June, 2014

 Gardening time again! It is so nice to see more sunny days.  Summer will be here before we know it.

Below are some new yarns perfect for summer knits and lighter weight shawls.  If you like to stitch in the warmer months, the Drawn Thread has a few new must have designs to stitch.

Classic Silk Lace Shawl

We knit this shawl with Classic Elite's "Classic Silk" yarn. 3 balls is enough for the shawl pictured.  Classic Silk is a blend of 50% cotton, 30% Silk, and 20% Nylon.  It has a great nubbly look, a bit of sheen, and a great raw silk feel.
5 sts per inch on a US6 (4mm) needle.
Find this free pattern,"Sanibel Lace Shawl "  here


This is the Kurama Cowl from Berroco's booklet #344 Folio.  This yarn is so soft and lightweight.  65% superfine Alpaca and 35% Rayon Viscose. 22sts, 32r, on US 5 (3.75mm) needle.
This yarn can be worked on a variety of needles and produces a soft, natural drape to your garments.  Great for projects that flow, wrap, or drape. A great trans-seasonal yarrn to take you into Spring and Summer before the transition to Fall yarn weights.  3 balls needed for the Kurama Cowl.

Nuna Fina Yarn

The same great yarn as Nuna, but in a fingering weight. Perfect for warmer weather wraps, cardigans and shawls.
40% Merino, 40% Silk, 20% bamboo sourced Viscose
28sts, 40r, 2.75mm needle, 300 meters.

New Sport Yarn from Diamond Luxury Collection

Diamond Luxury Alpaca Gold made from the finest available alpaca: 19-20mic
This has a soft hand like cashmere but with more of a silky lustre.
100% Super Baby Alpaca
24sts, 30r, 133meters, 4mm needle
Great colors to choose from.

A few more shawls that would look great in this yarn:

Turntable by the Yarniad

Beurre Shawl by the Yarniad

Vintage Infinity Loop by Pam Powers

New Stitchery by The Drawn Thread

Little Birds
3.4" x 21" on 32ct. Summer Khaki Belfast linen using Needlepoint Ink Silk Threads

Summer Jumble
2.9" x 4.9" on 34ct. Legacy Linen using Needlepoint Ink Silk Threads

Summer Garden
10" x 24" on 32ct. Summer Khaki Belfast linen using Needlepoint Inc. silk Threads

Enjoy the Gorgeous Weather everyone!

Lily on guard for anything that moves!

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To May, 2014