Lavell in Woodland, is the perfect choice.
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