It's a great time to choose some yarns for our shop KAL! Melissa is going to work her shawl up in a lovely shade of Cumbria fingering and dyed in the wool. Hillary picked Blue Sky Alpaca's sport weight in eggplant as the main color for her shawl along with a gorgeous color in dyed in the wool... What are you going to pick?
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It's warm and sunny here in Portland and the plants are beginning their journey of opening to the sun. Knitter's can be slightly selfish and wish for more Winter than others, so we can knit more, right?! We know the rain in coming back, so here's some inspiration to get you through till the real summer sun shows itself.
Hillary found this adorable pattern by Sarah Walker called Retro Baby Smock, and whipped up an incredible little sweater in just one day! She used one skein of Spincycle's Independence and finished it beautifully with bird in heart button from Beadfreaky. We've been prancing around the shop picking out yarns that we think would make cute Retro Baby Smocks. What about Cumbria by The Fibre Company? Perhaps Danube Aran by Crystal Palace? Ooh, Wool Clasica by Manos del Uruguay? The possibilities go on and on... Are you inspired yet?
This classic Chevron Baby Blanket pattern from Espace Tricot is always a hit and a wonderful way to get some knitting time in on Blue Sky Alpaca's Organic Cotton. It takes just 5 skeins and the color options are endless! We have 18 colors to choose from and can spend all day mixing and matching them . My color choices changed many times while I waited to cast on this project.
We have yet to cast on this brand new and very special yarn, mostly because we can't choose just one colorway and keep picking up and putting down various skeins of gorgeousness. Yes! This is Pebble Sock by Black Trillium Fibres in Portland. It's a squishy and soft fingering weight, 100% superwash wool. These colorways are experimental, so they may not be repeated and are only available here at Starlight.
Melissa is pretty sure she's going to use this special yarn to make the Triyang shawl by Leethal Knits. If you haven't seen this amazing pattern, it's definitely a must! We will be gathering for a knit-a-long using the Custom Triyang pattern and will be hosting the designer herself, Lee Meredith. Stay tuned for more info!
We are turning 6 (Months!)
We are thrilled to announce our Leap Year Half Year Anniversary Sale! Join us February 27th & 28th during regular business hours for a special sale to celebrate our 6 month anniversary and leap year. Who doesn't love an extra day in the year?! We will have treats, discounts and special offers all weekend long. Save up to 50% on select yarns and accessories. The entire store will be discounted, so don't miss this special opportunity to save some cash. If you're a member, please join us on Friday afternoon from 3-6 for a special preview.
Our first KAL
This is the perfect time to pick out yarns for our Beyond the Pines Knit-A-Long. This gorgeous shawl designed by Audrey Nicklin, uses our favorite Spincycle yarn Dyed in the Wool, and features a stunning cascading effect that really shows off the unique-ness of this special yarn. Check out the design here, and be sure to join our Ravelry group and show off your yarn choices. We'll be casting on during our open craft on March 2nd, or virtually all that week.
Choose from our collection, or check the Spincycle website for more gorgeous colors!
In case you weren't convinced of our love for this yarn, Hillary designed a luscious cowl using one skein along with a ball of Rowans felted tweed. It's called Posie's Cowl and it's now available on Ravelry, or stop by the shop for your free copy.
Stay tuned for our next Knit-A-Long using an amazing pattern by local designer Lee Meredith!